Our family took the chairlift up to the top of the mountain just SE of the town of Oberammergau, and the view was amazing.
One aspect of Germany that really impresses me is that with so many people living in the country per square kilometer, the areas outside of towns and villages can be like stepping into pristine wilderness.
Another aspect of Germany is that most everywhere it is as clean and tidy as you can imagine – like all Alpine countries – and it is wonderful to see everything so nicely manicured.
David and I climbed to the top of the mountain peak near where the chair lift took us to, and here we are up on the very summit.
David and I stand next to the flag on the summit of the mountain – it wasn’t a very tall mountain – but the views were still amazing.
David and I stand at on the observation platform with the Bavarian countryside stretching to the distant horizon.
David and I were always best buddies, and here my wife takes our picture together – I have just as many pictures of her too, but she would rather remain private and not be on-line.
David and I were always goofing around for the camera, and either one of us would try to sneak in a pair of “rabbit ears” into the picture when possible – like I do here for David. 🙂
On the way down the chairlift we had a beautiful view of the Oberammergau valley in front of us.
It was a very pleasant day to take a ride on the chairlift and we enjoyed the scenery immensely.
The ride down the mountain was dramatic enough to give you a nice scenic ride – but mellow enough for almost anyone to ride the chairlift.
Here’s a nice view of the Oberammergau valley stretching out in front of us between two mountain ridges.
Near the lower right corner of this picture of Oberammergau, you can see the clustered community and long parallel buildings of The NATO School in Oberammergau.
As our chairlift descends you can see how the town of Oberammergau lies nestled in a very pleasant, green valley.
You can clearly see The NATO School at the bottom right of the picture, along with the pleasant surroundings that make attending the school a very enjoyable experience.
Beyond The NATO School in the foreground, you can see Oberammergau’s white church just left of the center of the picture – with the characteristic onion dome bell tower that is common in Bavaria.