Camping in Garmisch-Partenkirchen
After a further 7 German miles along rd 23 there is a spacious campsite on the left in Grainau, 3 miles before the winter sports resort of Garmisch-Partenkirchen. There is a choice of parking on the Stellplatz with metered electricity, or a campsite 'comfort pitch' (each with its own tap, unmetered hook-up and chemical WC dump). We choose comfort! The setting below Germany's highest peak (the Zugspitze at 2962 m/9,775 ft) is breath-taking (and less sublimely there is an Aldi right across the road). One summer long ago we went up the Zugspitze. A rack railway from Grainau station took us part-way, then a Seilbahn (cable car) whisked us to the summit. It was extremely misty at the top, nothing to be seen but jet-black ravens looming out of the haze with a characteristic croak.