2 cats, 4 bikes, 2 duffel bags, and 3 backpacks came with us from Salt Lake City to Jena in April. We moved to Europe for adventure. We moved to Europe under the guise of science; as postdoctoral researchers. The plan is to spend 3 years dissecting the pathogenesis of fungal pathogens, while exploring the German countryside and ultimately greater Europe. This is a summary of the first 8 months of that exploration. Check out the blog linked at the bottom for more details if you are desparately bored.
Two Humans, two cats, and a mid-size german city..
Austria is big and bumpy. Here is the view from the top of the Zugspitze, the highest mountain in Germany. This is looking southwest (towards the setting sun). You can spend too much money and take a cablecar all the way to the top: something like 7,000 ft above the valley below.
Here is that view from the top of the Zugspitze down to Eibsee and the start of the cablecar.
There is also a cablecar from the top down to Austria.
While in the German Alps, we also hiked into Partnachklamm, a beautfiul gorge carved by a glacier-fed stream.
One more of the sunset from the Zugspitze, because why not.
Our European Visitors
We have also been lucky to have a bunch of visitors. We are happy to host if you are willing to make the journey.