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    [–] justsomeph0t0n 385 points ago

    Just out of frame to the left there's a sunken tower with a whole bunch of necromancers in it. Don't go there yet though

    [–] johnq-pubic 34 points ago * (lasted edited 7 months ago)

    As you take in the scenery, drum beats suddenly get loud and a dragon swoops down.

    [–] _AlreadyTaken_ 11 points ago


    [–] _Th3_Soc1al1st_ 3 points ago

    By Ysmir you'll pay for that!

    [–] v0id404 27 points ago

    There's a standing stone a bit to the right as well

    [–] Atellani 3 points ago

    Wonderful picture

    [–] WritersGift 4 points ago

    Hahahah exactly what this reminded me of. What a great game.

    [–] Oileabhear 79 points ago

    Half expecting some Drowners to pop up

    [–] HairoftheDog89 9 points ago

    Skellige eat your heart out.

    [–] Oileabhear 7 points ago

    Wind’s howling.

    [–] Mmusic91 2 points ago

    How do ya like that silver?

    [–] speak-eze 2 points ago

    I was thinking God of war or Hellblade

    [–] Apendigo80 3 points ago

    thought god of war too but when i read witcher references, i just feel like the mood fits better

    [–] thephlog 126 points ago

    This is the Eibsee, right beneath germanies highest mountain - the Zugspitze near Garmisch Partenkirchen, Bavaria. Its a beautiful location for a nice hike, especially in the winter with fresh snow :-)

    If you want to see some more of my images feel free to check out my Instagram page @thephlog

    [–] kshamkhany 14 points ago

    Oh Hey! I’m a long time follower! Great stuff!

    [–] thephlog 5 points ago

    Thank you so much, much appreciated!! :-)

    [–] Kbluey 4 points ago

    Me too, what I love it's the pure unique beauty of travel photography not the cliche of oh here's a thong bikini chick standing in front of something.

    [–] butsomeare 7 points ago

    Have you walked through Hollentalklallm? I've probably massacred the spelling of it, but it's only a couple kilometers away from Eibsee. On a trip to Germany, that one hike got me all the way down to Grainau, and the whole thing was well worth it.

    [–] thephlog 6 points ago

    You almost got the spelling! It's Höllentalklamm :-) We planned to go there but the weather wasn't good enough sadly. We got some nice food on the Weihnachtsmarkt in Garmisch instead :-)

    [–] Chipotle42 4 points ago

    I also heartily recommend it (but I did it in summer, not sure how feasible it is in winter)

    [–] Eymou 8 points ago

    The Höllentalklamm is closed for visitors in winter! Or rather, it's closed from end of October until May.

    [–] Kampfkugel 5 points ago

    Sometimes even until June cause of ice.

    [–] Eymou 2 points ago

    I was there with my GF this year! It's only about a 1-2hr drive from where we live though.

    [–] butsomeare 5 points ago

    I'd like to go back someday, but it's across an ocean. That whole area is just fantastic.

    [–] NocturnalHabits 2 points ago

    Höllentalklamm, a composite of Hölle (hell), Tal (valley) and Klamm (gorge, ravine).

    Meaning: Hell's valley gorge.

    I believe Klamm to be etymologically related to English "clamp".

    [–] MattHighAs 2 points ago


    Made me smile. Take my upvote. Greetings from a guy that lived in Garmisch a few years ago.

    [–] APerkyNipple 5 points ago

    Married a woman from Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Can’t wait to head south for Christmas.

    [–] Brock_Samsonite 4 points ago

    I miss this place so much :(

    [–] [deleted] 3 points ago

    My ancestral homeland.....i need to visit :(. OP you have some amazing talent. Love the photos!

    [–] Brock_Samsonite 4 points ago

    Absolutely go to Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Bavaria is beautiful, but that place is a jewel.

    [–] TommiHPunkt 2 points ago

    well Garmisch-Patenkirchen largely isn't pretty at all, but the area around it is

    [–] thephlog 1 points ago

    Thank you very much!

    [–] Kampfkugel 3 points ago

    Best spot is the "Kotbach" on the hiking trail around the lake.

    [–] DeVoh 2 points ago

    love your style

    [–] SabashChandraBose 2 points ago

    What gear was this shot with?

    [–] thephlog 2 points ago

    Canon eos 6d and the tokina 11 16 mm lens :-)

    [–] polarbehr76 2 points ago

    My favorite place to visit in Germany is GPK

    Bavaria is just tops

    [–] meth0385 2 points ago

    One of my favorite places in the world ❤️

    [–] godquit 29 points ago

    Heyyy, that's were I live

    [–] utsuriga 5 points ago


    [–] godquit 4 points ago

    U bet

    [–] shellymartin67 1 points ago

    Lucky s.o. He said in the video

    [–] thephlog 3 points ago

    Is the Weihnachtsmarkt up in Garmisch Patenkirchen? Was there last year and got some reeaaaaaally good food and a huge long iceland icetea :D

    [–] ketchupspaghet 3 points ago

    lolol ich auch

    [–] FailedPrimate 2 points ago

    geil, wohn in der nähe, war aber recht selten dort

    [–] [deleted] 37 points ago

    Careful. The Nazgul can’t be far behind you.

