21 June, 2012

The Zugspitze in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

If you are in the military and located somewhere in Europe you have most likely heard of Edelweiss, a lodge and resort located in Garmisch-Parktenkirchen. With RC's upcoming deployment we wanted to plan a relaxing and memorable trip. So based on many recommendations we decided Garmisch-Parktenkirchen was the place. Although we weren't able to get reservations at Edelweiss (they're booked months in advance) we found a nice hotel right down the road. 

Garmisch-Parktenkirchen is a mountain resort town located in southern Germany. So southern, in fact, that part of our drive to Garmisch was through Austria. Nestled in the valleys of the Alps at every turn you have a breathtaking view. Not too from our hotel and the town of Garmisch is the Zugspitze, the highest peak in Germany. So we decided to pay for our expensive (but well worth it) tickets and take the cable car up 2,962 meters above sea level. The ride up was a little nerve racking and our cable car was packed. It was hard to see anything, but once we reached the top the view was unbelievable! The border between Austria and Germany runs right over the summit so we were able to look out upon to gorgeous countries at one time. 



Michelle said...

With that snow in the background you look like you should be rugged up and wearing more clothing! What breathtaking scenery, wow

emily anderson said...

that picture of you jumping is fantastic! crop those people out of it and frame that sucker!

hope you're hanging in there...just read about your husbands deployment. i can't imagine how hard it is.

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot said...

It looks amazingggg and its weird that theres snow when its actually pretty hot out. Youll have to tell me your top favorite places so far so I can visit them asap!

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