Healthy air, a relaxed atmosphere, actions and a marvelous location - Garmisch-Partenkirchen is a place to unwind, get healthy and have lots of activities. And even more: You can improve your health in a targeted and sustained manner. Thanks to its especially advantageous climate and the continuous good quality of the air, Garmisch-Partenkirchen is one of the 15 premium class health resorts with a healing atmosphere.
When the weather starts to play up... ...many of us feel downright sick. But what can you do if the body no longer adapts to the respective climate on its own? The combination of stamina training and thermo regulation training can cure meteoropathic people from their symptoms in the long run if it is practised regularly and integrated into everyday life. And this is exactly what we offer here in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
Take a deep breath - and hike on! The gentle movements, the pure air and the marvellous atmosphere - all this is good for you. Really good! No wonder: You are in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, one of Germany’s top 15 spa resorts with a healing climate and "health region of Bavaria". However, pure air is not all we have to offer. When you come here for a cure, a programme awaits you that is specially designed for you to get fit.
Simply feel good! This is easy in Garmisch-Partenkirchen: well-being has a long tradition. Fitness for the body, balm for the soul, relaxation for the spirit - all this is a health holiday in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. The effect lasts for weeks! We have the right recipe for you: Relaxation in one of the spacious wellness oases. Experienced therapists and professional trainers will pamper you with classic massages, pleasant baths or soothing packs.
A novelty in Garmisch-Partenkirchen: The health corner “Healthy by Nature”, a meeting point for health issues, was created for guests and locals. In the new and barrier-free service centre, our team of medically trained health guides are pleased to give you individual advice. Additionally, mountain guides or physiotherapists share their expert knowledge for free. Enjoy your visit in the health corner with a cup of tea - for free, too.
You can do more for your health - even in your holidays! Purposefully and individually. In Garmisch-Partenkirchen, you can perfectly combine recreational holidays with medical treatments. Everything is possible from health care to the treatment of acute and chronic diseases as well as rehabilitation measures. In this context, you will benefit from the physicians and therapists’ extensive experience in our clinics and medical practices.
“Health is not everything, but without health, everything is nothing". Arthur Schopenhauer realised this as early as at the beginning of the 19th century, and this has not changed up until now. Here, in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, there are experts who offer innovative concepts which measurably improve the health and performance conditions. So, you have the chance to get fit and stay healthy.
Walking through the Historic Centre of Partenkirchen, each step leads you further into long ago times. Follow the tracks of the fresco painter Heinrich Bickel who decorated the „Fraundorfer“ Inn at Ludwigstraße with a gorgeous typical country wedding. Nearby, you will also find the local Werdenfels Museum. Miraculously, the former merchant’s building was not impaired by the Big Blaze of 1865. Nowadays, history and ancient customs of the Werdenfels Region are exhibited in the five-storyed house.
There is much to discover in Historic Garmisch. Walk along Frühlingsstraße and the nearby alleys and listen to the histories told by the famous "Lüftl" paintings on the houses' facades, in which you will understand them even if you do not know any Bavarian. A nice detour leads you to the “Alte Kirche” (Old Church), which is a nice Romanesque-Gothic church dating back to the 13th century.
Defy gravity and fly… - athletes starting from the new Olympic Ski Jump can live out this dream. For a short moment, at least. A guided tour to the Ski Jump at Mount Gudiberg introduces you to the world of these fearless jumpers. It is in this way that you can discover a field that you otherwise only know from sports broadcasts, such as from the famous Four Hills Tournament, for example.
On top of the of Mount Osterfeldkopf. You can experience fresh air, breathtaking views, and the magnificant panorama. You can enjoy being on your own: watching mighty summits, and the vastness of it all. The AlpspiX is about 50 metres above the top station of the Alpspitzbahn Gondola. There are two steel platforms, both 13 metres long which cantilever over the abyss.
