Above/featured: Garmisch-Partenkirchen train station, with the characteristic red of Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains – 27 Feb 2017 (HL, 6D1).
I’m pleased to present one of my favourite spots to visit in Germany. Located in southern Bavaria near the international border with Austria, Garmisch-Partenkirchen (GAP)* provides ample opportunities for year-round exploration with ample hiking in summer and skiing in winter. GAP also provides a convenient base to visit the Mittenwald area, Oberammergau, and Tirol across the border in Austria.
From AlpspiX platform near Alpspitz: the visitor points northwest to the Loisach river valley with Grainau (lower-left), Garmisch-Partenkirchen (centre-right), and Wank (upper-right) – 8 Mar 2017 (HL, 6D1); more here.
The trio of Bacardi, Tequila, and Whiskey are set and ready to go. For the pre-Lent festival of Maschkera or Fasching, people dress up in wildly colourful costumes, and there’s a playful bicycle race in Partenkirchen on Carnival Sunday – 26 Feb 2017 (HL, 6D1); more here.
Obergainau’s St. John the Baptist church (Kirche St. Johannes der Täufer), with the Waxenstein mountains above and behind the onion dome in morning light; Zugspitze in the background at upper right – 28 May 2018 (HL, X70); more here.
* All automobile license plates in Germany begin with one to three letters denoting place of registration. In the Garmisch-Partenkirchen area, plates begin with three letters: “GAP“.
^ The German Wiki entry says that “Wank” is derived from an older German word “Hang” (mountain-side or -slope), and that an earlier name for the mountain was “Eckenberg” (corner peak).
I made all pictures above in 2011, 2017, and 2018 with a Canon EOS450D/Rebel XSi (450D), a Canon 6D mark1 (6D1), and a Fujifilm X70 (X70). Alle Fotoaufnahmen sind mit Wasserzeichen versehen worden. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins DOT com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-eyA.
LAPC or Lens Artists Photo Challenge celebrated its one-year anniversary in July 2019.
For LAPC no.53 (6-12 Jul 2019), I acknowledge LAPC’s coordinating quartet of Amy, Ann-Christine, Patti, and Tina.