A storm with thunderstorms, heavy rain and hail swept across the Bavarian Alps on Thursday evening. In Kempten, a lightning strike shut down the railway signal box, and trains were temporarily stopped on the route to Kaufering. In Oberstdorf there were mudslides, several roads were blocked by debris and water, and the cellars and stables were full of water.
In the district of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, the fire brigade had to go out on 47 missions on Thursday evening. A spokesman for the Oberland integrated control center said that hail had destroyed skylights and that water had entered Aldi in Oberau. The federal highway 2 was briefly impassable in Oberau. Cellars were flooded. There were two storm operations in the Bad Tölz district.