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Garmisch-Partenkirchen
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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.

Hyperion Hotel Garmisch – Partenkirchen
Hyperion Hotel Garmisch – Partenkirchen
5 out of 5
Alpspitzstraße 12, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, BY
The price is ¥12,230 per night from Apr 30 to May 1
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 ...
4.2/5Excellent! (19 reviews)
Great all round hotel and spa
"The spa facilities were very clean and of a very high standard and the hotel is less than a 10 minute walk to the pedestrianised central area. The hotel staff were extremely helpful and were able to help arrange some Euros when we had an issue with our bank. We had a great stay."

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2020

Hyperion Hotel Garmisch – Partenkirchen
Dorint Sporthotel Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Dorint Sporthotel Garmisch-Partenkirchen
4 out of 5
Mittenwalder Strasse 59, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, BY
The price is ¥10,239 per night from May 2 to May 3
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! (571 reviews)
"Hotel is in much need of updating and TLC. Staff was very nice and the breakfast was good. The two room suite had more than enough room, but the single bed in the second room was not what I'd call a real bed and was so uncomfortable, my son ended up sleeping on the couch instead. Great views and ..."

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2020

Dorint Sporthotel Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Hotel Königshof
Hotel Königshof
4 out of 5
St.-Martin-Strasse 4, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, BY
The price is ¥16,914 per night from May 10 to May 11
Located in the heart of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, this spa hotel is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Garmisch-Partenkirchen Ski Resort and within 9 mi (15 km) of Eibsee and ...
4/5Very Good! (362 reviews)
"Great views of the mountains. Easy parking nearby. Breakfast was very good. Room was comfortable. Friendly staff."

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2020

Hotel Königshof
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moun10-urlaubswohnen
moun10-urlaubswohnen
4 out of 5
Bahnhofstraße 29, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, BY
Located near the slopes, this Garmisch-Partenkirchen apartment building is in the city center, within 1 mi (2 km) of Richard Strauss Platz and Garmisch-Partenkirchen ...
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Hotel quartier - lodges tagesbar forum
Hotel quartier - lodges tagesbar forum
3.5 out of 5
St.-Martin-Strasse 26, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bayern
The price is ¥21,295 per night from Apr 26 to Apr 27
Conveniently located near the ski slopes, this Garmisch-Partenkirchen aparthotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Casino Garmisch-Partenkirchen and Garmisch-Partenkirchen ...
5/5Exceptional! (6 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 Sep 5, 2020

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ALPEN-DELUXE - GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN
ALPEN-DELUXE - GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN
4 out of 5
Riffelstrasse 37, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bayern
Conveniently located near the ski slopes, this condo building in Garmisch-Partenkirchen is within 3 mi (5 km) of Casino Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Garmisch-Partenkirchen ...
ALPEN-DELUXE - GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN
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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5/5 - Excellent

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Mar 14, 2020

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

5/5 - Excellent

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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

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Jan 2, 2020

Beautiful!

4/5 - Good

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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

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Sep 6, 2019

Quite. Next to many places. Cold. Nature

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