This post is about my trip to Füssen and Garmisch-Partenkirchen in 2016 as the continuation of the Europe Trip that has been pending for 4 years now. I know, right, I need such effort to dig everything from my old memory.
Garmisch-Partenkirchen had been memorized in my head since more than 10 years ago after reading a review about this town somewhere, I made it one of my dream places.
We reached Munich in the morning after taking an overnight trip by flixbus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk. We didn’t stay in Munich but straightly took direct train to Füssen for a 2-hour trip.
After leaving our luggages at the store baggage near the train station in Füssen (with a bit of drama trying to find a staff to help us because the luggages were too big for the locker but no one there so we left them there with hope they still would be there when we returned from Neuschwanstein Castle), we took a shuttle bus to Neuschwanstein Castle with departure point: Schlosshotel Lisl which costed: uphill journey 1.80 Euros / downhill journey 1 Euro / return ticket: 2.60 Euros. Duration from Station to location: 10 minutes.
My expectation was taking pictures of the castles from the hill like those photographers did but I almost forgot if I was still fasting so I dropped the plan to not hike and decided to be a normal tourist by taking pictures from the front of the castles 😥
That day the castle complex was so crowded that I couldn’t really enjoy the tour. For sure, I must go back and take the trekking path one day.
Not an impressive one but I could take picture of Hohenschwangau from afar before going back to Füssen station to take bus to the next destination, Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
Ha! The luggages were still there!
Garmisch Partenkirchen (Ga-Pa) is kind of my fairy tale destination actually. I admit I was being selfish when I forced my friends to make Ga-Pa as a-must-visit destination. But they enjoyed it, so my selfishness became a good thing 😉
Not so many people know about this town that’s known for its ski resort and trekking spot in southern Germany. I was supposed to enjoy trekking around Bavarian alps but I had to adjust the schedule with my travelmates, so we just went around the town and on the second day we took train to Lermos with a free pass — a complimentary from Gästehaus Brigitte, the inn where we stayed for 2 nights.
From the train station to Gästehaus Brigitte, it was about 10 minutes by foot. The inn was soooooo gorgeous and cozy with a hidden pantry on the wall of our room with complete cutlery and mini kitchen sets. Not far from the inn, there was a supermarket so we decided to cook during our stay in Ga-Pa.
We found a cute valley with beautiful buildings during our train trip to Lermos. The trip really pampered our eyes with crazy scenaries. I didn’t want to leave yet but the last train required us to go back to Ga-Pa.
It was a hard time when I had to leave Ga-Pa for Vienna. Well, the journey was still long. Thank you for the wonderful memory, Ga-Pa.