The VERA (Vienna Enhanced Resolution Analysis) has been used to generate series of 3-hourly fields of the low level atmosphere over the Alps for the last 25 years. This analysis scheme represents a thin plate spline approach including a quality control module and a downscaling module based on a 1 km topographic grid. Fields of the sea level pressure, the low level potential and equivalent potential temperature, the precipitation and wind are being evaluated to learn more about the statistical-climatological behaviour of the Alpine atmosphere. Due to the high spatial resolution (10 and 20 km respectively) small scale phenomena like topographically induced thermal circulation systems, topographically blocked or channelled flows, splitting points or meso-vortices can be detected. Selected results of the evaluation will be presented and discussed.