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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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    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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    blue sky, white snow & green forests

    by MrBill Written Sep 15, 2004

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    contrasting colours light up the landscape

    Favorite thing: The weather in Garmisch-Partenkirchen can be very unpredictable. It can change quite a bit from the morning until the afternoon. In general, you will find better weather and clearer skies in the morning, and then it may cloud up and rain in the afternoon. Best is to go hiking or skiing early in the day, and then if the weather gets worse, you will have used the best part of the day. However, many days, it is gray and cloudy in the valley, at 850 meters, but bright, blue sky up at 1350-1750 meters, above the clouds. You can never generalize, but best to go up there and see for yourself.

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    • Hiking and Walking
    • Skiing and Boarding
    • Cycling

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    get out and enjoy it

    by MrBill Written Sep 15, 2004

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    quiet side street, great view

    Favorite thing: Whether it is hiking or biking, downhill or cross-country skiing, snow shoeing or walking along the Hohenweg around Garmisch-Partenkirchen, the main thing is get out of the town and see the surrounding hills. Do not let the weather fool you or keep you from enjoying the day. Dress for the weather, bring along extra clothes, like a rainjacket in your knapsack, or indeed to put your jacket in if it gets too warm, and then get out and enjoy the day. So often we have been really lucky, and enjoyed the 2-3 nice hours of the day when the weather was good, and then seen it rain and get miserable. We were so happy then to have used those few hours to enjoy ourselves and get some exercise. We see a lot of tourists who spend the whole day in the town, wandering around because they are afraid of impending rain. Don't be. Sometimes it is cloudy and doesn't rain. Other times, rain comes without much warning when you are on a long hike. No worries, it is only rain.

    Fondest memory: Also, when you are skiing. Sometimes if it cold and windy, or cloudy and foggy, it is nicer to stay in the valley and go cross-country skiing. If it rains, you can go to the swimming pool in Garmisch or in Grainau. Be aware of the weather, but don't let it intimidate you. Dress for it, but beat it at its own game. Then at the end of the day, you will enjoy that beer even more, and have a real appetite for your Bavarian dinner.

    Essen Gut, Alles Gut.

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    • Cycling
    • Skiing and Boarding

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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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    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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    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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    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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    • Luxury Travel

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    Wood Buildings

    by TinKan Updated May 3, 2004

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    Wood Buildings

    Favorite thing: There were many building with wooden supports on the outside of the buildings which now-a-days is for decoration but many years ago it was part of the support for the building. It is nice to see the new buildings keeping with the traditional ones.

    Take a stroll around the town and look at all of the beautiful buildings.

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    • Historical Travel
    • Family Travel

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  • Funny memories

    by sabsi Written Jan 11, 2003

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    Kerstin, Fan of the day!

    Fondest memory: The funniest part of our day here was after the event when Kerstin, our friend and a mad Hanni supporter, chased her hero along with all the 16 year old girls. She came back after quite a while (we thought she followed him into the dressing rooms ;-) completely covered in mud but smiling. In the bus back to the railway station we entertained the whole bus because we talked nonsense even though we were sitting far apart from each other!

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    photos around GAP - 9 -

    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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    • Adventure Travel
    • Hiking and Walking
    • Skiing and Boarding

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    photos around GAP - 10 -

    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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    • Skiing and Boarding
    • Hiking and Walking
    • Adventure Travel

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    Asslan v Haus Schiran at the Zugspitze

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Written Feb 17, 2013

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    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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    • Travel with Pets

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    Wedding in Garmisch

    by emmajayne34 Written Sep 6, 2008
    wedding day
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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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    • Romantic Travel and Honeymoons

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    photos around GAP

    by MrBill Written Jan 12, 2005
    the mists of time

    Favorite thing: Once again, I have been stymied by the fact that I can only post a maximum of 5 x 8 photos of GAP on the introduction page. However, I have many more pictures of GAP which I would like to share. These do not really count as tips, but then again, what is better than a good photo to tell a story?

    Fondest memory: The valley between Garmisch and the Hausberg looking in the direction of Grainau.

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    • Hiking and Walking
    • Adventure Travel
    • Skiing and Boarding

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