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“Discover your true nature“: This motto is the central philosophy encompassing the tourist attractions offered at the renowned holiday destination of Garmisch-Partenkirchen all year round. In the midst of beautiful mountain views, the most famous town of the Bavarian Alps offers a wide variety of topnotch holidays. At the foot of Mount Zugspitze, nature is aImpressive, historic facades and lovingly painted houses are splendid and the charming inhabitants give the town its atmosphere.

The City

Absolutely unique: Garmisch-Partenkirchen is the epitome of vast and pristine alpine nature. It is a unique place in an awesome setting where outdoor activities are extraordinary experiences — between mountain and valley, in the water or in the air. It is a region that has shaped human beings and their culture. Here, you still find typical Bavarian traditions in their original form. A place where you get closer to nature and discover something about yourself.

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A stroll through streets like Frühlingsstraße in Garmisch or the Historical Ludwigstraße in Partenkirchen makes tradition come alive. The so-called Lüftlmalereien, magnificent facade paintings, tell you stories about the houses’ inhabitants, the region and its customs, so that even non-German speaking visitors understand - without explanation of a guide. The locals greet guests with openness, lust for life and their Bavarian charm.


Enjoy movement, feel your own power, savour every moment – upon flower-lined mountain paths as well as in the fresh powder snow: As one of the most well-known outdoor destinations in the Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers the right way for every guest to storm his personal athletic peaks. No matter whether in the mountains, by bike, skis or snowshoes, there is something for everone. And there is even more, for example the BMW Motorrad Days and Bavarian "Festwochen".

Bistros & Cafés

If you want to have a litte snack, you will find little Cafés and Bistros. From delicacies like the famous Bavarian Schmankerl to cakes up to Italian Snacks, there is something for everybody's taste. More Information visit:

Art & Culture

Garmisch-Partenkirchen is a well-known place in Bavaria. And what is Bavaria famous for? Yes, for its traditions, culture, lifestyle - and its excellent beer of course. It would take days to tell about all traditions, you have to experience that on your own. Seeing the girls wearing "Dirndl" and the boys wearing "Lederhosn" is an unique experience.

Do & See

The people that live here are envied by many; those that spend their holidays here even more so. Garmisch-Partenkirchen will really move you – with its unspoilt and pure nature, vibrancy and Bavarian charm. First of all, you'll be overwhelmed by the mountains, nature and the breathtaking panorama. Next, the local people will win you over with their kindness, openness and honesty. And finally, you'll take unforgettable moments, memories and experiences with you. Outdoors: do sports or just relaxing.


You've been hiking for four hours – up ahead you see a rustic mountain lodge. All you want is a hearty meal. It's good when you're in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. We offer also national and international cuisine: from a hearty Bavarian meal to an exotic 5 course meal, from a little snack to a healthy whole-food cuisine. Something for every taste

Bars & Nightlife

You've had a wonderful day and enjoyed nature, fresh air and exercise. Now you're looking for the perfect way to end your perfect day. With a freshly tapped beer, a glass of wine or a cocktail. On your own, with that special someone or with friends. In a cosy pub, a bar, a nightclub or at the gaming table. Welcome to Garmisch-Partenkirchen's nightlife!


You'll be surprised how much there is to choose from. On the one hand, high-quality traditional handcrafts – beautifully crafted Bavarian traditional costumes, for example. On the other, regional fashion and „Alpine Lifestyle“ - a young, individual style which is becoming increasingly popular. Our tip: Take a stroll through the town and let yourself drift. Browse and shop your way through more than 450 stores – from traditional costume stores to designer boutiques.

Tourist Information

Garmisch-Partenkirchen Tourism, founded in 1960 with currently 60 employees has the slogan “Discover your true nature” – 365 days a year and has a lot to offer: Lots of nature. Lots of culture. And lots of heart. Garmisch-Partenkirchen, the venue for the Alpine World Ski Championships 2011 is a Spa-health resort of the highest class with historic town centres and is member of “Best of the Alps”.