Numerous citizens from Grainau protested against traffic, noise and stench on Saturday morning. Its aim is to encourage politics to rethink.
- The onslaught of day trippers on the Zugspitze is already huge on Saturday morning (August 1st).
- A week later, numerous residents of the village of Grainau demonstrated against the traffic. (Update from August 8th)
- Access to the Eibsee and the valley station of the Zugspitzbahn closed for hours.
Update from August 8, 2:32 p.m.: The residents of the small mountain village of Grainau at the foot of the Zugspitze have enough. The massive excursion traffic in their place stinks a lot. That is why numerous citizens got together on Saturday morning (August 8) and protested against the excursion traffic . Under the motto "Is slowing down!", The demonstrators closed the access to the Eibsee and the Zugspitzbahn valley station for two hours.
The demonstrators are not against the tourists themselves, but only against the enormous volume of traffic. One possibility for them would be that the tourists park their cars in Garmisch-Partenkirchen and then take buses to the Eibsee or the Zugspitzbahn . “We want to start a debate. We then need politicians to find a solution, ”said co-initiator Karina Winkler.
Demo in Grainau: demonstrators behaved in an exemplary manner
Unlike in Berlin a week ago - when many thousands of people demonstrated against the Corona measures without masks and keeping their distance - the people in Grainau behaved in an exemplary manner , according to the police . And when the demo ended around noon, the work of the officers really started. “After the closure for the demonstration was lifted , we had an enormous influx of people towards Eibsee .” Almost an hour later, “we had to close the driveway again, as is usually the case on beautiful days.” The parking lot above was completely occupied.
Garmisch-Partenkirchen: Numerous tourists want to go to the Zugspitze
(First report from August 1st) Garmisch-Partenkirchen - It was already clear in advance: On this first weekend in August, a particularly large number of tourists are expected at excursion destinations in Bavaria . The police have therefore already taken precautions. Summer holidays and the weather in Bavaria attract people to the countryside and the lakes.
While there are heat warnings in many parts of the Free State, at least in the morning it is still pleasantly cool on the Zugspitze near Garmisch-Partenkirchen at around twelve degrees. Children can ski down the freshly groomed slopes there with the bobsleigh , while other day trippers sweat in the sun .
In addition, according to a new study, Garmisch-Partenkirchen is Germany's most popular travel destination.
Tourism collapse on the Zugspitze: day trippers storm to the summit without equipment - the state road is tight
Shortly after eight in the morning, however, the queue was already jammed up on the Zugspitze summit . Tourists without any equipment strolled up to the summit with sneakers and tight clothing - mostly to take a selfie there.
In the course of the morning the Zugspitze area filled up quickly. The seating on the viewing platform was also occupied in no time. The rush to the summit increased more and more. In the valley, the colorful Eibsee sparkled in its Caribbean colors. Since all parking spaces were occupied and the wildlife parkerthe authorities decided to completely block the state road between Grainau and up to the Eibsee and the Zugspitze . From now on, all tourists have to turn around on the access road and will be back again. There was not only a rush of tourists on the Zugspitze, the Walchensee was literally overrun. ( Dominik Bartl / nema )
Video: Too many day trippers in Munich's catchment areas - municipalities are powerless
Shortly after the Großweil A95 junction, a car suddenly caught fire. Numerous emergency services were on site.
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