Went hiking in the mountains two days ago with fellow Fulbrighter. Garmisch-Partenkirchen is a set of twin towns in an Alpine valley running along the German-Austrian border. Well known for its ski resorts and Germany’s tallest mountain - Zugspitze - Garmisch has become a popular tourist destination, mostly for German and Austrian travelers or weekenders. Garmisch is a popular weekend destination in the winters especially for skiiers, but the springtime brings about great hiking weather.