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DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: Munich by Elfie Ledig

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Garmisch-Partenkirchen & Zugspitze

Deep green meadows, snow-capped mountains, steep gorges carved out by streams, ancient monasteries, and old houses with colourful painted façades – in this region, Bavaria looks like a picture postcard come to life. Germany’s highest peak, the towering Zugspitze (2,950 m/9,700 ft), soars into the sky here. Locals also refer to the region encompassing Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Oberammergau, and Murnau – set in the Alps and the foothills against the impressive backdrop of the Wetterstein massif – as Werdenfelser Land. The Alpine foothills of Bavaria offer cultural highlights, such as King Ludwig II’s Schloss Linderhof, and Münter house in Murnau, as well as awesome natural beauty, in places such as Eibsee, Partnachklamm, ...

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