Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Where Clouds Rule the Sky

In Garmisch-Partenkirchen the chance of a sunny day is always below 25%. 
So that explains all the clouds we encountered there. 

At the top of the Alpspitze

We had great plans to go to the top of the Zugpsitze, 
but what's the point if you can't see anything once you are there? 
So we went to the top of the Alpspitze. 

The AlpsPIX viewing platform in a cloud. 

We still didn't see much 
but it didn't hurt our wallets quite as much either. 
On one of those rare sunny days, 
the view from here must be stunning. 
And the viewing platforms hanging off the mountain over the valley would be amazing. 

We hiked down through the clouds enjoying what we could see. 

I love German cows.
I love the sound of the cowbells even more. 

And then we went to the baker for bread, 
the brewer for beer, 
the cheese shop for cheese, 
and the butcher for meats. 
I love that. 

We had our picnic lunch in front of our hotel. 
It was a great day, clouds and all. 

Oh, and here's what the brochures and travel guides show you:

But remember, chances of that view are less than 25%. 
I'm not sure I would recommend a summer stay here 
unless you are prepared for perpetual clouds.

Garmisch Partenkirchen is in southern Germany just north of the Austrian Border. 
Alpspix Ausichtsplattform, 82467 Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany


MadSnapper said...

I would never ever never go out on that viewing platform. it is beautiful though. my favorite is The Cow.. so beautiful and next is the family below with you looking down. what fun

MadSnapper said...

forgot to say, oh NOOOOO to 25 percent sunshine

21 Wits said...

Oh my this is quite the lovely trip, such beautiful views, and a (very sweet) German cow too! Thanks for sharing your visit with us. I enjoyed it almost like being there.

Tamar SB said...

That is amazing!!

Sarah Huizenga said...

Since I like clouds and mist and fog, I would probably be fine.