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German hiker falls to his death on Zugspitze

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German hiker falls to his death on Zugspitze
Photo: DPA
08:58 CEST+02:00
A 57-year-old hiker from Munich fell 120 metres to his death on Germany's highest peak, the Zugspitze, police said on Sunday.

According to police in the German state of Bavaria, the man was an experienced mountaineer. He was hiking on a difficult trail called Jubiläumsweg on the highest peak in the German Alps, which measures 2,962 metres in altitude.

For unknown reasons, the man lost his footing, falling 120 metres, where police recovered his body with a helicopter several hours later.

 
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