It was now September 1995, and our family took a vacation to one of our favorite places in the entire world – Bavaria in southern Germany – this is the famous Zugspitze mountain.
The Zugspitze is Germany’s highest mountain at 9714 feet tall, and the border with Austria runs across the top of the mountain – we were planning to take another trip to the top!
We always tried to go to Bavaria in late September or early October on vacation, because the weather was beautiful and few tourists were around – and the evenings had just a touch of the cool fall air that was so refreshing.
Garmisch-Partenkirchen is a beautiful Bavarian city that sits at the base of the Zugspitze, and hosted the 1936 Winter Olympics.
We love Bavaria for the fresh air, culture, architecture, picture postcard views everywhere you look, shopping and antique stores. 🙂
I’ve never seen anyplace in the world that was as squeaky clean, manicured and without anything to spoil the views as Bavaria is…my heart is at rest there! 🙂
I also love the “Onion Dome” style of Bavarian churches, and decided to take a number of photos of the church on this picture perfect day.
The leaves were changing and the sky was perfectly blue, and we couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
I’m just beginning to post a great number of photos of our trip to Bavaria – so I’ll be busy for quite awhile on this project – which makes me happy! 🙂
I liked to take the best photos that I could and tried to catch as many different aspects of the church tower as possible – like the building’s shadow against the base of the bell tower here.
You can see the mountain skyline in the distance, and the next day our project was to take the cog-train up to the top of the Zugspitze.
Here I am sitting outside the Zugspitze mountain peak cafe, where we had an excellent meal and took in the beautiful mountain views of the Bavarian Alps.
This is a picture of our AFRC Hotel in Garmisch for this trip – I think it was the General George S. Patton, Jr. Hotel – our Honda Accord is parked just to the left of the main entrance.