The great view about four countries (Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy) takes your breath away. The air is pure and the panorama seems to be endless. When you expierence this, you are on top of Germany's highest mountain. You are on top of Mount Zugspitze, at a hight of nearly 3000 metres! Due to its natural and rough beauty, Mount Zugspitze is a year-round impressive experience.
Experience the pure nature of the Alps. The rugged mountain ranges, the crystal-clear streams and the deep blue lakes. Wild and real, gentle and calm. Garmisch-Partenkirchen is one of the most charming landscapes in Bavaria and a great Region for hiking. Over 300 kilometres of marked footpaths invite you to discover the beautiful world of the Alps and promise special moments.
No matter whether you are a professional cyclist, mountain biker or a passionate amateur cyclist, everyone will find his or her favourite route around Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Our routes offer a perfect combination of sport and recreation. More than a dozen mountain bike routes are waiting for you and your bike/s!
Holidays at Garmisch-Partenkirchen are adventure holidays. Our town offers lots of activities for families. From ice-skating (http://www.gapa.de/Eissport) to cycling, from climbing im "Kletterwald" (http://kletterwald-gap.de/) to the Alpspitz Wellenbad wave pool (http://www.gemeindewerke-garmisch-partenkirchen.de/alpspitz-wellenbad). Garmisch-Partenkirchen is not just a destination for sports, but also for families.
At Garmisch-Partenkirchen all swimmers and lovers of water get their money’s worth. Numerous lakes nearby, such as Pflegersee, Riessersee, Geroldsee or Eibsee invite you to take the plunge, dive in and dive down. When the wheather is really bad and cold, you don't have be to without swimming, you can visit the Alpspitz-Wellenbad Wave Pool Center.
You love skiing, snowboarding, carving or freestyle skiing. Then, Garmisch-Partenkirchen is the right place for you. Germany's top winter sports resort has much to offer. Here, you will find conditions making your heart beat faster: more than 60 km of skiing slopes offering perfect snow from November to May.Well-prepared slopes ranging from easy to demanding, and modern lift facilities Beautiful views in an area with cosy ski huts.
Slowly climb the mountain with your skis. Step by step. The ascent is exhausting, but you enjoy every moment . You are also looking forward to the one thing that makes you moving on: free downhill skiing into the valley. The calm and sinlence are quite marvellous, in which you can hear nothing but the snow crunching under your feet and your own breathing. Only a few more metres to go and you have made it. On the summit, your efforts will be rewarded with the great view over Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
Your face is covered with snow, you have clumps of ice in your hair and all the excitement has made your cheeks red - often, tobogganing is a real adventure. Being an enthusiastic tobogganing fan, you love speeding downhill like the famous German luger Georg Hackl, called "Hackl Schorsch". And you are right! Your courage is rewarded with a very special and intense feeling of happiness. On track for the next speedy ride!
In Garmisch-Partenkirchen, you can even enjoy a hobby in an Olympic atmosphere: in our Olympic Ice Sports Centre. Originally, it was built for the 1936 Winter Olympics, it nowadays is a true highlight and the perfect setting for competition, shows and entertainment - not just in the winter, but also in the summer.
No matter whether you are a beginner or a skilled snowshoe hiker – everyone finds his or her personal favourite tour here in the extensive winter hiking trails around Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Head out on your own, as a couple or in a group. The Health-Corner in Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers guided hikes.
You like hiking and you don't care if it is summer or winter? Then you are right here, in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. In the winter you can experience the silent nature of winter. 110 kilometres of cleared hiking trails invite you to wander, relax and enjoy the snow covered landscape. By the way: the Health-Corner offers also guided tours.
Fritz Rohrbeck, director and founder of the Kleines Theater, felt drawn to the stage ever since he was a boy. After discovering the town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen he decided to start a theatre here, and thus the “Little Theatre” was born. The theatre is now managed by the 3rd generation of the family; its productions regularly delight audiences with their care and attention to detail.
