Altitude: 709 Meters

Garmisch-Partenkirchen Summary

  • 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.

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25 March 2015

Our skiing holidays in Garmisch-Partenkirchen last winter was a real delight which was unexpected - I say that as we were travelling with our 2 teenag...

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 Apres-ski & entertainment Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Restaurants 87 Theatre
Bars & cafes 43 Casino
Nightclubs & discos 4 Concert hall
Cinema 2  

 Ski school and ski lessons Garmisch-Partenkirchen

No. of ski schools 9Private ski lessons Yes, price on request
No. of ski instructors 200Ski lessons5 Days, 15 Hours, € 105
Area for beginnersSnowboarding lessonsYes, price on request
Ski lessons in Cross-country skiingYes, price on request

 Facilities Garmisch-Partenkirchen

No. of hotels 35 Supermarkets 10
Total no. of hotel beds 3200 Banks
Total no. of beds 9600

 Tourist information for Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Tourist Information Garmisch-Partenkirchen
0049 - 08821 - 180700

 Distances from Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Railway station
- by bus
München approx. 120 km by bus
From the motorway:approx. 18 km 15 minuten by car

 Garmisch-Partenkirchen for families and children

Childcare Magic carpet
Playground Ski lift for children

  Leisure & sports activities Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Public saunaFootpaths 110 km
Fitness centreTorchlight descent -
Public solarium Indoor ice rink
Massage Outdoor ice rink
Spa & wellness - Curling
Indoor swimming pool Snow rafting -
Hot air ballooning - Dog sledding -
Paragliding Snowmobile tours -
Indoor tennis court Toboggan run rodelbaan 5 km op vrijdag avondrodelen tussen 18.00 en 20.00 uur
Squash court
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Ski area
Garmisch Partenkirchen

Garmisch Partenkirchen
Total slopes 65 (km)
Blue slopes 17 km
Red slopes 34 km
Black slopes 10 km
Ski touring 4 km
Lifts (27 )
Drag lifts 14
Chair lifts 6
Gondala lifts 7
Train 1