Winter holidays in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Garmisch-Partenkirchen is simply beautiful in winter and offers many activities for families and couples. Snow-covered villages, alpine mountains, fantastic ski resorts, the possibilities are endless to experience a really beautiful winter holiday in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Whether you want to experience an active ski holiday or relax and hike through the snow-covered landscape - Garmisch Partenkirchen is also simply beautiful in winter.

Ski resorts in Garmisch

Garmisch-Partenkirchen was the venue of the Ski World Championships 2011 and thus benefited from the modernisation of the ski facilities and is today one of the top ski resorts in Germany.

Ski area Zugspitze

In Garmisch-Partenkirchen you can experience the skiing holiday you have always dreamed of, with everything that goes with it. Unique downhill runs with a grandiose view, enjoying the sparkling winter sun in a deck chair, panoramic views with mountain gastronomy, the Zugspitze ski area offers you all of this.

For an ideal skiing holiday in Garmisch Partenkirchen a union of three ski mountains has emerged to a ski area. These form the skiing area Garmisch-Classic which consists of three mountains:

  • the Hausberg

  • the Kreuzeck

  • the Alpspitz

Ski area Hausberg

The skiing area Hausberg is especially suitable for beginners who have only just discovered the fun of skiing. There are pistes that range from easy to medium level of difficulty. The ski lift of the Hausbergbahn, takes you directly up to the piste on the Hausberg.

Ski area Alpspitz

The Alpspitz ski area has several chair lifts and gondola lifts and transports over 3000 people per hour to the slopes. The slopes are always well prepared so that nothing stands in the way of skiing fun. The downhills on the Albspitz are not only ideal for experts, is also ideal for those who still want to learn.

Tip: If you are still looking for an accommodation in Garmisch Partenkirchen for the winter, we have the right one for you. For a wonderful panoramic view of the Alpspitze and the Zugspitze, we offer you our Alpspitz Panorama holiday apartment.

Ski area Kreuzeck

About 4 kilometres south of Garmisch Partenkirchen rises the mountain Kreuzeck with its skiing area on more than 1300 meters altitude. The Kreuzeck ski area is well known as a venue for Olympic Games and World Cup participations.

A special highlight of the Kreuzeck is the Kandahar descent. A steep incline make this descent a favourite with alpine sports fans giving them the absolute adrenaline ru

Activities in the winter of Garmisch Partenkrichen

Besides exploring the ski slopes there are also many other activities that you can experience in winter in Garmisch.

Hiking in the snow

On foot through the snow-covered woods and along the frozen lakes you can really enjoy the snow world. Nature lovers will feel at home in the snowy world under the blue sky of Garmisch. Garmisch Partenkirchen is also the ideal place for couples looking for the romance of an enchanted winter world.

After a snow hike, a stop at a mountain pasture is the ideal way to relax and recover from the cold in the cosy warmth.

Garmisch Partenkirchen offers many winter tours of different lengths. A popular tour is the hike over Warnberg, Graseck and the Partnachklamm. This winter tour starts at the Olympic Ski Stadium and takes about half a day.

Partnachklamm in winter

Partnachklamm is a gorge crossed by waterfalls and rapids. In 1912 this gorge was recognised as a natural monument and the beauty of this unique sight was preserved. Not only in summer the Partnachklamm is wonderful to look at, in winter visitors can experience a very special highlight. With a guided torchlight hike through the Partnachklamm you will experience something magical. In winter, ice curtains form on the walls of the gorge. With the light of the torch and the reflection in the ice it seems like a dream world. If you like to find out more about the Partnachklamm, we recommend our blog post.

Horse-drawn sleigh ride through the winter landscape

A winter holiday in Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers you the possibility of a wonderful horse-drawn sleigh ride like you can hardly experience at any other place. Beautiful warm clothing is all you need to enjoy the winter landscape in this very special way.

A popular horse-drawn sleigh ride starts at the western entrance of the Olympic ski stadiums and takes about 20 minutes.

Visit to the museum

Garmisch-Partenkirchen also has something to offer in terms of culture. If you need a break from snow and nature, we recommend a visit to the Werdenfels Museum. If you want to experience the culture of Bavaria, the museum of local history Werdenfels is exactly the right place for you.

In the Olympic Ski Stadium there is an exhibition about the Olympic Winter Games that took place in 1936 in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Winter holiday with your dog in Garmisch Partenkirchen

We also offer holiday apartments where the dog can feel comfortable and does not have to stay at home.

Garmisch Partenkirchen offers a lot of exercise for your dog. In addition, Garmisch is awarded as a climatic health resort. If you spend your winter holiday in such an environment, the purity of the air has a positive effect on dogs with respiratory diseases.

For a wonderful winter holiday with your dog, nothing stands in your way. If you are still looking for an accommodation where you can spend the winter days with your family and your dog, you will find beautiful holiday apartments and cottages on our site "Holiday with your dog".

Accommodation in Garmisch Partenkirchen for your winter holiday

Snow-covered in a holiday cottage in the forest or on the mountain with a view of the mountains. Everyone dreams of this in winter times. For accommodations in and around Garmisch-Partenkirchen and Farchant, we offer you a great selection of small holiday apartments, panoramic holiday apartments, chalets and holiday homes. Simply enter the arrival time and the available accommodations will be displayed. To make it even easier for you, you can also choose if you want a holiday apartment "with mountain view" or if you want "pets allowed".