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  • Asslan v Haus Schiran at the Zugspitze
    Asslan v Haus Schiran at the Zugspitze
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  • Asslan v Haus Schiran at the Zugspitze
    Asslan v Haus Schiran at the Zugspitze
    by Kuznetsov_Sergey
  • Asslan v Haus Schiran at the Zugspitze
    Asslan v Haus Schiran at the Zugspitze
    by Kuznetsov_Sergey

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    Ramshackle Huts

    by antistar Updated Jul 10, 2013

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    Huts, Garmisch-Partenkirchen
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    Favorite thing: All over the countryside around Garmisch-Partenkirchen are these wooden huts. I can't see what the need for them is, but they really add to the rural Bavarian style. They didn't appear to be lived in and there were no cattle in them. There were sometimes cattle nearby, and sometimes piles of wood outside, but they didn't seem to be for either cattle or lumber. They are so picturesque, and always lying in perfect buttercup meadows, that it almost seems they were put there to make the place look cool.

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    Alpine Meadows

    by antistar Updated Jul 10, 2013

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    Alpine Meadows, Garmisch-Partenkirchen
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    Favorite thing: The town is surrounded by fields of lush long soft green grass, mixed with the whites of dandelions in bloom, the yellows of buttercups and the blues, purples, and oranges of all the other Alpine flowers that grow naturally there. These fields are so picture perfect and idyllic that they almost seem like someone has deliberately planted them to look like that.

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    Mountain Views

    by antistar Updated Jul 10, 2013

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    Mountains, Garmisch-Partenkirchen
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    Favorite thing: Almost everywhere you walk in Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers stunning views of the Alpine mountains that surround it. I spent my first few hours walking in the town simply walking around in awe. The beautiful church spires and houses really add to the look. In the summer the most amazing thing was the colours. The soft greens of the grass in the near distance, the harder green of the pine trees near the tree line, the pure white of the snow on the high Alps and then azure blue of the clean skies providing the mountain backdrop.

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    Asslan v Haus Schiran at the Zugspitze

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Written Feb 17, 2013
    Asslan v Haus Schiran at the Zugspitze
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    Favorite thing: As usual Asslan was with us when we traveled around Germany because German Shepherds World Championship was held in Karlsruhe that year.
    We couldn’t take him to the top of the Zugspitze and he was waiting for us in the car.
    But when we came back we went together to the Eibsee and had a wonderful walk along its shores. It was another favorite thing to remember in that trip besides climbing the Zugspitze.

    You can watch my 0 min 39 sec Video Asslan v Haus Schiran at the Zugspitze out of my Youtube channel or here on VT.

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    Cowbells

    by antistar Updated Nov 9, 2011

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    Traditional Farm, Garmisch-Partenkirchen
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    Favorite thing: Despite being a major tourist destination many of the streets you walk down are empty of people, and all about the town you will find people getting on with their everyday rural Bavarian lives. Many older people dress in their traditional lederhosen on a Sunday and go about traditional jobs. On the outskirts of the town you will find old farms carrying on the traditional cow and goatherding so commonly seen in stereotypical Bavarian landscapes. The farm in the photograph is right next to the Alte Kirchen, and comes complete with chickens, piles of manure, and a barn full of cows and their clinking neck bells.

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    Wedding in Garmisch

    by emmajayne34 Written Sep 6, 2008
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    Favorite thing: Garmisch is such a super place, and once you make contact with the right people ....it's incredibly easy to organise a wedding there by email only !!! Anyone wanting any help or advice please feel free to contact me .

    Fondest memory: My wedding day !! Blue skies, fluffy white snow, horse & sleigh and of course the Mulled Wine !

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    Miscellaneous Tips...

    by Donna_in_India Written Aug 30, 2007

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    Favorite thing: Meeting New People and Seeing New Places

    These tips are based on my last 8 weeks of traveling in Europe/Africa:

    1. Buy/pre-order as many museum/attraction tickets online as you can.
    2. Ask the taxi fare before taking off in a taxi, especially if it’s late at night or coming from an airport.
    3. Charge your camera batteries every night.
    4. If you have a Eurail pass and need to make reservation make them in Europe. It’s a lot less expensive.
    5. If you’re climbing a few hundred steps up a tower, monument, etc. go only a clear, sunny day.
    6. Learn at least Hello, Thank you, and Goodbye in the foreign language of the countries you are visiting.
    7. Turn your cell phones off inside churches, museums, etc. If it rings and you must take the call, do it outside!
    8. If there’s a running commentary (live or recorded), be polite and be quiet.
    9. Dress appropriately and be respectful in churches.
    10. If you’re traveling with children, don’t let them disrupt others around you. If they cry or throw a tantrum, take them outside.
    11. If you have a complaint, do it reasonably without yelling and cursing.
    12. Regarding pictures:
    a. If there are signs saying “No pictures”, don’t take pictures! There’s a reason for the signs. Do you really, really need that picture of Mona Lisa to prove you’ve seen it?
    b. Learn how to use your camera before the trip. If there are signs saying “No flash”, make sure you know how to use the camera without it.
    c. If you see a couple or family with one person taking pictures of the other(s), offer to take a picture of both/all of them. Maybe they’ll reciprocate.
    13. Check local holidays. Since many museums and stores will be closed, you’ll need to have other plans for the day. (Most stores throughout much of Europe are closed on Sunday.)
    14. Don’t try to do too much. Leave some open time to just explore.
    15. You’re on vacation so relax and have a good time!

