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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

Dorint Sporthotel Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Dorint Sporthotel Garmisch-Partenkirchen
4 out of 5
Mittenwalder Strasse 59, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, BY
The price is £89 per night from 12 Dec to 13 Dec

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! (569 reviews)

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

Reviewed on 25 Feb 2020

Dorint Sporthotel Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Hyperion Hotel Garmisch – Partenkirchen
Hyperion Hotel Garmisch – Partenkirchen
5 out of 5
Alpspitzstraße 12, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, BY
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Conveniently located near the ski slopes, this Garmisch-Partenkirchen hotel is situated in the city centre, within 2 miles (3 km) of Casino Garmisch-Partenkirchen ...

4.3/5Excellent! (13 reviews)

"Great location and best views in town. Redecoration nearly finished and rooms pretty luxurious"…"

Reviewed on 18 Jul 2020

Hyperion Hotel Garmisch – Partenkirchen
Grand Hotel Sonnenbichl
Grand Hotel Sonnenbichl
4 out of 5
Burgstrasse 97, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, BY
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Situated near the beach, this spa hotel is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from Werdenfels Castle Ruins and 2.5 mi (4.1 km) from Garmisch-Partenkirchen Ski Resort. Museum Aschenbrenner ...

4.1/5Very Good! (210 reviews)
Excellent stay at the Sonnenbichl.

"The staff was very helpful and accommodating. Room was very good. Breakfast very nice. The hotel is superb. Bus from it is very easy. Garmisch was a very nice stay."…"

Reviewed on 13 Feb 2017

Grand Hotel Sonnenbichl
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Top Holiday Rentals in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

moun10-urlaubswohnen
moun10-urlaubswohnen
4 out of 5
Bahnhofstraße 29, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, BY

Located in the heart of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Richard Strauss Platz and Garmisch-Partenkirchen Ski Resort. ...

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Hotel quartier - lodges tagesbar forum
3.5 out of 5
St.-Martin-Strasse 26, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bayern
The price is £172 per night from 8 Dec to 9 Dec

Situated in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, this aparthotel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Casino Garmisch-Partenkirchen and within 3 miles (5 km) of Garmisch-Partenkirchen ...

5/5Exceptional! (5 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 5 Sep 2020

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FERIENHAUS HEIMHOF
FERIENHAUS HEIMHOF
4 out of 5
Am Kreuzeckbahnhof 2, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bayern

Situated in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, this aparthotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from 4 Olympia-Downhill and within 3 miles (5 km) of Kramerplateauweg Hiking Trail and ...

5/5Exceptional! (1 review)

"Wir waren mehr als zufrieden, es war sehr sauber und die Austattung ist extrem umfangreich. Der Blick auf die Berge war sehr schön."…"

Reviewed on 24 Dec 2018

FERIENHAUS HEIMHOF
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17 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

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14 Jul 2019

Local swimming pool had slides and wave pool. Changing facilities excellent and it was free with our tourist pass from the hotel.

3/5 - Okay

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9 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.

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