View
We're looking eastward down the Inn Valley in this view between the villages of Flaurling and Polling. The floodplain of the Inn provides fertile soil on flat land that is so rare in Tirol, so it's no surprise that we're looking across farm fields.
        The difference between the mountains seen here on each side of the Inn is typical of the Inn Valley. To our left, and so to the north, are the steep Calcareous Alps, made of limestones that support cliffs and steep slopes near the Inn. To our right, the more gradual slope is typical of the metamorphic Alps south of the Inn Valley. The metamorphic Alps eventually rise to give the highest peaks of the Alps, but the asymmetry we see here - steep to north in the Calcareous Alps and gentle slopes to the south toward the metamorphic Alps - is typical of the Inntal.

 

 

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