American tourist arrested in Germany for shoving two other Americans off slope near castle, killing one

By Jen Krausz on
 June 17, 2023

An American tourist was arrested in Germany on Thursday after he allegedly shoved two other American females off a steep slope, killing one of them, after they fought back when he tried to sexually assault them.

The man, 30, met the women, 22 and 21, on a hiking path near the Neuschwanstein Castle and lured them to the Marienbruecke, a bridge that gives a view of the castle.

"The younger of the two women was attacked by the suspect," said police spokesman Holger Stabik. "The older one tried to rush to her aid, was then choked by the suspect and subsequently pushed down a slope."

After trying again to assault the younger tourist, he subsequently pushed her down the slope as well. Both women fell 165 feet and landed near each other.

A helicopter rescued the two women; the younger one died in the hospital, but the older one was responsive and has survived.

The suspect is being held pending an indictment -- which in Germany could reportedly take many months.