National Geographic : 1928 Dec
SirlaL.iilai v cuavgap.Lc oicLy autochrome by Hans Hildenbrand FROM THE EDGE OF KiNIGSSEE'S UNRUFFLED GREEN DEPTHS RISE SHEER MOUNTAIN HEIGHTS From this tiny promontory of St. Bartholoma the traveler undertakes the ascent of the Watzmann, a peak which inlocal legend personifies acruel ruler of Berchtesgaden who one day wantonly set his dogs upon a peasant woman and her baby. As thedogs tore atthechild, theruthless monarch trampled the distracted mother beneath his horse's hoofs. Her husband, a helpless witness to the tragedy, called down thecurse ofHeaven onthe monster. Immediately there was a terrible earthquake and King Watzmann was turned to stone, where heremains to-day, awarning toallcruel men.