The Alps 1900. A Portrait in Color.

A charming tour of a bygone era. The Alps 1900 recalls when the first mountain trains and cog railways were carrying men in lederhosen and women in long dresses to the foot of the glacier, when local guides accompanied tourists riding on mules; a time when the first alpinists were considered mad, and skiers were a curiosity.


“ Brings the history of Europe’s mountains to life” The Telegraph


‘Given the indisputable popularity of the Alps as a ski destination, it is difficult to imagine a time when the slopes were clear of tracks…. It’s this exact moment in time that the new TASCHEN book captures for readers. You will be forgiven for needing to book a modern-day trip to the Alps immediately after reading.” Conde Nast Traveler


“ A lavish gift for the mountain-lover in your life: the beauty of the Alps is showcased via photochromes, photographs, travel posters and color postcards of the 19th and 20th centuries” National