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Highlights in Garmisch-Partenkirchen
- Germany's highest mountain peak
- Skiing and hiking
- Werdenfels Castle
- Historical Ludwig Street
- Pilgrimage Church St. Anton
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Vacation rentals in Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Garmisch-Partenkirchen is the perfect holiday resort if you want to reside in the heart of the old town and still want to keep an eye on the spectacular mountain views. In a central holiday apartment in Garmisch-Partenkirchen you live only a few minutes walk from the pedestrian zone. But there are also vacation rentals close to the mountain railways to Kreuzeck, Hausberg and Zugspitze.Find an exclusive apartment in a holiday resort steeped in history
In Garmisch-Partenkirchen you will find for the most part holiday apartments, which are housed either in historic townhouses or in Bavarian country houses. In an old town apartment a modern equipment mixed with a typical flair awaits you. Just outside the town centre, you can choose from cosy wooden cabins, remote farmhouses and luxurious chalets when looking for a holiday home.Enjoy the atmosphere of the Alps from your holiday apartment
No matter where your future vacation rental is in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, the architecture of the buildings fits in skilfully with the natural surroundings of mountains, meadows and forests. Many accommodations are equipped with solid wood furniture, so that you will enjoy a very special comfort during your holidays. Experience the unique view of the surrounding mountains from a garden or terrace. Some landlords even offer a breakfast service as well as ski and bike rental.
Vacation in Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Location and orientation
Garmisch-Partenkirchen is not a city despite its more than 26,800 inhabitants, but a market and a major centre in Bavaria. The climatic health resort lies in the district of the same name, in the centre of the Werdenfelser Land. The municipal area also borders directly on Austria. The villages of Wamberg, Kaltenbrunn, Griesen and Burgrain belong to the Garmisch-Partenkirchen market. From Munich you need about one hour by car to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.Spatial delimitation of the region
The municipality of Garmisch-Partenkirchen is located in a wide basin at the confluence of the Partnach and Loisach rivers. The market is situated between the Estergebirge in the east and the Ammergebirge in the northwest. The Wettersteingebirge with the mountain Zugspitze borders the local area in the southwest.Unique mountain worlds
The highest mountain in the region and at the same time the highest in Germany is the Zugspitze with an altitude of 2,962 metres. In Garmisch-Partenkirchen you will also find the 870 metre high Kochelberg, where you can be entertained in summer on the Kochelberg-Alm. The local mountain of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, which is also called this way, is almost 1,335 metres high. In winter the Hausbergbahn cable car takes you to the ski slopes and in summer you can reach the summit via the well-maintained hiking trails.
Travelers and Activities
Around Garmisch-Partenkirchen a breathtaking mountain world awaits you with rough mountain massifs, blooming alpine meadows, crystal clear streams and deep blue lakes. The hiking region around Garmisch-Partenkirchen is one of the most charming in the Bavarian Alps. A total of 300 kilometres of well-signposted paths await you here, giving you fantastic insights into the world of alpine nature.Holidays by the water
In summer there are plenty of opportunities for water sports enthusiasts to refresh themselves in the cool water. The Alpspitz wave pool and the natural outdoor pool Kainzenbad are at your disposal for relaxing hours in the bath. Rafting tours can be undertaken on the Loisach. Furthermore, Riessersee, Geroldsee, Pflegersee and Eibsee invite you to swim and dive.An Eldorado for skiers
Garmisch-Partenkirchen is one of the top winter sports metropolises in Germany. Whether skiing, snowboarding, tobogganing or snowshoeing, the unique landscape promises wonderful experiences in the snow. From November to May you can use a total of 60 kilometres of pistes here for speeding downhill runs. On the way you will be rewarded with a fantastic panoramic view and cosy stopovers in the ski huts.
In the 16th century 127 witch trials took place in the district of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, to which 51 people, 48 of them women, fell victim.
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One of the town's most beautiful sights and a popular hiking destination is Werdenfels Castle, the ruin of a former spur castle from the early 17th century. It lies at an altitude of 795 metres, about 80 metres above the Loisachtal, between Farchant and Garmisch-Partenkirchen. The march there leads comfortably over well signposted hiking trails and along a rock that drops steeply into the valley.2. The pilgrimage church at a lofty altitude
The listed pilgrimage church of St. Anton lies above the Partenkirchen district and is a wonderful destination for hikers and walkers. The church was consecrated to Saint Anthony of Padua. A popular route to this pretty church is the Way of the Cross, which has existed since the 18th century. There are also other hiking trails leading to the building at the foot of the Wank.3. On the highest position in Germany
The highest mountain peak in the country is that of the 2,962 metre high Zugspitze, which belongs to the Wetterstein Mountains in the Eastern Alps. The Zugspitze massif lies southwest of your holiday resort. Three paths lead up to the border between Germany and Austria via the western summit: via the Höllental, the Reintal and one via the Austrian Schneekar. With the mountain railway you can shorten the hiking tour and get yourself brought up to 2,720 metres in altitude. The rest of the way to the summit you have to climb on foot.4. Take a stroll through the city
In the centre of the village there are some sights to discover. The Ludwigstrasse in the historic district of Partenkirchen is particularly worth mentioning. There is a listed architectural ensemble, which begins at Rathausplatz and runs to Sebastianskircherl and Mittenwalder Straße. The buildings along the promenade are relatively narrow and mostly date from the 19th century. The Old House and the Wackerle House are the last witnesses of the 13th century, when the town was of supra-regional importance as a market and court.5. To be live at the winter sports events
Every 1st January the famous New Year's Jumping takes place in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, which is part of the Four Hills Tournament. The Bavarian Championships in Horn-Sled Racing on January 6th will be an interesting event. The region is also known as the venue for the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup, which takes place in Garmisch-Partenkirchen from January to March.