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Garmisch-Partenkirchen – Top of Germany!



Garmisch-Partenkirchen lies at an altitude of approx. 707 m at the foot of the Wetterstein mountain range. Even today there is still a special kind of atmosphere in this resort, which was the site of the 1936 Winter Olympic Games. Garmisch-Partenkirchen is also Germany's most significant winter sports location and has one of the best therapeutic climates. No matter whether you are looking for rest and relaxation or sports and fun, here you will find everything you seek. The historic street "Ludwigstraße" invites you to shop, stop in and savour its elegant stores, the quaint, often traditional shops, various restaurants, and cosy huts. You shouldn't miss the big yearly sporting events such as the Four Hills Tournament ski jumping competition or the world cup downhill event!

Ski
With the "Top Snow Card" you have access to 89 lifts and 207 kilometres of piste between 740 - 2,720 m in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Mittenwald and the Austrian side of the Tyrolean Zugspitz region (see ski region).

In Garmisch-Partenkirchen you have direct access to the classic ski area (local mountain, Kreuzeck and Alpspitz/Ostenfelder) and the Zugspitze. A total of 62 km of skiing pistes can be found in these ski areas. A diverse ski area with the famous and very challenging 3.4 km long Kandahar run awaits you at the local mountain.

The Zugspitze offers 22 km of superbly prepared pistes, a fun park as well as a deep-snow El Dorado with free rider zones await you here. The soft ski slopes on the Zugspitzplatt ensure that even less-practised skiers don't have to miss out on snow-sure ski fun on Germany's highest peak.

With the "Twin Ticket" the Classic-ski area and the Zugspitze are available to you. This ski area is also renowned for its events, such as the FIS World Cup and the annual New Year's Jump!

In the resort, 5 wifi hotspots from Kabel Deutschland are available.

In Garmisch-Partenkirchen there is no limit to the amount of fun you can have! Various bars, discos, clubs and pubs invite you to a well-deserved apres ski. The rustic huts and snow bars ensure the right atmosphere after skiing. A top meeting point for all snowboarders and skiers is the bar at the "Sonn Alpin" directly on the peak of the Zugspitz. In addition, an evening in the casino promises to keep you entertained!

Garmisch-Partenkirchen is also Germany's number one in other winter sports: 110 km of winter hiking trails, various cross-country trails (some floodlit), ice skating opportunities, wave pool as well as the chance to go ballooning and paragliding.

Alternatively, walk through the ravines of the Partnachklamm and experience unique nature there. High fun-factor is guaranteed with the 3.9 km long tobbogan run at the local mountain.

Altogether the region offers 45.5 km of cross-country skiing tracks. Garmisch-Patenkirchen itself has 28 km, Grainau another 17.5 km. Amongst those there are some skating tracks. Beginners can find simple but beautiful trails on the outskirts of Garmisch-Partenkirchen. If you are a cross-country skiing novice, here you have the chance to take professional lessons.

If you are searching for the ultimate challenge, you should really try to master the 42 km trail that takes you past Kaltenbrunn and Barmsee to Krün! Night trails can be found in the Olympic Stadium (1.5 km) or, if you should prefer nature, in Grainau (Krepbachloipe, 1.2 km).

Skiing region
Highest point ski area2.720 m
Lowest point ski area740m
Village height707m
Number of lifts28
Number of drag lifts14
Number of chair lifts6
Number of cable cars8
Total pistes60 km
Green/blue pistes19 km
Red pistes31 km
Black pistes60 km


Garmisch Partenkirchen | Garmisch-Partenkirchen lies at an altitude of approx. 707 m at the foot of the Wetterstein mountain range. Even today there is still a special kind of atmosphere in this resort, which was the site of the 1936 Winter Olympic Games

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Top hotels in Garmisch Partenkirchen

Sentido Zugspitze Berghotel Hammersbach, Garmisch Partenkirchen

Sentido Zugspitze Berghotel Hammersbach

Garmisch Partenkirchen, Germany, Germany

    • No transport provided
    H Hotel Alpina Garmisch Partenkirchen, Garmisch Partenkirchen

    H Hotel Alpina Garmisch Partenkirchen

    Garmisch Partenkirchen, Germany, Germany

    • Hotel with wi-fi Internet  
    • No transport provided
    Hotel Quality Konigshof, Garmisch Partenkirchen

