Thursday, 20 June 2013


So this week its been over 30 degrees, including last weekend! So last Sunday me, Joerg and his Mum drove to Garmisch Partenkirchen to see "Partnachklamm", which takes only an hour by car when there isn't traffic :) We left at 6am and were the first ones there - a good idea as when we left (around 3pm) it was completely packed with tourists!
Garmisch is where the olympic ski jumps that you see on TV happen; watching it on TV makes it look so high from where they have to jump, but being there its even higher! It looked a bit like a staircase into heaven, here is a pic:
Looks like a staircase into the clouds!

View from the front

 Partnachklamm is a gorge; here are some photos of it. You get to walk on a small path next to the rock wall and along the mountain stream that runs between the mountain!
The entrance!

Joerg looking like a demon with red eyes!

There were lots of mini "waterfalls"

The current was so fast and the water was so loud as it crashed against the rocks!

Looking upwards!

Can you see the rainbow one of the mini waterfalls made?

Double rainbow!

 Once we went through the gorge you can go hiking in the mountains, this we did and after a long way through the woods we got to the cute restaurants and holiday homes! 

 I felt like we were in one of those typical Bavarian programmes where they all live in the mountains and own restaurants; it was so pretty!
 Afterwards we slowly made our way back down and sat by the river where the water was SO clean! Apparently it is usually completely clear and more blue but because recently it's rained so much it wasn't as clear as usual. 

When we went back through the gorge it was such a different atmosphere, it was so full of tourists that it was hard to move as the pathway is so small, and every photo you took had a tourist in it! It's a lot better when you go early when it's peaceful and you have all the time you need to take photos; rather than being pushed a long by the flow of tourists! 
I have a lot more photos but I will restrain myself from posting all of them as already this is such a long post! 
It was a great day with lots of sun :) (and a little bit of sunburn!)

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