Family holidays in Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Unforgettable days for kids and adults
It’s here: your long-awaited family holiday. No school, no work, no stress – instead, you get to take a well-deserved break and you finally have enough time. Time for yourself and, especially, time for your loved ones who don’t always get the attention they deserve during stressful every day life. And what could be better than discovering something new and experiencing adventures with your folks?
When it comes to perfect holidays with kids, everything points to Garmisch-Partenkirchen as the perfect destination. Because even if your ideas of a perfect holiday differ sometimes: That’s where all family members will find common ground. While biking, skiing, swimming or sledging: The kids as well as Mum and Dad will have tons of fun. In summer or in winter, between the Zugspitze and the Karwendel, holiday memories will be made that you’ll love to reminisce. And soon you’ll say: “Do you remember that one time in Garmisch-Partenkirchen when we …?”
Family holidays in summer
Action or relaxation, an urge to move or the desire to kick back and unwind – summer in Garmisch-Partenkirchen is family time! In the fresh mountain air, there are 101 adventures that are waiting to be discovered and experienced by family members of all ages. Hold on tight – time to head into holiday joy full throttle!
Let’s walk the extra mile …
Even the little holiday guests will want to do that – at least, when it comes to adventure hikes in Garmisch-Partenkirchen! Alpine flowers blooming at the edges of the trail, colourful butterflies swirling through the air and mysterious forests full of undiscovered treasures – that’s what turns a hike into an adventure for little explorers.
Too far, too steep, too long? If you want to make sure that your family hike is doable for both long and short little legs, you should look for the perfect route with the help of our GaPa tour planner.
Your kids want even more action? Then how about taking your hikes up a notch: into lofty heights at one of the climbing crags?
The most beautiful family biking routes
Who’s pushing the pedals the fastest? During a bike tour through the breathtaking scenery of the mountain region, Mum and Dad can prove that they can still keep up with their little whirlwinds. At least occasionally, you should slow down a little, though – otherwise you might miss the scenic highlights and great opportunities for a break that are waiting for you along the route!
Read more about biking in Garmisch-Partenkirchen …
Take the plunge! Water sports in Garmisch-Partenkirchen
What’s usually the best part about summer for kids? Yes, eating ice cream is one of the answers. But what we’re really talking about is: splashing and romping about in the cool water of a bathing lake. In Garmisch-Partenkirchen, young mermaids and pirates can have tons of fun at the lake. While the little ones get to dabble in the water, the older ones can enjoy their time while swimming or stand-up paddling.
Dive right in: Discover the refreshing water sports you can do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen!
Summer activities for every taste
Boredom while on holiday with the family? Impossible in Garmisch-Partenkirchen! If your kids don’t know what to do with all their free time on holiday, you can make a few suggestions right away. They’ll be thrilled! How about the following summer adventures for kids?
- horseback riding
- summer tobogganing
- Flying Fox
- skate park
Colourful and varied bad-weather alternatives
Even when the weather isn’t that great in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, you can still enjoy plenty of exciting activities with the whole family. How about visiting the exhibitions at the Aschenbrenner Museum or the Werdenfels Museum? The giant Olympic ski jump that thrones above Garmisch-Partenkirchen is always worth a visit, too!
There are many excursion destinations within close proximity that are perfect for bad-weather days. The famous Partnach Gorge, for instance, is an even greater spectacle of nature when there are large quantities of water rushing through it!
Bad weather = bad mood? That’s an equation that doesn’t add up in Garmisch-Partenkirchen! Discover an extensive list of bad-weather alternatives that turn even the greyest of days into a colourful adventure …
Family adventures in winter
Building a snowman or snowball fights … as soon as the mountains of Bavaria are covered with a layer of fluffy powder snow, there’s nothing that keep kids indoors! Hat on, gloves on and you’re ready for the cool family winter in Garmisch-Partenkirchen!
Skiing & snowboarding for ski bunnies of all ages
Whether your little ski stars are practising their first turns or are already swooshing down the mountain: On the slopes of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, family-friendly fun in the snow awaits you!
Find out more about skiing & snowboarding in Garmisch-Partenkirchen …
Sledging fun for kids and kids at heart
3, 2, 1 – and off you go on a wild ride! Sledging isn’t just tons of fun for the little ones. Some parents squeal like little kids during their speedy descent on a sledge, too … Don’t miss out on this fun experience on family holiday – and let it take you on a journey down memory lane to the days when you were a child!
Rosy red cheeks, windswept hair and an extra joyful smile: Experience winter fun for the whole family and find out more about sledging in Garmisch-Partenkirchen!
Smooth as glass and really cool: ice skating in Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Your kids are crazy about Elsa and Anna? Then you’ll be glad to hear that they can be an “ice queen” themselves and practise their pirouettes on the ice rinks of Garmisch-Partenkirchen! Older kids can try curling or ice hockey – there are hardly any limits to all the icy fun!
Sounds like a fixed point on your family holiday schedule? Then read more about ice sports in Garmisch-Partenkirchen …
Winter and snowshoe hikes for the whole family
Your family loves to go hiking in summer? Then you and your loved ones shouldn’t have to make do without your favourite pastime in winter! The area surrounding Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers perfect conditions for extensive winter and snowshoe hikes of all levels of difficulty. Together with you kids or during some Mum and Dad time-out – while wading through the snowy winter landscape, little as well as grown-up holiday guests can gather amazing holiday experiences.