There are very much old churches in and around Garmisch-Partenkirchen which are worth a visit. For example, there's the Sebastianskircherl. In former times, the ground around this chapel served as cemetery for the victims of the Black Death. If you want more information about churches in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, visit our website: http://www.gapa.de/Town_Region_Art_Culture_Churches.html
The founder of the Aschenbrenner Museum, Marianne Aschenbrenner, was born in 1928 in Düsseldorf. She told, that once she got a book about porcelain - and she was stoked. Now you can admire this special art: porcelain, which was called 'White Gold' in the 18th century, puppets and much more.
Have you ever heard of Jim Knopf? Momo and the Grey Men? The Neverending Story? The author of these very famous books was Michael Ende. He has lived in Garmisch-Partenkirchen and now you can visit a exhibition which has his name. This collection is very exciting, not just for kids, even for adults.
In the town centre of Partenkirchen, near to the church of the Historic Ludwigsstraße, you can find the Gasthof Fraundorfer. The Fraundorfer Family has been welcoming, hosting and entertaining their guests for over 100 years! The authentic Bavarian cuisine in this inn may be one reason, why guests love this restaurant. Their excellent meals are prepared from scratch.
In Garmisch-Partenkirchen coziness is important - like everywhere in Bavaria. And in the Gasthof Werdenfelser Hof, an inn, you can discover it. The building of the 18th century has a special charm, so that everbody feels straightaway good. In the restaurant you'll find both Bavarian and international cuisine. There's definitely something for everybody's taste.
Cockle stove, comfortable interior decoration with Bavarian flair, Beergarden, good and solid Bavarian cuisine - shortly: the perfect Bavarian inn. And if you would like to have a private celebration there, like an anniversary, the innkeepers are quite prepared to assisting you!
This down-to-earth typical Bavarian is family-run inn - located slightly above Garmisch-Partenkirchen. The Restaurant and the (sun) terrace offer panoramic views to the town all-year. The meals are seasonal and first-class prepared. The Rooms are in Alpine style combined with high residential comfort.
It doesn't matter, if you come to this 4* hotel on business or for some well-earned vacation, you will always feel good there. 91 rooms, newly opened SPA with 3 saunas and fitnesscenter. An excellent restaurant offering also regional products, And; newly designed bar and vinotheque. Enjoy your stay!
In one of the most traditional houses in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, the Hotel Gasthof Drei Mohren, a typical Bavarian inn, you can enjoy the peaceful scencery at the beergarden, in front of a great mountain view. But the best is, the hotel is located in the oldest and most beautiful street, the Ludwigsstraße, which is a part of Historic Partenkirchen.
The informal family-run hotel is close to many sights in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. For example, the Olympic Ski jump is close enough to walk there.The hotel offers single rooms, double rooms, triples and quadruple rooms. If the weather is fine, you can go outside in the Biergarten for a beer or have dinner.
Our house is located in the center of Partenkirchen, the oldest part of the town. You will feel soon familiar in our nice Hotel and enjoy its personal flavour. The "Schatten" offers 20 guest rooms and 2 Suites. The stylish rooms are equipped with satellite tv, direct dial telephone, safe, modem connection and hair- dryer. All our rooms are non- smoking rooms. Family rooms and rooms for disabled persons are available on request. The hotel offers 22 parking spaces in the underground garage, an elevator, restaurant, a big saloon for private family celebrations and more. Our house enjoys the quiet street and charm of a traditional Bavarian house with magnificient views of the mountains. As a base to exploring the mountains its central position is ideal. The restaurant combines warm atmosphere and modern country house style. Come in and taste the exquisite creations of our head Chef, Martin Baudrexl. We also have a beer garden , where you can enjoy a fresh beer in summer. Every Tuesday and Saturday you can enjoy the spectacle in our restaurant with typical Bavarian music and our little Schuhplattler (Bavarian folk dance).
