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Garmisch-Partenkirchen – A Hidden Gem in the Bavarian Alps

August 1, 2019

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First mention15 AD
Getting there

Garmisch is less than an hour by car from Munich.

Buses connect Garmisch-Partenkirchen non-stop to Berlin (DB IC bus). Meinfernbus connects Garmisch-Partenkirchen with Innsbruck and Munich Hackerbrücke.

Trains leave to and from Munich every hour.

AccommodationGarmisch-Partenkirchen has big variety of lodging (hotels, hostels, camping places). 
LocationGarmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, Europe

Garmisch-Partenkirchen – gorgeous traditional houses

  • Garmisch-Partenkirchen is a ski town in Bavaria, southern Germany.
  • The town is known as the site of the 1936 Winter Olympic Games.
  • On the main street, Ludwigstrasse, you can admire the facade of the gorgeous traditional houses that were decorated with beautiful paintings and window boxes abloom with geraniums.
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany travel
  • Garmisch (in the west) and Partenkirchen (in the east) were separate towns for many centuries.
  • It is best known for Germany’s highest peak, Zugspitze, towering over the town.
  • Just three kilometers southeast of Garmisch-Partenkirchen is the wild Partnachklamm, the Partnach Gorge. This dramatic and rocky gorge on the River Partnach is 702 meters long and reaches depths of more than 80 meters.
  • Neuschwanstein, one of Germany’s most beautiful castles, is located one hour west of Garmisch-Partenkirchen
  • A three-hour hike each way from Garmisch-Partenkirchen is the King’s House in Schachen, the exquisite “hunting” lodge of King Ludwig II.
  • A great way to get the most out of your sightseeing and hiking high above Garmisch-Partenkirchen is to make use of the town’s network of summit lifts and gondolas.
  • The pilgrimage church St. Anton is a short walk above Partenkirchen; you can recognize it by its distinctive onion dome. Inside the dome is a beautiful fresco by Johann Evangelist Holzer.
  • A famous resident, Richard Strauss, spent 40 years of his life in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Today, his lovely 1908 Art Nouveau villa in Garmisch is a museum.


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Buy: Wood crafts from the shops