Immerse yourself in life at the holiday resort
When you spend your time-off in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, you spend your holidays visiting friends. And how can you get to know your friends a little bit better? Exactly – by listening to them. By finding out more about them and learning to understand them better. The holiday resort in the Bavarian Alps makes that super easy: Nature or culture, adventure or relaxation – in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, there’s something new to discover at every corner. Come and experience what makes your time here even more rewarding and unforgettable!
GaPa active offers
Garmisch-Partenkirchen is truly multi-faceted. Olympic site. Health resort. Cultural site. No matter where you look, there’s a story waiting to be heard. For instance, during a guided tour with one of our 30 certified guides! Let them take you on a journey back in time during a walk through the alleys of historic Garmisch or Partenkirchen. Stroll past the artistically painted houses with their lavishly embellished balconies and follow in the footsteps of well-known personalities such as Richard Strauss or Michael Ende! Everything has its history – let us introduce you to it! In the end, you’ll return home with the amazing feeling of having gotten to know the holiday resort a little bit better.
You’re already curious what the history of Garmisch-Partenkirchen is all about? Find out more about our guided tours through town right away …
You prefer to see everything from high above? You can definitely do so! During guided tours to the impressive ski jump, you can breathe some high-altitude and Olympic air at the same time. A 100-metre-long, 62-metre-high ski jump floating above the open terrain – if you haven’t seen the “floating Olympic giant” up close before, you don’t know what Olympic goose bumps feel like!
Be there or be square: Get more info about the guided tours to the big Olympic ski jump in Garmisch-Partenkirchen!
Museums & exhibitions
Whether it’s at the exhibition with the title “Die Kehrseite der Medaille” (“The Flip-side of the Medal”) or at the Aschenbrenner Museum: There are numerous exciting exhibitions in Garmisch-Partenkirchen throughout the year.
A worthwhile activity not just on bad-weather days: Find out more about the museums and exhibitions in Garmisch-Partenkirchen!
Theatre & concerts
Lights off – and the curtain rises for pure holiday joy! Fans of music and culture enjoy themselves to the fullest in Garmisch-Partenkirchen!
Love, heart and lots of humour – at the Kleines Theater on the Richard-Strauss-Platz, it’s time to cry before you burst out laughing! With staged classics of theatre history, the theater’s manager, Tatjana Pokorny, ensures that your abs and face muscles get a good workout and your mascara flows down your cheeks. For more than 60 years, the Kleines Theater has been offering a broad repertoire of the finest entertainment in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
Be amused or be amazed: by a performance of the “Crème Frech” theatrical company. Enjoy live concerts from swing to operettas at the beautiful Michael-Ende-Kurpark. All that and more is what you could – and should! – experience while on holiday in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
Sounds like the perfect activity for your next holiday? Then find out all you need to know about theatre and concerts in Garmisch-Partenkirchen!
Customs & crafts
Horn sledge racing, consecration of a church, or St. John’s fire – Garmisch-Partenkirchen lives its customs and tradition with pride and passion. And the locals are happy to share that with visitors. Be it through lovingly run handicraft businesses or at traditional festivities. Which occasion could be better to shake hands and get to know each other than during a shared celebration? “Sitz di her!” (“Come have a seat!”) – that’s an invitation you can accept. Many friendships for life has begun exactly like that …
Immerse yourself in the culture of rustic Bavaria and read more about the topic of customs and crafts in Garmisch-Partenkirchen!
Attractions & excursion destinations
There’s certainly a lot to see and experience in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. The picturesque Partnach Gorge with its gushing waterfalls. The legendary Zugspitze. Or the history-charged Olympia Adventure World. If that still isn’t enough to fill your holiday schedule to the brim, there are numerous other excursion destinations in the surrounding area … Every day a new adventure – that’s a motto you can take literally in Garmisch-Partenkirchen!