Haus zum Husaren

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Garmisch Partenkirchen, Germany

Haus zum Husaren Garmisch Partenkirchen Reviews

Kathrin_E Kathrin_E
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Haus zum Husaren Jan 31, 2017
This picture is in every book about Garmisch and on many postcards: the painted window, two soldiers in uniforms from around 1800 leaning out and watching the world go by. One is a hussar, the other an infantryman. After the hussar, this house has been named "Haus zum Husaren". It hosts a restaurant - I did not eat there so I cannot tell how good it is, but it looked nice.

The facade was painted in 1801. The ornaments around the windows show the neoclassical elements that were popular then. The house is almost 200 years older, though. The background story involves the wars between Napoleon and the Emperor, France and Austria. In 1800 a group of French hussars and Bavarian infantrymen had to be billeted in the house. The landlord was not happy with them, though, and to get rid of them he showed them a secret path over the Wetterstein mountains to the next valley where the troops of the Emperor were camping.

To find the house and the picture, you have to cross Loisach river and explore the quarter around the Old Church of St Martin. Haus zum Husaren is located in Fürstenstraße in the curve and on the corner of Lazarettstraße.
Haus zum Husaren
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