Friday, September 1, 2017

Destination: Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Say that 5 times fast....
so we'll just call it GaPa for short 
like they do in Germany. 

All is quiet at 7:30 am. 

GaPa is the location we chose as our base for exploring southern Bavaria. 
I am sooo glad we chose to stay on Ludwigstrasse in Partenkirchen. 
It is so quaint and easily walkable. 
The outer parts of the town reminded me more of a suburban town back home. 

Ludwigstrasse is a little sleepy - since everything shuts down in the evenings except the restaurants.
We stayed at Gasthaus Fraundorfer, 
which was the happening place. 
They offer live music in the evenings and keep a packed house in their restaurant. 

Love the shop signs in the German villages. 

The place is rustic and I can easily see this a skier's hotel in winter. 
In summer, the area tends toward cloudiness and rain 
due to its proximity to the Alps. 
I guess you can't have it all. 

View from our window. 

During our 4 nights there in August 
we were freezing! 
We were not prepared for the cold, damp temps in August. 
That is something not in the guide books! 

Bavarian Details

I can tell you that after visiting these German villages, 
setting up my little German Village at Christmas time 
will take on a whole new meaning.

Fountain on Ludwigstrasse

For more pictures from GaPa, click here


MadSnapper said...

maybe the reason the make the buildings so beautiful is to make up for the days of rain and no sun. it really is a gorgeous place... at 7:30 am here the traffic is killer, in fact there is never a time the traffic is no flowing. this looks so peaceful.

Tamar SB said...

Wow!! I love the architecture!!

DawnTreader said...

Lovely. Reminds me of Oberammergau... Visited there back in 1990 to see the Passion Play they set up once every 10 years.

Sarah Huizenga said...

Fabulous sights and thank you for sharing them with us.

Chere Mama said...

Like stepping into a Fairy Tale world. Your pictures are amazing!