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Last week Hubby and I skipped town for a few days to commune with nature.  We knew where we wanted to go.  Bavaria.  Garmisch, Germany.  We booked our hotel back in April.  This was not our first time in this lovely area.  It had been about seven years since our last visit.  It was time for our return.

The only items on our agenda were hiking and great food.  I will say we accomplished both items!

One place we wanted to go was to the Partnach Gorge.  We had never been there and just the idea of being that close to water roaring past you was well, thrilling!

Of course, we never do things the easy way!  It was a rainy day.  We had read that it was about a 20 minute walk where we would be surrounded by little stands.  Well, we missed that walk!  We ended up on a gondola ride to God knows where and walked down to the gorge by mistake! However, it ended up being a wonderful hike that we so enjoyed.

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As I said it was a little wet.

Come and take a hike with us!

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We were in awe.  Such beauty.  However, we found a sign that said Partnachklamm.  I was quite excited!  I knew we were getting very close.  We keep walking.

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Water!  Klamm means gorge in German.

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This is the ‘calm’ part.

Let’s go ‘inside’.

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As we entered the gorge, the walk way is narrow and you guessed it, wet.  There were a lot of people out and we were coming from the opposite direction (see told you, we do things the hard way!)

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Here is a view looking up!

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Another one.

Halfway down the gorge there is this….

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this was a sight.  That is all natural light.  Fabulous!

I was a little shocked to find people carrying umbrellas.  It made passing a little tight.

We had so much fun getting lost and finding our way to our original destination.

And we did find the walk with all the little stands!  I also found a couple of other interesting things!  First, as we were coming off the gorge trail, I saw this….

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This was an run down house.  I was telling Hubby that we could buy it and fix it up.  He was not convinced…..

The second thing that I saw as we were leaving the trail was this….

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I do not know about you, but I do not keep Bavarian painted pieces in an outdoor shed.  If I could have found the owner, I would have gladly taken it off his hands.  He would then have more space for items that actually belong in an outdoor shed.

Garmisch was home to the 1936 Winter Olympics.  Where we ended up after our gorge walk was the stadium they held the ski jump competition.

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All the formal stuff on the stadium.  They still hold world competitions each December.

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You would have to pay me some good money to get on even the little one!  I think I will stick to the stands and cheer.

It was a fun morning.   Tomorrow I will share our afternoon.

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