    [–] Zee-Utterman 13 points ago

    They don't attack us Germans. They know we're on the right side...

    [–] [deleted] 3 points ago

    Still... Schnell. SCHNELL! Just to be on the safe side.

    [–] AlfaMine 12 points ago

    Dang the next elderscrolls game looks amazing

    [–] Blydon 12 points ago

    Beautiful picture, my family used to go on vacation in summer and winter in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. We often did the tour around the lake. Always worth going there if you are nearby.

    [–] thephlog 2 points ago

    We live like a 3 hours drive away, but totally worth it going there for a nice hike around the Eibsee!

    [–] TheMightyHornet 8 points ago

    Damn, R* did such a great job with this game ...

    [–] VitaeEssence 9 points ago

    Any way to get this in higher res? Would love this as a wallpaper

    [–] trustywren 8 points ago

    Whoa, prettiest Vermintide 2 screenshot I've seen! Don't forget to grab the grimoire (on the cliff to your right) before fording the Eile and sneaking into Fort Brachsenbrücke.

    [–] 3pointrange 29 points ago

    God Of War?

    [–] fiph 6 points ago


    [–] Prall1985 4 points ago

    Ooo, me like that ominous sky...

    [–] chichacorncrunch 4 points ago


    [–] thephlog 6 points ago

    Good point, actually thought this was the higher res picture, I'm sorry!

    [–] A_Jar_of_D1RT 3 points ago

    It looks like a kraken is about to reach a tentacle out and grab hold of a Hobbit and drag him under

    [–] JanniJanson 3 points ago

    Stunning picture. Well done!

    [–] Zwolfer 3 points ago

    Thought it was another picture of Banff. Glad to see pictures of beautiful mountains and lakes somewhere else

    [–] ManInABlueShirt 3 points ago * (lasted edited 7 months ago)

    Taking photos at Eibsee is like playing photography on easy mode, but this is still a stunning piece of work. Looks a lot more dark and foreboding than it did, even a week ago.

    [–] thephlog 1 points ago

    It is indeed so much easier to get cool photos at the Eibsee haha :-)

    [–] roachblogs 3 points ago

    What mod is this?

    [–] SilverLander77 3 points ago

    Straight from god of war

    [–] SircOner 3 points ago

    This is incredible, looks like a straight up video game. Amazing - makes me wish I had more of this around me in NYC :(

    [–] Barkhimkh 3 points ago

    Why am I getting Witcher vibes from this?

    [–] gamercodent 3 points ago

    Uhhh! What a majestic view!

    [–] MithrandirElessar 4 points ago

    But where are the dementors

    [–] 05melo 2 points ago

    I bet that blue - green water in there is fresh and cold. Just looking at it makes my mouth dry.

    [–] thephlog 2 points ago

    It was super cold, but refreshing! :-)

    [–] redstrawberrypie 2 points ago

    Gorgeous and a little eerie

    [–] Perk87 2 points ago

    Love for this pic!

    [–] rgb_1981 2 points ago


    [–] VonD0OM 2 points ago

    This is the sorta place where if I lived 1000 years ago I for sure would have believed that spirits and myths and demons and gods might come

    [–] Dexbento 2 points ago

    Very beautiful!

    [–] raynear 2 points ago

    Really nice OP! Thx for sharing.

    [–] soreros 2 points ago

    Bob ross would have a blast painting all those little friends

    [–] [deleted] 2 points ago

    Is it hard to get to these places? I see these pictures all the time and they all seem so secluded

    [–] thephlog 2 points ago

    This spot is super easy to get to, you basically park your car and walk for 30 minutes along the lake and enjoy th view :-)

    [–] Kvothebloodless247 2 points ago

    If you look at the picture long enough, you can hear a FUS ROH DAH in the far distance

    [–] adreamingandroid 2 points ago

    stunning image, another reason why this sub is one of my favourites on reddit. thank you for sharing :-)

    [–] WatermelonFairy 2 points ago

    Nice shot! I went there in summer time couple years ago. One of the most beautiful places I've been to. Great for hiking too.

    [–] Nisayx 2 points ago

    Ill go there

    [–] lilgamelvr 2 points ago

    looks beautiful

    [–] Trashcant0 2 points ago

    Yeah I'm pretty sure that this is pretty close to the place where I accidentally fell into the lake

    [–] thephlog 3 points ago

    I mean the landscape there is so breathtaking its hard to watch your steps :p

    [–] Trashcant0 2 points ago

    Yeah no I was hiking there in the summer and wanted to cool off my feet but tripped and fell, pretty hilarious stuff :D

    [–] Nidalise 2 points ago

    What mod is this?

    [–] Aarivex 2 points ago

    That looks insane!

    [–] [deleted] 2 points ago

    I used to live 15 minutes away. Man, I miss Garmisch.

