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Geschwister Weisheit high wire troupe. For more photos, visit the Marshall Center Photo Gallery. (Photos by John Trautt)

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (July 7, 2015) – About 100 Garmisch community members 300 guests and staff of Edelweiss Lodge and Resort witnessed the German-based, Geschwister Weisheit high-wire troupe July 6 at the Armed Forces Recreation Center’s ELR here.

The free show was brought to the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria – Garmisch Community by Armed Forces Entertainment.

Founded in 1900 by Friedrich Wilhelm Weisheit, the troupe features three generations of aerial artists, who in addition to performing classical high wire artistry, incorporate sway poles, ropes, motorbikes and formula racing cars into their repertoire.

According to its website, this troupe is the only aerial act in the world to perform in the open air from the world’s highest giant-sway pole of 62 meters or 203 feet.

The Air-Art-Show featured masts, lasers and acrobats airborne on a high wire with bicycles, unicycles and pyramids. The show included five-person pyramid with 13 acrobats at a height of 12 meters or 39 feet, the no net or balance pole steep ropewalk, the one-arm handstand on a swaying steel pole, the motorcycle show with 10 acrobats and three motorcycles to a height of 40 meters or 131 feet, and the racing car show up to 30 meters or 98 feet on a rope.