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Travel Blogs from Garmisch-Partenkirchen
After 2 days in Munich, we meandered south towards Austria. We stopped at the summer palace, Linderhof Castle, built by "mad, King Ludwig" where it began to snow, the first of the season. Hard to believe it started so late in the Bavarian mountains. It was a small palace, but extremely ornate and extravagant.
Our lunch stop was in the small town of Oberammergau, famous for its performance of the Passion Play done every 10 years. It was charming and a ...
... since September and won't reopen until May so the tour groups had to get there crystal fix at the store in Innsbruck. It is really quite a large store with some magnificent pieces.
Innsbruck looks so different with the market. I completely missed the Golden Roof the first day we were walking around. It changes the context of the square so much.
We we really enjoyed our stay in Innsbruck and now we are off to Salzburg.
We drove from Lindau to Innsbruck. It is about a 2 hour drive without stops on mostly 4 lane road and good highways. We already had out Austrian Road sticker. We got that when we went to Lichtenstein.
Driving through the Alps is not like driving through the mountains in western Canada. The Germans and Austrians don't believe in going around a mountain if you can go through it. We figure 1/4 of our trip was in tunnels!
... now has me
going "off road" and simply has no idea where in the world I am going.
Once right down in the valley I can see loads of maintenance work going on
up on the cliff road above and now understand why its closed.
As I make my way along this make-shift road I see a truck with about 20
cars coming towards me which gives me hope that the roads open.
Finally there ahead of me is a long queue of traffic and all standing
waiting at a set of ...
... it stopped so abruptly with the construction. We had some time to walk around the city, and make our way back down the hill. This time, we took a horse and carriage ride back down from the castle. It was a different route than the bus we took on the way up, and it was quite nice when enjoyed with our mulled wine we picked up along the way! :) We then took the train back to Munich, and before long, the day was almost finished! It was such an amazing day. I had always ...