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Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Travel Guide
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In this resort village, experience the best of the Bavarian Alps, from world-class skiing on shimmering glaciers to scenic hiking routes, heritage trails and dense woods.

The village of Garmisch-Partenkirchen lies in the valleys of the Bavarian Alps, beneath the towering Zugspitze peak. Combined in 1935 to host the 1936 Winter Olympics, Garmisch-Partenkirchen is best known as a mountain resort, home of the magnificent Garmisch-Classic Ski Resort. Ski pristine powder and groomed slopes on this internationally acclaimed mountain or visit the resort in summer to experience breathtaking alpine hiking and history.

Visit Garmisch-Partenkirchen in winter to enjoy its exceptional ski areas. With modern cable cars and chairlifts, Garmisch-Classic has a range of slopes for all skill levels, from the blue-graded Kinderland to the dizzying moguls and tree-skiing runs of Kreuzeck. Garmisch-Partenkirchen hosts thrilling international snow-sports events, including downhill ski races, figure skating and hockey. Ride the cogwheel train up the formidable Zugspitze to enjoy stunning views and glacial plateau skiing. See this mountain vista throughout the summer while exploring the rugged alpine landscapes above Garmisch-Partenkirchen and neighboring Grainau.

Visit the town year-round and admire the charming streetscapes. Garmisch has a more modern atmosphere, while Partenkirchen has maintained plenty of traditional alpine Bavarian charisma. Stroll around Partenkirchen to see heritage houses with painted façades. Learn about some of the resort’s more recent history at the Stadion Olympiaschanze Garmisch-Partenkirchen, a relic of intriguing architecture from the 1936 Olympics.

Explore some of Garmisch-Partenkirchen’s glacially chiseled landscapes, such as the awe-inspiring gorges of Partnachklamm and Höllentalklamm. Stroll around beautiful Eibsee for views of the colossal Zugspitze.

Check out traditional Bavarian beer gardens and restaurants. Sample a cold Bavarian lager and select from a variety of quality meats, cheeses and breads. Find a range of accommodations, from camping sites to traditional inns and ferienwohnungen (vacation rentals).

Garmisch-Partenkirchen is located in the Bavarian Alps, 56 miles (90 kilometers) southwest of Munich. Reach the resort within 1.5 hours from Munich on public transportation. Nearby, visit the pretty vacation resort of Seefeld in Tyrol, Austria, and the castles of Ludwig II, including the fairy tale-like Neuschwanstein Castle.

Hotel & Gasthof Fraundorfer
Hotel & Gasthof Fraundorfer
3 out of 5
Ludwigstrasse 24, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, BY
The price is $121 per night from Aug 23 to Aug 23
Situated in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Ludwig Street and Garmisch-Partenkirchen Ski Resort. Partnach Gorge is 2.3 mi (3.6 km) ...
4.3/5Excellent! (183 reviews)
Wonderful hotel, weird check-in.
"The hotel is part of a restaurant. There is no check in area. We entered and were ignored until finally, at the restaurant food service service area, we asked where the hotel was and they said it was right there. Then they gave us paperwork and went off to set tables and deliver food. We stood there ..."

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2020

Hotel & Gasthof Fraundorfer
Hyperion Hotel Garmisch – Partenkirchen
Hyperion Hotel Garmisch – Partenkirchen
5 out of 5
Alpspitzstraße 12, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, BY
The price is $191 per night from Aug 22 to Aug 22
Located near the slopes, this Garmisch-Partenkirchen hotel is in the city center, within a 10-minute walk of Casino Garmisch-Partenkirchen and Garmisch-Partenkirchen ...
4.2/5Excellent! (21 reviews)
"It's a nice hotel with adequate amenities and services. However, it's certainly not a true 5* hotel."

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2021

Hyperion Hotel Garmisch – Partenkirchen
Dorint Sporthotel Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Dorint Sporthotel Garmisch-Partenkirchen
4 out of 5
Mittenwalder Strasse 59, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, BY
The price is $168 per night from Aug 28 to Aug 28
This family-friendly Garmisch-Partenkirchen hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Olympic Hill and Garmisch-Partenkirchen Ski Resort. Partnach Gorge is 1.8 mi (2.9 ...
4.2/5Very Good! (574 reviews)
"Hotel is in much need of updating and TLC. Staff was very nice and the breakfast was good. The two room suite had more than enough room, but the single bed in the second room was not what I'd call a real bed and was so uncomfortable, my son ended up sleeping on the couch instead. Great views and ..."

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2020

Dorint Sporthotel Garmisch-Partenkirchen
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Bader Suites
Bader Suites
3 out of 5
Alpspitzstraße 13, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, BY
Situated in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Casino Garmisch-Partenkirchen and Garmisch-Partenkirchen Ski Resort. ...
5/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)
Loved it
"New and amazing, very large room, great location - staff was very friendly and helpful"

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2021

Bader Suites
moun10-urlaubswohnen
moun10-urlaubswohnen
4 out of 5
Bahnhofstraße 29, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, BY
Located near the slopes, this Garmisch-Partenkirchen apartment building is in the city center, within a 15-minute walk of Richard Strauss Platz and Garmisch-Partenkirchen ...
moun10-urlaubswohnen
Hotel quartier - lodges tagesbar forum
Hotel quartier - lodges tagesbar forum
3.5 out of 5
St.-Martin-Strasse 26, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bayern
Located near the slopes, this Garmisch-Partenkirchen aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Casino Garmisch-Partenkirchen and Garmisch-Partenkirchen Ski Resort ...
5/5Exceptional! (6 reviews)
Superb design hotel near the center of town
"Great location, beautifully designed hotel. The room was huge. Loved the wood and concrete aesthetics."

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2020

Hotel quartier - lodges tagesbar forum
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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