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A Photographer’s Guide

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A Photographer’s Guide
Andrew Hudson



75 views to photograph
Kuhflucht WaterfallPhoto flea/Wikipedia
Venus Grotto at Linderhof PalacePe-Sa/Wikipedia
Brown fountain at Linderhof PalaceTony Castle/Wikipedia
Dome of Ettal AbbeyDiego Delso/Wikipedia
Dorfstrasse 20Jebulon/Wikipedia
Gold statue at Linderhof PalaceSofteiscommonswiki/Wikipedia
Grainau ChurchOctagon/Wikipedia
Linderhof PalaceSofteis/Wikipedia
Mariensäule MurnauHelmlechner/Wikipedia
Music Pavilion at Linderhof PalaceGracekelly/Wikipedia
Nave of Ettal AbbeyDiego Delso/Wikipedia
Neptune Fountain at Linderhof PalaceTony Castle/Wikipedia
St Agatha Church UffingDave Dunford/Wikipedia
Dome of Saints Peter and Paul Church in OberammergauAllie Caulfield/Wikipedia
East view of Linderhof PalaceSilverije/Wikipedia
Moroccan House at Linderhof PalaceDiego Delso/Wikipedia
Richard-Strauss-BrunnenChristian Allinger/Wikipedia
Saint George’s church [Bad Bayersoien]Jacquesverlaeken/Wikipedia
Saints Peter and Paul Church in OberammergauDiego Delso/Wikipedia
Venus and AdonisTony Castle/Wikipedia
Woman statue at Linderhof PalaceGeolina163/Wikipedia
Bavarian Zugspitze RailwayBkp/Wikipedia
Chapel Bad BayersoienJacquesverlaeken/Wikipedia
Große OlympiaschanzeJohannes Löw/Wikipedia
Höllentalanger HutWolfgang Kopp/Wikipedia
Kreuzigungsgruppe in OberammergauPaleontour/Wikipedia
Leutasch GorgeSebman81/Wikipedia
Moorish kiosk at Linderhof PalaceReywas92/Wikipedia
New Bridge EschenloheWaugsberg/Wikipedia
St. Sebastian Church KrünMichielverbeek/Wikipedia
Werdenfels CastleDark Avenger/Wikipedia
Edelweiss Lodge and ResortJugarum/Wikipedia
Eibsee Cable CarJosep Renalias/Wikipedia
Hohe KistenKogo/Wikipedia
King’s House on SchachenTk/Wikipedia
Maria Schutz church in GraswangDiego Delso/Wikipedia
Murnau am StaffelseeManuel Schunder/Wikipedia
WettersteinRa Boe/Wikipedia


Map of Garmisch-Partenkirchen


About PhotoSecrets



A great travel photo­graph requires you to be in the right place at the right time to capture that special moment. Professional photo­graphers have a short-hand phrase for this: “F8 and be there.”

There are countless books that can help you with photo­graphic technique, the “F8” portion of that equation. But until now, there’s been little help for the other, more critical portion of that equation, the “be there” part. To find the right spot, you had to expend lots of time and shoe leather to essentially re-invent the wheel.

In my career as a professional travel photo­grapher, well over half my time on location is spent seeking out the good angles. Andrew Hudson’s PhotoSecrets does all that legwork for you, so you can spend your time photo­graphing instead of wandering about. I wish I had one of these books for every city I photo­graph on assignment.

PhotoSecrets can help you capture the most beautiful sights with a minimum of hassle and a maximum of enjoyment. So grab your camera, find your favorite PhotoSecrets spots, and “be there!”

About Bob Krist

Bob Krist has photo­graphed assignments for National Geographic, National Geographic Traveler, Travel/­Holiday, Smithsonian, and Islands. He won “Travel photo­grapher of the Year” from the Society of American Travel Writers in 1994, 2007, and 2008.

For National Geographic, Bob has led round-the-world tours and a traveling lecture series. His book In Tuscany with Frances Mayes spent a month on The New York Times’ bestseller list and his how-to book Spirit of Place was hailed by American Photo­grapher magazine as “the best book about travel photo­graphy we’ve ever read.”

The parents of three sons, Bob and his wife live in New Hope, Pennsylvania.


Thank you for reading PhotoSecrets. As a fellow fan of travel and photo­graphy, I hope this guide will help you quickly find the most visually stunning places, and come home with equally stunning photo­graphs.

PhotoSecrets is designed to show you all the best sights. Flick through, see the classic views, and use them as a departure point for your own creations. Flick through, enjoy the photos, and see which places inspire you. Get comp­osition ideas, lighting tips, and a brief history. It’ll be like traveling with a location scout and a pro-photo­grapher by your side.

The idea for PhotoSecrets came during a trip to Thailand, when I tried to find the exotic beach used in the James Bond movie The Man with the Golden Gun. None of the guidebooks I had showed a picture, so I thought a guidebook of postcard photos would be useful for us photographers. If you have any ides for improvements, please send me an email at

Now, start exploring — and take lots of photos!

About Andrew Hudson

Originally an engineer, Andrew Hudson started PhotoSecrets in 1995. His first book won the Benjamin Franklin Award for Best First Book and his second won the Grand Prize in the National Self-Published Book Awards.

Andrew has published 15 nationally-distributed photo­graphy books. He has photo­graphed assignments for Macy’s, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Men’s Health and Seventeen, and been a location scout for Nikon. His photos and articles have appeared in Alaska Airlines, National Geographic Traveler, Shutterbug Outdoor and Nature photo­graphy, Where, and Woman’s World.

Andrew has a degree in Computer Engineering from Manchester University and a certificate in copyright law from Harvard Law School. Born in Redditch, England, he lives with his wife, two kids, and two chocolate Labs, in San Diego, California.


At a Glance

What:Mountain resort town and district
GPS:47.5, 11.083333
Region:Upper Bavaria
Time zone:CET (UTC+1)
Population:85,443 district

Garmisch-Partenkirchen is a Landkreis (district) in Bavaria, Germany. It is bounded by (from the west and clockwise) the districts of Ostallgäu, Weilheim-Schongau and Bad Tölz-Wolfratshausen, and by the Austrian state of Tyrol.