Richard Strauss Fountain by the Oberammergau sculptor Hans Schwaighofer

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

Blick von der Skisprungschanze auf 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.

Das Werdenfelser Museum in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Werdenfels Museum

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. (only in German)


Das Richard Strauss Institut in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

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. (only in German)

Erlebnisse in der Wiesenwelt mit Ursula Höger


The simple guided herb walks on the Kochelberg last about three hours. Dates on request, individual arrangements are also possible. (only in German)

Artist network Sani-Kneitinger Garmisch-Partenkirchen

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! |

Panorama-Kino auf dem Wankplateau

Mount Wank

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.

Fountain in the Farm Garden Polznkasperhaus

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.


Museum Aschenbrenner in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Aschenbrenner Museum

Doll and porcelain collection and nativity scene exhibition – from the Bavarian snow nativity scene to the oriental nativity scene. (only in German)

Chocolaterie Amélie in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Chocolaterie Amelie

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. (only in German)

Burgruine Werdenfels

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.

Brunnen im Bauerngarten Polznkasperhaus

More Garmisch-Partenkirchen?

More Ideas for City Breaks?

Neues Schloss in Ingolstadt (Bayrisches Armeemuseum) und moderne Kunst


The city on the Danube is easily underestimated, but it is rich in stories and history, has a creative young scene and a lot of greenery.

Read more
Rathausplatz in Ingolstadt mit altem Rathaus und Pfeifturm

12 Tips for Ingolstadt

Which locations, museums, parks and other sights are well worth a visit? We reveal what you should see and experience in Ingolstadt.

Read more
Blick von der Burg auf Burghausen

Pure Castle Magic

The longest castle in the world towers over colourful houses. It is full of stories and secrets. One floor below, the bavarian picture-perfect city.

Read more
 Markusturm in der Altstadt in Rothenburg ob der Tauber

8 Tips for Rothenburg

What can you experience? Which museums, locations & sights are worth a visit? We show what you should see and experience in Rothenburg

Read more
Bamberg: Abenddämmerung in den Altstadtgassen

Five Times the Love for City Thrills

Blogger Sarah Eichhorn (Josie Loves) looked around the five Bavarian towns of Füssen, Erlangen, Landshut, Fürth and Dachau and introduces them to you

Read more
Füssen im Allgäu: Stadt am Lech

Füssen? All in!

The town nearby Lech exudes an almost Mediterranean flair. Bathing lakes, the Alps and castles await you in the surrounding area. What you should see

Read more
Berchtesgadener Altstadt mit Hirschenhaus (links) und Marktbrunnen

Somewhere Between Watzmann and Jenner

Berchtesgaden offers visitors a great mix of mountain panorama and old town flair. Perfect for a day trip with aperitivo on the Schlossplatz

Read more
Blick vom Hofgarten auf Schloss Ehrenburg in Coburg

Royal Touch

What do 31-centimetre-long bratwursts, Queen Victoria and Albert, and a huge castle complex have in common? You can't get around them in Coburg!

Read more

News from Bavaria

Get first-hand tips on stories, travel reports and events!