Travelled : 209 kilometres from Berchtesgaden to Garmisch-Parkenkirchen, Bavaria.
Visited : The Zugspitze. €106 a double, yes €106
Stayed : Alpencamp Wank, municipal stellplatz €15 per night, the usual services but electricity €1 per 1.5kw. N47.50568 E11.10748
Its a long mostly slow drive. There are roadworks, slow vehicles and just a lot a lot of afternoon traffic to contend with. Bit like Sydney in a way, but for the Bavarian scenery. We have been getting spoilt in Germany, with mostly short drives of an hour or so.
Anyway we finally drive into Garmisch-Parkenkirchen, the stellplatz is almost the first thing you see on the northern edge of to twin towns. Garmisch-Parkenkirchen originally founded as two seperate villages merged at some point to become impossible to spell or pronounce. The stellplatz is a well organised arrangement in the usual German style, lots of rules and signs. Situated adjoining a chairlift carpark its proves to be a 10 minute walk into town, but you get a free local bus pass for your €15 fee.
We find ourselves parked next to Karl and Teresa from England and their lovely dog.
We travel back down to the glacier by a short gondola that descent around 300 metres and throw a few snow balls at each other. Then we travel back down by cog-railway to the base of the mountain. Its a long slow trip down in the tunnel and not particularly interesting. Then train and bus back to the safety of the Hymer.
We start chatting to Karl and Teresa again and the beers come out, the rest is history but it was a great day.
Travelled: 127 kilometres from Bad Mergentheim to Nördlingen, Germany Visited: Weikersheim, Rothenburg ob der Tauber and Nördlingen. Stayed: Nördlingen Stellplatz, €3. All the usual services. N48.85535, […]