Information about the current situation
as at 15th of June
we are in an extraordinary time, in which tourism worldwide and thus also in Garmisch-Partenkirchen has almost come to a standstill during the last months. For all of us in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, who are hosts by conviction and with passion, this was a very sad situation. Many places were empty that are otherwise full of life - hotels, restaurants, cafés, large and small shops. The cable lifts stood still and on the streets we missed the cheerful coffee house tables in the sun. These days we felt all the more how much we love and miss you, our friends and guests!
But now life is getting back to normal, cafés and restaurants are open and we can finally welcome you back here in Garmisch-Partenkirchen! Also, our cable lifts and our natural wonder Partnachklamm have been opened again!
Every day, we receive requests from all sides regarding the most diverse areas affected by restrictions or closures. We want to keep the most important issues here on this page so you can consult it at any time. We will adapt them to the changes and thus provide you with a reliable information platform.
The team of the Tourist-Information is still available for interested visitors on site as well as by phone and e-mail and are working on your requests. The GaPa Health Corner is also still there for you and will advise you on your well-being by phone or e-mail. Please contact us if you have any questions - we look forward to hearing and reading from you. You can find all contact details under Service & Contact. Or pay us a digital visit: on Instagram and Facebook you can find stories from here and maybe discover one or two surprising and enjoyable facts - at least a little holiday feeling for the time until we can meet again in person.
We look forward to seeing you - digitally via social media and now of course again here in Garmisch-Partenkirchen!
In order to slow down the spread of the coronavirus in Germany and Europe and to break infection chains, Federal Minister of the Interior Seehofer has imposed travel restrictions and temporary controls at the German internal borders with Austria, Switzerland, France, Luxembourg and Denmark. Currently, these controls are being relaxed and will be discontinued from 15 June 2020.
In Bavaria, an obligatory domestic quarantine of two weeks applies to people entering from third countries. Accordingly, this does not apply to entry from states of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Up-to-date information can be found on the website of the Federal Ministry of the Interior:
Link to the Federal Ministry of the Interior
There are no controls at the German internal borders with Austria, Switzerland, France, Luxembourg and Denmark anymore.
Garmisch-Partenkirchen is still easy to reach by train. Further information can be found on the official website of the German railroad company Deutsche Bahn.
The local bus Garmisch-Partenkirchen currently operates with restricted Sunday and holiday service. Further information about the schedule of the local bus Garmisch-Partenkirchen can be found on the official website of the municipial utilities Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
Public transport between Garmisch-Partenkirchen and Grainau will continue to be provided by the rack railway of the Bayerische Zugspitzbahn and buses of the EVG until further notice.
Further information can be found on the official website of the Bayerische Zugspitzbahn https://zugspitze.de/de/live-info/zugspitze/offnungszeiten-zugspitze and EVG: http://www.eibseebus.de/startseite.php
Since 27 April 2020, in public transport as well as in the facilities belonging to it, a mask obligation has been enforced for persons aged six years and older. For this purpose, it is sufficient to wear a so-called "community mask", i.e. an everyday mask, over mouth and nose. Further information is available at: https://www.lgl.bayern.de/gesundheit/infektionsschutz/infektionskrankheiten_a_z/coronavirus/faq.htm#mns
Since 30 May 2020, overnight accommodation may again be used for tourist purposes.
The Tourist Information staff will be happy to refer you to open establishments and can be contacted during the usual opening hours (Monday to Friday from 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m., Saturday 9.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m.) on site, by telephone on +49 (0) 8821 180 700 and by e-mail at email@example.com
Since 11 May 2020, all commercial and service businesses have been reopened with restrictions.
Since June 2, 2020, the gastronomy opens until 10 p.m. in both outdoor and indoor areas.
Many retailers and restaurants also offer their own delivery service. You can find an overview of the individual providers from Bürgerservice GaPa here: Delivery Service Providers
Most of the leisure facilities are open again.
Playgrounds, zoos, botanical gardens, libraries, museums, galleries, exhibitions and memorials have been able to reopen with restrictions since 11 May 2020. Other tourist attractions such as castles and mountain railways and cable lifts have been allowed to reopen since 30 May 2020.
Starting on 15 June 2020, the resumption of theatre, concert and other cultural events is planned. In addition, the resumption of cinemas should be possible in principle from 15 June 2020.
Since June 8, 2020, there have been further relaxations in the area of sports, provided that necessary distance regulations as well as protection and hygiene concepts are observed:
- In particular, the operation of outdoor swimming pools is possible again - this also applies to the outdoor areas of swimming pools, health resorts and hotels. Please note that the Alpspitzwellen Bad will not resume operation until 19.06.2020.
- Contact-free indoor sports are also permitted again, such as training in fitness studios.
- Outdoor training may now start contact-free for all sports in groups of up to 20 people.
An up-to-date overview of the situation at the popular excursion destinations in the Zugspitz region can be found at Ausflugsticker der Zugspitz Region!
Smaller events will take place again in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Until 31 August 2020, large events are not allowed. On our page of Veranstaltungshighlights we inform you about possible cancellations of our upcoming event highlights. For the event year 2020, the White Night (27 June 2020), the BMW Motorrad Days (3-5 July 2020), the AlpenTestival (7-9 August 2020), Zugspitz Ultratrail and GAP.beinand (14-19 July 2020) have been definitively cancelled.
The team of the GaPa Convention will be happy to inform you about the extent to which events can currently take place in our Kongresshaus Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Please contact Iris Schönach, Head of GaPa Convention, by phone at +49 88211807427 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Tourist Information is open at the usual times (Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5 pm; Saturday from 9 am to 3 pm). You can also contact us by phone at +49 8821 180 700 and by e-mail at email@example.com. You can find more information here:
Service and Current Informaion
The residents' registration office of Garmisch-Partenkirchen is open again. All other offices and departments can still be reached by telephone and e-mail for our citizens. You can find out more on the website of Bürgerservice Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
You can find the latest recommendations of the DAV on mountain sports in times of the coronavirus under https://www.alpenverein.de/bergsport/aktiv-sein/empfehlungen-des-dav-zum-bergsport-in-zeiten-des-coronavirus_aid_34920.html
Information from the Federal Ministry of Health: https://www.bundesgesundheitsministerium.de/coronavirus.html
Information from the Bavarian State Government: https://www.bayern.de/service/coronavirus-in-bayern-informationen-auf-einen-blick/
Information of the district of Garmisch-Partenkirchen about COVID-19: http://coronagap.de/
Throughout Germany, guidelines of the Federal Government currently apply in order to limit social contacts in everyday life. They aim to further slow down the spread of the coronavirus. In some federal states, counties and municipalities additional regulations apply.
Since 27 April 2020, persons aged six years and older must wear masks when shopping, using public transport and in the associated facilities. For this, wearing a so-called "community mask", i.e. an everyday mask, over the mouth and nose is sufficient.
Further information is available at: https://www.lgl.bayern.de/gesundheit/infektionsschutz/infektionskrankheiten_a_z/coronavirus/faq.htm#mns
The Federal Centre for Health Education (BZgA), as an authority within the area of responsibility of the Federal Ministry of Health, provides up-to-date and expert information on the coronavirus and the disease COVID-19 on the website www.infektionsschutz.de.
You can also find important hygiene and behavioural rules and recommendations for the prevention of infections. All information is presently regularly checked, adapted and updated.