Photographer Carsten Peter examines 20 different Alpine mask traditions in his book "Demons of the Alps." The different customs are often pagan in origin and frequently ritually symbolize the exhorcism of evil spirits.
Greek conductor Teodor Currentzis, the wall of death, photographer Peter Lindbergh, a mountain hike through the Alps and an atlas of beauty.
Peter Wohlleben's bestselling book claims that trees can talk to one another and have relationships and social structures. A petition started by German academics is now circulating to denounce these "fairy tales."
Construction work has begun at the Brenner pass in the Alps as the country prepares for a new influx of migrants. With the Balkan route now closed, officials estimate 300,000 refugees will arrive in Italy by sea.
Commemoration ceremonies have been held in France and Germany to mark the first anniversary of the deliberate crashing of a Germanwings flight in the French Alps. All 150 people onboard the Airbus A320 died in the crash.
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