Top attractions in Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Our most recommended things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen
1. From Munich: Neuschwanstein Castle Full-Day Trip
Located 2 hours from Munich, the enchanting old-world town of Füssen lies in the foot hills of the Alps, framed by one of the most breathtaking natural settings in the world. Towering far above the village, seemingly sculpted out of the very mountains that rise magnificently to the heavens, is a sight made from the stuff of dreams: the fabulous and ethereal Neuschwanstein Castle. This glorious folly was built in the 19th-Century by the famed "mad" King Ludwig II, a man intoxicated by mythology and who himself became a legend. The shimmering white towers of the castle among the clouds are instantly recognizable to many who haven’t ever heard the name Neuschwanstein. It is the inspiration for Disney's Sleeping Beauty Castle and is famous the world over as the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang castle. To visit it is to step inside a fairy tale. On this full-day tour from Munich, your guide will tak...
Lana was an excellent guide! All went well. We recommend the tour & the guide :)
2. Eagle's Nest and Berchtesgaden Tour from Salzburg
Enjoy unique mountain landscapes on this round tour of the enchanting Bavarian Alps. Traveling along the Königssee river, you will be able to discover the imposing crags and romantically positioned farmsteads of the road towards Obersalzberg. In our specially-equipped and comfortable buses, you will be able to relax in luxury, while your driver conquers the dramatic heights and sheer cliffs. 20 minutes' travel on well-constructed roads will bring you to the Eagle's Nest, where Adolf Hitler always spent his summer holidays. From the Eagle's Nest you will be able to enjoy an extraordinary view of the "Hoher Göll" and other majestic, snow-covered mountain summits of the Bavarian Alps.
Easy pick up location to find. Knowledgeable guide with good information to share. Interesting facility with interesting history. Very precise and on time. Knew about some aspects from a History Channel show, and the tour did not disappoint.
3. From Munich: Neuschwanstein Castle Full-Day Trip
Spend a day in picturesque Bavaria, enjoying a drive on the Romantic Road in the Bavarian Alps. On the way to the fairy tale castle of Neuschwanstein you’ll pass through old, quaint Bavarian villages and scenic countryside. When you reach Neuschwanstein you’ll be taken on a guided tour of the castle, which was built in the 19th century in the Romanesque Revival style. The palace sits on a craggy hill commanding views of the village of Hohenschwangau below. From the Marienbridge you’ll have breathtaking views of the castle. The palace was commissioned by Ludwig II of Bavaria as a royal retreat and in honor of Richard Wagner, the composer. After the death of Ludwig II, the palace was opened to the public in 1886, and now hosts more than 1.3 million visitors each year. Neuschwanstein has appeared in numerous movies and it was also used as a model for Sleeping Beauty’s Castle at Disneyland...
We book the tour just the day before and Mario, the owner, was still able to find us tickets to the castle that were sold out online even for tour guides. Service was great and everything worked perfectly.
4. Salzkammergut: Salt Mine, Lakes, and Mountain Tour
Take a breathtaking ride from the city of Salzburg into the Bavarian Alps along the Kings Lake-Ache up to the Obersalzberg, where the second headquarters of Third Reich used to be. Afterward, continue to the highlight of the tour, which is the 500-year-old Berchtesgaden salt mine. Slip into traditional miners’ clothes and take the miners’ train deep into the mountain. Experience the fascinating underground world of the salt-miners and discover the charm of the magnificently illuminated subterranean landscape. Take the slides down to the salt lake, which you will cross by boat. After this unique tour, explore the little picturesque town of Berchtesgaden and taste some Bavarian specialties. Leave Salzburg once more and pass by Lake Fuschl and Castle Fuschl. Explore the little town of St. Gilgen, where Mozart's mother was born. In the summer (May 1st to October 26th) enjoy a 45-minute boat...
the tours were interesting and is worth the money. there were 2 diff tour guides for the different but both Thomas and Leo are very friendly. they speak good eng as well.
5. Eagle's Nest Tour from Munich: Groups of 4 or More
This full-day tour from Munich takes you to Hitler’s mountain retreat, located in the mountains above Berchtesgaden. Presented to him in 1939 as a 50th birthday present, the mountain chalet took 13 months to complete, and includes an elevator that was bored through a tunnel in the rocks to reach the entrance. You will depart from Munich and drive along some of the most scenic roads in the German Alps. On arrival, a special bus will take you up to the Eagle´s Nest entrance area, where you will ride the elevator to the mountain peak, and into Eagle´s Nest itself. Look at beautiful views over the Alps, with free time on your own to explore. The lower rooms can be visited with an English-speaking guide, and offer views of the building's past through plate-glass windows. Graffiti left by Allied troops is clearly visible in the surrounding woodwork. A large fireplace in the restaurant shows...
A wonderful tour! Our guide, Mario, could not have been better! Highly recommended.
6. Zugspitze Tour from Munich: Groups of 4 or More
Enjoy a day in the German Alps on a full-day excursion from Munich to the Zugspitze. You’ll travel to Garmisch-Partenkirchen, where you’ll take a cable car up the 2962 meters to the summit of Germany’s tallest peak. The Zugspitze marks the international border between Germany and Austria. In fact there are lifts from both countries that meet at the top of the mountain. In addition restaurants and shops at the summit, there are also telescopes available. From the top you’ll have breathtaking views of the Alps which seem to stretch on forever. You’ll take a break for lunch at a small mountain hut, where you’ll also have lovely views over the peaks of the Alps and even into the Munich area. After lunch you’ll jump from Germany into Austria (no passport necessary). You’ll have the opportunity to enjoy a beer in Germany’s highest beer garden! The final highlight of the tour is a round-tri...
