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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.
1. Tourists, who expect to devote much time to skiing, are recommended to visit the resort during the period from December to May. At this time of year all the zones for this kind of sport … Open
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. Copyright
Popular resort invites you to visit about 450 shops. It will definitely not be a boring time. Everyone who loves bright sporty clothes, will like Iguana store. Here, you can choose many … Open
In the city you can visit a musical theater or attend a festival of Strauss. The city’s main park often becomes the place for performances of the Grainau orchestra with musicians wearing traditional Bavarian costumes.
However, the main sight of the city is, without a doubt, mountains. Travellers also often visit Zugspitzbahn railway that leads to Zugspitze Mountain, Partnachklamm gorge cleaned by water falling down from a mountain spring and also the town itself. Its architecture is represented by medieval houses decorated with pictures showing stories from the Bible.
Garmisch-Partenkirchen attracts travelers with its unique natural beauties. Ideal conditions for outdoor recreation are created here. With children, one should definitely visit the open-air … Open
One of the most attractive places for walking around the city is Ludwigstrasse, where historical buildings of various periods and styles are preserved. Here is one of the oldest parish churches in the city, which was partially destroyed during a violent fire in 1865. Immediately after the fire, the Gothic church in the Neo-Gothic style was completely restored and continues to please locals and tourists with its spectacular views to this day. In many historic houses today, there are attractive restaurants and souvenir shops. Also, there are several prestigious hotels on the historic street.
Garmisch-Partenkirchen In the city, religious monuments worthy of attention, including the Chapel of St. Sebastian were preserved. It is located near the Lower Market. This chapel was built in 1637. The miniature church with a turret is a very unusual design. Its facade depicts figures of saints, which local artists maintain in perfect shape. In summer, the chapel is surrounded by dense thickets of trees.
Garmisch-Partenkirchen can be really proud of the choice of attractive gastronomic establishments in its territory. The city is home to Bavarian restaurants, upscale gourmet dining … Open
In the immediate vicinity of the city, there are several ancient castles. The most interesting is the Ellmau Castle, built in the early 20th century. Today, a prestigious luxury hotel is located in the restored castle. Everyone can spend a few days in this historic building and enjoy its luxury. The castle has preserved a beautiful concert hall, in which, since 1957 till now, concerts of chamber music are regularly held.
Garmisch-Partenkirchen Garmisch is noted for its abundance of natural attractions. At any time of the year, you can admire the magnificent landscapes here. Ekbauer Mountain, whose height is 1,238 meters, is of great interest. On its slopes is a popular ski resort, focused on beginners and holidaymakers with children. In summer, in mountainous regions, interesting excursions take place. During these excursions, you can see rare plants, wild animals and birds, for which this mountainous region has become a home.
Local residents are distinguished by quite an original nature and rich culture, unique traditions and customs that do not cease to amaze foreign travelers. Despite the fact that … Open
While walking through the city you can see many unusual monuments, a remarkable site is the monument – locomotive. The old locomotive of 1930, painted in blue, was installed next to the City Hall building. In the first half of the 20th century, it was used to lift trains to the top of the Zugspitze Mountain, where already the most popular ski resort was located.
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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Garmisch-Partenkirchen
♥   Castle 'King’s House on Schachen Bavaria' , 9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Schloss Linderhof' , 13.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Hohenschwangau Castle' , 28 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Ehrenberg Castle' , 29 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Ambras Palace' , 36.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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National and city parks around Garmisch-Partenkirchen
♥   Nature Park 'Ötztal' , 35.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Nature Park 'Tiroler Lechtal' , 48 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Nature Park 'Karwendel' , 48.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Nature Park 'Kaunergrat-Pitztal-Kaunertal' , 55.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Nature Park 'Hochgebirgsnaturpark Zillertaler Alpen' , 80.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Garmisch-Partenkirchen from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Harakiri Ski Slope

From the series “Top 13 Furious Ski Resorts and Pistes”
The professionals think that literally every person with a proper level of preparation can overcome this piste. You just have to consider the right skiing technique. Today the special warning signs in different languages ​​are placed on one of the most dangerous slopes in the world. In addition to the ski slopes, the trainers and the doctors are always on duty. It is recommended to ski on the other 'black' ski slopes of the Mayrhoven in front of the 'Harakiri' slope. … Read further

Neuschwanstein Castle

From the series “The Most Wonderful Castles and Palaces”
After more than a century the original interior was preserved in the castle. Today the guests can stroll through the spacious rooms decorated with fine frescoes and forgiven medieval chandeliers. The castle preserves the many valuable works of art created by the best painters from the 19th century. The wonderful mosaic floor, the painted ceilings, the countless paintings and sculptures made of precious materials and the wonderful wooden furniture make the setting for one of the most beautiful and fabulous castles in the world. … Read further
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