Germany 08/16 – Zugspitze

Day 5

It would be good to say the entire day was dedicated to the below park of such fine calibre, but it was mostly filled with mountains. Decided to go for Zugspitze: Germany’s highest mountain experience.

Parked up at the station below and jumped on the biggest cablecar I’ve ever seen, both in length and car size. It felt unnaturally huge with only 4 people in it, but still had that characteristic and unnerving bounce when it cleared certain sections.

What made this experience a little more interesting for me was the observation platforms they have near the summit, sticking out over the edge of the abyss.

The metal grilled floor and relatively low glass edges provided an almost paralysing sense of fear in heights in me that I hadn’t really experienced to such a degree before.

I can replicate the sensation best when holding a phone over the edge of an observation deck to take pictures, rather than with my own head, so it’s good to know my internal priorities are straight.

We signed a book at the top of the mountain and then walked down this winding pathway towards another of the cable cars that could take us back down, for a slight change of scenery.

Fear not, there was still time for a cred by the time we reached the car.

Märchenwald im Isartal

Hidden in this forest next to a bottle bank (not quite as glamorous as the previous) is another Gerstlauer family coaster.

Had several fun laps of the nutty squirrel, narrowly avoiding the low clearance trees.

Followed by a wander around many more fairytale forest exhibits.
That’s enough of that.

Day 6

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