Garmisch-Partenkirchen

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Garmisch-Partenkirchen which includes landscape views, road cycling and cycling

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.

Gasthof zum Rassen
Gasthof zum Rassen
3 out of 5
Ludwigstraße 45, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, BY, 82467
The price is £80 per night from 12 Jun to 13 Jun
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Enjoy free WiFi, room service and on-site parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and ...
3.4/5 Good! (151 reviews)
"Customer service very rude. Not persinable or accomodating."

Reviewed on 20 Dec 2021

Gasthof zum Rassen
Wittelsbacher Hof Swiss Quality Hotel
Wittelsbacher Hof Swiss Quality Hotel
4 out of 5
Von Brugstrasse 24, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, BY, 82467
The price is £142 per night from 23 May to 24 May
Stay at this 4-star hotel in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and a sauna. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (279 reviews)
"The spa & hammam were a particularly nice touch, as was the balcony with the splendid view. Staff were friendly and helpful."

Reviewed on 10 Mar 2022

Wittelsbacher Hof Swiss Quality Hotel
Hotel & Gasthof Fraundorfer
Hotel & Gasthof Fraundorfer
3 out of 5
Ludwigstrasse 24, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, BY, 82467
The price is £107 per night from 30 May to 31 May
Stay at this 3-star hotel in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and on-site parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the restaurant in their ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (202 reviews)
Mixed feelings
"The room was good, and everything very clean. Breakfast was average , however could not believe the rudeness of the staff…! Both at checkin (not so bad, but still not polite..) and at breakfast. We asked politely for a croissant to be reheated ..- and the response was ‘NEIN’ (full stop!). There were ..."

Reviewed on 10 Feb 2022

Hotel & Gasthof Fraundorfer
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.
Alpen-Deluxe - Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Alpen-Deluxe - Garmisch-Partenkirchen
4 out of 5
Riffelstrasse 37, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bayern, 82467
Stay at this 4-star ski condo in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a terrace. Popular attractions Garmisch-Partenkirchen Ski Resort and ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
Traumhafte Wohnung
"Die Wohnung war genau wie beschrieben. Wir kommen sicher wieder. Über FeWo hatte ich 2 Tage vor der Reise noch zwei Fragen gestellt, die leider nie beantwortet wurden."

Reviewed on 6 Sep 2020

Alpen-Deluxe - Garmisch-Partenkirchen
New!!! Holiday house in dream location for 2-6 persons
New!!! Holiday house in dream location for 2-6 persons
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria
Stay at this family-friendly holiday home in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Enjoy WiFi, a sauna and on-site parking. Popular attractions Garmisch-Partenkirchen Ski ...
5/5 Exceptional! (24 reviews)
Best home in Gap
"We loved our stay in here, the host was friendly and kind, the house was sparkling clean and new, unique and stylish. Highly Recommended will stay again for sure, Thank you so much,,"

Reviewed on 12 Aug 2019

New!!! Holiday house in dream location for 2-6 persons
Bader Suites
Bader Suites
3 out of 5
Alpspitzstraße 13, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, BY, 82467
Stay at this 3-star apartment in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Enjoy free WiFi, a garden and a kitchen. Popular attractions Garmisch-Partenkirchen Ski Resort and Casino ...
5/5 Exceptional! (4 reviews)
Loved it
"New and amazing, very large room, great location - staff was very friendly and helpful"

Reviewed on 1 Apr 2021

Bader Suites
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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