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Partnachklamm Winter Hike

A Natural Monument With Dramatic Icicles

This tour in a nutshell

Join us on a circuit hike to the famous Partnachklamm where the river Partnach has carved a deep gorge into the mountain. It is particularly spectacular in the wintertime when it is covered in icicles and powdered with snow. You will also get amazing glimpses of the mountains and after around 1.5 hours of hiking an excellent elevated lunch with a view awaits. 

Learn how our ancestors used the wild river to transport logs – with dangerous techniques that will run a chill down your spine. And find out about dark Olympic history in the ski stadium of Garmisch-Partenkirchen where 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: 3h30

  • Elevation gain: 250 m

  • Meet-up at Munich central station: 9.15 am

  • Train ride: approx. 1h30 h one way

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

What's included

  • Your personal knowledgeable guide

  • Public transportation tickets

  • Admission tickets (entry to Partnachklamm)

  • Spikes, basic raincoats

  • Snacks to keep you going between meals

What's extra

  • Food and drink

What to bring for your hike

  • Sturdy waterproof or water-repellent boots with profile

  • Water (1.5 to 2 litres)

  • Warm clothes (several layers), beanie, gloves, sunglasses

  • ID for the train

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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