Where is the third?
One fine day brought us to the the Dreiländerspitze. Since "Drei Länder" is German for "Three countries", this name means "Peak of three countries". A bit confusing perhaps, since it's on the border of Austria and Switzerland, but the nearest other country, Liechtenstein, is far, far away to the northwest.
However, it all makes sense if you know that the German word "Land", of which "Länder" is the plural, not only means country, but also denotes an administrative region similar to what other countries might call states or provinces. And now there are indeed three "Länder": the Austrian ones of Vorarlberg and Tirol, and the Swiss one of Graubünden - even if the Swiss, who speak German too in this part, don't call this area a "Land" but a "Kanton". Very confusing, all these different countries, languages, dialects and so on...
The climbAs we climbed, we didn't think about the name. We were just enjoying ourselves - especially when, right before getting to the summit, we unexpectedly found that there first was a steep drop, perhaps some 5 meters or so, and after that it was a very airy ridge to the tantalizingly close summit. But although unexpected, it wasn't beyond us, and so we carefully continued and somehow found a place for all five of us on the small summit.
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