The call of the mountain

Adventure, challenge, crossing borders: In films, mountains signify a multitude of basic experiences

Der Berg ruft - The mountain is calling! This is the title of one of the most famous mountain films about the first ascent of the Matterhorn, grippingly directed by Luis Trenker (1937/38). But "Der Berg ruft!" could also stand above many other films that are about mountains and their natural beauty, but often also about much more: about the show-stealing backdrop as a visually powerful symbol for existential challenges to man. Man grows on the mountains, in view of their size he also learns about his own limits - and yet he sets out again and again to reach the supposedly unattainable, to conquer the "highest point" or to look down in humble amazement on the world that has been taken away for a short time.