Garmisch Partenkirchen

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Garmisch PartenkirchenGarmisch is a fascinating little town with about 26.000 inhabitants in the south of Bavaria. But one thing makes it famous all over the world: it’s located at the foot of the highest mountain in Germany, the 2.962 m ( 9.724 ft ) Zugspitze. This is one of the reason why every year millions of visitors come to garmisch germany. It is also famous because here took place the Winter Olympics 1936 and the Alpine Ski World Championship 1978.

Many routes lead to garmisch. Arrived at the Munich “Franz-Josef-Strauss” airport there are different possibilities. By car, Garmisch-Partenkirchen is reached via the A95 motorway after 120 km ( 75 miles).There are also attractiv rail connections within Germany, as well as international links (IC/ICE). Informations at Deutsche Bahn ReiseService, Tel. 11861.The transportation from the airport by hired car, taxi, rail or bus can be organized by the tourist-information in garmisch, Richard-Strauss-Platz 2, 82467 Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Tel. 08821/180-700.

Accomodations in garmisch are various. You can choose between about 1.000 establishments, from rustic inns, farms, bread&breakfast, holiday apartments up to five stars luxury hotels. One of the well-known garmisch hotels is the Dorint Sport Hotel which can be reached across the “Deutsche Alpenstraße”, a road with spectacular sights of the mountains of the alps.

The hotel is located absolutely quiet in an expanded park. Another famous hotel is the Hotel Zugspitze situated in the heart of garmisch-partenkirchen, but with rural quiet and a wonderful sight.The tourist-information, Tel. 08821/180-700 helps finding the right accomodation for every taste.

Now it’s time to discover the city and the environs.Garmisch combines in a special way bavarian tradition and international flair. You find designer shops and antique shops near traditional handicrafts and souvenir shops.Nightlife is also a hit in garmisch. Relaxing and chilling in one of the bars or bistros, dancing in trendy clubs or trying one’s luck in the Casino – the decision is hard.The Casino offers blackjack, poker, roulette and lots of slot machines for those who search their luck. The etrance fee for the gaming table is 2.50 Euros and 50 Eurocent for slot machines. Playing is only allowed for at least 21 year old persons. More informations about the Casino :Bayerische Spielbank Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Am Kurpark 10, 82467 Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Tel. 08821/9599-0.

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The cultural life in garmisch Germany has many highlights.Traditional events like the “Bauerntheater” and the folklore weeks show local theatre groups and processions in nice traditional bavarian costumes. The program of the folklore week shows folklore clubs with their dances and “Schuhplattler”, an historic dance.In beer tents visitors see girls and boys in traditional costumes with their bavarian songs and dances.

You can also choose concerts with classic or popular music, musicals or cabaret.

A famous event is the annual Richard Strauss Festival.The composer Richard Strauss lived in garmisch from 1908 until 1949. To honor the genious inhabitant this festival takes place in June every year.The environs of garmisch are crowned by the summits of the mountains called “Wank”, “Kreuzberg”, “Osterfelder” and of course the “Zugspitze”. A highlight is a Zugspitze trip on the cog wheel train, the glacier cable car and the Eibsee cable car.In summer and winter, trekking round the mountains in garmisch means experiencing the most beautiful side of nature.The most attractive offer for holiday activity is alpine skiing on the top of Germany’s highest mountain – the Zugspitze.The glacier skiing region guarantees snow fun until late spring. Everybody, beginner or expert is sure to find his favorite ski slope. In total there are about 118 km ( 73 miles) of slopes in all difficulty levels. You find here Germany’s only downhill run with “World Cup License” the famous “Kandahar”.

Garmisch presents itself as a holiday destination for everyone, singles and families. You can relax, let yourself be pampered or you search for a challenge in sporty activities – all these possibilities in a breathtaking landscape at the foot of the Zugspitze in garmisch.


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