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Frühlingstraße, 82467 Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
After days of rain, the sun finally appeared on Saturday morning. I decided to take advantage of the (temporarily) blue skies and do a bit of on-site research for a story I am writing. This old farmhouse in one of the oldest parts of Garmisch...
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Linderhof 12, 82488 Ettal, Germany
Schloss Linderhof might be the smallest of the three palaces built by King Ludwig II, but it is nothing short of extravagant. Inspired by France's Palace of Versailles, this "Royal Villa" is the only palace that King Ludwig II lived to see...
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82418 Riegsee, Germany
The Murnau-Werdenfelser cattle breed is one of the world's oldest and most endangered. Native to the Bavarian region from Murnau to Garmisch, these cattle are used as draft animals, for dairy, and for meat. After years of careful breeding, farmers...
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82467 Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
Assumption Day in the Werdenfels region mixes pre-Christian traditions with the Christian story of the Assumption of Mary. In pre-Christian times, medicinal herbs were picked in mid-August, at a period of peak potency. This much-loved tradition...
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Dorfstraße 20, 82487 Oberammergau, Germany
There is much more to Bierfest time than Oktoberfest. Small towns throughout Bavaria celebrate their own beer festivals throughout summer and early fall. These three riders led more than 4000 members of local Trachtenverein (folk dress clubs) to...
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Herrsching, Germany
There is a reason that Bavaria's colors are white and blue. Blue sky, puffy white clouds, sun-diamonds strewn across a blue lake--a perfect summer day. What you don't see is the white foam topping my glass of Weizen beer, which I was busy guzzling...
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Klosterpl., 92334 Berching, Germany
Kloster Plankstetten, a Benedictine monastery in central Bavaria, is known for its organic farm and fresh produce. A large herd of cattle grazes on open fields and in the apple orchards. A few smart cows discovered that food can come from above as...
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82467 Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
Sebastianskirche in Partenkirchen was originally dedicated to the Partenkirchners who died from the plague in the 1600s and were buried in the yard to the left of the church. After World War I, the church was rededicated to those who had died in...