Celebrating spring in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Sunshine spread warmth over snow-covered jagged mountain peaks and sloping hills dusted with white. In the valley, meadows burst with new growth; green grass and clover, yellow dandelions and buttercups and tiny white daisies stretched young leaves towards the sky. It was the first day in May 2019 in the Bavarian mountain resort towns of …

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Part 4 of 5: Stumbles in Garmisch-Partenkirchen: A fork in the road leads to unexpected treasures

Germans seem to be born with the “Wanderlust” gene; it compels young and old, thick and thin, man, woman and even canines to go on long outings guaranteed to court blisters, shin splints and aching muscles.  And there is no discrimination between musically gifted or not; at any moment the opportunity seems to arise when …

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Part 3 of 5: Discovering Garmisch-Partenkirchen continued: Tips to sweetly while away the hour

Cow gazing doesn’t quite set your heart aquiver? Pies, cakes, ice cream or java however can make you shudder and jump over the moon with joy? In that case, when you visit Garmisch-Partenkirchen take time to pop on over to one of the many oases where heavenly delights await. In town, snuggled amidst mountain meadows …

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Part 2 of 5: Discovering Garmisch-Partenkirchen, continued: or, how a trip through the alimentary canal can lead you to heaven.

Meet Bessy, a cow roaming the meadows of Garmisch-Partenkirchen.  Bessy lives the easy life.  Most days she chews grass and clover. The green stuff mixes with water, and travels through her four stomachs.  In the process green matter morphs into white milk. Bessy gets tapped twice daily.  Milk turns into cream.  Add bacteria and you've …

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