Up-Close Picture of the Week: Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, the small, alpine twin-cities on the Romantic Road in Germany were merged for the 1936 Olympics and after that single event, people from all over Continental Europe showed up to hike, ski, eat Bavarian cuisine, and relax in the invigorating heights. The towns are very different, with Partenkirchen the more historic of the two (founded more than 800 years before Garmisch). The homes and buildings of both towns are in the classic Bavarian style and are covered with frescoes and, depending on the season, a blanket of snow or curls of flowers. Read more about Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
Written by Sascha Matuszak for EuropeUpClose.com