Photos of Mehlweg and the final scene
by Mark Nowinski
Opening scene Mehlweg
I did visit the site of Mehlweg. I am attaching some photos. The first photo is looking in the same direction Maria runs down the "mountain" when she hears the bells ringing (in reality she is running in the direction Bad Durrnberg, Austria). I can confirm 100% this is the hill from the opening scene of the film.
I also visited the location of the final scene in the movie where the whole family is climbing to mountains to Switzerland.