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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 19, 2015
Garmisch-Partenkirchen area location to stay?  (10 Answers)

Hi GaPa experts,
Please recommend me location to stay in Garmisch-Partenkirchen area. I just spent couple of hours searching for the answer, but there are so many conflicting opinions! We are two couples – no kids, will have a rental car and planning to stay for 5 nights in this area, probably rent a house/apartment. What town would you recommend to stay? We’d like to drive around, visit couple of castles, enjoy scenery, go for 2-3 hour hikes, etc. At night we’d like to go out (would be nice within walking distance) and have at least some selection of restaurants/bars.
Thanks a lot in advance!



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 22, 2015
Question about Zugspitze roundtrip option  (24 Answers)

Hi,
We will arrive to Eibsee by car and from there would like to take a cable car (Eibsee Seilbahn) up to the top straight away.
Then, after spending some time at the summit, we will get down to the Zugspitzplat (by Gletscherbahn) for some lunch
The question is - can we go backwards to Eibsee exactly vice versa?

I mean the following route: Eibsee --> Zugspitze Summit --> Zugspitzplat --> Zugspitze Summit --> Eibsee (all by cable cars).

Or our only option is a train only ? We are going with a little daughter, prefer not to boil her in a train full of tourists.

The second question - Can we buy the tickets directly at Eibsee station or we have to visit Garmisch for a tickets ?

Thanks!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 18, 2015
christmas eve/ day  (1 Answer)

we are planning a trip to munich/ garmisch over christmas this year.
will there be places open to eat on both christmas eve and christmas day for evening meals?
are shops etc open on these days too?

thanks
Emilie


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 07, 2014
GB summit conference  (5 Answers)

I had considerd going back for a few weeks in May, could you tell me exactly when this summat conference is and which periods to avoid.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 15, 2014
New Year in Garmisch  (3 Answers)

Our family plans are to spend 5 days in Garmisch-P....... for NY. All the hotels that we found are located not less than 8 km from the town=We prefer to stay as close as possible to the center.
Could you help us with some information about it? Do you have some experiences for NY eve in G-P
Thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 22, 2014
Christmas 2014 in Garmisch-Partenkirchen  (6 Answers)

My Family and I are planning on visiting between 22nd December and 26th December and have 3 questions.
1) Will the pistes be open on 24th and 25th December?
2) Will I be able to find a good Christmas Dinner/ Restaurant on 25th?
3) Is the Mercure Garmisch-Partenkirchen walkable to the ski lifts for 2 children aged 6 and 8 (or is there a shuttle/ taxi service?)

Thank you


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 03, 2014
travel agents or even tour egents ?!!!!  (4 Answers)

Hi

I am Hana I am looking forward to visit Garmisch with group or with tour office could you please get me a direction to those who do that

thanks in advance

Hana


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 21, 2014
Ausserfern Railway  (3 Answers)

Hi. Iwant to go from Munich to Fussen via Garmisch-Partenkirchen, using the Ausserfern railway to Reutte, then bus to Fussen. Can anyone tell me if the Bayern ticket can be used for the Austrian part of the journey please


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 18, 2014
Where to buy authentic alpine cow bells in Garmisch  (1 Answer)

Does anyone know of a foundry or a shop that sells that authentic cowbells (not tourist ones but ones that the farmers would actually use) in or close by to Garmisch-Partenkirchen?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 05, 2014
Small children to entertain!!  (9 Answers)

Is there any type of fair rides or small kids activities in and around Garmish Parterkirchen or within an hours drive of GP?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 25, 2014
snow in july?  (5 Answers)

does it snow in july 10-20 in garmisch


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 24, 2014
Driving to Garmisch  (2 Answers)

I'm planning a trip to Garmisch in December. How is the drive? I am planning on renting a car but I do not know whether or not I will need winter tires. I am only concerned because I do not know if the roads are icy, etc. I've tried to look on other sites but still haven't gotten an answer. Please help!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 24, 2014
Kids activities  (5 Answers)

Staying in Garmish/Parterkirchen 9-23rd July with 3 & 5 year olds. Can anyone advise us of any things we could see and do to entertain them? We have stayed there before when kids were younger and mostly went to the local parks and swimming pool but need more varied activities now. Thanks:-)


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 03, 2014
What clothes to take?  (3 Answers)

Hi I am visiting Garmisch this weekend. Its a surprise my other half has arranged. I am not planning on skiing. What kind of clothes do I need to pack? Please help !!!!!!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 21, 2014
is there a snow on the route to Zugspitze  (2 Answers)

Dear friends,
we are planning the 2 day trekking from Eibsee - over Wiener-Neustadt hut route - to the Zugspitze - with one night stay in the Knorrhütte on the descent.
could you please specify is there snow in June 11-12 on this route?
any advises?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 10, 2014
Bus from Gamisch-Partenkirchen to Attel Abbey  (11 Answers)

