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Mittenwald is located near Garmisch-Partenkirchen.and is situated in the Valley of the River Isar,near by the northern foothills of the Alps
Mittenwald, along with Garmich-Partenkirchen to the west, was acquired by the Prince-Bishopric of Freising in the late 14th century and the "crowned Aethiopian" head that is part of Mittenwald's coat of arms and recalls that 400-year association that ended when the Prince-Bishopric was secularized in 1802-03 and its territory annexed to Bavaria. Mittenwald's location as an important transit center on a relatively low transalpine route has been a defining feature of the area for at least two thousand years: during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries traffic was boosted by large treasure trains sent regularly from Spain to pay troops in the Netherlands, the more conventional sea route having been rendered unreliable.

I have been here several times and it is one of the most colorful villages that I have seen in Germany. In fact, I reduced the saturation in this shot has it was more intense than you see here.

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