Friday, September 1, 2017

Destination: Garmisch-Partenkirchen

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

http://www.tompgalvin.com/places/de/bayern/1_de_by.htm





6 comments:

  1. 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.

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  2. Wow!! I love the architecture!!

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

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  4. My how beautiful their buildings are.

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  5. Fabulous sights and thank you for sharing them with us.

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

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