Excursions destinations near Garmisch-Partenkirchen
What you should definitely see in the surrounding area
Getting some exercise while biking, hiking or skiing. Relaxing at the spa area, during a leisurely stroll or while snowshoeing. A visit to the theatre, a guided tour to the giant ski jump, a trip to the legendary Zugspitze. There is so much to enjoy in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. But Garmisch-Partenkirchen wouldn’t be Garmisch-Partenkirchen if there wasn’t even more to discover. In close proximity, you’ll find many other excursion destinations – all worth venturing out beyond town limits for!
Royal castles and palaces
Marvellous views and impressions abound in the mountains surrounding Garmisch-Partenkirchen – but they become even more awe-inspiring during a visit to the King’s House on the Schachen! At 1,866 metres above sea level, you’ll encounter King Ludwig II’s extravagant playground. Equally as fairytale-like: Schloss Linderhof with its gilded fountain and, of course, the famous Neuschwanstein Castle. The perfect place to royally amuse yourself!
Dive into the fairytale world of Bavaria and find out more about its royal residences …
Glentleiten Open Air Museum
Lace-making, spinning yarn, baking bread or woodworking – during a visit to Upper Bavaria’s biggest open-air museum, you can go on a journey back in time and discover traditional crafts. On an area of more than 35 hectares, you can explore historic houses, mills, workshops and huts from the early modern period to today.
What are you waiting for? Discover the Glentleiten Open Air Museum!
Pilgrimage Church of Wies
A UNESCO World Heritage Site right at the centre of Upper Bavaria: Surrounded by lush green meadows and rural peace and quiet, the magnificent Pilgrimage Church of Wies awaits pilgrims as well as folks just taking a walk. Because of its picturesque setting and the impressive exterior, it attracts about a million visitors per year – the home of the “teardrop miracle” is a rewarding excursion even for non-pilgrims!
Find out more about the “Wies”!
A stroll through Mittenwald is like walking through the pages of an old picture book. Beautifully preserved houses, artistic mural paintings, a historic silversmithy – you’re breathing history no matter where you are in this charming little village.
Talking about breath: You might forget to breathe for a moment when looking out of the panorama windows of the Nature Information Centre on the Karwendel. It’s located at 1,300 metres above sea level right on a precipice. But no worries: Your breath will return quickly – as a long deep sigh of joy!
Explore the picture-book village and find out more about Mittenwald!
Murnau at Lake Staffelsee
Culture meets nature – in a particularly endearing way. Soak up the sun at the bathing beach or gather some inspiration at the castle’s museum: Those are wonderful experiences in Murnau at Lake Staffelsee. The picturesque scenery of the Murnauer Moos natural preserve has always been both muse and relaxation site for artists such as Wassily Kandinsky or Gabriele Münter. You’ll collect plenty of new impressions and inspiration there …
A natural treasure not just for lovers of the arts: Find out more about Murnau at Lake Staffelsee!
Oberammergau and Ettal
So small and yet of such great importance: Oberammergau is the centre of the art of wood carving – and at the same time, a world-renowned Passion Play location. Whether your heart beats faster for the Lüftlmalerei mural paintings on the Pilatushaus, the stages of the Passion theatre or the baroque beauty of Ettal Abbey – the little municipalities are home to grandiose holiday moments!
Find out more about the excursion destinations in Oberammergau and Ettal …
München and Innsbruck
If you crave some city life, you might want to go on a day trip to Munich or Innsbruck. Both cities offer guests a myriad of highlights. How about a visit to the Deutsches Museum in Munich? Or maybe even a trip to the Oktoberfest? In the Austrian city of Innsbruck, you can spend a day filled with charming urban flair – between the Golden Roof and the Alpine Zoo.
German Alpine Road
From Lindau at Lake Bodensee to the Berchtesgadener Land region – on this 450-kilometre road, the journey is the reward. Because the German Alpine Road winds itself past fortresses and abbeys, castles, summits and picturesque towns. From inside a car or on the saddle of a motorcycle – on this stunningly beautiful road, your holiday starts even before your arrival at your destination!
A drive towards holiday joy: Find out more about the attractions along the German Alpine Road …