The scenery is amazing, yet everything is quite accesible. Sleighing in the summer was a treat! Our guide was kind and accomodating and we enjoyed the day without any rush
7. From Munich: Trip to Neuschwanstein & Linderhof in Spanish
Drive through the pre-alpine region of Bavaria to Neuschwanstein, the fairytale castle built by King Ludwig II in Hohenschwangau. You’ll have a chance to admire both the exterior and interior of the palace and take in the spectacular views from the Bridge of Mary. Cross alpine valleys en route to Linderhof, the Baroque jewel that’s one of smaller palaces built by Ludwig II. In addition to visiting the palace, you’ll see the spectacular gardens.
Jordi fue un excelente guía, súper amable y atento, nos tocó junto con una persona de la tercera edad y fue de lo más paciente y amable, nosotros somos de México y recomendamos muchísimo a Jordi.
8. From Salzburg: Eagle's Nest Mountain Retreat Tour
The Eagle's Nest, or Kehlsteinhaus, is a retreat nestled high in the Kehlstein Mountains. It was originally given to Adolf Hitler as a 50th birthday gift, and offers historical insight as well as beautiful views. This tour will take you up into the mountains and over the German border into Bavaria, passing by the salt mines. The first stop of the tour is in the Obersalzberg area, where you'll change buses to head to the Eagle's Nest high in the Kehlstein Mountains. Hitler held many meetings in the Eagle's Nest, which he used as a conference center. You'll have free time to explore the old conference room, dining area, and small tea room with terraces. Your guide will explain the history and stories of this interesting retreat during your visit. After leaving the Eagle's Nest, your tour will return to Salzburg.
Good but a long trip to only stay for 35 minutes..information was good but you can take a local Salzburg bus to allow for more time there
9. From Munich: Neuschwanstein Castle Full-Day Trip
Towering over rocky crags at the foot of the German Alps, Neuschwanstein Castle has inspired awe and wonder ever since it opened to the public in 1886. This full-day tour is a fairytale adventure that is not to be missed. Departing from Munich, take a 2-hour train or bus journey through the majestic Bavarian countryside to the idyllic setting of Neuschwanstein. On arrival, enjoy the splendor of the village of Hohenschwangau, and continue to Neuschwanstein's neighboring castle. Hear about the famous legend of Lohengrin as you look over the Alpsee. A short climb up to the Marienbrücke reveals picture-perfect views of the 19th-Century, neo-romantic masterpiece, as well as the gorge beneath. From the courtyard, listen as your guide tells the story of the budget-busting, problematic construction of Neuschwanstein Castle. Whether you choose to take the 45-minute tour inside the castle, or de...
We were only single family in the tour. Jake (our guide) told many historical things about Munchen and Castle. It was funny trip and we had a lot of fun.
10. Partnachklamm Gorge Tour from Munich: Groups of 4 or More
Spend the day at the Partnachklamm, one of the most spectacular gorges in the Bavarian Alps. At a length of more than 2,200 feet (700 meters), it cuts through thick layers of limestone and reaches a height of 280 feet (86 meters) at its most dramatic. Fed by melt water and formed by an Ice Age glacier on the Zugspitze, it is the perfect spot to escape the hustle of city life, and to get back to wild and dramatic nature. You will be picked up from your hotel in Munich for the drive to Garmisch, a mountain resort town that serves as the gateway to the Partnachklamm. Get superb photo opportunities as the sun shines into the deep gorge, and as you explore the cascading waterfalls, deep caves, and rushing river. Stop for lunch at a small mountain hut, with superb views over the Bavarian Alps. After your gorge tour, you will walk to visit the ski station from the 1936 Winter Olympics. Retur...
Fantastic experience walking through the gorge and just amazing seeing the fast flowing water with water dripping down the rocks. Walking up the mountain and having a wonderful lunch on the slopes. Our day went so quickly as we had so kuch fun!!
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The tour to the castle was all worth it. We left the meeting place on time and travelled via train and a short bus ride to the final location. The Irish male tour guide with a long hair, sorry i forgot his name, made it more exciting. He is knowledgeable about the history, personalities etc. and most of all it wasnt boring. Going up the mountain thiough by foot was tough but at the same time a good warm up. I suggest to wear a rubber shoes. You will enjoy the lush forest and it is such a total relief when you get to witness a good view of the castle more so when you get inside and appreciate the impeccable interior of the castle. The panoramic view from the castle is magnificent.
I enjoyed the trip immensely. When they say a 20 minute hike it delivers, it was a 20 minute up hill hike! Lucia was a fantastic guide so knowledgeable about Ludwig and the castle. Her excitement was contagious. The views from the castle and the castle itself were fabulous! Would definitely do again!
Enjoyed the trip. I was glad we took the mines instead of the eagles nest as the weather wasn’t too good so it was the perfect tour for us.
Lana was an excellent guide! All went well. We recommend the tour & the guide :)
Our guide and driver were excellent and it was a beautiful day!