I woke early to the ringing of a thousand church bells that never seemed to stop. The first breakfast was an interesting one. Cereal, yoghurt, bread rolls, fruit, sliced cheese and ham, coffee and tea. Frau Zimmer had to remind us how to use a knife as we were having trouble cutting the bread rolls open.
We went for a guided tour around Oberammergau, learning about the history of the passion play they hold every decade and the history of the old classic European buildings. We entered a massive 400-year-old church. The inside was absolutely stunning. The artwork and golden finishes were amazing. We walked around town for an hour, getting lunch. I had a €5 Döner that was so big it could have fed half of year 9. Good purchase! We visited a German supermarket and the food was incredibly cheap. Less than a euro for a drink and about €3 for a big jar of Nutella.
Next, most of us went and climbed a hill for an hour. Pure steep uphill gravel walk. It was worth it though, because along with an amazing view, we got to ride The Alpine Coaster. The Alpine Coaster is like a roller coaster and the luge mixed together. You can’t steer as you’re on a rail that sticks close to the ground, but you control your speed. Zooming down a hill for approximately 5 minutes at speeds of up to 40km/h +. It was so exhilarating and fun that almost all of us went a second time. The need for speed was so strong that I got pestered for going too slow (as I was at the front). Meanies!
Walking back to the youth hostel we had a dinner of spaghetti bolognaise and relaxed.
- Rebecca Montgomerie