GRAND SONNENBICHL HOTEL 4 estrellasSterneckstrasse, 19, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Alemania
Situated on a hillside overlooking the resort town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, this hotel lights up the woodland with its yellow exterior and red tiled roof; its backdrop the Bavarian Alps. The hotel is four kilometres from the local railway station and conference centre. The 93 guestrooms are individually designed in pastel colours with dark wood furnishings. All come equipped with air conditioning, direct-dial phones, dial-up Internet connections, satellite television, and minibars. The hotel boasts an indoor swimming pool, gym, whirlpool, sauna and massage treatment room where guests can unwind after a day's sightseeing. For business travellers there are meeting and conference rooms and the hotel also has parking spaces for guests with their own vehicles. Guests can dine in the hotel's Blauer Salon, where on fine days dinner is served outside on the lantern strewn terrace with views of the Alps, or in the Heurigen Restaurant, which specialises in Austrian food and wine. Attractions to be found in the vicinity of the hotel include historic houses with wall frescoes and baroque churches throughout the area. Popular sightseeing destinations include the Zugspitze - Germany's highest mountain - the summit of which is four kilometres from the hotel. Also worth a visit are the castles of King Ludwig II at Linderhof and Neuschwanstein, 30 and 80 kilometres away respectively. Munich airport is 125 kilometres from the hotel. Commuter trains and buses connect the airport with Munich city centre, from where trains run to Garmisch- Partenkirchen station, four kilometres from the hotel. Taxis are readily available outside the terminal.