Garmisch is a traditional Bavarian town located beneath Germany’s highest mountain, the Zugspitze. It is supposed to be germany’s most beautiful ski resort with legendary pistes and comfortable cable cars.
Bavaria’s first cable-car was built in 1929 on the Kreuzeck and the cog railway to the Zugspitz glacier followed four years later.
Three skiing mountains are available; the Hausberg, the Kreuzeck and the Alpspitze. Beginners and experts find numerous pistes with different levels of difficulty in an altitude of 700m (2297ft) to 2050m (6726ft).
The challenging Kandahar Downhill is the meeting point for some of the world’s best skiers, and snowboarders. The very demanding slope with a jaw dropping of 1,800m (5905ft) is a truly unforgettable experience. If you are a less confident skier you can simply bypass the most difficult sections.
Garmisch and the neighbor town of Patenkirchen were joined at the time in the 1936 Olympics. Since then the area has maintained its status and position as a number one ski resort. The town of around 30,000 inhabitants is also host to a US Army Recreation Area, with dedicated hotels, facilities and sports instruction.
Be sure to take the tram to the very top and walk up to the Alpspitze to get an amazing view!
Garmisch-Patenkirchen offers a big variety, diversity and snow sure pistes. How about skiing in two countries? Today in Germany’s Bavaria tomorrow in Austria’s Tyrolean Zugspitz Arena?