What can you do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen? Which sights are worth a visit? We reveal what you should see and experience in the town on the Partnach and Loisach rivers
10 Things to Do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Olympic Ski stadium
The stadium is open to the public and can be visited free of charge. The current building dates back to construction measures in 1940. Today's large ski jump (tower height: 60 metres, total height: 149 metres) was built in 2007.
Lots of interesting information about the history and local culture of the region, such as traditional costumes, customs and handicrafts. With its own Zugspitz and carnival room.
museum-werdenfels.de (only in German)
Richard Strauss Institute
Located in the Villa Christina (built in 1893) of the cigar manufacturer Beorg Ludwig Mayer-Doss. Interesting facts about the life and work of Richard Strauss and Hermann Levi.
richard-strauss-institut.de (only in German)
The simple guided herb walks on the Kochelberg last about three hours. Dates on request, individual arrangements are also possible.
natursula.de (only in German)
New Art Salon Foundation/Sani Kneitinger
The artist network curates exhibitions of international artists. Exciting and always good for discoveries. Right next door is the showroom of the young Garmisch painter with her alpine expressionist paintings – the mountains shine in all colours!
Beautiful panoramic mountain above Garmisch-Partenkirchen – 1,780 metres high and easy to reach on foot or by cable car. With mountain restaurant and Alpine Club hut. Start in Partenkirchen.
St. Martin und St. Anton
St. Anton is the patron saint of Partenkirchen, the baroque pilgrimage church dedicated to him is a little above, you reach it via the Philosophenweg. Garmisch's patron saint Martin has two churches: the beautiful Baroque parish church of St. Martin (see picture) and the old Gothic parish church with exposed frescoes.
Doll and porcelain collection and nativity scene exhibition – from the Bavarian snow nativity scene to the oriental nativity scene.
museum-aschenbrenner.de (only in German)
Chocolate manufacture and sales in Garmisch and Partenkirchen. Over fifty varieties of so called 'broken chocolates', chocolate bars, pralines. Member of the Cacao Trace community, which stands for sustainable and transparent cocoa supply chains.
chocolaterie-gap.de (only in German)
Werdenfels Castle Ruin
The ruin is located approximately eighty metres above the Loisach valley between Garmisch and Farchant. Freely accessible via well-marked paths, with a beautiful view.