Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Day Trip to Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

Hello World... Greetings from the highest point in Germany! 
Husband and I were at it again visiting Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany for the sixth time. The ski resort town is just an hour away from Munich and is home to one of the few remaining American military bases. 
Every time Husband and I visit Garmisch-Partenkirchen we say the same thing "Why do we not come here more often?!" Last time I blogged about the mountain town nestled in the German Alps I talked about our visit to the historic Olympic Ski Jump arena. Back in 2012 we climbed to the top of the ski jump but during this visit...we went to the highest point in Garmisch-Partenkirchen Germany, the Zugspizte.
At the Highest Point in Germany

We started our journey in Garmisch-Partenkirchen and took an hour cog train ride up to the top of the Zugspitze. There we ate lunch at the top of Germany, surrounded by snow in June, with Husband's parents. The views were amazing and it was a fantastic way to kick off our vacation time.
Husband's Parents

After taking a gondola and cog train back down the mountainside, we all headed to the Partnach Gorge. A few months ago Husband and I drove three hours to visit the Breitachklamm gorge in Oberstdorf, Germany. We didn't know until Husband's parents came for a vacation that we had a gorge just an hour's drive from Munich!
Again, Husband and I both said "Why haven't we been here before?" The sound of rushing water, caves every few yards, and the peaceful setting made us plan another trip for mid July right there on the spot. Being outside in nature is such a welcomed changed from our every day hustle and bustle back in the city.
Husband and I celebrated our wedding engagement back in 2011 at Gasthof Fraundorfer in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Since then, it has been our "go-to" restaurant in Garmisch-Partenkirchen!
Visiting from Texas

We did not book a table ahead of time and ended up outside on their patio. At first I was a bit upset to not be inside with the typical Bavarian band and dark wood traditional setting, but the warm summer night proved to be a great atmosphere. 

Traditional Bavarian music was played outside and we were entertained by young boys preforming a slap dance in the cobble stoned streets. Every time we visit Fraundorfer the staff members have been welcoming of their visitors and the Germany dishes are delicious! 
Still in Love with Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Nearly three years after our engagement Husband and I are still enjoying visits to Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. We are planning a camping trip back sometime in July! 

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From the Top of Germany,

1 comment:

  1. Great post Maren, fantastic photos!!! When you plan the trip to the gorge, we want to come along. Fabian's been talking about it for years!!! ;-)


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