Nuernberg to Garmisch-Partenkirchen
After staying in Nuernberg for 4 nights, I went to my final destination, Garmisch-Partenkirchen. I left my accomodation early in the morning and I headed to the station by foot. Walking on stone-paved street with my suitcase was very hard.
Garmisch-Partenkirchen is located in the south part of Germany and it is about 100km away from Munich. It is located only a short distance from the Austrian border.
There are railway connections between Munich and Garmisch-Partenkirchen and trains leave from and to Munich every hour and it is about 90 minutes.
I changed trains at Munich and I sat in the window seat. I enjoyed Germany's rural landscapes unlike Japan.
When I arrived at Garmisch-Partenkirchen, the station was crowded with lots of tourists. It seemed that Garmisch-Partenkirchen was more touristy places than I had thought.
I headed to my accomodation by taxi because I was really tired of walking on stone-paved street with my suitcase! Taxi is available outside the station.
Garmisch-Partenkirchen was founded through the combination of the two towns of Garmisch and Partenkirchen in 1935. Because Adolf Hitler forced to combine the two towns to bring the 1936 Winter Olympics to Germany.
The west part of the town across the station is Garmisch and the east part of the town is Partenkirchen. Partenkirchen is said that there is a quiet atmosphere and more traditional village and Garmish has more modern atmosphere.
There are lots of old-style buildings which are decorated with colorful frescoes in Partenkirchen and they offers a glimpse of the past.
Gasthof "Zum Rassen"
My accomodation was located 15 minutes walk away from the station and it was in Partenkirchen. The building was also painted with beautiful frescoes.
1 night per adult per person, including breakfast
55 euro/6600 yen
currency exchange rates(08/12/5)
1 euro = 120 yen
The room was very spacious and clean so I could enjoy my stay.
The breakfast was so typical style of Germany accomodations.
I unpacked my luggage and soon I went down the stairs to the restaurant for a beer. The "Zum Rassen" is a German style accommodation and it has a local restaurant on the 1st floor. It is very convenient for me to avoid trouble looking for a pub! I love a German style accommodation!