This year I decided it was time to go on a mother daughter adventure to Bavaria.
Why Bavaria? The food is amazing and will make every kid happy (our big hits Wienerschnitzel, Kaiserschmarrn and Apfelstrudel). There is a lot of nature to explore, castles to visit and lots of different lakes to jump into.
We started our trip in Garmisch-Partenkirchen and stayed 3 nights, it was our home base where we set out to explore the surrounding area.
Garmisch-Partenkirchen is a wonderful place to spend a few days and explore the mountains. The small Bavarian village has beautiful colorful “Lueftl” paintings on the house facades and a lovely pedestrian zone.
Parent tip, to keep the kids entertained buy a few postcards that depict the house paintings and have the kids find them while strolling through the quaint village.
Summer sledding is one of my kid’s favorite pastimes and the half mile long sledding track with the fun adventure playground next to it keeps her smiling for hours.
From Garmisch-Partenkirchen you can also start your next big adventure, a cable car and a cook wheel train will bring you to the highest point in Germany, Mount Zugspitze. There you can enjoy the breathtaking scenery and partake in summer tobogganing fun. No gear with you? No problem the sleds are free to use.
Tip: Bring your swim stuff and cool off after the visit with a jump into the Eibsee right next to the parking lot of the Zugspitze cable car.
For little feet and curious minds, hike the Summit Adventure Trail along the high alpine domain of the Alpspitz. Families walk leisurely around the 0.5 mile long circuit with information about the flora, fauna and geology of the region posted along the hike. The informative, quiz-like stations arouse the curiosity and “wanderlust” of even the youngest mountain lovers. The highlight of this adventure trail, which is also suitable for push chairs, is the AlpspiX viewing platform, which is sure to make your eyes wide and your knees weak! Hike the Genuss-Erlebnisweg with kids that can hike around 2.5 miles and want to experience the stone- kingdom of the giants with 18 fun stations.
Tip: Buy a combination ticket of the Zugpitz cable car and the Alpspitz cable car to save $.
We also enjoyed a visit to the Partnachklamm (Partnach Gorge) a deep gorge that has been created by the mountain glacier stream (about 1.8 miles return hike that takes around 90 min.). Once you enter the Gorge you are surrounded by massive rock faces and you can hear the water rushing through the gorge beneath. You will pass several tunnels and the kids will marvel at the sight of small waterfalls.
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Nicky Schick is a certified family travel consultant and writer. On the go and in the know with first-hand experience!