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
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.
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!
My family and I will be traveling to Garmisch-Partenkirchen from Dec. 27-Jan 3. My question is will there be any holiday decorations or events (Christmas Markets)still going on while we are there? Even in nearby towns? I was so looking forward to experience them but our trip was pushed back until after Christmas. Thanks,
We will be arriving at Zurich Airport at 1100 on a Tuesday. We have booked a rental car and will drive directly to Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Google Maps shows that to be a drive of 3:27, so I am assuming we can arrive before 1800, even with a short stop for lunch. Is that about right? It also shows that it is mostly on toll roads, some in Switzerland, some in Austria. How much cash do I need in CFH and Euros?
Hi to all, I will be in Garmisch im late may. My questions are how far is ski jumping hill from centar, or from hotel bavaria Partnachstraße 51? best regards Alen
My wife and I plan on visiting Garmisch during the first week in May this year. We want to visit Oberammergau on one day and Neuschwanstein/Linderhoff castles on a second day. Is there public transportation (bus or rail) to both of these locations from Garmisch? If so, how long are the trips and cost for just the transportation? Thanks in advance ROBAZEH
My wife and I will be in Garmisch on 30Aug and will spend a whole day there from 11:00 to 20:00. My questions are: 1)Web searching tells us that there will be 47 euro each round trip for cogwheel/cable car to reach mountain top and back. If we use cogwheel to reach top and back, can we use it again by cable car (for different view) to reach top and back? 2)What is usually the weather condition on 30Aug? Snow at 3000 altitude? What will be the temperature then? Any highland reaction?(hard to catch breath)? What cloths to put on? Appreciate your help.
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? Thanks.
Hi, I'm writing on behalf of a group of 6 mature-aged adults who are interested in travelling from Garmisch to Chur in Switzerland to ride the Bernina Express to Tirano, before heading to the Lake Como area for a couple of days. We would then like to spend some time in Innsbruck and Salzburg before heading into Slovenia. I know it's backtracking to head west (we've come down from Frankfurt along the Romantic Road)but one couple hasn't been to the Lake Como area before and the rest of us would love to visit there again! Would anyone be able to suggest the best route for this trip? Am thinking train - prefer not to drive, so as to enjoy the scenery. Would prefer the most direct routes possible(limited time). Have looked at some websites but with limited success. Most appreciative for any advice. Thanks, Kathy
I am planning a trip to Garmisch from Innsbruck and spending the day to go around Zugspite and Garmisch before heading back to Munich in the evening .Wanted to know if there would be snow in Zugspite as the children are keen to play in the snow. Also, what do you suggest we do in Garmisch after we have seen Zugspite. I am travelling with 2 kids aged 5 and 11 and my in laws who are 65
Hi, I am going to be in Garmisch in 12/4, the day schalke 04 will make history and will go the next level in the champions league Is there a bar or a pub which you recommend to be that evening :-) ?? Thanks!
I used to be able to find a listing of private b&b acommodations in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, but now it's all hooked up to booking sites like hotels.com etc. Is there no longer a site for the private listings? Looking for 4 nights in May 2011 for 2 people. Trying to stay under50 / night. (Euro 40)
Hello everybody! Where do I search accommodation in Garmisch to be close to the ski lifts? Any advice on pension/apartments? Have a nice day!
Hello, I am from Bangalore, India. I am planning to visit Garmisch during March 2011 for about 4 to 5 days for my honeymoon. I have a few questions in mind which i hope some of you will be kind enough to answer. Here it goes: 1. What will be climate of Garmisch during March & is it a good (maybe not the best) time to visit Garmisch? 2. Kindly suggest some good hotel for our accommodation in Garmisch and my budget is around US$400 to US$500 for 4 nights and 5 days. 3. How many days are required to see Garmisch and surrounding places? And what are the major tourist attractions there? 4. Me and my spouse are vegetarians and hence i would like to know what would a typical vegetarian meal cost in Garmisch? 5. What are the charges that i need to be ready to spend other than accommodation, food, personal charges/shopping? It would be more clear if i put this straight. What would be the approx entry charges etc., for visiting the tourist attractions? 6. Me and my spouse are new to skiing and i came to know that Garmisch is a major skiing destination so even if even don't ski, would we be let into mountains? 7. Which is the nearest airport to Garmisch? Munich or Innsbruck? And how to and which is the most convenient mode of travel to reach Garmisch from Munich/Innsbruck? How much may it cost from either of the airports? 8. Do i need to book with a travel agent from India before i leave to Garmisch for the accommodation and visiting the tourist places in Garmisch or after reaching Garmisch should i book with a local travel agent? Which would be the best thing to do? If booking with a local travel agent is the best thing to do, can you suggest me some reliable and good local travel agent who can fix my trip in Garmisch? I know my questions are very lengthy and takes time to answer, but i hope some of you will take time and patiently answer all of them. Be my saviour. Awaiting plenty of replies. Thanx in advance. Regards, Dilip Manivala
We will be in Garmisch for Christmas. Can anyone recommend a good restaurant for Christmas dinner?
We have 3 couples planning on traveling to Garmisch, we plan on one night but may stay longer. We wanted to know about the train station for lockers to hold our rolling suitcases. Are there some there or not? Also a good hotel near the station what ones do you suggest. We have not booked anything and we will be going there Sept 25/26, 2010. We planned to go on to Fussen, then to Rotenburg ob der Tauber. What would others suggest for us as this is first time in Germany for all of us.
