Gastehaus Utzchneider

Ballengasse 4, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavarian Alps, Bavaria, 82467, Germany | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Bavarian Castles

A travel blog entry by rubymwhittaker

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Today was a huge day! We set out very early (6ish) and caught a tram into central Munich followed by two trains to get to the castles of King Ludwig II at Hohenschwangau. We still can't pronounce it either… At Hohenschwangau, there are 2 castles; Hohenschwangau Castle and Neuschwanstein Castle. First we visited Hohenschwangau Castle. Hohenschwangau Castle was once a castle that deated the knights of Schwangau in the middle ages. For ...

Castles....and a classic tennis match

A travel blog entry by buckgw

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After a very pleasant dinner by the lake last night, we had an early night. Was a good idea as it meant we got an early start.

Brekky at 745am courtesy of our host at the Romantic Pension Albrecht...bit like a B&B.

Off to buy the tickets and it was quieter than yesterday afternoon. Castle 1 at 9:20am and Castle 2 at 11:55am.... I haven't used their right names as they are way too long and hard to spell.

Lesson 1 ...get here early, ...

Swarovski factory and Disney Castle

A travel blog entry by buckgw

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... Saturday afternoon in the middle of a long weekend. Oh well, better our way than the other, at one stage we passed 7-8 km of stationary cars.

There were a lot of motor bikes and bicycles on the roads, both of which are a bit of a challenge. The motor bikes come out of nowhere and flick past at some crazy places, the bicycles can be a little difficult to get past. My biggest surprise with ...

Big iPad tip

A travel blog entry by buckgw

... much it will tell you

Now when you are out walking, and not sure if you should turn left or right, bring up your map. Touch in the bottom right to centre the map on your location....walk a bit and watch the cursor move.

You can't do a search but it is very useful nonetheless. And by the way it will work best if you leave wifi turned on, even if it is not connected!

Sounds more complicated than it is...try it at home ...

2 Castles, a Palace and a Monkless Monastery

A travel blog entry by madanaki

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... craggy cliffs with snow dusting the top...very similar to South Island scenery. We passed through an isolated hailstorm before coming across our destination, the Kloster Ettal, a Benedictine Monastery nestled in this lush valley, for lunch. We were expecting a beer, a broth and a brother to show us around but we ended up at the restaurant across the road to enjoy the first two. The monks were busy ...

Location

This hotel, located on Ballengasse 4, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, is near Zugspitze, Garmisch-Partenkirchen Ski Resort, Alpspitz, and Hausberg.
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