For a romantic ride through the dreamlike landscape of Garmisch-Partenkirchen. In summer with the carriage over flowering meadows and through the alleys of Old Partenkirchen or in winter with the horse-drawn sleigh. Warmly wrapped in sheepskins and accompanied by the ringing of bells drive through the snowy landscape, past the Olympic ski jump, with mulled wine in your luggage!
The four seasons
A visit to Germany’s highest mountain is probably in every travel diary of guests of the ATLAS Grand Hotel. From the train station in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, the ride on the Zugspitzbahn, one of the few cogwheel railroads in Germany, is already an experience. From the Zugspitzplatt below the summit, the summit cable car takes you up to the 2962 m high mountain. With the Eibsee cable car, you can also reach the summit directly by cable car (www.zugspitze.de).
In only about 20 minutes on foot from the ATLAS Grand Hotel you can reach the Olympic Ski Stadium with the new imposing ski jump. From there it is less than half an hour’s walk to the entrance of the Partnachklamm gorge to experience a natural spectacle worth seeing. Summer and winter.
Cultural events take place throughout the year.
Please inform yourself about the dates of all events also on site, because we can not guarantee the accuracy of the information or possible changes by the organizer.
The Musikkapelle Garmisch and the Musikkapelle Partenkirchen play for you free of charge in the park from May to September. The Musikkapelle Partenkirchen will delight you on Wednesdays in the Kurpark Partenkirchen, and you can enjoy the Musikkapelle Garmisch on Fridays in the Kurpark Garmisch. You can find out more about these and other musical events in Garmisch-Partenkirchen on the website www.musik-im-park.de.
Culture bag at the congress center: You can experience the Kulturbeutel at the Garmisch-Partenkirchen Congress Center, Richard-Strauß-Platz.
Theater in Partenkirchen: The Partenkirchner Bauerntheater are located near the ATLAS Grand Hotel.
The Werdenfelser Museum is located in the center of Partenkirchen in a 17th century merchant’s house, right next to the ATLAS Grand Hotel. It houses a large number of objects from the more than 2000-year history of the community of Partenkirchen and its surroundings.
Linderhof Palace: Linderhof Palace and Park was built under the Bavarian King II between 1869 and 1885. A spacious park completes the magnificent building. From Garmisch you can reach the castle after about 20 km via the B2 north to Oberau and the B23 via Ettal.
Schachen hunting lodge: the royal lodge around Schachen is the highest of the Bavarian royal castles. You can reach it on foot from Elmau or from Partenkirchen through the Partnachklamm gorge in about 3½h. The view and the uniqueness of the castle will compensate you for the effort of the climb. Guided tours from the beginning of June to the beginning of October, 11h, 13h, 14h and 15h. At www.schachenhaus.de you can find more information. You can find more details about the ascent in the directions to the Schachenhaus.
Events in Garmisch-Partenkirchen
You can gain an overview of the range of events in the calendar of events for Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
The Richard Strauss Festival with events on the composer’s tone poems takes place every year in June in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
Information about the events is available at the reception or from