Last weekend we celebrated our one year anniversary of being here in Germany by exploring Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Garmisch- Partenkirchen is about 2.5-3 hrs from the house depending on traffic. The weather was cool with rain but that didn't stop us from seeing the site.
We headed down Friday afternoon and stopped first at Highline Bridge 175 and Ehrenberg Ruins which is located in Tirol Austria. After parking the car we climb up to the bridge which is the longest pedestrian suspension bridge in the world in Tibet style. The views from the bridge and ruins were awesome!
Saturday brought cold temperatures and rain, but we still explore the area. We headed to the Partnach Gorge, which is a deep gorge that has been incised by a mountain stream. We arrived rigth after it opened so we had the place to our self. The pictures really don't do it justice, it is beautiful. From there we drove about 20 mins to a town called Mittenwald. It is located in Alpine peaks of Bavaria, Germany. It's known for its colorful painted houses and its violin-making history, documented in the central Geigenbaumuseum.
Sunday was a gorgeous day, the rain stayed away. We headed to Linderhof Palace which was the royal villa to King Ludwig II. We took the tour of the palace and explored the gardens and enjoyed the fall views. From there we stopped in Oberammergau which is a town in the Bavarian Alps, Germany. It’s known for its once-a-decade performance of the Passion Play in the Passion Play Theater. Then drove throught Ettal on our way back to the hotel.
We left early Monday morning but still hit a few staus or traffic jams which added some time to our commute.
To celebrate Trooper’s 5th birthday we revisited Schloss Solitude which was one of the first place we visited when we moved here. We had the place to ourselves so the dogs were super excited to sniffle around and leave their scent. It was a perfect fall morning. Then of course we headed to the dog park for some more fun!
We spend the day at Europa Park which is about 1.5 hours from the house in a town called Rust. It is close to the France border. It is an amusement park with different countries. It reminded me of the World Showcase in Disney's Epcot. We explored each area and rode two rides which were very much like the Disney Pirates of the Caribbean but European style. Everything was in German of course, so it was hard deciding what the ride was about and understanding what they ride was telling you when you rode it. We tried some new food which was a fish hot dog and a Flammlachs which is flame salmon and man it was good. We had a great time exploring.
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