Zugspitze: Germany's Tallest Mountain
When I was younger, my Mom's brother Jim and his family lived in the Bavarian town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen at the U.S. Army Garrison. I think it's safe to say that for my cousins, Garmisch was probably their favorite place that they lived in all of their many U.S. Air Force globetrotting years. Because of their stay there, I think Germany was probably the first foreign country that I ever had knowledge of. As a kid, I loved hearing stories from their time there and I used to pour over postcards that my aunt & uncle sent my maternal grandparents. One postcard that always stood out to me more than the others was a close up of an alpine peak just south of Garmisch-Partenkirchen: the Zugspitze, Germany's highest mountain. When Emmett and I spent a week in Bavaria on our 2014 Europe trip, I knew that we'd not only have to check out Garmisch but also make a trip up the formidable Zugspitze.
Despite the less than ideal viewing weather, we really enjoyed the Zugspitze. In fact, it was really exciting to be somewhere so beautifully snowy. I imagine that it would be quite an awesome hike up to the summit in the summertime; maybe someday?