A Visit to Garmisch-Partenkirchen


Garmisch-Partenkirchen is a mountain resort town in Bavaria in southern Germany, on the border with Austria. Garmisch and Partenkirchen were actually separate towns for many centuries, and still maintain quite separate identities. Garmisch has a slightly more modern feeling, while Partenkirchen has fresco-filled, cobblestoned streets. I’ve been to Garmisch-Partenkirchen a few times – The drive into Garmisch-Partenkirchen is one of the most beautiful in southern Germany. I took these photos as we drove into and around the region.

Austria Mountains

Austria mountains

snow in Garmisch

walking through snow in Garmisch

mountains near Garmish

town near near Garmish

mountain view in Garmisch

snowplow in Garmisch

walking in snow in Garmisch

On our last visit, we were fortunate to stay at the Edelweiss Lodge and Resort. This Lodge was originally established in the winter of 1945-46 as an R&R center for the U.S. Occupation Forces. The Edelweiss Lodge and Resort continues the long Armed Forces Recreation Center tradition of providing recreation, sports, tours and lodging for our overseas American Service Members and their families.

Edelweiss Lodge and Resort

The scenery surrounding the Lodge was majestic, yet being in the presence of the active-duty servicemen on leave from Iraq and Afghanistan was more humbling. There were many joyous reunions as families reconnected with their loved ones. You could sense the pride and commitment of these soldiers. I certainly look forward to my next trip back to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

For more photos on our Garmisch-Partenkirchen, trip… head to our Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Pinterest Board.

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