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Garmisch Delights

A Beloved Local Classic

This tour in a nutshell

This guided circuit hike above Garmisch is a beloved classic with the locals of Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Our path takes us through the historic old town of Garmisch with its cute market square and its historic buildings. Another highlight is "Frühlingstraße", a street famous for its old listed farmhouses, decorated with an abundance of flowers against the mountain backdrop. Some of Garmisch's houses are also covered with "Lüftlmalerei" – fresco paintings with a trompe-l’œil-effect – that the region is particularly famous for.


As we start our ascent, the views of the town and the entire Wettersteingebirge including Alp- and Zugspitze as well as parts of the Karwendel mountains get better and better. After a zesty climb of around one hour (plus around 45 minutes in the valley) we reach a historic chalet with delicious food and a well-earned cold beer. Depending on your preferences, we can carry on up the slopes to a good viewpoint that is not for the faint-hearted (additional walking time: around 1.5 hours). 


An ideal hiking day trip if you want to experience Garmisch in a nutshell!

Short facts

  • Guided mid-level hike

  • Hiking distance: 10 km

  • Hiking time: 3h30

  • Elevation gain: 313 m

  • Meet-up at Munich central station: around 9 am (specified during the booking process)

  • Train ride: approx. 1h30 h one way

  • Total duration: approx. 8h (depending on walking speed / transport)

What's included

  • One of our three dedicated guides

  • Public transportation tickets (1st or 2nd class)

  • Basic raincoats

  • Snacks to keep you going between meals

  • Hiking poles – please let us know beforehand if you would like to avail of this free service

  • Up to two kids between 10 and 14 y/o are included free of charge in your group ticket. Please count additional kids and older kids as extra guests in your booking. Your kids are younger than 10? Please drop us an email at before you book.

What's extra

  • Food and drink

What to bring for your hike

  • Sturdy walking shoes with profile / grip

  • Backpack

  • Sunglasses / hat

  • Extra layers – the weather can change quickly in and near the mountains

  • Water (1.5 to 2 litres per person)

  • ID for the train

  • Cash for lunch and personal expenses

Fitness level

Please see our "Must know" section for more info on the required fitness levels.​


Please note that the return time may vary according to the amount of time we spend hiking as well as the public transport from and to Munich. Please let us know if you have any time restrictions. 

Due to the weather conditions, we may have to opt for a different hiking destination at short notice. Kindly check your e-mail the night before your tour. If you haven't heard from us after 7 pm, the tour goes ahead as planned. Otherwise, we will send you all the details regarding the new plan. All our tours are equally beautiful, so don't worry – you will enjoy the alternative tour just as much!

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