So, let's back up 1 day...to the evening of day 5. We spent the night in Oberammergau. I believe that sometime during the fall of 2010, Gina went to Oberammergau to watch the Passion Play that is put on by the locals every 10 years. It runs from May through October I believe.
After we got to Oberammergau, we checked in at the hotel, then had to go find the guest house we were spending the night in. I am bummed I didn't get a good picture of the guest house. Across the driveway was a barn. A barn that had some cattle. Due to the cattle, there was a nice pile of manure sitting outside the barn. And the night we were there, the farmer decided it was time to move the manure.....all night long. And not with a loader tractor like most farmers would use. He used a claw-type device. Seemed rather weird. It took a long time. He blocked us out of parking in the lot, because the tractor/manure spreader was backed in across 2 driveways, sticking out on to a rather busy road. And he didn't seem to care. I guess that must be how they do things there. But that definitely would not have been happening in the states!
Anyway, it just made it feel like home....with cattle living right next door. :)
After we unloaded our luggage and such, we drove to the downtown area. It was already dark by this time, so we didn't want to walk and get lost.
A corner of the cattle barn, with a mountain peak in the back.
Now with the mountain peak zoomed in, you can see a cross at the top of the mountain. According to Gina, our official tour guide, she said that the first person to climb the mountain can put whatever they want up there. But for most people, they put a cross. It think it is rather neat.