Garmisch-Partenkirchen in brief

loop The village photo Garmisch-Partenkirchen (© Markt Garmisch-Partenkirchen)
  • Guaranteed snow thanks to glacier
  • Easy to reach by car from Munich and Innsbruck
  • Near Ehrwald, a large cross-country ski area

The ski resort of Garmisch-Partenkirchen is particularly known for its Olympic Winter Games back in 1936 and the ski jump activities held on New Year’s Day each winter. Besides this it is also a beautiful city with a real urban feel because of the theatres, concert halls, cinemas and its casino. Garmisch-Partenkirchen has always been a health resort where conferences are held on a regular basis. Ski holidays in Garmisch are packed with activities for the whole family.

Garmisch-Partenkirchen is a lively mountain city with four ski areas in the vicinity, including the glacier ski area on the German-Austrian Zugspitze where snow is guaranteed. Here you can ski on the highest mountain in Germany, the Zugspitze (2,962 m). Garmisch-Partenkirchen itself has direct access to two large and varied ski areas with around 60 kilometers of ski slopes and a large snow park. With the local mountain railway, you can reach the Garmisch-Classic ski area where you will find long, wide and challenging tree-lined pistes through the woods. In the second ski area on the Zugspitze, you will find a wonderful ski area with excellent snow conditions thanks to the glacier.

general infoGeneral info

Residents 28040
Car-free center yes
Resort altitude 709 m
Ski area altitude 730-2830 m

Snowplaza evaluationSnowplaza evaluation

Cross-country skiing
Families & Children
Price level
Winter hiking

apres-skiAprès-ski and nightlife in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Restaurants 87
Bars & pubs 43
Nightclubs 4
Cinemas 2
Theater yes
Casino yes
Concert hall yes

skischolenSki Schools and ski lesson in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Number of ski schools 9
Number of instructors 200
Instruction slope yes
English speaking instructors yes
Private ski lessons yes, price on request
Group ski lessons 5 days, 15 hours, € 105
Snowboard lessons yes, price on request
Cross-country ski lessons yes, price on request

faciliteitenFacilities in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Number of hotels 35
Number of hotel beds 3200
Total beds in the village 9600
Supermarkets 10
Bank yes

tourist officeTourist information for Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Tourist-Information Garmisch-Partenkirchen
0049 - 8821 - 180700


afstandenTransfer times for Garmisch-Partenkirchen

From the motorway 18 km - 15 minutes drive
Railway station directly at the village (by bus)
Airport 120 km from München (by bus)

ChildrenGarmisch-Partenkirchen for children

Childcare yes
Ski/childcare yes
Merry go round yes
Conveyor lift yes
Children's chairlift yes

wellnessOther activities in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Public sauna yes
Fitness center yes
Public solarium yes
Massage yes
Spa -
Indoor Swimming Pool yes
Hot air ballooning -
Paragliding yes
Indoor tennis yes
Squash yes
Hiking yes, 110 km
Torchlit descent -
Indoor ice skating yes
Outdoor ice skating yes
Curling yes
Snowrafting -
Dog sledding -
Snow scooter -
Tobogganing yes
Staying in Garmisch-Partenkirchen
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