Fly like an eagle! Kössen is an internationally renowned hotspot for paragliding enthusiasts who enjoy nothing better than taking to the skies and gazing down on the Kaiserwinkl mountains from above.
If Daedalus and Icarus had flown over Crete with the help of modern paragliders then the poet Ovid would have probably had to tell a very different story in this part of his Metamorphoses. During Ovid’s most productive phase, around the birth of Christ, the village of Kössen had already been inhabited for more than 3,000 years. Fast forward 5,000 years to the late 20th century and the sight of tiny coloured dots filling the sky is a very common one on clear days. The Greek prefix “para” lives on in the word paraglider, but the good news is that these days you do not need to be a Greek hero or a fugitive in order to learn the fine art of flying.
The Unterberghorn massif near Kössen is an international hotspot for paragliding enthusiasts, who enjoy nothing better than to take to the skies and gaze down on the world from above. For those unwilling or unable to fly on their own there is the option of tandem flights in the company of an experienced pilot.
If Daedalus and Icarus had flown over Crete with the help of modern paragliders then the poet Ovid would have probably had to tell a very different…