The Alps: A European Story

May 23, 2023 | Environmental, Social, Technology, Videos

The majestic Alps are one of Europe‘s most extraordinary regions, spanning eight countries: Austria, Italy, France, Switzerland, Germany, Slovenia, Monaco and Liechtenstein. The mountain range has long been an obstacle to travel and communication between the nations of Europe but today boasts excellent infrastructure and is a crucial link between them. Man has made this rugged landscape his own but the effects of climate change show that nature will always prevail in the end.

As such, many Alpine winter sports areas face an uncertain future as temperatures continue to rise. By the end of the 21st century, only 20 out of 320 existing ski resorts in France are expected to remain open. And with the current Covid 19 pandemic making international holidays unfeasible for many Europeans this winter season, it’s clear that these areas must find new ways to stay alive and attract visitors even during these difficult times.

This is where ARTE’s documentary ‘Alps – A Cinematic Trek’ comes in! Through beautiful landscapes and captivating stories from locals who live and work in the region, viewers are taken on a breathtaking journey through some of Europe’s oldest mountain ranges. It’s a journey like no other; exploring all aspects of life among the Alps from its past to its present.

So don’t miss out on this awe-inspiring documentary that is sure to ignite your sense of adventure! Join us as we discover how eight countries continue to maintain protection for this unique region while facing global issues like climate change and pandemics head-on.

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