Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

I absolutely love cycling through Germany and even more so in the southern part around Bavaria (Munich). Take a typical Bavarian town, stick it in the mountains and you've got Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Though actually two separate towns, the combined population of Garmisch-Partenkirchen totals 25,000. How can one not like the views, especially when the majestic peak of Zugspitze nearby? At 2,962 meters, the spectacular Zugspitze claims bragging rights to being Germany's tallest mountain. Good time was had cycling and hiking in the area. Though a few miles from town, the Renaissance Riessersee Hotel provides typical upscale accommodations found at Marriott properties. Website: