Garmisch-Partenkirchen is a ski town in Bavaria, southern Germany. It is the seat of government of the district of Garmisch-Partenkirchen (abbreviated GAP), in the Oberbayern region, which borders Austria. Nearby is Germany’s highest mountain, Zugspitze, at 2,962 metres (9,718 ft) above sea level. . . . Garmisch and Partenkirchen remained separate until their respective mayors were forced by Adolf Hitler to combine the two market towns on 1 January 1935 in anticipation of the 1936 Winter Olympic Games. Today, the united town is casually (but incorrectly) referred to as Garmisch, much to the dismay of Partenkirchen’s residents. Most visitors will notice the slightly more modern feel of Garmisch while the fresco-filled, cobblestoned streets of Partenkirchen have a generally more historic appearance.
View from Frühlingstraße, 2018 (by Friedrich-Karl Mohr, Wikimedia Commons)
Following your curiosity, you stroll along the famous Frühlingstraße. Everything around you is so picturesque it seems as if time had stopped. Balconies adorned with beautiful flowers, houses built primarily in the 18th century … Wherever you look, you see colourful Lüftlmalerei mural paintings on the facades. These artistic creations frame the historic district of Garmisch like the open pages of a picture book. Their stories tell of piety, names and professions, hopes and fears of the people. Originally, the street was a rural alpine settlement. Today, it attracts visitors from all over the world. A highlight in historic Garmisch that you should definitely see!