    Hotel Quality Konigshof

    Garmisch Partenkirchen, Germany, Germany

      • No transport provided
      Hotel Atlas Sport, Garmisch Partenkirchen

      Hotel Atlas Sport

      Garmisch Partenkirchen, Germany, Germany

        • No transport provided
        Grand Sonnenbichl, Garmisch Partenkirchen

        Grand Sonnenbichl

        Garmisch Partenkirchen, Germany, Germany

          • No transport provided
          Best Western Hotel Obermuhle, Garmisch Partenkirchen

          Best Western Hotel Obermuhle

          Garmisch Partenkirchen, Germany, Germany

          • Hotel with indoor pool  
          • No transport provided
          Hotel Rheinischer Hof, Garmisch Partenkirchen

          Hotel Rheinischer Hof

          Garmisch Partenkirchen, Germany, Germany

            • No transport provided
            Romantik Waxenstein, Garmisch Partenkirchen

            Romantik Waxenstein

            Garmisch Partenkirchen, Germany, Germany

              • No transport provided
              Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten, Garmisch Partenkirchen

              Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten

              Garmisch Partenkirchen, Germany, Germany

                • No transport provided
                Reindl S Partenkirchner Hof, Garmisch Partenkirchen

                Reindl S Partenkirchner Hof

                Garmisch Partenkirchen, Germany, Germany

                  • No transport provided
                  Staudacherhof, Garmisch Partenkirchen

                  Staudacherhof

                  Garmisch Partenkirchen, Germany, Germany

                    • No transport provided
                    Atlas Grand, Garmisch Partenkirchen

                    Atlas Grand

                    Garmisch Partenkirchen, Germany, Germany

                      • No transport provided
                      Koenigshof, Garmisch Partenkirchen

                      Koenigshof

                      Garmisch Partenkirchen, Germany, Germany

                        • No transport provided
                        Dorint Sporthotel, Garmisch Partenkirchen

                        Dorint Sporthotel

                        Garmisch Partenkirchen, Germany, Germany

                        • Full Board  
                        • No transport provided
                        Wittelsbacher Hof Swiss Quality, Garmisch Partenkirchen

                        Wittelsbacher Hof Swiss Quality

                        Garmisch Partenkirchen, Germany, Germany

                          • No transport provided
                          Riessersee Hotel Garmisch Partenkirchen, Garmisch Partenkirchen

                          Riessersee Hotel Garmisch Partenkirchen

                          Garmisch Partenkirchen, Germany, Germany

                            • No transport provided
                            Hotel Alpenhof Grainau, Garmisch Partenkirchen

                            Hotel Alpenhof Grainau

                            Garmisch Partenkirchen, Germany, Germany

                              • No transport provided
                              Familotel Leiner, Garmisch Partenkirchen

                              Familotel Leiner

                              Garmisch Partenkirchen, Germany, Germany

                                • No transport provided
                                Hotel Zugspitze, Garmisch Partenkirchen

                                Hotel Zugspitze

                                Garmisch Partenkirchen, Germany, Germany

                                  • No transport provided
                                  Am Badersee, Garmisch Partenkirchen

                                  Am Badersee

                                  Garmisch Partenkirchen, Germany, Germany

                                    • No transport provided
                                    Atlas Posthotel, Garmisch Partenkirchen

                                    Atlas Posthotel

                                    Garmisch Partenkirchen, Germany, Germany

                                      • No transport provided
                                      Hotel Quellenhof, Garmisch Partenkirchen

                                      Hotel Quellenhof

                                      Garmisch Partenkirchen, Germany, Germany

                                        • No transport provided
                                        Hotel Renaissance Riessersee, Garmisch Partenkirchen

                                        Hotel Renaissance Riessersee

                                        Garmisch Partenkirchen, Germany, Germany

                                          • No transport provided
                                          Obermuhle Boutique Resort, Garmisch Partenkirchen

                                          Obermuhle Boutique Resort

                                          Garmisch Partenkirchen, Germany, Germany

                                          • Hotel with indoor pool  
                                          • No transport provided
                                          Mercure, Garmisch Partenkirchen

                                          Mercure

                                          Garmisch Partenkirchen, Germany, Germany

                                            • No transport provided

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