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  • The snowy mountains around Garmisch-Partenkirchen

    The snowy mountains around Garmisch-Partenkirchen

  • Scenic chapel in the middle of the snow

    Scenic chapel in the middle of the snow

  • One of the best things about Christmas is food, glorious food!

    One of the best things about Christmas is food, glorious food!

Christmas Markets » German Christmas Markets » Garmisch-Partenkirchen Christmas Market

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Located at 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 Germany's largest cities. Enjoy the crisp mountain air and the tranquillity of a winter walk and enjoy the region's special atmosphere during the Christmas season. This Christmas break offers you the best of Bavaria during this special time of the year.

Garmisch Christmas Market


Why not combine a visit to Munich's Christmas markets with a relaxing Garmisch Christmas market break and experience the resorts winter wonderland atmosphere? 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.

Fred.\ can tailor-make almost any itinerary to suit your needs and to ensure that you have the perfect holiday. Whether you prefer to fly, travel by train or other means Fred.\ has options available for you. The price stated includes flights from London; however, if you prefer to book your own flights; Fred.\ can organise airport parking, transfers and hotel only packages for you.

Want to visit more than one Christmas market or city centre? Fred.\ can tailor-make your itinerary to suit your needs and find the hotel, which is perfect for you. The majority of our hotels are via DERTOUR, one of the biggest hotel contractors in Europe and offers a wide choice of star ratings and locations.

* Valid for the duration of the Christmas Market only. Including flights from London, prices subject to change.

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Our Garmisch Hotel Recommendations

Wittelsbacher Hof 4*

Why we like it: The personal service and the high standard of comfort. Location: Only a five-minute walk to the main train station and the pedestrian zone. Features: Panoramic restaurant, bar, terrace, garden, lift, wellness area, indoor pool, sauna, library, parking. Accommodation: 48 well-appointed rooms with en suite facilities, TV, telephone, hairdryer, safe, Wi-Fi. Why not upgrade to Business Class from economy? Please ask us for details.
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+49 (Germany)

Munich International Airport

102km from the city centre; transfer time about 2hrs

Innsbruck Airport

50km from the city centre; transfer time about 1hr 30min by car.


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Garmisch houses various antique shops and is also populated by modern galleries which exhibit modern arts. Also traditional shops where craftmen sell their handmade products such as jewellery, shoes and clothing are worth a visit.


Just up the road a short way towards Ehrwald is the small town of Grainau where you can find the Zugspitze Cafe. This is a wonderful family owned restaurant with the best Bavarian food around.


A restaurant/pub specialising in typical hearty Bavarian food. Traditional but not too touristy and serving good beer and schnapps to help the digestion.


The restaurant Frauendorfer offers traditional Bavarian food like Schweinshaxe and Knödl. There is also a floor show from two Bavarian children folk dancing in Lederhosen.


Explore the historic town centre with its narrow pretty streets


Enjoy the Aprés Ski in Garmisch which is favourite by many visitors from all over the world or visit the Olympic Ski Jump at the Olympic Stadium.

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.

Partnach Gorge

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


The Irish Bar in the city is extremely popular and has an animated atmosphere with a varied clientele.

Garmisch has a casino, offering blackjack tables, slot machines and is for the more upscale crowd.