We’re literally greeted with this amazing view when we stepped out of our room for breakfast! What a very pleasant surprise! It must have snowed overnight….
Our table was nicely set up Love this cozy little restaurant Had our free flow breakfast slowly on a dreamy snowy morning
For us who are from a tropical island, this is definitely not a common experience. Nice breakfast, great ambience and wonderful view. And the lady chef said it’s actually kind of early to be snowing that much at that time of the year.
After a super enjoyable breakfast, we went for a short walk just outside the hotel.
Back at Quartier…
Awesome Quartier 👍
We reached Munich past noon and after a quick stop back at our hotel, we went for lunch and coffee. And did some last minute shopping on our last evening in Europe.
It was a great, great winter holiday. Feeling truly satisfied and thankful especially during this pandemic time.
Well, I must say these fabulous experiences and fond memories are enough to make up for this lengthy period of no travels 💕
It’s another early morning, left hotel just before 7am to catch the 7.32am train to Garmisch-Partenkirchen for a 2D1N stayover. So for that night, we double booked accommodation for ourselves – our room in Munich (so we didn’t need to pack/move our luggage) and a room in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
Ginger bread we bought from the Christmas Market
Enjoying the marvellous scenery during the 1h20m train ride.
Collected the KLOOK cable car / cogwheel train tickets (which we purchased the day before we left for our Europe holiday) at Zugspitzbahnhof Garmisch-Partenkirchen. It’s a very short walk from Garmisch-Partenkirchen train station to Zugspitzbahnhof, contrary to what we read on google map.
On the cogwheel train, going up to Zugspitze
First stop upon arrival ~ Sonn Alpin 2600m. Hot soup as light lunch to warm our body.
Lunch at Panorama Lounge 2962, at the top of Germany @3,000m above sea level. We liked the view so much that we stayed there for a good 2 hours.
We’re at the Summit!
Waiting for the cable car On the way to Lake Eibsee Beautiful Lake Eibsee
Back to Zugspitze station and walking to the hotel Arrived at Quartier, a very cool hotel, after a 10-min walk from the station. Waiting to check in and we could only do it between 3pm and 8pm.
Nice view of the Bavarian alps along the corridor, just in front of our room. Long wooden passage to the bedroom from the entrance We turned this small bedroom into our walk-in wardrobe A loft above the bed to enjoy the beautiful views
Shortly after checking in, we went for a walk in the vicinity The small Christmas Market Afternoon tea time! Supermarket search Packed our dinner on our way back to Quartier Bought a SGD 10+ rosé Cava from the supermarket to pair with my pulled pork burger and his sausage burger. Craved for some hot clear soup on a chilly night too. Glad that we bought some instant miso paste sachet from home 🙂 We didn’t know toothbrush & toothpaste weren’t provided. So this and our index fingers were our dental kit.
After clocking a 16-hour day trip the previous day, we just wanted to chillax. It helped that it was a Sunday, meaning I could not even shop as most retail outlets were not opened.
Woke up late and had a leisurely breakfast.
Headed out just before noon and had a slow walk to Marienplatz
Even the Christmas Market was not opened on Sunday. Supermarket was also closed except for the F&B joint in it Enjoying the walk
Mucki & Floyd – Coffee break 1
Aroma Kaffeebar – Coffee break 2.
And we bought a pair of coffee cups for our homecafe.
A very bustling cafe
Enjoyed roaming the Munich streets aimlessly between the cafe visits
A round of pre-dinner drinks
Early dinner at the famous Haxnbauer.
Browsing at the Marienplatz Christmas Market again before ending the night.
Bought the next day’s breakfast and had a strudel. He had a hotdog bun too!