Münchner Haus on top of...

Münchner Haus on top of Zugspitze is the finish of the
Hoellental route (August 2004) the tower belongs to the meteorological station


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Velebit - Feb 13, 2005 2:31 pm - Hasn't voted


I don't know Mathias how Germans feel about it but to put monstrous building like this one on highest summit of the country is a crime for me. Train, two major cable cars...it's too much for one peak. Alps are over civilized. I fear mans greed to exploit beauties of the nature for profit will ultimately lead us the same way. I guess when you are born in such environment it is easier to handle it but when you live through transformation and witness beauty being destroyed is more painful.

Mathias Zehring

Mathias Zehring - Feb 13, 2005 3:18 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Crime

I don't see this that negative. The alps are a populated – and popular – area. Tourists need their destination and tourism is the major income factor. In case of Zugspitze the first cablecar / railway has been constructed in the 1920ies or so. You cannot draw back time. But now we have more than enough beton in the mountains: It is more important to stop – or at least minimize – further exploration than to complain about the status quo. Personally I knew what would be awaiting me on the summit and I enjoyed the trip very much. Probably there is less mystic about Zugspitze in Germany than there is about Triglav in Slovenia.

BTW – there are _three_ cablecars up there !

Mathias Zehring

Mathias Zehring - Feb 17, 2005 6:54 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Crime

Sasa, these buildings are rather cute and have long tradition. Your comment would fit better to this picture

Sebastian Hamm

Sebastian Hamm - May 25, 2006 11:17 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Crime

Yeah thats right, the Muenchner hut is not the ugliest building on Zugspitze.


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