Garmisch is an old town in Germany located on the Loisach River. In 1935 the town was merged with Partenkirchen town and the new settlement was named Garmisch-Partenkirchen – a city that is now known as an administrative center of the Bavaria country. This is also a fairy trade center and a ski resort. Two parts of Garmisch-Partenkirchen are divided by railway and connected through a system of tunnels (for automobiles and pedestrians). Garmisch-Partenkirchen doesn’t formally have a status of the city. The population of this place reached only 26 thousand of people in 2005.
The town is located in a valley surrounded by the Bavarian Alps. Zugspitze Mountain is located nearby the town. By the way, this mountain is the highest spot of Germany. You can easily reach Munich and Austrian Tirol by railway from Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Moreover, there is a road to Munich in mountains.
The main industry of this place is tourism. In the city and surrounding territories work large number of hotels and restaurants built primarily to serve tourists. When winter comes to the town, alpine ski routes start working here. During warm weather seasons are popular walks on mountains or hiking. Especially for this purpose special cable roads and funiculars are built here.
: guide to Garmisch-Partenkirchen with maps, photos and weather conditions
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