When we started to tell folks that we were moving to Germany, we got a lot of the same responses and advice, especially from people who had been stationed here previously (which, by the way, was seriously great to hear some guidance and first hand experiences from other, so thanks to all of you!). One piece of advice that we received from just about everyone who had lived here, was to go to Garmisch.
Well you guys, we did it!
A few weeks ago we took a little “weekend” (it was not technically a weekend, but was essentially equivalent to one) trip to the little town of Garmisch that sits at the bottom of the Bavarian Alps. I have to tell you, this is one of the most peaceful and beautiful places I have ever experienced in my life.
We took it easy for the first day and just enjoyed the town and the sites. The next day, I attempted skiing and ya know, sometimes things just aren’t your thing, and I’ll leave it at that. But C skied the whole day and really enjoyed himself, so it worked out well. The last day, on our way back home, we took a little detour to visit the Neuschanstein Castle. This Castle is the most famous in Germany and was the inspiration for Disneyland’s Sleeping Beauty Castle.
It is a massive structure; incredible inside and out. (Unfortunately, no photos are allowed inside, so I don’t have any of those to share.)
And that, friends, was our short getaway to Garmisch. Here’s few more photos of our trip to round things up (about half of which C took while skiing).