I climbed this mountain over 15 years ago when I still lived in Germany. I remember biking down one of the valleys south of Oberstdorf at dawn and then ascending via the normal route. Fantastic views from the top.
"After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, which is the most horrible thing in the world."
--Oscar Wilde on Absinthe