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    by MrBill Updated Jan 13, 2005

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    walking along the Loisach

    Favorite thing: These do not really count as tips, but then again, what is better than a good photo to tell a story?

    Fondest memory: Ironically, through the trick of the lens, you can make a good picture almost anywhere. If you filter out the cars, the overdevelopment, the noise, the camera captures only what you want. But, do a couple of hundred meters of river front compensate for the loss of hundreds of hectares of field and forest that have been paved over to make room for commercial activities?

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    by MrBill Written Jan 13, 2005

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    town of GAP

    Favorite thing: These do not really count as tips, but then again, what is better than a good photo to tell a story?

    Fondest memory: GAP was and is in some sense of the word a truly wonderful place, but through indiscrimate development they are in real danger of inadvertently killing the goose that laid the golden egg. How many car dealerships does GAP need? How many grocery stores? GAP is and should be foremost a mountainous retreat, not a commercial center. Locals who own land, benefit by selling their farms for lots of money for development. Tourists who choke the streets of GAP make unnecessary purchases. The only ones who lose are those that come to the mountains for the mountains.

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    by MrBill Updated Jan 12, 2005
    hay shed

    Favorite thing: These do not really count as tips, but then again, what is better than a good photo to tell a story?

    Fondest memory: One of the things that always pains me is when I see fields paved over to make way for new developments. Germany does not have enough green space in any case, and especially in GAP and the mountains, they need more not less. There are numerous grocery stores in GAP, and many vacant buildings in the main center. It broke my heart to see another grocery store being built outside GAP on the way to Grainau, where there used to be fields and a horse farm. It was along the river and across from the campsite. This type of indiscriminate development is further ruining the character of GAP, and is completely unnecessary. People will not eat more food just because there are more grocery stores. One steals market share from the other, and the net loss is to the quality of life in and around GAP.

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    by MrBill Written Jan 12, 2005
    local architecture

    Favorite thing: These do not really count as tips, but then again, what is better than a good photo to tell a story?

    Fondest memory: There are still some old buildings of the old style in and around GAP. However, the land is so expensive, that as people pass away, the lots are usually cleared and newer, larger, multiple family houses are built in their place. This is a real shame, as it is completely changing the character of GAP and it is slowly losing its charm. New is not always better.

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    U S Military only

    by etfromnc Updated Jan 12, 2005

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    Favorite thing: The Edelweiss Lodge and Resort is a recreation and relaxation center designed primarily for American military personnel in Europe as a part of our commitment to NATO and trying to convince Europeans that we are not as evil as Jacques Chirac and Osama bin Laden say that we are. It is open, however, to US military from other areas, to military retirees, and to families of military personnel, active or retired.

    The Lodge and Resort feature 330 spacious guest rooms, three uniquely themed restaurants, THE POiNT Wellness Club, leisure activities, daily tours, and a recreation programs center, and it has a full service conference facility.

    Fondest memory: Hitler's Headquarters. Such opulence in the midst of some of God's most glorious creation that one is stymied ever more in trying to understand him and the destruction which he caused.

    To begin planning a stay, call
    (011-49) 8821-9440 from outside Germany or the last eight digits from within Germany, or
    visit their web site
    http://www.edelweisslodgeandresort.com/.

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    by MrBill Written Jan 12, 2005
    Haus Amsel

    Favorite thing: These do not really count as tips, but then again, what is better than a good photo to tell a story?

    Fondest memory: This is our beloved Haus Amsel in the clean white snow. This picture was taken at about noon on a sunny, January afternoon. One of my favorite places in the world.

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    by MrBill Written Jan 12, 2005
    Lermoos

    Favorite thing: These do not really count as tips, but then again, what is better than a good photo to tell a story?

    Fondest memory: This is a picture of Lermoos taken from Ehrwald looking across the valley that separates Ehrwald from Lermoos and the neighboring town Bieberwier. They are a 25 km drive from Garmisch along the road by Grainau. The photo was taken at about 13.00 on a January afternoon.

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    by MrBill Written Jan 12, 2005
    Zugspitze

    Favorite thing: These do not really count as tips, but then again, what is better than a good photo to tell a story?

    Fondest memory: This is the Zugspitze from the Austrian side looking at it from Ehrwald at about 13.00 on a January afternoon. It was bright and sunny.

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