5/5 - Excellent
Verified traveller17 Oct 2019
Well worth a visit access to Zugspitze region, Bavarian castles, day trips into Tyrol, hiking walking cycling water sports and a whole range of winter sports Something all year round
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.
Reviewed on 10 Oct 2019
Reviewed on 14 Jul 2019
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.
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.
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.
Garmisch-Partenkirchen is a must-see destination in Bavaria: known for sports like skiing and hiking, wellness and its breathtaking nature, you are welcomed to experience this city’s lovely traditional Bavarian atmosphere.
Step into the pages of a Bavarian storybook as you venture to the fairytale castles of Neuschwanstein and Linderhof Palace. Discover the magic of these royal estates, dreamed up by reclusive King Ludwig II, as you admire the architecture that inspired Disneyland's Sleeping Beauty Castle.
Enjoy sweeping mountain views and feel like royalty as you journey to the fairytale estates of Neuschwanstein and Linderhof with all the comforts of traveling on a luxury coach. Meander through the alleys of Oberammergau and marvel at woodcarvings and frescoes showing historic Bavarian themes.
One of the most photographed buildings in the world, Neuschwanstein Castle towers majestically on a rugged hill, like a fairy tale come to life. Beat the long visitor queues, take a glimpse at the private chambers, and marvel at splendid views while accompanied by an expert guide.
Celebrate in true Austrian style in a setting reminiscent of a traditional country estate. Dancers and musicians dressed in colorful costumes and the famous lederhosen entertain you with their vivid performances throughout the night.
Journey into the southwest of Bavaria to see the most iconic palace in Germany and explore one of the country's idyllic medieval towns. This full-day tour shows you the grand Neuschwanstein Castle, perched high on an alpine mountain, and the village of Rothenberg in the highlands above the Tauber.
Verified traveller9 Jul 2019
Okay as a base for a couple of nights. Very expensive restaurant and not the best quality of food. Service was very slow. Beds were extremely hard and uncomfortable. Enjoyed the pool facilities.