When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Lemonade.
In early 2014 I set up our Instagram account @munichandthemountains, and for many moons I thoroughly enjoyed posting photos, and curating our feed, until in mid-October my phone was stolen. (In Barcelona, you knew it:)
In a spontaneous attempt to keep sharing photos with our followers (meanwhile 5.000+) while I was ‘phoneless’, an impromptu Instagram Takeover was started with the help of fellow Instagrammers Sacha & Liz Ke. We quickly put together a list of photographers from the Alps and asked them to take over our account and share their favourite spots in the Alps for 3 consecutive days. There were so many amazing Instagrammers, there was no stopping us! In the end, the takeover lasted for more then 2 months all the way until the end of the year and thus we decided to write a blogpost featuring all participating photographers and a few more we think are spectacular.
So now, if you are looking to add some #mountainlove from the Alps to your Instagram feed, here is Munich & The Mountains’ guide to the best mountain photographers you should follow on Instagram. Feel free to share your favorite Instagram accounts in the comments below!
Sacha Zufferey (@2494k) | From Switzerland
Sacha captures the freedom and unexplored paths leading to undisclosed treasures.
Andre Stummer (@andrestummer) // From Switzerland
Andre explores for the feeling. Follow his delicious feed for some mighty fine images of the Swiss Alps.
Andrea Caprini (@andrycurious) // From Italy
Based in Northern Italy, Andrea loves sharing mouth-watering mountain lake photography.
Antoine Truchet (@antoinetruchet) // From France
Follow French Alps-based Antoine’s feed for the fog, the perfect lake reflection and tons of trees.
Silvio Bruegger (@brggr) // From Switzerland
If you love quiet and peaceful landscapes, then Silvio’s feed is just what the doctor ordered.
Corinne Wyss (@corinne.wyss) // From Switzerland
Corinne’s ability to capture the prettiest alpine peaks of Switzerland is truly outstanding.
Daniel (@d_iphone) // From Bavaria
Mittenwald-based Daniel shares the beauty of Upper Bavaria with his ‘Iphone only’ photography.
Dominic Zimmermann (@dominiczimmermann1) // From Switzerland
Zurich-based adventure photographer Dominic offers gut-wrenching outdoor photography.
Pirmin Foellmi (@iphotography_ch) // From Switzerland
If you enjoy moody and foggy landscape photography, Pirmin’s feed will be your favourite to follow.
Patrick A. Gueller (@gullerpat) // From Switzerland
Patrick has a knack for stunning night photography and fun #jumpstagram shots.
Johannes Becker (@hannes_becker) // From Germany
Hannes takes you to the serenity of landscape scenery; a beautiful Instagram feed to get lost in.
Jannik Obenhoff (@jannikobenhoff) // From Munich
Now don’t let his age (14) put you off – Jannik’s Instagram feed is full of visual poetry.
Jannik Heck (@jannxyz) // From Bavaria
If you enjoy quiet and peaceful mountain photography and train tracks, then Jannik delivers.
João Branco (@jfobranco) // From Switzerland
Sign-up to João’s weekend getaways exploring the breathtaking Crans-Montana area.
Jonas (@jo96nas) // From Bavaria
Jonas offers you a spectacular taste of mountain peaks without leaving the comfort of your home.
Martina Bisaz (@kitkat_ch) // From Switzerland
Martina is a scientific illustrator with an eye for the most epic landscape shots in the Alps.
Liz Ke (@lizkefotografie) // From Bavaria
Follow Liz’ feed to run marathons and climb mountains vicariously through her.
Marika Unterladstaetter (@marmelis_dietirolerin) // From Austria
Dive into the world of Austria’s prettiest mountain hikes and huts with Marika and her family.
Marcel Hauser (@marub0) // From Switzerland
For gorgeous shots from all over the Alps, Marcel’s feed is your ultimate go-to.
Patrick Monatsberger (@moners_) // From Bavaria
In need of some mountain love? Look no further. Patrick is here to help.
Mela Moertenbaeck (@allaboutmela) // From Austria
Mela’s Instagram is all about tasty travel photography from Tyrol and other pretty places.
Naomi Meran (@naomimeran) // From Switzerland
Naomi’s images of foggy Swiss woods will make you fall in love with the beauty of grey days.
Nicole Hunziker (@nicolehunziker) // From Switzerland
Nicole’s photos combine the beauty and solitude of the great outdoors like no other.
Romain Noël (@nonolecookie) // From France
Beautiful landscape photography of the French Alps; Romain is an Instagrammer you don’t want to miss.
Celine Ducrettet (@pixceline) // From France
Celine is a French Alps-based nature photographer with a penchant for mountains & clouds.
Marcus Haendel (@quintner) // From Switzerland
Calling all alpine lake lovers! For your daily dose of gorgeous Swiss mountain lakes.
Nancy Bachmann & Nicola Bramigk (@smarttravelling) // From Germany
Nancy & Nicola sure know how to get around – from the Alps to the prettiest corners of Europe.
Thomas Buthod (@thomasbuthod) // From Switzerland
An outstanding Instagram feed all the way from Annecy in the French Alps.
Hendrik Auf’mkolk (@trailblog) // From Germany
Hendrik is a trail runner, a tree hugger and web designer sharing his trail adventures.
Anita Brechbuehl (@travelita) // From Switzerland
Anita is living the good life in #switzerlandwonderland true to her motto “Let’s explore the world together!”
Ricardo Gomes (@vikingr.11) // From Switzerland
Follow Rico for cold & cozy nights, warm sleeping bags, mornings with a view and inspiring words.
Joachim Wende (@wende60) // From Munich
A Munich-based photographer with a penchant for exploration, mountain photography and photoshop.
Nicola Odemann (@wildsommer) // From Germany
For a taste of Nicola’s stunning travel photography, follow her collection of memories.
Ps. I’m back on track with a new phone;)
Nadin Brendel (@nadinbrendel) // From Germany
On assigment to discover pretty places and hidden gems of the Alps (and elsewhere).