Sights in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
(2,962 meters – nearly 7,000 feet) is the highest peak in Germany, sitting at
the base of the alps. At the foot of this mountain you will find the
traditionally Bavarian, Garmisch-Partenkirchen. The two cities, Garmisch
and Partenkirchen, became one entity in 1935. Until then they were
separate towns with their own history. It is Germany’s top winter sport
destination and a world class ski resort.
The town became famous when it hosted the Winter Olympics in 1936. The Olympic ice rink and ski jumping stadium are still used today for many competitions and can be viewed by visitors or groups who are interested.
Sights in Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Ruins of Werdenfels Castle- The Romanesque and gothic style ruins were owned by Otto VII. He built up the fortress as a protection for the military road. The name ‘Werdenfells’ had many meanings, but the most obvious one seems to be “Defend the Rock.”
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