For many years, Michelin ranked the Posthotel Partenkirchen number one in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Then bigger and grander hotels came along and the Post fell a notch or two. But those who supplanted it do not match the Post's elegant Bavarian interior, public and guest rooms. The richness of its carved-wood ceilings and walls and splendid old furnishings is extraordinary.

Guestrooms in the main building are in the same style, woody and Bavarian almost to a fault. Lighter, airier and of greater appeal to us are the more modern accommodations in a separate annex. During the late 80s, the Post's once highly-regarded restaurant fell on hard times, but apparently things have improved. Gault Millau gives it one chef's toque and a rating of 14/20, tied for the highest rating of any Garmisch-Partenkirchen restaurant.

A recent, popular addition in the hotel is the Post-Taverne, a bistro-style restaurant and bar with a small open kitchen which offers lighter dishes, mainly pasta, and serves from late afternoon to 11:30 p.m. The Posthotel offers a special rate to Gemütlichkeit subscribers of 95 DM ($62.50) single and 190 DM ($125) double—except during the periods September 15 to October 15 and December 20 to January 15, 1997. Our value rating, however, is based on the rack rates listed below.

Street Address: Ludwigstrasse 49
City: Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Country: Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 8821 - 93 63 0
Fax: +49 (0) 8821 - 93 63 22 22
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Quality: Rating: 3 stars
Value: Rating: 2 stars
Price Level: $$$-
Type: Hotel