Our time here in southern Germany is coming to an end, and during the winter months we have grown to really love this little gem tucked away between the mountains.
Here is a photo essay with photos taken from our iPhone and edited in Instagram, showcasing a few of our impressions from Garmisch-Partenkirchen and the surrounding alps – enjoy!
The Bavarian Alps in southern Germany is truly a winter wonderland, with cozy villages, quaint houses and an abundance of white, glittering snow.
With its claim to fame as “the top of Germany”, the Zugspitze mountain is the highest peak in Germany. To get there you have to take a cogwheel train through tunnels in the mountains, passing quaint villages, churches and fields along the way.
We have really had all types of weather here, from snow storms with 2 meters of powder snow to ski in, to sunny days hitting well over 20 degrees Celsius.
The people are very proud of their traditions, and many take every opportunity they can to dress in traditional clothes.
The façades on the houses are beautifully painted sharing the history of the people who live in the homes and who own the shops, and cafes and restaurants serve mainly food famous for their region.
Spring has really arrived by now, and people are enjoying the alps the way you do best – spring skiing, beer drinking, walking, beer drinking, biking, beer drinking, and so on…
Have you been to this part of Germany? if so, what were your impressions?