Garmisch-Partenkirchen Lake & Mountain Holidays

Immediately after arriving at Garmisch-Partenkirchen, visitors will be overwhelmed by the breathtaking mountain views and the stunning surrounding areas. The region has a lot to offer its guests: historic sights, a wide range of excursions, arts and culture, fascinating events, and cuisine ranging from the traditional Bavarian style to organic cooking.

The city hosted the Winter Olympics in 1936 and the Alpine World Ski Championships in 1978 and 2011. Most of the venues like the big Olympic Ski Jump can be visited throughout the year. Walk along the streets in Garmisch-Partenkirchen and explore the alleyways, and with every step, you'll discover a little more of the variety the area has to offer.

Guests will leave with fond memories of this enchanting destination. A day trip to Bavaria's world famous capital Munich is highly recommended, whilst you can also visit King Ludwig's renowned Neuschwanstein Castle or drive over the border to nearby Austria.

Did you know?

At almost 3000m above sea level, the Zugspitze is Germany's highest mountain, towering above the twin villages of Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Additional Information
Useful Information
  • Flight time from London: 2 hours
  • Innsbruck Airport: 59km from the city centre; transfer time about 1 hour
  • Currency: Euro
Places to see

Partnach Gorge:

The river Partnach flows through a narrow, mile-long gap between high limestone cliffs.

Werdenfels Castle:

Accused witches were held, tried and executed at the turn of the 16th century. The castle became an object of superstitious horror and was abandoned in the 17th century.

Things to do

Castle Werdenfels Walking Trail: Follow the 4km trail alongside the castle ruins and enjoy an exciting trip through history. If you get hungry on the way, stop at the Berggasthof Pflegersee or the Werdenfelser Hütte for a delicious meal.

Take the cable car to the top of the mountain and enjoy the stunning views. If you're feeling brave, venture out onto the viewing platform.

Take an excursion to nearby Oberammergau or Ettal - both only a bus ride away. The monastery brews its own beer and schnapps but, as the brewers are not allowed to taste alcohol, this is done by experience and a great sense of smell!

Where to stay

Reindl's Partenkirchner Hof 4*:

This family run hotel, close to the railway station, offers a welcoming Bavarian atmosphere.


Wittelsbacher Hof 4*

A great location and great personal service with a high standard of comfort.


Garmisch is just a stone's throw away from the Austrian border... why not explore Innsbruck in Austria, Tyrol's capital? You can visit the Swarovski Crystal World in Wattens or just enjoy a short hike in Austria's fresh mountain air.

Spend a couple of days in Salzburg, before travelling to your resort, the perfect opportunity to combine culture and shopping with a mountain and lake resort holiday.

Combine your stay in Garmisch with some days in Munich, Bavaria's capital. Brimming with exciting attractions, cultural delights, glorious historical architecture, great shopping opportunities and tranquil parks, Munich really does have something for everyone.

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