The Bavarian Alps is a mountain range in Germany.
Abraham Erskine was held prisoner in Castle Kaufmann, in the Bavarian Alps, because his Super Soldier Serum deformed Johann Schmidt's face, turning his skin red. Two days later, Peggy Carter, under the guise of a servant named Eva, asked Schmidt to eat something, causing Schmidt to lash out at her. Arnim Zola tortured Erskine while Carter drugged all of the HYDRA soldiers in the building. Carter helped Erskine escape the castle and told him that his family had all passed away, when they reached the castle's roof. Carter used a grappling hook to board a plane, where Zola was introduced to Howard Stark, and the two began working on Project Rebirth.