Day trips to Garmisch-Partenkirchen
So much to see and do in the picturesque holiday region
There’s glorious weather on the weekend and you’d like to go on a great day trip? Look no further! Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers perfect conditions for making the most of any visit – even if it’s just a short one.
A day trip to Garmisch-Partenkirchen is everything you want it to be: full of fun, relaxation, action, nature or everything at once. After all, the holiday region at the foot of the Zugspitze offers everything you need to enjoy your day to the fullest, both in summer and in winter. You have less than 24 hours in Garmisch-Partenkirchen? That’s more than enough time to make unforgettable memories.
Day trips in summer
When the sun is shining and temperatures are perfect for a pleasant stroll, the popular holiday resort can get a bit crowded.
The centre of Garmisch-Partenkirchen is too busy for you today? You’re not the only day guest who wants to visit the Olympic ski jump? Don’t worry! Even if one of Garmisch-Partenkirchen’s classic tourist attractions is overcrowded – the charming region in Bavaria offers plenty of alternatives to fill your day excursion with unforgettable memories.
Day trips in the water, on land and up in the air
If you’re planning a day trip to Garmisch-Partenkirchen in summer, you’re spoilt for choice. Air, land and water: Thrilling activities are waiting for you around every corner of the Bavarian holiday region!
Do the crawl at the natural swimming pool, rent a stand-up paddle board or soak up the sun by a glistening mountain lake! Garmisch-Partenkirchen is a paradise for water lovers. You prefer to see the picturesque landscape surrounding Germany’s highest mountain from above? No problem – Garmisch-Partenkirchen is also a popular paragliding spot.
You’d rather play a round of golf or hit some twisty mountain roads on your motorcycle? Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers great opportunities for these and many other day-trip activities.
In the cool water or up in the air: Discover action-packed and relaxing summer activities in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, ranging from watersports to paragliding, golf and motorcycling!
Hiking in the mountains of Bavaria
Put on your hiking boots, pack your rucksack and off you go into the Bavarian mountains! The region surrounding Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a multitude of gorgeous hiking trails for all difficulty levels. Whether you’re alone, with your sweetheart or your little ones – among 330 kilometres of hiking trails, you’re sure to find the perfect route for an eventful day trip.
The best place to start: the convenient GaPa tour planner with the best route recommendations and all the details!
Find out more about hiking in Garmisch-Partenkirchen!
Mountaineering & climbing
Garmisch-Partenkirchen is also a paradise for those who aim higher. After all, the region surrounding the legendary Zugspitze is a favourite with mountaineers and climbers. Whether it’s the Alpspitz-Ferrata or the Jubilee Arête, a climbing crag or the boulder hall – there’s something for every “peak performer”.
You’re aiming high? Find out more about mountaineering & climbing in Garmisch-Partenkirchen!
Cycling & biking with an exceptional backdrop
The bike trails of Garmisch-Partenkirchen take you past lush green meadows, blooming alpine flowers, grazing cows and impressive summits. With 450 kilometres of trails to choose from, you’re guaranteed to find your favourite route – whether you’re a mountain biker, pleasure cyclists, racing cyclist or family cyclist.
Convenient for day guests: No need to bring your own bike – simply rent one from the great bike rental facilities in Garmisch-Partenkirchen!
Hop in the saddle: Find out about cycling & biking in Garmisch-Partenkirchen!
Day trips in winter
Once the first snow starts to fall, day trips to Garmisch-Partenkirchen are injected with an extra shot of adrenaline. After all, now is the best time to hit the slopes! With two great ski resorts, the Bavarian mountain region is your go-to place for exquisite winter fun – from sledging to skiing and from snowshoeing to cross-country skiing.
Skiing & snowboarding in Bavaria’s slope paradise
From November to April, Garmisch-Partenkirchen beckons with excellent snow conditions and perfectly groomed slopes. Reason enough for a wintry day trip with the whole family! Whizz down the slopes of Zugspitze ski resort, enjoy the fresh powder with your snowboard or show off your freestyling skills! It’s all there for you on the slopes of Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
Our tip: Garmisch-Partenkirchen is also a great place for ski touring. Great tours, for instance up the Wank, make each day in the snow an unforgettable one …
Experience ultimate slope fun: Find out about skiing & snowboarding in Garmisch-Partenkirchen!
Blissful cross-country skiing experiences
Whether you prefer skating or classic cross-country skiing: Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers perfect conditions for your favourite winter pastime. Have you experienced the breathtaking views from the Hausberg cross-country run leading to the Olympic ski stadium? No? Then it should be high up on your to-do list for your next day trip to Garmisch-Partenkirchen!
Learn more about cross-country skiing and biathlon in Garmisch-Partenkirchen!
Winter and snowshoe hikes
A day trip to Garmisch-Partenkirchen can feel like a trip to a different world, or more precisely: to a winter wonderland of relaxation, recreation and bliss. Nothing’s easier than leaving your everyday worries behind and replacing them with unforgettable memories during a winter or snowshoe hike in the Bavarian mountain world …
Big steps and little wonders: Find out everything there is to know about winter hiking & snowshoe hiking in Garmisch-Partenkirchen!
Fun & action off the slopes
Wintry Garmisch-Partenkirchen also offers plenty of options for guests who rather give the slopes a wide berth. For instance, how about an afternoon at the ice-skating rink? Or a game of ice stock shooting with your pals? Or – as a special treat for the kids – an action-fuelled sledge ride with the whole family?
One thing’s for sure: Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a multitude of activities for eventful day trips, on as well as off the slopes. Who knows, you might even want to turn your unforgettable day trip into a whole holiday?
Directions and parking
Your whole family is ready to go and only waiting for your day trip to begin? Then off you go to Garmisch-Partenkirchen! Whether you arrive by train, bus or car: The Bavarian holiday region is easy to reach from all directions. Check out our arrival information and find out how to get to Garmisch-Partenkirchen!
If you’re arriving by car, you don’t have to worry about parking. The coloured car-park routing system points you to free parking spaces in downtown Garmisch and Partenkirchen. From there, it’s only a stone’s throw to most shops, restaurants and sights!