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Surrounding area

Werdenfelser Land

Holiday in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, the capital of the beautiful "Werdenfelser Land", at the foot of the Zugspitze, the highest mountain in Germany.

Bavarian cosiness, customs, white-blue skies, breathtaking panoramas, enjoyment of nature, the mountains - that's Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

People with hearty Bavarian charm - loving, open and genuine.

There are interesting sights in the immediate vicinity, which you can explore in a relaxed way without a car. Breathtaking natural landscapes turn your holiday into a pleasure.

Germany's highest mountain, the Zugspitze with its 2962 m, the impressive Partnachklamm, the historical centres of Garmisch and Partenkirchen, the Höllentalklamm, the Alpspitze with the AlpspiX viewing platform, the Olympic sites of 1936, typical Lüftlmalereien, the Werdenfelser Heimatmuseum, the Sebastianskirche and much more. Many things are easy to reach with the free local bus, the bus stop is only a few metres away.

Sights and Places of interest

In the closer surroundings you find the Eibsee, Pflegersee and the Riessersee. Germany's highest church village Wamberg, the royal house at Schachen and the castle ruins Werdenfels can be reached via the Kramerplateauweg. A great hiking trail in Partenkirchen is the Philosopenweg.

The royal castles invite you to an unforgettable day trip. King Ludwig II chose the most beautiful places for his castles Linderhof, Neuschwanstein, Hohenschwangau, Herrenchiemsee and the royal house at Schachen.

For further beautiful excursions we recommend the monastery Ettal, the Wieskirche, the Passion play place Oberammergau, as well as the open air museum on the Glentleiten.

A trip to Innsbruck to the "Golden Roof", the Alpine Zoo, the ski jump and the round painting on the Bergisel will also be an experience for you.

In- and Outdoor activities

Garmisch-Partenkirchen and the surrounding area offers everything your heart desires for indoor and outdoor activities.

Whether you are an adventurer, nature lover, sports fan or gourmet,
at www.gapa.de there is something for everyone.

When planning your discovery tours in and around Garmisch-Partenkirchen, you can fall back on the GaPa tour planner, with which you can plan your tour according to the type of tour, level of difficulty and according to the starting point.

Events attract a wide audience in summer as well as in winter.

The bad-weather alternatives from Garmisch-Partenkirchen also offers many activities, when the white-blue sky can't be seen.