Winter vacation in Garmisch-Partenkirchen
EXPLORE THE ZUGSPITZE – THE MOUNTAIN OF MOUNTAINS
You can already see it from far away. The pride and joy of the people of Garmisch-Partenkirchen: the Zugspitze.
In this dreamlike environment, Germany’s highest mountain is the center of all snow and winter pleasures. If you are a winter-active person, you feel like you are in paradise above the Olympic city of Garmisch-Partenkirchen. For those who prefer to enjoy sports from the spectator stands, the New Year’s Jump is a must.
Germany’s No. 1 winter sports resort
Whether for sportsmen or connoisseurs. Active vacationers always find a suitable winter sports offer.
The landlord – Franz Erhardt himself – will be happy to give you some recommendations. Not only does he steer the horse sled, but he also knows exactly which departure and which stop is particularly worthwhile. Those who belong to the winter-active type of people think they are in paradise above the Olympic city of Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
WINTER PLEASURES WITH SKI OR SNOWBOARD
The pride and joy of Garmisch-Partenkirchen: Zugspitze – Germany’s highest mountain, with a glacier ski area. The glacier ski area not only ensures ideal snow conditions for skiers or snowboarders half the year but also helps them escape the winter fog in the valley. In the diversified skiing area Garmisch-Classic ski lovers can enjoy three mountains at once: Ski mountains Hausberg – Kreuzeckbahn-Alpspitze.
For families and beginners, there is a lot to offer in the ski area Garmisch-Classic. They can enjoy their experiences on the snow in the practice area or in the children’s land on the local mountain and practice their first ski swings there.
CROSS COUNTRY SKIING & BIATHLON IN GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN
Cross country skiing on beautiful sunny tracks. All around glistening white snow. And a winter sky without clouds – that’s the cross-country skiing & biathlon paradise of Garmisch-Partenkirchen in Germany. Train your endurance on 28 kilometers of skating. Run or glide with nature on perfectly groomed trails.
WINTER ACTIVITIES: SLEDDING, SKI TOURING, WINTER HIKING, ICE SKATING & ICE STICK SHOOTING
High up on a ski tour in the untouched nature at the Wank. The Wank is THE touring mountain in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. But touring friends are also looking forward to a ski tour on the local mountain. Winter- & snowshoe hiking in the “Winterwonderland” is very popular. 110 kilometers of winter hiking trails are ready to be explored in the sparkling winter air. Enjoy the silence and be enchanted by the winter beauty. Find the winter happiness for yourself with snowshoes. Ideal conditions are also found by ice skaters and curling enthusiasts.
WINTER EVENTS AT A GLANCE
A visit to the idyllic Christmas market in Garmisch-Partenkirchen should be an annual fixture. The sweet scent of mulled wine and must, roasted almonds, cinnamon, and oranges rises to your nose. A unique sight of the small seductive stalls, with Christmas decorations and small selected gifts, makes the anticipation of Christmas rise.
NEW YEAR SKI JUMPING
For those who prefer to enjoy sports from the spectator side, the New Year’s Jump at the Olympic ski jump on the Gudiberg is a must. Every year, the best ski jumpers in the world compete here as part of the Four Hills Tournament. But with the tickets, it is worth being fast. Date: 1 January.
The daredevil horn sled race (date: 6 January) requires a good portion of courage from the participants. The right technique and speed then lead to victory and crowning of the Bavarian Champion.