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a VirtualTourist member from Toronto


Christmas in Bavaria

Hello all,
I will be in Garmisch from the 27-29th of December. My questions are 1. Do I need a car in Garmisch? 2. Will restaurants and bars be open during this time? Will the cable car to the top of Zugspitze be open?

2 Answers

answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Germany

1) Depends on what you want to see and where you want to go. I would venture say that you won't need a car.

2) Resaurants and bars will be open.

Cable car to Mount Zugspitze will be open - weather permitting.
Please check this site:
if the lifts are open. You need to take Eibsee-Seilbahn OR Zanhradbahn AND Gletscherbahn to go to the summit. Zahnradbahn alone will "only" take you to the glacier.

Partnachklamm ( could very well be closed, though.

answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Garmisch-Partenkirchen


1. Absolutely not! I live in Garmisch and don't have a car. If you can't walk or bike to your destination, you can use the bus or train.

2. Naturally. There should be skiing at the Zugspitze, and everything will be open.


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