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White Everywhere

Last year in December I had the opportunity to explore more of Austria and a bit of Germany. One of the places we wanted to go was Zugspitze which is the s the highest peak of the Wetterstein Mountains as well as the highest mountain in Germany. The border of Germany with Austria runs on the western side of the mountain and on a clear day you can pretty much get a 360 view. 

The whole time we were in Austria we didn't have much snow, so I was really happy to find tons of it at the top. It was definitely not a clear day, so we did not enjoy the 360 view across the mountains. 

On the day, we reached Eibsee train station and we took a cogwheel train that took us to the Glacier walk platform. There you could ski, walk around, have hot food and also you could take the  Gletscherbahn cable car to the peak, which we did. At the peak, if I remember correctly it was around -10 degrees and windy. It sure did feel colder and whilst at the top, my phone died but luckily my camera was going strong and I could take some photos.  Even though we were higher this time, there was still no chance to enjoy the 360 view.

I hope the photos will give you an idea of what happened on the day. I highly recommend you visit once in a lifetime, and don't be discouraged by the cold! It is a thrilling and unique experience just to see everything covered in snow, white everywhere,  and the beauty of mother nature. I would go again on a summer day just to be able to enjoy that breath taking 360 view.