A series on our trip to Germany and Austria.
The Echelsbacher bridge is on the German Federal Highway B23 that runs to the Austrian border. We crossed this bridge as we were heading from Andechs Monastery to Oberammergau. We parked at a small biergarten and took a stroll across the bridge.
The bridge was constructed in 1929 in the arch style and rises 230 feet above the Ammer River. Don't just drive across! Get out and walk it's well worth it. The view straight down is impressive as well as the view across the forest.
You can't really tell the depth perception in the photo but it was a long ways down there!
After stretching our legs on the bridge walk we headed on to the woodcarving village of Oberammergau. (It's a mouthful but the name roughly translates to upper water district) Beautiful little village with half-timbered houses painted with biblical scenes and fairy tale characters. It was fairly quiet without a lot of tourists. I don't think I'd want to be here in 2020 when they put on the famous Passion Play and 5000 people jam the area each day.
|Beautiful flowers everywhere we went.|
A lovely, well maintained cemetery surrounds the Baroque Oberammergau Church
The painted houses give this village a fairy tale look...
The Pilatus House has a shop where you can watch wood carvers at work.