Garmisch is THE must-do town for people visiting Bavaria, right after seeing the Neuschwanstein Castle.
Classic Germany, right at the base of the Alps – with painted houses, towering mountains, and beautiful views.
Our second trip here, we lucked out being in the shoulder season and with borders closed. AirBNB right in town on the river, super cheap. Score!
I needed some altitude to prep for my Mont Blanc climb, and with the Zugspitze a short drive from the apartment it’s a perfect match. Colette was able to explore town and relax while I did my sufferfest.
We got super lucky with the weather. The experts called for rain most of the weekend, but the photos speak for themselves – blue skies with the right amount of clouds for good images. Granted it started snowing at the top of Zugspitze at the end of my climb and rained most of the drive home, but we got the good weather when it counted the most.

Household Art

Household Art
It seems that every building in Garmisch, and most buildings in Bavaria are decorated with amazing artwork.


Lakefront View

Lakefront View
Colette takes a moment to enjoy the view of Lake Eibsee.


Blow Off

Blow Off
Tall mountains always create their own weather, and it’s awesome to watch clouds blow off of the lee side of the Zugspitze.


High Low

High Low
High white and grey mountains offset by low emerald green waters.


Quick Trip

Quick Trip
The Zugspitze cable car is an amazing ride! We took this both ways in 2011, and I rode it down after my Zugspitze climb.


The Tourist

The Tourist
Another tourist at the bottom of the top of Germany…


Colors Colors Colors

Colors Colors Colors
Brightly colored houses line the street of Partenkitchen.



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