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.
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.
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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