Springtime in Garmish-Partenkirchen

frescoed storefront in Garmisch

Garmisch-Partenkirchen in snuggled in the Alpine Region of Bavaria.  It was a delight to wander past the traditional frescoes on homes and storefronts, called “Lüftlmalereien,”.

The paintings date back to the 18th century when wealthy merchants, farmers and craftsmen showed their wealth and status with colourful frescoes on the façade of their houses. The paintings often incorporated existing architectural structures, such as windows or doors, or took the form of medallions or scenes from the Bible, fairy tales or folk festivals.

The city is the perfect base to explore the nearby palaces and castles. With so much to see Garmisch is a forever destination that I will return to

. another beautiful building