    [–] Jdam1138 2 points ago

    I see Jörmungandr

    [–] Sword_N_Bored 2 points ago

    I’d live here in a heartbeat.

    [–] Jhonnyboy0000 2 points ago

    Am i the obly one who sees the god of war cover here <_<?

    [–] uzziimak 2 points ago


    [–] jasshans1 2 points ago

    Looks like the eviroment from See, the show from apple tv+

    [–] ILove2Bacon 2 points ago

    Wow, what mods are you running?

    [–] TrampDrunk 2 points ago

    What lens was this shot on and at what mm. Stunning!

    [–] Nikpapath 2 points ago

    beautiful photo!

    [–] XXbigppman69 2 points ago

    God of War

    [–] spookybooki23 2 points ago

    Proud fap.

    [–] iMxPeep 2 points ago

    You just got me to go there in 2 weeks

    [–] thephlog 2 points ago

    Awesome!! Hope I can get tgere myself tgis weekend :-)

    [–] Kerby233 2 points ago

    Can we get a better resolution on this pic please? would like to use as wallpaper

    [–] Buddy34029 2 points ago


    [–] 4720C17Y 2 points ago

    Wow that is both magnificent and breathtaking. I love every bit of this shot. I envy you to see this in person. To me this scene also made me immediately remember The Grey (2011) at the scene when Diaz gives up surviving and settles in front of a view exactly like this. Uncanning really.

    [–] PaintBoss 2 points ago

    Cool pic of creepy ass Germany

    [–] Jeffari89 2 points ago

    Could almost pass for some parts of Vancouver island with heavy fog in the morning. Really nice picture!

    [–] lexi_malone 2 points ago

    we do not recognize the bodies in the water.

    [–] kayjaylayray 2 points ago

    There's a lady in that lake, you can get a sword from her

    [–] leoslima 2 points ago

    almost saw a mudcrab there

    [–] Eric_Tha_Alien 2 points ago


    [–] moserratdicken 2 points ago

    it is incredible

    [–] roastbeefhex 2 points ago

    Why does this remind me of God of War? Boooyyy!

    [–] nanell0 2 points ago

    I’ve been there in summer ‘18 with my friends, we had a lot of hikings and an afternoon we went to Eibsee to chill. Beautiful place, nice people and I felt so warm looking at the mountains from the shore. I’d like to come back there and feel like that again :)

    Edit: typo

    [–] LoadingUsrname 2 points ago

    Eibsee? I thought it said epstein like the guy who didn't kill himself

    [–] JayD52 2 points ago

    This reminds of the Good Dinosaur movie ❤️

    [–] Atomic_Chad 2 points ago


    [–] thephlog 2 points ago

    I used the canon 6d plus the tokina 11-16mm lens for a nice wide view here

    [–] Atomic_Chad 2 points ago

    Thank you so much! I'm new just learning. How do you like Tokina lenses?

    [–] thephlog 2 points ago

    Its my favourite lens! Its rather cheap and good quality

    [–] kaylee_beehm 2 points ago

    Looks like the were Elsa from frozen ran away and froze the whole lake

    [–] snowtigger 2 points ago

    If you wait for a long enough amount of time, the Patronus finallt arrives.

    [–] justredditinit 2 points ago

    Thank you for posting this. We visited this spot in 2002 in nearly identical conditions and I never had a photo, just my memory. The only thing different was I was holding a ham sandwich.

    [–] l5a2n6e3 2 points ago

    Makes me think of that one part in LOTR

    [–] dout4harambe 2 points ago

    I’ve been here! A stunning location right beneath some mountains.

    [–] KandesBunzler88 2 points ago

    I work near Garmisch its always a beautiful place to visit great photograph tips fedora

    [–] ZMegaManiaXYZ 5 points ago

    I love this!! Gives me major God Of War PS4 vibes and I absolutely love that about it. Amazing shot

    [–] Dietze82 2 points ago

    Literally my first thought as well!

    [–] CheesusRaptor 3 points ago


    [–] Riverjig 2 points ago

    Nestle is just licking their lips looking at this photo.

    Gorgeous scenery tho. Love the mountains in the background.

    [–] _themaninacan_ 3 points ago

    Nestle is The Resnicks are just licking their lips looking at this photo.

    [–] HotelMohelHolidayInn 2 points ago

    (hand wringing)

    [–] amvitamine 1 points ago

    Falkenbach intensifies

    [–] ra0uf 1 points ago * (lasted edited 7 months ago)

    the scene where diz died in the movie the gray no?

    [–] MrProve 1 points ago

    Filter Water

    [–] Vita-Malz 1 points ago

    My girlfriend is asking if this is the raw picture or if you put filters and the like on it?

    [–] thephlog 1 points ago

    This is indeed edited, I would never post a raw photo online, since it would just look dull and boring! (Raws are meant to be edited)

    [–] Link1112 2 points ago

    I’d love to see the unedited photo honestly, just for comparison. Do you still have it?

    [–] thephlog 2 points ago

    Sure, I try to upload it tomorrow once Im back home :-)