Top Of Germany : The Instagram Photo Essay

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?

9 Responses to Top Of Germany : The Instagram Photo Essay

  1. Ayelet - All Colores March 23, 2012 at 9:04 am #

    I love the photos. Winter wonderlands are the best :)

    • Sofia - As We Travel Blog March 25, 2012 at 10:06 am #

      thanks Ayelet – winter really IS a beautiful time of the year :)

  2. FrancyR March 23, 2012 at 12:21 pm #

    I love these shots!, in particular those of peope wearing traditional clothes! 

    • Sofia - As We Travel Blog March 25, 2012 at 10:05 am #

      Hey FrancyR – thanks for the comment, and glad you enjoyed our photos – wonderful outfits right? :P

  3. Casey Camilleri April 13, 2012 at 6:03 am #

    I <3 instagram and i <3 these Germany instagram pics even more!

    • Sofia - As We Travel Blog April 13, 2012 at 7:48 am #

      Thanks Casey, glad to hear you like our photos! This part of Germany is very beautiful :)

  4. Bouncy Tigger June 12, 2012 at 2:05 pm #

    Great pics! Sure give us a snap shot of what you experienced. Love how they are so proud of their culture :).
    Thanks for sharing

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