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Partnach Gorge

A unique natural spectacle

New perspectives wherever you look: The Partnach Gorge, which was declared a natural monument in 1912, will cast its spell on you with its wild waterfalls, water rapids and tranquil water basins. Once upon a time, visitors trying to walk through the gorge risked their lives, but nowadays there are two safe paths available.

If you are not afraid of heights, the iron bridge with its height of nearly 70 metres offers you fascinating perspectives. The more comfortable track through the gorge runs right next to the water. This is the path that was used by lumberjacks, hunters and rangers in the past. From here, the roaring waters are within reach.

From the parking site at the Olympic Skiing Stadium (Olympia Skistadion) it is a 25 minute walk to the Partnach Gorge. The romantic horse-drawn carriage, which also starts at the parking site, is a more comfortable way to reach your goal. No matter how you get there, sturdy footwear is required – for young and old alike.

Did you know: The Partnach Gorge is worth a visit in the summer and winter? Moreover, it is the starting point for numerous hikes through this area. Popular places for excursions include the Ferchenbachtal Valley, the Reintal Valley up to Mount Zugspitze, and the hiking areas of Mounts Eckbauer, Hausberg and Kreuzeck.

The guided torchlit hikes through the Partnach Gorge are always a great experience, no matter which season. However, in particular, in the wintertime when the light of the burning torches is refracted by the ice curtains, the Gorge is an exceptionally mystical and charming place.

Information and registration

Almwirtschaft Hanneslabauer, Tel: +49 8821 531 31
Berggasthof Partnachalm, Tel: +49 8821 26 15
Gaststätte Oympiahaus, Tel: +49 8821 730 96 99
GEO-TRIP (Josef und Vera Karner), Tel: +49 8825 562
Hotel Graseck, Tel: + 49 8821 943 240

Opening hours summer

8 am – 6 pm (May - June, October)
6 am - 10 pm (July - September)

Opening hours autumn/ winter

9 am – 6 pm (November - April)

Fees (Partnachklamm entry)

Adults: 5,00 EUR

Guests residing in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Grainau, Farchant, Oberau, Eschenlohe with a valid visitor´s card as well as adult locals: 4,00 EUR

Kids and adolescents (aged 6 to 16): 2,00 EUR

Groups (from 15 persons on): 4,00 EUR per person

Handicapped people: 4,00 EUR

Please leash your dog. We are sorry, but users of wheelchairs cannot pass trough.

Due to safety reasons, canoes, bicycles and baby carriage are not allowed into the Gorge.