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Garmisch-Partenkirchen Germany

Situated in Bavaria, the twin towns of Garmisch and Partenkirchen were merged in 1936 to accommodate the Winter Olympics. Offering some of the best skiing in Germany, the alpine destination has a longstanding affiliation with winter sports and is home to the mighty Zugspitze, the country’s highest mountain at nearly 3,000 metres high.

The world-class ski slopes of Garmisch-Partenkirchen offer runs for all abilities. Children can enjoy getting to grips with the snow on the Hausberg mountain, while the Alpspitze Peak offers more challenging slopes for more experienced skiers. If you’re feeling extra confident, you can attempt the steep slopes of Kreuzeck or the Olympic-standard pistes of Kandahar. You can also enjoy around 28 kilometres of well-groomed cross-country ski tracks that are free to use.

While skiing may be the most popular activity in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, there are plenty of other things to keep you occupied during your visit. For the best view in town, head up to the Zugspitze peak using a combination of cogwheel train and cable car. Once at the top, you can take a seat at one of the sky-high restaurants and sample some Bavarian cuisine as you savour the panoramic views. In the summer months, you can hike along dedicated trails which allow you to fully appreciate the beauty of the Bavarian countryside.



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