Garmisch-Partenkirchen is located at the foot of Germany’s highest mountain, the Zugspitze. This majestic peak can be seen from anywhere in the village and forms a perfect backdrop for a relaxing and impressive stay in beautiful Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Nestled amongst the stunning mountains of the Alps, visitors to Garmisch-Partenkirchen enjoy many wonderful views, unforgettable memories and an almost endless selection of recreational activities.

The village centre doesn’t only offer an enchantingly beautiful old town, Bavarian tradition and genuine customs – between the traditional and decorated houses, many of which are adorned with beautiful “Lüftl” paintings, you will also find numerous cafes and shops for carefree strolls.

Garmisch-Partenkirchen became world famous for hosting the Winter Olympic Games in 1936. In 1978, the Alpine Ski World Cup led to world-wide fame for a second time and in 2011 Garmisch once again hosted the World Cup. In addition, the New Year’s ski jumping event takes place here every year on one of the most modern ski jumps in the world.

Summer in Garmisch-Partenkirchen is best spent enjoying hikes through the unique natural scenery. However, Garmisch-Partenkirchen also has a lot more to offer: impressive bike tours, mountain tours with unforgettable views, spectacular gorges, relaxing alpine meadows and idyllic lakes are just a small selection of the extensive recreational activities on offer. 

Winter in Garmisch-Partenkirchen is like a magical winter dream. Tobogganing, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, winter walks, sleigh rides and a lot more form a broad spectrum of activities. Plus, Germany’s only glacier ski resort on the Zugspitze attracts visitors year after year with top piste conditions.

Garmisch-Partenkirchen is definitely worth a visit. The warmth of the people alone makes the trip worthwhile.