Garmisch-partenkirchen Tourism

Garmisch-Partenkirchen is one of the most popular destinations in Germany round the year. It also boasts to be one of the top winter sports destinations in all of Europe. With the highest peak, Zugspitze, at the town’s disposal, there are miles and miles of cross-country skiing trails. Suitable for skiers of all skill levels, the resort town, undoubtedly, is a paradise for skiing enthusiasts. During summer, the Bavarian town welcomes everyone to enjoy hiking. Offering panoramic 360-degree vistas, it is worth hiking to the top of Zugspitze. Other best things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen include taking a cable-car ride, visiting cultural museums, and walking through its Old Town.

Tourism in Garmisch-Partenkirchen is observed to be at its peak during the months of Fall. The weather is comfortable for those who love to explore the outdoors. The second best season to visit Garmisch-Partenkirchen is Spring. The conditions are quite favorable to make the most of your time in the Bavarian town. If you are looking to visit Garmisch-Partenkirchen off-season, then you must visit between June to August.

Showcasing a perfect amalgamation of modernism and old-school, the two towns Garmisch and Partenkirchen will thoroughly charm you. Plan a visit to this place and you will certainly have a great time.

Essential travel information and Garmisch-partenkirchen tips for your visit

  • Time Zone: UTC+1 hour
  • Currency: Euros
  • Electricity and Internet: The electricity in Garmisch-Partenkirchen flows at a frequency of 50 Hz and the voltage is 230 volts. Free wifi maybe provided in most of the hotels in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. C and F types of plugs are used. 
  • Languages:  German is the local language in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. English is understood and spoken by many in the city.
  • Security: Police:110; Ambulance: 112; Fire: 112
  • Off-beaten Path: NA
  • Tourist Traps: NA
  • Customs: NA

Tipping: Following are some tipping customs you may follow

  • Porter: 1-3 euros per bag
  • Housekeeping: 3-5 euros per night
  • Concierge: 10-20 euros
  • Restaurants: 5-10% of the bill
  • Tour guides: 10% of the charges
  • Taxi Driver: 105 of the fare

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  • I would like to know which hiking trails near the lakes near Garmisch Partenkirschen are accessible now

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  • Hi , arriving at Garmish-Partenkirchen train station soon. Our hotel is 18 mins walk away but we would like to take a taxi to our lodgings this it possible to find a taxi for this short trip from the train station Thanks and regards

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    • You may find a taxi as there is a taxi stand at the train station. But, I would also suggest talking to the hotel staff you are staying at to check if they offer any pick-up service. 

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