Garmisch-Partenkirchen is a wonderful ski resort located in south of Germany, in Bavaria. The highest German mountain called Zugspitze (2962m.) is set in the vicinity. Garmisch-Partenkirchen is the best-known German town that host winter sports. It hosted Winter Olympic Games and World Alpine Ski Championships besides other winter sports contests.
Garmisch-Partenkirchen can be easily reched from Munich (Munchen) by car, by train or by bus. It can be reached from Innsbruck by car, by train or bus in only 1.5-2 hours. The route is very scenic through the Alps.
The nicest street in the town is the historical Ludwig street (Ludwigstrasse) with many old painted buildings. The city hall located few minutes walking from the railway station is also a nice painted building.
There are many possibilities for half-day or one day trip from Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Munich is one of the main German cities and the most important in the south of the country. Mittenwald is a locality with a beautiful city centre with old, painted houses. The second highest mountain peak in Germany can be reached by cable car from Mittenwald. Bavarian castles can be visited by a short trip from Garmisch-Partenkirchen. The Austrian city Innsbruck and the well-known Austrian ski resort Seefeld can also be easily visited by car, by train and by bus.
Garmisch-Partenkirchen helds a round of the Four Hills Tournament in FIS Ski Jumping. The event takes place on the first day of each year.
FIS Alpine Ski has also women`
s and men`s events every year, on late January and early February.