2,962 Metres Above Sea Level

Something completely different today…

Feeling on top of the world!

(Well, Germany anyway!)

Recently my sister visited me here in Bavaria, and we drove down to Garmisch on the German/Austrian border to cool down at the top of Germany’s highest mountain: the Zugspitze.

Do we really want to go up there?

Okay, here goes…

This view made it all worthwhile!

There’s a sausage kiosk at the top, a beer garden(!), a restaurant and the obligatory souvenir kiosks. But it was still magical.

The way down is on a rack/cogwheel railway, mostly in a tunnel, but the lower half of the journey was above ground and I could see so many beautiful alpine flowers. I only managed to get a photo of this one…

Alpenrose (Rhododendron hirsutum)

Have a wonderful day everyone!

35 thoughts on “2,962 Metres Above Sea Level

    • Thanks Tj. We were so lucky with the weather too…. I went up there once and a cloud settled exactly over the mountain just as we got to the top!

  1. I’m glad you had such nice weather! I went there many, many years ago and it was really top of the world, incredible, not at all typical for the mountains. Thanks for sharing!

    Love DIna

    • I went in winter once and we had such clear weather we could see snow-covered mountains for what seemed forever! (It was Very Cold!) πŸ˜€ Thanks for your comment Dina!

    • It was pretty steep, and the cabin swayed quite a bit when we went over those cable supports you see in the photo! But I had my big sister with me! πŸ˜‰

  2. I love seeing it, but don’t believe I could get in the cars, so there goes any photos. You couldn’t have picked a better place to go on a hot day.
    You even managed to get a nice gardening shot! I like that plant, by the way.
    Wow, what an unexpected, but very lovely post!

      • Lots of my friends out in Colorado and Montana post alpine flowers from their hikes in the high mountains. I am amazed at just how many flowers there are at high elevation.

  3. How majestic! Lovely photos, I am a bit scared of heights so kudos on the ride to the top, but it certainly was worth it!

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