This comfortable, rustic 3 star hotel is located on a small silent hill outside the town centre. The partly rustic equipped suites, double rooms and single rooms invite to relax and enjoy the panorama. In the Restaurant, we will regale you not only with Bavarian 'Schmankerl' (specialities), but also with international cuisine.
Staudacherhof is only 5 minutes walking distance from the centre of Garmisch. You will stay in one of the most beautiful houses of Garmisch, comfortable, leisurely-Bavarian yet exclusively homely. The hotel offers a high recreational value: heated swimming pool, Sauna, tepidarium, laconium, steam sauna room and much more. All rooms have been individually decorated with great care and love to detail and are equipped with bath/shower/WC, safe, colour TV, Satellite receiver, radio, telephone, High speed internet and mini bar and can be comfortably accessed via elevator. The hotel has 40 parking bays and 5 garages.
Enjoy a culinary journey over the Alps - from Tyrol to Bavaria. Every meal will be an unforgetable expierence which you never want to miss. From the comfortable rooms you can have a look at the Mount Zugspitze, it's very impressive. And if you love cross-country-skiing, you are at the perfect place, because just 100 metres from the inn there's a cross-country-ski-trail, said to be one of the best in Germany.
In the last 80 years, the traditional café became a Meeting point for connoisseurs. Inside the café there's place for 220 guests, In summer, there's place for 300 people and everybody can have a look at the great mountain view. Whatever you want - breakfast, lunch, a selfmade cake - you'll be right in this café.
Enjoy selfmade cakes and tortes in this traditional, great café and taste the specialities like 'Prinzregententorte' or 'Baumkuchen'. Or do you prefer handcrafted pralines? Or taste the 'Garmischer Schneebälle' (Garmisch's snowballs). You see, you this café is something special, you won't ever forget.
Of course we are around the clock at each cab station attainable by telephone. Our cab stations are at Marienplatz (district Garmisch) Tel.: +49 8821 24 08 or Tel.: +49 8821 24 09 at Bahnhofsplatz Tel.: +49 8821 16 16 or Tel.: +49 8821 1 94 10 If the phones should not be occupied, you will get directly connected with a radio taxi.
Enzian Apotheke Rathausplatz 2 82467 Garmisch-Partenkirchen + 49 8821 942030 Ludwigs-Apotheke Ludwigsstr. 50 82467 Garmisch-Partenkirchen + 49 8821 4897 Dreitorspitz-Apotheke Hauptstr. 75 82467 Garmisch-Partenkirchen + 49 8821 57533 Alte Apotheke Am Marienplatz 10 82467 Garmisch-Partenkirchen + 49 8821 2050
Fritz Rohrbeck, director and founder of the Kleines Theater (English: Little Theater), felt drawn to the stage ever since he was a boy. After discovering the town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen he decided to start a theatre here, and thus the “Little Theatre” was born. The theatre is now in its 3rd generation; its productions regularly delight audiences with their care and attention to detail.
There are very much old churches in and around Garmisch-Partenkirchen which are worth a visit. For example, there's the Sebastianskircherl. This little chapel stands next to the former cemetery for the victims of the Black Death. If you want more information about churches in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, visit our website: http://www.gapa.de/Town_Region_Art_Culture_Churches.html
The Museum Werdenfels was set up in 1895 in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Here, you can see early artifacts like sacral objects or items of the rural way of life. You also have to look at the 'Fasnachtsraum'. There you will informed about the 5th season the so-called 'Fasching', the unique Bavarian Carnival.
The founder of the Aschenbrenner Museum, Mrs. Marianne Aschenbrenner, was born in 1928 in Düsseldorf. She told, that once she got a book about porcelain - and she was stoked. Now you can admire this special art: porcelain, which was called 'White Gold' in the 18th century. There is more to see: historic toys and dolls, Easter eggs, nativity Scenes and much more.