Garmisch-Partenkirchen is located in the state of Bavaria in Germany. It is one of the most popular destinations in the Alps, and is well-known as a winter sports resort.
How to spend 1 day in Garmisch-Partenkirchen Germany
In this 1-day itinerary in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, discover the main attractions of the city.
Day 1 in Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Garmisch-Partenkirchen is a destination usually combined with a day trip from Munich. In Garmisch-Partenkirchen visit Germany’s highest point, the Zugspitze.
Zugspitze is located on the border of Germany and Austria. Each country has a terrace with museums and restaurants. Once at the top, you can easily access all areas.
Enjoy panoramic views of the Alps while tasting German food and beer.
Things to see
Sights in Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Zugspitze is the highest point in Germany at about 3000 meters. During the winter it is very popular among skiers from all over Europe.
2. Historic Garmisch
Garmisch-Partenkirchen has several small shops, restaurants, and charming cafes.
Highlights include Ludwigstraße, Frühlingstraße streets, and the Alte Kirche, a Romanesque-Gothic church dating back to the 13th century.
3. Partnach Gorge
The Partnach Gorge was declared in 1912 as a natural monument. The place will enchant you with its waterfalls.
It is also a starting point for numerous walks through the area.
4. Werdenfels Castle
The ruins of Werdenfels Castle stand about 80 meters above the Loisach Valley.
Although only the ruins remain, the powerful construction still shows the size of the castle and its splendor.
Where to stay in Garmisch-Partenkirchen
1. Hotel Zugspitze Garmisch-Partenkirchen
©Hotel Zugspitze Garmisch-Partenkirchen
The Hotel Zugspitze Garmisch-Partenkirchen is located 13 km from the Austria frontier.
Rooms have elegant decor and are equipped with a flat-screen TV.
The hotel has a swimming pool and spa.
Klammstraße 19, 82467
2. Werdenfelserei Garmisch-Partenkirchen
The Werdenfelserei is a hotel located in the middle of the Werdenfels region (Bavaria), in the center of Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
Rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV, kettle, coffee maker, and minibar.
The hotel has an outdoor pool, a gym, and a spa.
Alleestraße 28, 82467 Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
3. Hyperion Hotel Garmisch-Partenkirchen
©Hyperion Hotel Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Located in the middle of the old city not far from the ski lifts, the Hyperion Hotel Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers comfort and elegance.
Rooms have been completely modernized and renovated. All rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV, coffee maker, and minibar.
The hotel has a year-round indoor pool and a gym.
Alpspitzstraße 12, 82467 Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
4. Hotel Rheinischer Hof
©Hotel Rheinischer Hof Garmisch-Partenkirchen
The Hotel Rheinischer Hof is a family-run hotel located at the foot of the Zugspitze mountain.
All rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV, an electric kettle and a minibar.
The hotel has a seasonal outdoor pool and a spa.
Zugspitzstraße 76, 82467 Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
5. Staudacherhof History & Lifestyle
©Staudacherhof History & Lifestyle Garmisch-Partenkirchen
The Staudacherhof History & Lifestyle is located a short distance from the center of Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
The rooms are cozy and have a TV, desk, and fridge.
The hotel has an outdoor swimming pool and an indoor pool.
Höllentalstraße 48, 82467 Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
6. Riessersee Hotel
©Riessersee Hotel Garmisch-Partenkirchen
The Riessersee Hotel is located beside the Rießersee lake and 3.3 km (2.1 miles) from the historic Ludwigstraße street.
Rooms have a small seating area, TV, and fridge.
The hotel has two indoor swimming pools.
Riess 5, 82467 Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
7. Wittelsbacher Hof
©Wittelsbacher Hof Garmisch-Partenkirchen
The Wittelsbacher Hof is located in the center of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, a 5-minute walk from the pedestrian zone.
The rooms have a TV, a work desk, a safe and a balcony.
The hotel has an indoor pool and a spa.
Von-Brug-Straße 24, 82467 Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
8. Hotel Alpengruss
©Hotel Alpengruss Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Located a short walk from the Hausberg ski lift in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Hotel Alpengruss offers excellent value for money.
The rooms are comfortable and have a flat-screen TV.
Gehfeldstraße 10, 82467 Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
Shopping in Garmisch-Partenkirchen
In the Historic Partenkirchen, you will find smaller shops focused on crafts, in addition, there are several cafés and restaurants.
1. Douglas Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Douglas Garmisch-Partenkirchen is a perfumery chain that has several stores in Germany. The Garmisch-Partenkirchen unit is located near the Spielbank.
Am Kurpark 6, 82467 Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
2. Chocolaterie Amelie
Close to Douglas Garmisch-Partenkirchen is located the Chocolaterie Amelie.
Chocolaterie Amelie is a must-stop for chocolate lovers.
Am Kurpark 3, 82467 Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
3. WeinForum Welter
WeinForum Welter is a wine shop located within walking distance from the Museum Werdenfels and Ludwigstraße.
Hauptstraße 100, 82467 Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
4. Schönegger Käse-Alm
Schönegger Käse-Alm is a regional cheese shop located right on Ludwigstraße.
Ludwigstraße 22, 82467 Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
Plan your Trip
Garmisch-Partenkirchen has easy train access from Munich.
Munich – 89 km (55.3 miles)
Ulm – 180 km (112 miles)
Stuttgart – 270 km (168 miles)
Augsburg – 152 km (94.7 miles)
Garmisch-Partenkirchen Germany Map
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