When I was a kid, I once took a ride on an elephant. Because it was obviously much taller than me, I needed to climb some stairs to get to the harnesses its keepers set up.
Although the ride consisted of the elephant and I moving slowly along a small, circular path, I still enjoyed myself. All those harnesses made me feel safe and I got to take a high ride on an elephant I had never even touched before.
However, I eventually learned that my enjoyment came at a surprisingly high price. And the children who visit one snowy attraction in Germany may learn a similarly tough lesson one day.