Hiking in Garmisch

Apr 3rd, 2010, 07:02 AM
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Hiking in Garmisch

We'll probably have 2 to 4 hours to hike in Garmisch. It sounds like the gorge hike is something we'd want to see but it seems short...less than 1k? Has anyone taken any moderate/medium hikes that they would recommend? Are there any where you ride a cable car to the top of a mountain and hike down?
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Apr 3rd, 2010, 07:31 AM
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Hi awayfromitall,

Two that I can think of right off the top of my head:



You can hit the Partnachklamm on the way down from the Eckbauerbahn.

You can get information on all of these at the town's website


Then click on "Tour Planner" and then "Summer Activities" and then "Walking."

Have fun!

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Apr 3rd, 2010, 08:13 AM
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Zugspitz--a don't miss vantage point.

BTW-"awayfromitall", do you ever respond to all the contributors?
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Apr 3rd, 2010, 09:25 AM
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2-4hrs isn't enough time to go to the top of the Zugspitze.

For a chair lift/walk down hike the Hausberg is quite convenient. It'll take you more than 2hrs total - and 4 would be tight unless you want to run down the mountain.

Here's the address & GPS coordinates of the chair lift

Hausberg 4-8
82467 Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

A nice hike would be a stroll around the Eibsee, just a few km SW of town. Several km total & a very enjoyable walk.

I prefer the longer hike down the mountain - you could make most of a day out of it. If you're there in May or June you'll stroll through some lush, colorful alpine meadows.
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Apr 3rd, 2010, 09:38 AM
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How long do you think it takes to do the Zugspritze? My tour book seems to imply it's a quick trip to the top.
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Apr 3rd, 2010, 09:46 AM
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Yes, it's a quick trip to the top of the Zugspitze - but no hike. It's either a cable car trip from Eibsee lake or a cog-train ride from Garmisch via Grainau and Eibsee lake, in the latter case plus a cable car ride from the Zugspitzplatt to the top.

For hikes: I second swandav's recommendation of the Eckbauer - Partnach gorge hike.
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Apr 3rd, 2010, 01:45 PM
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By the way, note the spelling of Zugspitze (not "Zugspritze"). A "spitze" in German is a point, peak, apex.

A "spritze" is a syringe, I believe.
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