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Garmisch-PartenkirchenGermany

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.

Top Hotels in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Mercure Garmisch Partenkirchen
Mercure Garmisch Partenkirchen
4 out of 5
Mittenwalder Strasse 2, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, BY
The price is $146 per night

This family-friendly Garmisch-Partenkirchen hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Ludwig Street and Garmisch-Partenkirchen Ski Resort. Partnach Gorge is 2.2 mi ...

3.8/5Good! (473 reviews)

"Fairly good hotel on Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Great breakfast."…"

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2020

Mercure Garmisch Partenkirchen
Hyperion Hotel Garmisch – Partenkirchen
Hyperion Hotel Garmisch – Partenkirchen
5 out of 5
Alpspitzstraße 12, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, BY
The price is $168 per night

Conveniently located near the ski slopes, this Garmisch-Partenkirchen hotel is in the city center, within 2 mi (3 km) of Casino Garmisch-Partenkirchen and Garmisch-Partenkirchen ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (5 reviews)

"Es wird noch Einiges renoviert, Aber die gesamte Anlage ist jetzt schon seh schön"…"

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2020

Hyperion Hotel Garmisch – Partenkirchen
Dorint Sporthotel Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Dorint Sporthotel Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Mittenwalder Strasse 59, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, BY
The price is $196 per night

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! (548 reviews)

"Staff was very friendly and helpful; spacious rooms and good views."…"

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2020

Dorint Sporthotel Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Popular places to visit in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Zugspitze
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Zugspitze

5/5(105 reviews)

Ski and snowboard down powdery slopes, stay in an igloo and experience panoramic views over the Bavarian alps at this resort located on Germany’s highest glacier.

Garmisch-Partenkirchen Ski Resort
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen Ski Resort

5/5(74 reviews)

Ski on the same slopes that put alpine skiing on the Olympic schedule in 1936 at this Bavarian alpine ski resort on the plateau beneath Germany’s highest mountain.

Partnach Gorge
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Partnach Gorge

5/5(1 review)

Explore Partnach Gorge, a popular green space in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, and enjoy the ski slopes. Discover the mountain views and spas in this quaint area.

Olympic Hill
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Olympic Hill

4/5(4 reviews)

Catch an event at Olympic Hill, and enjoy other activities in Garmisch-Partenkirchen such as skiing. Discover the mountain views and spas in this quaint area.

Ludwig Street
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Ludwig Street

4/5(1 review)

You can enjoy retail therapy at Ludwig Street during your trip to Garmisch-Partenkirchen. While in this culturally rich area, you can savor the top-notch restaurants.

King's House on Schachen
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King's House on Schachen

You can find out about the history of Garmisch-Partenkirchen with a visit to King's House on Schachen. Discover the mountain views in this walkable area, or enjoy its ski slopes.

Top things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Zugspitze Full-Day Tour
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Zugspitze Full-Day Tour

$112
Per adult
92% of travellers recommend
Day Tour to Garmisch-Partenkirchen (8h, chauffeur, guide)
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Day Tour to Garmisch-Partenkirchen (8h, chauffeur, guide)

$1,767
Per adult
Garmisch-Partenkirchen Private Walking Tour
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen Private Walking Tour

$227
Per adult

Reviews of Garmisch-Partenkirchen

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 14, 2020

Just a thank you to the staff for all your assistance. I really enjoyed staying there.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Feb 25, 2020

A unique Bavarian experience that should not be missed. Come for the skiing and hiking, stay for the people, enjoy the views.

5/5 - Excellent

Fernando

Jan 22, 2020

I have visited in the past and would like to visit Garmisch-Partenkirchen again. You can be as active or relaxed as you choose. There are many activities in this area; skiing, hiking, shopping, dining, reading in sauna or soaking in hot tub.Beautiful

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 2, 2020

Beautiful!

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Sep 19, 2019

A walk to (and through) the gorge is well worthwhile. Admission is 6 Euro; parking also has a fee.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Sep 6, 2019

Quite. Next to many places. Cold. Nature

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