After saying farewell to Salzburg Austria, it was time to travel to our next destination, Garmisch, Germany.
Getting an early start, we passed by this sunflower field. I had J stop so I could take some pictures. You could not do this riding on the train.
They were selling the sunflowers through an honor system. They even provided a knife, in order to cut the flower off the stem.
The countryside was eye-catching with the typical German house with overflowing flowers boxes and cows in the yard.
It took about 2 ½ hours to arrive in Garmisch, Germany where we would be spending the next three nights. If you are looking for a true rustic Bavarian Inn, Gasthof Fraundorfer is the place to stay. Even though we were early, they let us check in and advised the dining room was closed on Tuesday, but would be open on Wednesday evening for dinner and dancing and hoped to see us. She advised breakfast was available from 7-9:30 which was included with our stay. She also gave us a GaPa visitor card which allowed us free use of the bus system, along with some discounts to entrance fees to some attractions.
We were shown to our room, which was located in a building behind the restaurant. Our room on the first floor with its own deck.
There was a comfortable bed, separate seating area, TV (which we never turned on), free WiFI and a safe.
The bathroom was a good size, with a large towel warmer, which we used. One nice feature which we have not run into before is when you walked into the bathroom, the lights would turn on. After a couple of minutes of no movement in the room, they automatically turned off. This was good for the middle of night bathroom trips.
There was a large deck adjoined to the room, where we could enjoy our view of the mountains with guests waiting for us to join them. Sometimes when I looked out the window, I thought someone was out there. It was a cute touch.
We could see Zugspitze, the highest mountain in Germany from our deck. Unfortunately, it was cloudy up on the mountain during out stay, so we were not able to visit.
Gasthof Fraundorfer is located on a cobble stone street.
The hotel was located on a cobble stone street with very limited traffic. Most of the homes and establishment’s in the area, were very colorful and had scenic murals on the outside of the walls. It really was a picturesque town with plenty of outside cafes to enjoy a drink or a meal.
We had the pleasure of having dinner at Gasthof Fraundorfer and found it quite entertaining and fun. When we went to the dining room that evening, the place was packed. Even though we did not have a reservations, they found room for us. They placed us at a table with other guests where the conversation with the locals was very interesting. You find out what other people do in the area, make small talk such as the weather and find out which is the best beer to drink and what was good on the menu. They served traditional German food which we enjoyed.
TIP: Make reservations for dinner if you plan on eating at Gasthof Fraundorfer.
It was a very delightful evening that included a DJ who played his accordion with typical German music accompanied by two male dancers, also dressed in the customary German attire. Locals were dancing along with the music. The evening was very enjoyable and I highly recommend having a meal if you are staying in Garmisch.
If you are planning a trip to Garmisch and are looking for an authentic rustic Bavarian Inn, I would highly recommend Gasthof Fraundorfer.