Ad For Mountain Tourism Conceals Summit Cross

Country: Germany

Date of incident: August 30, 2012

Due to increased tourism from Middle Eastern countries, the management of the Zugspitze Railway in Bavaria produced an advertisement leaflet of the mountain “Zugspitze” without an image of the summit cross. Churches protested.

Churches critiziced this move as negating the religious roots of Bavaria and falsifying cultural and historical facts which would be important also for non-Christian tourists to know.