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Hiking in Garmisch-Partenkirchen: Top Outdoor Adventures Awaiting You


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Garmisch-Partenkirchen is a hikers delight, with vast tracts of quintessentially Bavarian countryside to traipse and travail around. The sights and sounds of this region make the hiking that extra bit special.

The Bavarian countryside around Garmisch-Partenkirchen is one of the most peaceful, idyllic and tranquil parts of Germany, and the alpine forests, lakes, meadows, fields and mountains that dot the landscape around Garmisch-Partenkirchen are a particular highlight. Hiking around Garmisch-Partenkirchen is absolutely sublime, superb and sumptuous, with gorgeous scenery around every corner and a range of fun and exciting hikes to choose from. Choose from our selection of hiking trips in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, and prepare to be charmed by this lovely part of Germany.

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FAQs: Hiking in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

What should I know about Hiking Garmisch-Partenkirchen?

Most of the hiking around Garmisch-Partenkirchen is relatively easy, however being in decent shape and fitness beforehand is recommended to increase your enjoyment of the activity.

Bavarian culture prides itself on being distinctive from overall German culture, so take the time to learn and understand about the culture, and you will enjoy yourself much more.

Why should I choose Garmisch-Partenkirchen for my Hiking adventure?

Peaceful Scenery

The landscape, scenery and terrain around Garmisch-Partenkirchen is as postcard-pretty and beautiful as one imagines the Bavarian countryside to be, with some of the most stunning alpine forests, lakes, meadows and fields possible. The rocky, snow-capped peaks that surround the region add a majestic frame to the setting, and hiking around here constantly exposes one to these lovely spots.

Fascinating History

Garmisch-Partenkirchen is perhaps most famous for playing host to the 1936 Winter Olympics, and has also served as an important military base in World War 2 and for American soldiers afterwards. It contains some of the best skiing and boarding locations in Germany, and nearby is the highest mountain in Germany, Zugspitze (2,962m).

The Culture

Garmisch-Partenkirchen maintains a strong Bavarian identity, with the many customs, traditions, and cultural pursuits of the region expressed via food, drink, dance, architecture and language. There are many castles that dot the countryside around Garmisch-Partenkirchen that offer a spectacular setting for hiking.

What can I expect from the weather during my Hiking trip in Garmisch-Partenkirchen?

Mild for most of the year, with average daytime temperatures ranging from 17-25 degrees celsius from May-September.

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How can I get to Garmisch-Partenkirchen?

Munich is only 120km away, with easy access to Garmisch-Partenkirchen via train, bus or car. Innsbruck is only 60km away, with easy car and bus options.

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When is the best time to travel to Garmisch-Partenkirchen for Hiking?

May-September, when the weather is warmest and conditions driest.

What people are saying about Hiking | Garmisch-Partenkirchen



Explore-Share took advantage of my inexperience. I had asked for a beginner level trip, instead, they recommended me a rather advanced trip. Neither Explore-Share nor the guide were forthcoming with information until the very last moment. The guide sold my participation to another outfit about a week before the trip. Neither Explore-Share neither the guide are trustworthy and can be relied upon in making arrangements.



Rudi is an experienced mountaineer with a great deal of knowledge about the area and trails available. He coordinated closely with me to determine my skill level and objective for the hike. It was an absolutely terrific day.

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