Icy Ski Lift up Zugspitze

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The mountain in  southern Germany, the highest point (9,718 ft [2,962 m]) in the country. Zugspitze is part of the Wettersteingebirge in the Bavarian Alps, lying on the Austrian border. The mountain is approached on the west by an aerial tramway (built 1924-26) from the village of Eibsee, and on the northeast by a railway from the town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, both in Germany. <br />
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Weather recorder on top of the mountain:.Norbert Stadler from the city of Altenau, working on the Zugspitze since 1978.  He climbs on the roof of his station and checks wind, barometric pressure, temperature and looks to see visibility (which was little on this snowy day).
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The mountain in southern Germany, the highest point (9,718 ft [2,962 m]) in the country. Zugspitze is part of the Wettersteingebirge in the Bavarian Alps, lying on the Austrian border. The mountain is approached on the west by an aerial tramway (built 1924-26) from the village of Eibsee, and on the northeast by a railway from the town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, both in Germany.

Weather recorder on top of the mountain:.Norbert Stadler from the city of Altenau, working on the...
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