Friday, October 14, 2011

Garmisch-Partenkirchen Part 1

As promised by Frankie and I earlier this week, here are the details on our trip!

We left the Stuttgart area and took a beautiful (luckily no traffic) drive down through the alps and into Garmisch-Partenkirchen. The view from the car was of snow capped mountains, alpine cows, castle ruins and even a glimpse of Neuschwanstein. We thought we had booked a beautiful cabin for the week and were surprised upon arrival, it was beautiful but only big enough for a gnome (not a 6’5 man like Mr. C.)! We quickly booked a room in the hotel, and I think the front lobby desk had a good laugh at our almost immediate change of lodging.

DSCN0351Views from the car passenger seat…a wonderful sight!

What a hotel! Referred to as a resort, the Edelwiess Resort and Lodge had everything you could wish for and more. Great stores, outdoor pool-sized hot tub over looking the alps, several restaurants and most important wonderful views of the majestic alps.

DSCN0366Morning sunrise from our hotel room balcony, can you believe this view!.

We were so blessed with lovely weather and were able to visit the Zugspitze. The views were so spectacular. Called the highest point in Germany at 2962 meters you can see for miles. They even had reference points for New York city which made us laugh…somehow I don’t think we were able to see that far!

DSCN0420DSC_1168DSC_1131DSC_1202DSCN0410Can you spy Mr. C. waving in this picture?

We were pretty tired at the end of our Zugspitze visit but still made time for a nap and visit to the Partnach Gorge and downtown Garmisch-Partenkirchen that evening. Stay tuned for the details in part 2 (hey, don’t complain my fingers are exhausted!!).

In other news my Studio Calico field kit arrived today…can’t wait to open it and start playing!

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- Katie

8 comments:

  1. Wow, what a wonderful trip! I love your orange hat. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment!

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  2. I bought the orange hat at a little store at the top of the mountain...I could not resist!

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  3. Sounds like a wonderful trip!
    That is an area I would love to visit someday.

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