Start Garmisch-P'kirchen 700m, Finish Farchant 670m.
Highest point: Above St Anton, 820m
Distance: circa 8 kms
Weather: Warm and sunny
Vertical altitude gain: circa 160m
I was very pleased to have managed a full days walking on March 4th, after the problems I have sufferered on the 3rd when the considerable efforts of snowshoeing caught up with me! March 5th was scheduled by me to be a rest day, as I do find that helps a lot on any trip to the Bavarian Alps. But having had a hotel breakfast for once and seen what a superb day it was, I felt a short walk was in order. And the obvious one was to walk back from Garmisch-Partenkirchen after I had caught the bus in to visit the book shops checking on any maps that I might find useful for future trips.
The Philosophenweg is a marked and very well laid out path that runs from Garmisch-Partenkirchen back to Farchant, so I decided to use part of that and vary it a little to get slightly higher up the valley side to enjoy what I hoped would be some nice views on such a lovely morning. As is normal in such parts of Bavaria, (indeed in many parts of Germany), I knew there would be plenty of tracks generally heading in the direction I wanted to go. So I wanderd Eastwards through the town, and soon picked up the path as I got close to the valley side.