I have a number of questions that (I hope!!) someone maybe able to answer. I am sorry there are so many questions, but I have never visited before, and any answers to any of the questions would be most helpful. 1. ACCOMMODATION AND THE GENERAL AREA; We will not arrive at the train station until about 8pm at night. We are two girls (age 25 and 26) and wonder, firstly, is Garmisch Partenkirchen a 'safe' resort for two lone females? Are there any areas of the town that we should avoid (I know that in most areas the train/bus station is off limits) is that the case here?? Can anyone recommend a nice quality, modern-type hotel that is within walking (rather than needing to catch a bus) distance of the train station (each pulling a heavy case so it can’t be too far to walk!!). Our budget is around E100-140 for 1 x night. Are the two town centres of Garmisch and Partenkirchen within walking distance of each other? Would anyone recommend one over the over, in particular with regard to a hotel (we will be totally reliant on public transport so no car!!) 2. THE COGWHEEL TRAIN UP THE ZUGSPITZE MOUNTAIN; Are there toilets on board? How much does it cost ? How long does it take? Is it possible to get completely to the summit by the cogwheel train, or is it necessary to go by cable car? What amenities are at the mountain summit, is there a café, restaurant shop etc? How long should we expect to spend at the summit? 3. THE RESORT AMENITIES; What is the resort of Garmisch Partenkirchen like? For example, as we will not arrive until around 8pm, will there by anything open ie, cafes, restaurants etc or does everything close at 5pm? What type of shops are there? Are they all ski-wear, hiking-wear shops? Is it a busy resort at this time, ie, should we pre-book a hotel or will there be plenty of availability once there? I understand that the temperature will obviously drop the higher you ascent the mountain, but what sort of temperatures can we expect in mid-august in Garmisch Partenkirchen itself? Should we expect to wear normal summer clothes in the resort with a waterproof and woollies for the mountain?? Again, sorry that there are (so many!!) questions, but I hope that someone maybe able to answer at least a couple. Thanks for your help, Harriet
Hello everyone, I m visiting Austria in end of july 2010. I just want to ask is there any trains between these two stations because all I can find is a bus travel. If there is a train between Garmisch-Partenkirchen and innsburck what is the cost of ticket? thanks for reading
Are ticket collectors on German trains very concerned about the time that you travel? I have a ticket for an 18.00hrs train from Garmisch to Munich but would now like to travel at 10.00hrs to spend more time in Munich before flying back to UK later that night. Is this likely to be a problem or will I need to change my ticket?
I will have a couple of days in Munich and was thinking of going up to Garmisch-Partenkirchen and taking the Zugspitzbahn up the mountain. Has anyone been there? I will be by myself and wondered if I need to take lunch, if there is a lookout place, or is it just hiking (I'm a little apprehensive of getting lost on my own).
Hi! We have bought tickets for the New year's ski jumping at Garmisch-Partenkirchen on January 1st, 2010. We will leave from Munich in the morning and continue to Innsbruck in the evening. Can anyone recommend what kind of train tickets we should buy and if we should do it in advance? We are two persons.
We're planning to go back to Garmisch (Edelweiss Lodge, 24-27 DEC) for Christmas. Since not much seems to be open for the holidays, we're thinking about renting cross country skis and getting a little sled for our daughter. I've been searching online for cross country ski trails in the area (Hausberg, Kaltenbrunn, etc.) but haven't been able to find any maps of the trails. Last time we were there in the winter, there were plenty of people near the hotel cross country skiing. (I guess I should be more concerned that the weather will be cold enough and there will be sufficient snow.) Can anyone also recommend some small hills near Gernackerstrasse for a sled? Last time, I just pulled my daughter on the cross country ski trail but she's older now so I'd like to be a little more adventurous. We don't need to go up any lifts to skiing/snowboarding/sledding areas. If anyone has any other suggestions for things to do in the Garmisch area over the Christmas weekend, please let me know. I imagine that nearly everything will be closed 24-27 December for the holidays. Thank you, Michael
I'm planning to spend the month of July in the Garmisch area next summer. So I'm looking for housing for 2 adults and 2 teenage children for 3-4 weeks. I've been there and stayed on the military base, but no longer have base privileges. Any suggestions on housing for that period of time? I'd also consider a house exchange with a family coming from that area - I live in Florida.
We'll be in GaP in December, and wondered what our alternatives to renting a car to get to Ettal might be. We'd like to head up that way for dinner one evening, but I'm not sure whether buses regularly service that route, and if they do, how late they run. Many thanks!
Hey Folks--We are planning a week's stay in the Garmisch area next June and are trying to decide if we need to rent an apartment in Garmisch for a week or stay at Edelweiss Lodge (husband is retied military). Any opinions on this? Also trying to decide if we need to rent a car for the week (flying into Munich) or will the trains and buses be sufficient for transportation and sightseeing. Any help would be appreciated! Thanks!
We are planning a couple of days stay at Garmisch. Among other things, we would like to make some trips to the lakes around. Can anyone give some information on how good the public transportation is to Eibsee and the other lakes ? regards,
Hi, What is the rate todate? ....Also is it best to get Eros before trip (leaving in April from USA) or wait til we arrive in Germany? Or base is in Mittenwald, Germany. Thanks all :)
Hi there, We are not skiers but want to sledge with our kids (age 5 and 7). Does Garmisch-Partenkirchen have a specific area for this or can it be done on any lower slopes? Also can we do this with out having to buy a full ski pass - or is there a limited pass for sledging available. Any help is greatly appreciated.
We have planned a holiday in Garmisch-Partenkirchen and would like to visit Hohenschwangen to see the castle. How can we get there by train or bus?