Welcome to Garmisch-Partenkirchen

The towns of Garmisch and Partenkirchen were merged for the 1936 Winter Olympics and, to this day, host international skiing events. Each retains its own distinct character: Garmisch has a more 21st-century feel, while Partenkirchen has retained its old-world Alpine village vibe.

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$375.63 Cultural & Theme Tours

Munich Oktoberfest Tour: Skip-the-Line Access, Theresienwiese

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Munich Central Station, Munich, Upper Bavaria, BavariaTour begins in the Munich Main train station outside the Starbucks Coffee shop next to track 11 / 12. From there it is off to a local beer garden for breakfast of pretzels, beer, and cheese.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Theresienwiese, Munich, Upper Bavaria, BavariaAfter breakfast and beer at a local beer garden we then make our way into the Oktoberfest fair grounds for an orientation tour of the area. Then we make our way into our tent for our reserved table. Table reservations last on average 4 hours where all beer and one entree included in the cost of your tour. Once our table reservation is over your guide will be able to suggest other tents, ideas, or locations to continue the party or you can join he or she for the short walk back to the Munich Main Train Station or to a local beer garden.Duration: 4 hours

$307.13 Cultural & Theme Tours

A Full Day Private Tour of Neuschwanstein Castle

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Garmisch-Partenkirchen Ski Resort, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Upper Bavaria, BavariaTour begins in Garmisch-Partenkirchen Germany with hotel pick up and eventual drop off. If client wishes though we do offer pick up at the Garmisch-Partenkirchen train station promptly at 8:30 a.m.Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Schloss Neuschwanstein, Hohenschwangau, Swabia, BavariaWe have advanced entry into the castle with historical tour of the castle, Bavaria, Ludwig II, and plenty more!Duration: 4 hoursStop At: Erlebnisberg Steckenberg, Unterammergau, Upper Bavaria, BavariaWhen time and weather permit we LOVE to make a stop at the local rodelbahn (summer bobsled track) for a few runs!Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Ettal Abbey, Ettal, Upper Bavaria, BavariaWe make a brief stop here to learn the fascinating history of this 14th century monastery.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Oberammergau Church, Oberammergau, Upper Bavaria, BavariaWe stop for shopping, sight-seeing, and lunch in the beautiful village of OberammergauDuration: 2 hoursStop At: All Things Garmisch - Day Tours, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Upper Bavaria, BavariaReturn to your hotel around 5:00 p.m. or to the Garmisch-Partenkirchen train station Duration: 5 minutes

$341.38 Day Trips & Excursions

Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Zugspitze Mountain Private Alps Tour

The tour begins at 9am at the Garmisch-Partenkirchen main train station. Then it is off to an exciting cable car ride to the peak of the Zugspitze mountain. Standing at 2962 meters on a clear day visibility will include four countries. Plus the peak acts as the border between Austria and Germany giving you the opportunity to visit both. Lunch atop the mountain is a stunning experience that is followed by a cable car trip to the small glacier that sits in the bowl below. After touring the Zugspitze mountain, glacier, and Austria you will enjoy a fun filled afternoon tour of Garmisch-Partenkirchen village. Home to beautiful paintings, traditional Bavarian culture, and amazing history this small community is the perfect place to immerse yourself into the Bavarian Alpine culture.

$569.72 Private & Custom Tours

Neuschwanstein and Linderhof Castles: Private Bavaria Day Tour

At 8:00am, get picked up from your hotel in Garmisch-Partenkirchen by a comfortable minivan that can seat up to seven people. Drive for a half-hour through magnificent alpine scenery on the way to Linderhof Palace; "Mad" King Ludwig II’s rococo-style Bavarian hunting lodge, and final home. Opt to take a guided tour of the castle's interior for an additional cost, or just explore the grounds and gardens before continuing your journey to Neuschwanstein Castle. Arrive at Neuschwanstein – Walt Disney's inspiration for Sleeping Beauty's castle – and bypass any waiting crowds with your skip-the-line entry ticket. Explore the grounds and the castle on your own, or take an optional castle tour. Have some free time in the nearby Hohenschwangau village to have lunch and do a little shopping. This family-friendly tour is just your group of up to seven people and your private guide, so you'll have plenty of opportunity to ask about local history, culture, and any other questions you may have. The tour concludes around 6pm when you're dropped back off at your hotel in Garmisch-Partenkirchen; or in Fuessen if you prefer.

$1685.20 Multi-day & Extended Tours

5-Night in Oberammergau including Cable car ride to the Laber Mountain during Christmas or New Year

Enjoy the Christmas or New Year's time in Oberammergau and the Bavarian atmosphere at Turmwirt Hotel with its newly furbished rooms. Start the day with a delicious buffet breakfast, be spoiled at the hotel and have a special trip up to Laber mountain by cable car. A spectacular view around to the Upper Bavarian landscape awaits you with its surrounding Bavarian alps. Enjoy a nice cup of coffee, a non alcoholic drink or a local brewed beer (at own expense) up Laber mountain and spend extra time to explore the city of Oberammergau with its beautiful sights, like the famous passion play theater, on your own afterwards. Take some time to visit the nearby Christmas markets in Garmisch, Murnau, Bad Tölz, Innsbruck or Munich and enjoy the Christmas time or New Year's in Oberammergau. Your hotel is located near by King Ludwig's castles Linderhof and Neuschwanstein as well as the church in the meadow (Wieskirche) or the monastery Ettal.

$307.13 Day Trips & Excursions

Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Swarovski Crystal World, Innsbruck

After a beautiful drive down to Innsbruck the day, begin this full-day tour with a stop at the Ambras Castle where the largest collection of Baroque Armor waits for you to admire. Next stop is downtown Innsbruck for a tour of the city center along with the Hofkirche, Golden Dachl, and plenty more. After an amazing meal at one of Innsbruck's amazing restaurants, make your way out to Swarovski Crystal World and Museum located just outside the city of Innsbruck for a tour and opportunity for shopping before going back to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.