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Top Choice Bavarian in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Gasthof Fraundorfer

If you came to the Alps to experience yodelling, knee slapping and red-faced locals in lederhosen, you just arrived at the right address. Steins of frothing ale fuel the increasingly raucous atmosphere as the evenin…
German in Garmisch-Partenkirchen


This quintessentially Bavarian tavern is the place to cosy up with some local nosh, served by Dirndl-trussed waitresses, while the enormous enamel coal-burning stove revives chilled extremities. Live music and theat…
Canyon in Garmisch-Partenkirchen


A top attraction around Garmisch is this narrow and dramatically beautiful 700m-long gorge with walls rising up to 80m. The trail hewn into the rock is especially spectacular in winter when you can walk beneath curt…
Italian in Garmisch-Partenkirchen


If you fancy an Alpine take on la dolce vita, with mountain views and a bit of faux archaeology thrown in, this much-lauded pasta-pizza parlour with a mammoth menu is the place to head.
Pub Food in Garmisch-Partenkirchen


Slightly away from the tourists and guarded by a grumpy-looking wood-carved bear, this popular, low-beamed and rustically themed pub serves noodle dishes, salads and schnitzel, all swilled down with Hofbräu beer. Sa…
Mountain in Garmisch-Partenkirchen


On good days, views from Germany’s rooftop extend into four countries. The round trip starts in Garmisch aboard a cogwheel train (Zahnradbahn) that chugs along the mountain base to the Eibsee, an idyllic forest lake…
Bavarian in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Zum Wildschütz

The best place in town for fresh venison, rabbit, wild boar and other seasonal game dishes, this place is, not surprisingly, popular with hunters. The Tyrolean and south Bavarian takes on schnitzel aren't bad either…
Castle in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Jagdschloss Schachen

A popular hiking route is to King Ludwig II’s hunting lodge, Jagdschloss Schachen, which can be reached via the Partnachklamm in about a four-hour hike (10km). A plain wooden hut from the outside, the interior is su…
Bakery in Garmisch-Partenkirchen


G-P's best bakery piles the cakes and sandwiches high and ladles out soup throughout the day. Lots of seats and good wi-fi.
Bavarian in Garmisch-Partenkirchen


Balkan spice meets south German heartiness at this Bavarian-Yugoslav restaurant right in the thick of things. Despite the seemingly echt-Bayern (authentic Bavarian) name, the long menu is a mixed bag of Alps and Adr…