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Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Mountain
“Top of Germany. Must visit the top. Only 30 minutes by car to the new cable car station to reach the top.”
  • 43 locals recommend
Trail
“Beautiful gorge walk. Take a torch or use your phone light for the darker parts. It's always pretty cold in the gorge and wet from the running river so wear appropriate clothing. There is an alm hut further up to which you can eat at. 5 EURO entry. A must see!”
  • 26 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“One of my favourite places in the world. You can hire a pedal boat or row boat or take the guided boat trip around the lake. Hire a SUP board in town and paddle around the lake too. The walk around the lake is around 7km's and its beautiful. Bring your swimsuit and swim at the lake. Selfservice cafe and Pavillion restaurant on site. Parking EUR 5. Eibsee bus runs every 30min during summer and on the hour the rest of the year. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Bar
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“The Irish Pub in an institution in Garmisch, open 7 days a week offering live music at the weekends, large beer garden and plenty of screens to watch the match. whatever your preference. Run and owned by Dublin man Ian O Hagan for the last 25 years. Tell him Adrian sent you!!!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Trail
“Hike through this breathtaking gorge - worth a visit even when it is raining”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bavarian Restaurant
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“Traditional Bavarian Restaurant. Great meat dishes. Book in advance. Lovely atmosphere. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Stadium
“Die Sprungschanze ist am Silverstertag und am Neujahrstag der place to be. Hier findet das Neujahrsskispringen statt welches Teil der Vierschanzentournee ist.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bar
“This club has a good mix of guests, young and more mature. There is a restaurant attached so food is available and the bar is open until 2:30AM”
  • 5 locals recommend
History Museum
“Den einen oder anderen interessiert vielleicht auch die Geschichte unserer Region.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“Angebot für jede Mutstufe - auch für Stufe 0. Mitten in der Natur. Mit Bergblick”
  • 6 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“I'm a local at Colosseo. It's great! They had to expand because they are so busy. Outdoor terrace available too. The atmosphere is very social and busy, (not romantic), however, the food is excellent. They also do deliveries! The best pizza in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Try the grilled prawns or their baguette pizza's. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Establishment
“Die Zugspitze ist mit 2962 m über Normalhöhennull[2] der höchste Berggipfel der Bundesrepublik Deutschland”
  • 3 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
  • 3 locals recommend
Bavarian Restaurant
“Wandertipp! Mit der romantischen vierer Gondel geht es innerhalb von 20 Minuten auf den Berg. Der Wank ist bekannt als "Sonnenberg" ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Aussichtsplattform über dem Abgrund. Für Leute die den Nervenkitzel mögen oder ihre Höhenangst besiegen möchten. Traumhafter Ausblick und idealer Startpunkt für die besten Wanderungen.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Health
“Swimming Pool. Outdoor Pool 50m open May- September. Indoor 32m Wave Pool, Diving Boards, Spa, Sauna, Steam Room. Bouldering centre next door, ice rink and ice hockey stadium. ”
  • 4 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“The Irish Pub in an institution in Garmisch, open 7 days a week offering live music at the weekends, large beer garden and plenty of screens to watch the match. whatever your preference. Run and owned by Dublin man Ian O Hagan for the last 25 years. Tell him Adrian sent you!!!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bavarian Restaurant
“Traditional Bavarian Restaurant. Great meat dishes. Book in advance. Lovely atmosphere. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“I'm a local at Colosseo. It's great! They had to expand because they are so busy. Outdoor terrace available too. The atmosphere is very social and busy, (not romantic), however, the food is excellent. They also do deliveries! The best pizza in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Try the grilled prawns or their baguette pizza's. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“I am a local here. Delicious Italian pizza's, pasta's, baked fish etc. Lovely waiters too. Next to the Irish bar. Parking available. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great Italian food with antipasta buffet and real wood stone oven. Always busy so please book a table in advance!”
  • 3 locals recommend
German Restaurant
“The Frauendorfer offers Traditional dishes along with the Shuhplattern ( traditional dance ) dinner service only. www.gasthof-fraundorfer.de”
  • 5 locals recommend
German Restaurant
“This is a must visit if you love big, hearty salads! They also make excellent baguette hot sandwiches. They only except cash and it’s hard to get a table without reservations on weekends. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Food
“Das Essen ist hervorragend, der Service sehr herzlich. Frische und kreative Küche....auch für Vegetarier und Veganer geeignet.”
  • 4 locals recommend

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