The bodies of a West German couple who vanished 25 years ago while mountain climbing in the Austrian Alps have been discovered frozen on a peak near the Italian border, police said Saturday.

Reinhard Kafka, 55, and his wife, Rosa Maria, 53, of Frankfurt, were last seen in the summer of 1965 while hiking from Braunschweigerhuette to Wildspitze in the Oetztaler Alps in Tirol province, southwest of Innsbruck.Local paramilitary police discovered the bodies partly concealed in permanent ice at an elevation of 11,000 feet on Mitterkarferner peak. They were identified Friday from papers, still legible after a quarter-century, in their backpacks.