Hiking holidays in Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Walk in nature
Hiking is – quite literally – the most down-to-earth way to explore a holiday region. Every step takes you closer to the true self of Garmisch-Partenkirchen – and your own! After all, nothing connects you with an environment like feeling the earth beneath your feet and claiming every kilometre at your own pace. Behind every bend, grand views and small treasures are waiting for you that might be overlooked in the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Hiking means: learning to feel yourself again. Clearing your mind with every step and making room for new, fulfilling impressions. A hiking holiday in Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers all the opportunities – after all, the mountain world of Bavaria is known for being one of Germany’s most beautiful hiking regions! Whether it’s the Wetterstein or the Karwendel range, a mountain tour with views of the legendary Zugspitze, or a relaxed family walk around the lake: Hiking in Garmisch-Partenkirchen is like a holiday for your body and soul!
Hiking routes for every taste
On the King’s Way up to the Schachen, through the spectacular Partnach Gorge or along the Philosophers‘ Trail: On more than 300 kilometres of hiking trails, you can find the perfect route for every taste in Garmisch-Partenkirchen – whether you’re a mountain hiker, climber or fan of Nordic Walking.
If you’re looking for inspiration for your next hiking adventure, look no further than the GaPa tour planner. It has all the best routes with detailed information on duration, difficulty, elevation profiles and refreshment stops!
Talking about refreshments: If you don’t reward yourself with a stop at one of Garmisch-Partenkirchen’s picturesque alpine pastures and huts, you will miss something! For instance, spectacular views, authentic hospitality and the best Bavarian delicacies between the green valley and the blue sky!
Our tip: You love hiking in a group and are keen to discover the best-kept secrets of the region? Then it might be a good idea to join a guided hike in Garmisch-Partenkirchen! Check out the event calendar for a great selection of guided tours every week!
Hiking on prescription
Thanks to its beneficial location and healthy climate, Garmisch-Partenkirchen has positive effects on your body and soul. Consequently, it’s only here that you can do something that would be unthinkable anywhere else: hiking on prescription. Yes, it’s true: Garmisch-Partenkirchen is Germany’s only health resort where guests can do healthy climate hiking on prescription. “Climate therapy” or “climatic movement therapy” is an important pillar of Garmisch-Partenkirchen’s health programme. After all, hiking not only plays a vital part in preventive healthcare but also perfectly complements the treatment of many civilisation diseases. Drop by at the Health Corner, get your individual treatment plan from your climate therapist – and off you go into the wild!
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Our tip: As a premium-class climatic health resort, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers many more options that fuse medical treatments with wellness and holidays. Find out more about the health resort of Garmisch-Partenkirchen!
Mountaineering & climbing in Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Garmisch-Partenkirchen is a great holiday destination for guests who aim higher. With highlights like the Alpspitz-Ferrata or the Jubilee Arête, the Zugspitze region is popular with mountaineers and climbers.
The craggy rock faces, rugged ridges and deep gorges of the Garmisch-Partenkirchen mountain world offer varied challenges for ambitious mountain lovers. However, the region also offers plenty of opportunities for beginners to get close to the mountain and gain experience.
Our tip: In Garmisch-Partenkirchen, climbing fans don’t need to stay on the ground just because the weather’s not playing along. On 350 square metres, the Indoor Boulder Hall offers perfect opportunities to work on your skills and fine-tune your technique.
Unforgettable mountain adventures in Garmisch-Partenkirchen: Find out about mountaineering & climbing in the Bavarian alps!
The perfect accommodation for your hiking holiday
What could be better than to come back to a cosy home away from home after a day of conquering the highest summits? Luxury hotel with spa area, charming guesthouse or inviting holiday apartment – no matter where you prefer to rest your weary bones after a day out in the fresh mountain air, there are plenty of accommodation options that will make every hiking holiday in Garmisch-Partenkirchen unforgettable.
Whether you’re on your own, with your family or on a couple getaway: The hosts of Garmisch-Partenkirchen will make you feel right at home and make it easy for you to recharge your batteries for the next day’s hike.
Your hiking boots are packed and you can’t wait for your next holiday in the mountains? Then you should take a look at the many accommodation options of Garmisch-Partenkirchen!
Enjoy culture & wellness
The weather has quite literally rained on your parade and you need to cancel your hiking plans? Your tired feet need a day of rest? No matter why you’re looking for a change from hiking – Garmisch-Partenkirchen has plenty of options in store for you!
For instance, why not seize a rainy day to visit one of the local museums, go to a concert or the theatre? And did you have time yet to scour the charming shops of Garmisch and Partenkirchen for souvenirs for your loved ones at home?
You could also visit the sauna at Alpspitz-Wellenbad or relax at the public spa area of one of the many hotels of Garmisch-Partenkirchen. What better place could there be to put up your weary hiker’s feet?