Summer dreams come true
Climb a mountain early in the morning and enjoy the majestic panorama in solitude. Breathe the fresh mountain air and start for an extended hike or climbing tour. And then enjoy sweet dolce far niente on a sun patio or in a beautiful resting place.
The entire Zugspitz region has always been a popular meeting point for hikers and climbers during the summer months. In Grainau, more than 100 km of gently rising and alpine hiking paths make the mountainous surroundings of the Zugspitz village accessible and offer delightful relaxation in a fantastic scenery and in a wonderful area of unspoiled nature.
Winter fairy tales
Snow shoe hiking - a "new" winter enjoyment! What is very old and brings you close to nature? It's the snow shoe, the most simple means of locomotion in a snowed in landscape! And best thing is: anyone can do it. The offer for walking and hiking paths is extensive and full of adventure, as over 40 km of them are cleared. You will reach nature's beauties on mostly even or gently inclining paths.
Other winter pleasures: skating, cross country tracks free of charge, curling, toboggan run, horse sleigh rides and many more.
Active holidays: Enjoy the beauties of our nature and mountain world. In the surroundings of the Zugspitze, Germany's highest mountain, you will find numerous paths and streets on which bikers and mountain bikers can discover the holiday region. Whatever you prefer: from pleasure routes to challenging mountain bike paths or simply a relaxing family biking tour.
Golf - Oberau: 18-hole golf course, only a 20-minute drive and Wallgau: 9-hole golf course, only a 25-minute drive away.
Sights to see
In and around the spa and holiday destination Garmisch-Partenkirchen:
- Olympia ice sports center
- Olympia ski stadium
- Werdenfels castle ruins
- St. Anton pilgrimage church
- St. Sebastian's church (pest chapel)
- Partnach gorge
- Cath. parish church Maria Himmelfahrt
- Old church
- Höllental gorge
- Eibsee at the foot of Zugspitze
- Isar valley: St. Peter and Paul church
- Pilatus house
- arish church
- Passion theater
- Ettal abbey
- Linderhof castle
- Münter house, cath. parish church
- St. Nikolaus, St. Leonhard parish church
- and much more...
Museums and castles:
Bavaria has numerous sights to see, including castles fraught with history and museums such as the Werdenfelser museum of local history:
- Oberammergau museum of local history
- Glentleiten open air museum
- the magical castles of King Ludwig II:
- Schachen hunting castle
The Zugpitze – the peak the glacier
What a feeling – moving up farther and farther with the cog wheel train or the Eibsee cable car you can be sure that Germany's highest skiing region will leave nothing to be desired. Germany's unique glacier skiing region awaits visitors with the best of snow from November until May as well as excellent ski-runs with all degrees of difficulty at an elevation of 2,000 to 2,720m. 8 ski lifts and a new 6-seater chair lift with an hourly conveyor capacity of 11,640 winter athletes ensures true skiing pleasure. With the glacier sun and a view over four countries, skiing here means adventure. For powder snow fans, the Zugspitzplatt offers a number of untouched slops. But skiing isn't everything – a stop at one of the numerous restaurants is a must!
The classic skiing region
Alpspitze, Kreuzeck, Hausberg Everyone will find what they prefer here: from the beginner to the pro. In the classic region, a total of 4 cable cars, 4 chair lifts and 11 t-bar lifts make elevations of 700 – 2050 m with almost 40 kilometers of ski-runs and practice slops with all degrees of difficulty accessible. Many cottages and mountain guesthouses invite the visitor to stop and stay.