"Uglier Than a Mud Rail Fence"
Version United States
Season Season 20
Episode Number 5/11 (231)
First Broadcast March 18, 2012
Episode Chronology
Previous "Taste Your Salami"
Next "This Is Wicked Strange"

Uglier Than a Mud Rail Fence is the fifth episode of The Amazing Race 20.


Route Markers

The order of departure from Piazza Castello are as follows:

  1. Art & JJ (8:57 am)
  2. Rachel & Dave (11:33 am)
  3. Joey & Danny (12:11 pm)
  4. Vanessa & Ralph (12:27 pm)
  5. Nary & Jamie (12:56 pm)
  6. Brendon & Rachel (1:18 pm)
  7. Kerri & Stacy (3:58 pm)
  8. Bopper & Mark (5:54 pm)

Teams must travel by train to Ehrwald, Austria. Once there, teams must drive themselves to Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany and find Gasthof zum Rassen. Once there, teams must search the grounds to find a Travelocity roaming gnome.

At Gasthof zum Rassen, Bopper & Mark would receive their clue for their Speed Bump.

Bopper & Mark have to dress up in traditional Bavarian clothing, then learn how to yodel a specific tune by listening to a master yodeler. When the World champion is satisfied with their work, they could continue racing.

Choice A: Fairy Tale
Teams would have to follow a trail of gingerbread, picking up pieces along the way, leading them to Oberammergau. Once their, they must find the witch's house, inspired from Hansel and Gretel. Once there, they'll use the pieces they picked up to make the roof to a gingerbread house and decorate it properly. When they've finished, the witch will give them their next clue.

Bopper & Mark, Brendon & Rachel, and Kerri & Stacy chose this task.

Choice B: Champion Male
Teams would have to travel to the Wetz-Stoa Stub'n restaurant in Unterammergau where they have to choose a beard enthusiast and style his beard to match a champion from the World Beard and Moustache Championships using the provided haircare products. Once complete, the judge will give them their next clue.

Art & JJ, Joey & Danny, Nary & Jamie Rachel & Dave, and Vanessa & Ralph chose this task.

Teams are told to find the inspiration for Sleeping Beauty's castle, the Neuschwanstein Castle in Schwangau, where they will find their next clue in the Ludwig II of Bavaria's bedroom.

Teams must drive themselves to Bundesleistungszentrum in Füssen to find their next clue.

The team member assigned to perform the Roadblock would have to use the Travelocity Roaming Gnome to participate in a game of ice stock sport, known in Germany as Eisstockschießen. They have to push the Roaming Gnome onto a white bullseye on the ice in order to receive their next clue.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Teams must drive themselves to Landhannes Farm to check in.

For coming in first place, Art & JJ won a trip for two to Thailand, provided by Travelocity.


     First Place •      Eliminated     Last placer in Non-Elimination Leg     Saved from elimination by the Salvage Pass or The Save     Season winner •      Season 2nd place •      Season 3rd place • Used the Fast Forwardϵ Used the Express Pass

User of the first Double U-Turn slot • Recipient of the first Double U-Turn slot • User of the second Double U-Turn slot • Recipient of the second Double U-Turn slot

 1st place 
Art & JJ
Border Patrol Agents
 2nd place 
Joey & Danny
Trainer & Club Promoter
 3rd place 
Vanessa & Ralph
Dating Divorcees
Dave & Rachel
 4th place 
Rachel & Dave
Army Wife & Combat Pilot
Brendon & Rachel
 5th place 
Brendon & Rachel
PhD Student & Event Hostess
Bopper & Mark
 6th place 
Bopper & Mark
Best Friends
 7th place 
Nary & Jamie
Federal agents
Kerri & Stacy


  • This episode's title is said by Mark, referring to the witch at the Fairy Tale detour's appearance.


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