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A Natural Monument and Dark Olympic History

This tour in a nutshell

Join us on a guided day trip to the famous Partnachklamm (Partnach Gorge), where the roaring river Partnach has carved a deep gorge into the mountain. Learn how our ancestors used the wild river to transport logs – with dangerous techniques that will run a chill down your spine. Enjoy amazing glimpses of the surrounding mountains and after around 1h30 of hiking an excellent elevated lunch with a view awaits. The "Kaiserschmarrn" (a Bavarian / Austrian pancake desert) here is simply legendary.

On your way back, you will find out about darkest Olympic history in the ski stadium of Garmisch-Partenkirchen. It was here that the 1936 Olympic Games were held under Hitler with the world applauding.


Please note that this hike includes a continuous ascent of around 30 minutes and – unlike most of our other tours – leads to a rather touristy spot!

Short facts

  • Guided easy hike

  • Hiking distance: 10 km

  • Hiking time: 3 h

  • Elevation gain: 250 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. 8 h (depending on walking speed / transport)

What's included

  • One of our three dedicated guides

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

  • Admission tickets (entry to Partnachklamm)

  • Basic raincoats

  • Snacks to keep you going between meals

  • 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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