Garmisch-Partenkirchen Christmas Market

Located in the foothills of Germany's highest mountain, the Garmisch Christmas Market is situated in the best-known resort in the Bavarian Alps. Snow-covered mountains and beautiful winter scenery will make your white Christmas dreams come true. Garmisch is a popular winter retreat with visitors on Munich city breaks who are looking to escape the busy streets of one of Europe's largest cities. Enjoy the crisp mountain air, the tranquillity of a winter walk and the region's special atmosphere during the Christmas season. A Christmas break in this part of Germany offers you the best of Bavaria during this special time of the year.

Take your time to explore the town's surrounding area and see the place where the 1936 Winter Olympics where hosted. Visit King Ludwig's world famous fairytale castles 'Neuschwanstein' and 'Linderhof' or just drive over the border to nearby Austria. A special festive dinner is served on Christmas Eve and on Christmas Day accompanied by traditional Bavarian Christmas entertainment.

There is a special kind of magic created at the Garmisch Christmas market, with advent music filling the air, and dozens of festively decorated stalls offering an array of arts, crafts and culinary specialities of the region. 

Why not combine a Garmisch Christmas market break with a visit to Munich's Christmas Markets and experience the winter wonderland atmosphere at these resorts?



Additional Information
Hotel Recommendations

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 personal service with a high standard of comfort.

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Useful Information
  • Flight time from London: 2hr 
  • Innsbruck Airport: 57km from the city centre; transfer time about 1 hour 30 min
  • Munich Airport: 139km for the city centre; transfer time about 2 hours 53 min
  • Nearest railway station: Garmisch-Partenkirchen station
  • Currency: Euro
Deck The Stalls Christmas Has Come Early
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