Winter in Garmisch-Partenkirchen has many facets – one of which is a very soft and pleasant one. If you love nature, you can experience the romantic side of the cold season here. 110 kilometres of cleared winter hiking trails invite you to relax, wonder and enjoy the snow covered landscape. The uniform, soft crunching of the snow under your feet, the winter calmness as well as the fantastic Alpine setting are simply magic: You will become calm, relaxed and completely one with the moment.
The trails in and around Garmisch-Partenkirchen are rather diverse. There is a perfect trail for each age group and all levels of fitness: romantic hikes on snow-covered paths in the wild nature, close-up feeding of the deer at the Kramer plateau, adventurous torchlight hikes through the ice-covered Partnach Gorge or a comfortable ride in a horse-drawn sleigh.
The Partnach Gorge in the winter is a magic world. Regardless of whether you visit in the daytime or participate in a guided torchlight hike at night - a tour through the spectacular world of ice of the forge is a very special adventure.
Animal lovers, whether young or old, will love the feeding of the deer near the Almhütte at the Kramer plateau trail. During the cold season, the animals move down, closer to the valley. It is in this way that you can observe the deer, which are normally rather shy, and feed them as soon as dusk falls. Sometimes, they come quite close to you.
Did you know: The Tourist Information offers guided winter hiking tours free of charge from the beginning of January to the end of March.