We wish to visit Attel Abbey as a day trip from Munich in July. The DBahn website gives plenty of information on trains between Munich and G-P however I am having difficulty finding information on how to get to the abbey once we arrive in Garmisch-P. I assume there is a local bus however I cannot track down any details. Does anyone know how we can do it?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 18, 2014
pep157 @optonline.net  (4 Answers)

Is there a week pass on mountain rail road and cable cars.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 14, 2014
Drive around countryside  (4 Answers)

Can you suggest areas in Germany where you can go for picturesque countryside drives?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 14, 2014
3-day hiking routes in Garmisch-Partenkirchen  (3 Answers)

Dear community,
please advise 2-3-day hiking routes in the area with stay in the mountain huts.
We are planning to visit Garmisch-Partenkirchen in the mid of June for a hike.
Moderate-to-difficult level is OK, but we do not want to take any equipment with us except sleeping bags.
Do we need sleeping bags to stay in the mountain huts?
Any advises for must-see places and links to good sites are welcome.
Thank you.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 25, 2013
New years eve

Hello everybody !

Where to be and what not to miss in GP this New Years Eve?

Hk


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 30, 2013
Carved Candles?  (1 Answer)

Looking for a shop there in Garmisch-Partenkirchen that sells carved candles that has a "wooden" look to them and has the city's name carved into them please. Any help is appreciated! We are heading there this coming week (first full week in December).


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 22, 2013
Train station storage  (3 Answers)

is there storage at the Garmish train station for backpacks and suitcases?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 16, 2013
getting around  (4 Answers)

Hello ! I am hoping someone might be familiar with the US army base in Garmisch Germany. Specifically I was wondering if I can reach it from the center train station by either bus or train .... and how far it is located from the town of Garmisch. I am heading there next week and cannot quite tell from websites if a car is necessary. THANK YOU for any information including your favorite hotel in town !


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 12, 2013
Schloss LInderhof & Kloster Ettal  (7 Answers)

What is the most convenient and practical way to get to Schloss Linderhof and Kloster Ettal from Garmisch-Partenkirchen in winter when one doesn't have a car and needs to rely on public transport? Is it realistic to cover both places in a day (factoring travel time back to Garmisch-Partenkirchen)?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 08, 2013
Day Trip from Munich  (4 Answers)

I'd like to do a day trip from Munich that includes Garmisch - Partenkirchen and Neuschwanstein Castle - is this possible and if so are there any companies recommended.
Thanks
Leanne
Perth, Australia


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 23, 2013
Garmish for an evening and morning  (4 Answers)

I'm staying a night in Garmisch before heading to oktoberfest. Arriving at 18:00 and departing at 12-13. Any recommendations for attractions to see?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 03, 2013
Traveling to Garmisch from Munich on Christmas Day  (3 Answers)

Do the trains run on Christmas day, and will Garmisch or Zugspitze be open for Skiing on the 25th?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 27, 2013
Hikes  (8 Answers)

Hi, I am going to Garmisch for 9 days in September. I am a moderate hiker. It has been difficult from the states to find moderate day hikes from 5-8 hours in length. We would also like to spend one night in a mountain hut during one of our hikes. Can I get all responders to give me their top five hikes that fall within my criteria. I hear the hike to Mittenwald is real nice. I cannot find any books that give me this info. Thanks a bunch


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 24, 2013
Irish hiking group to Zugspitze.  (7 Answers)

HI I’m travelling to Garmisch-Partenkirchen in September with a group of about 15 for who I am organizing the trip and I’m trying to put a travel agenda together and I was hoping maby someone who knows the area might be able to advise me in any way as any of us aren’t big into the internet scene so could do with all the help we can get, we will be flying into Munich at about 3 in the afternoon and from what I read there seems to be a ticket for about 30 euros that we can purchase at a counter that will cover us in groups of 5, is it easy to find this counter at Munich airport and will this ticket get us all the way to Garmish-P and can we purchase it on day of travel or would we need to book our place on the train to Garmish-P in advance, someone mentioned that we can’t get a direct train from the airport to GP but that we should get a connection at a place called Passing rather than the main station, if we are travelling from the airport by train which place do we come to first is it Passing or is it the main station, when in GP we are thinking of staying in self catering facilities as we will be hiking up the Zugspitze and plan on spending at least 2 night up the mountain, ( 1 on the way up and one on the summit) and maby a night in Mittenwald so it prob wouldn’t make sense to be paying money for a hotel room or B and B if we going to be staying elsewhere for 3 nights, also can anyone tell me do we need to book ahead for accommodation on the mountain at the huts as we would be there on the last wed and thurs of September, Thanks in advance for any answers to my queries or for any further advice that ye can offer us, we intend to book our flights and accommodation the coming weekend, thank u – The Irish hikers.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 22, 2013
A small studio to rent for 6 weeks?  (3 Answers)

I am going to Garmisch to work for 6 weeks, starting April 2, and I need to rent a small studio (not an expensive vacation house) as close to the Marshall Center as possible. I might stay there till the end of the year, but I do not know yet. I would appreciate any leads/ideas!!! Thanks!



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