we drove down to lake eibsee from munich - about 1.5hrs on great roads.
first impression is stunning setting right on the lake.
check in was very efficient - we had a fantastic view over the lake.
free wifi was good!
we booked direct with the hotel and opted for the breakfast and evening meal too.
the menu was excellent each night and the waiters were very friendly - food was very good - better than we expected.
we ate out on the terrace on the third night as weather was excellent.
breakfast too was very good with all you would expect - omelettes etc made to order.
as mentioned the location of this hotel is stunning, right below zugspitz, Germanys highest mountain.
we were there for 3 nights and used it as a base to visit neuwswanstein castle, partnich gorge, and a trip up zugspitz on the cable car too (these are 3 things I would highly recommend doing!!!)
we also walked around the l;ake which took around 2 hrs - I would suggest making up a couple of rolls at breakfast and talking these for a bite to eat and take your time going round lake as views are stunning.
the town of garmish has a lovely precinct and lots of places to stop and have a beer ar cake - great atmosphere.
when we visited neuswanstein we did not do the tour and were happy we didn't.
we drove and parked in the first car park, caught the silver bus which took us up to the bridge above the castle and walked back down from there.
after seeing the hills and people walking up the way we knew we made the right choice.
we then had lunch at a lovely restaurant down by the lake in wengen.
when doing the partnich gorge we again did it the easy way by getting chairlift up to the hotel and walked down the way - although on hindsight getting the chairlift just to the left of the skijump and walking down may have been better as we had plenty of time and it was over all too quick. so if you have all day then this would be the way to do it - the way we did it only took maybe 3 hrs total with an hour at the restaurant at top of chairlift.
for me zugspitz was well worth the money - the view was amazing - and I didn't even go down and visit the other areas up there as it was a last minute decision to go up. we did not go up sooner due to clouds but after going up on the last morning I found that I was way above the louds anyway and think that if the weather is ok at botom then go for it.
all in all this was a good base to stay and although some parts of the hotel could do with refurb it is still a 4 star hotel for me.
good swimming in the lake - especially for kids as there are free canoes etc for guests and trampolines, table tennis etc.
nice and peaceful at night which was good although if you are after nightlife then you need to go into garmish.
overall this whole area is stunning and if anyone out there is in two minds then go! you will not be disappointed.
this was our first trip to barvaria, indeed Germany, and we will def go back.
the cleanliness was also very noticeable - everywhere was spotless and immaculate.
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