Zugspitz view
Zugspitz view

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On the way up
On the way up

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Garmisch historic old town
Garmisch historic old town

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Zugspitz view
Zugspitz view

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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: 9.15 am

  • Train ride: approx. 1h30 h one way

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

What's included

  • Your personal knowledgeable guide

  • Public transportation tickets

  • Hiking poles, basic raincoats

  • Snacks to keep you going between meals

What's extra

  • Food and drink

What to bring for your hike

  • Sturdy walking shoes with profile / grip

  • Sunglasses

  • Warm clothes (several layers) – the weather can change quickly in and near the mountains

  • Water (1.5 to 2 litres)

  • ID for the train

Fitness level

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

Booking

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!