Partnach Gorge

Partnach Gorge

 Summer Partnach Gorge Hike / Bike & Hike

Visit a natural wonder that is a must see for any Garmisch visit. The Partnach Gorge, which was declared a natural monument in 1912, will cast its spell on you with its wild waterfalls, water rapids and tranquil water basins. First stop on the tour is at the 1936 Olympic Ski Jump Stadium. From there it will be a twenty minute walk to the entrance of the Partnach Gorge. We also have a gorge bike-and-hike tour where we ride from the Resort to the gorge and back. 


Winter Partnach Gorge

The Gorge is an exceptionally mystical and charming place. Any trip to Garmisch should include a trip to this must-see natural wonder. Given historic information at the Olympic Ski Jump Stadium and at the gorge itself, you will walk along the beautifully carved stone where water flows through the ice caverns. Afterward, indulge in a tasty dessert or beverage in a classic Gästhaus. It is also possible to experience the gorge at night with a torch! Read further for details.


Winter Partnach Gorge Torchlit Night Tour

As magnificent as in the daytime is the Partnach Gorge when illuminated by fire at night. You will head out from the hotel just around dusk and arrive at the Olympic Ski Jump Stadium to receive historic information and facts about the gorge. Then, light up your torch as you head through the stunning gorge of ice stalactites and stalagmites shining with the light from the flame. This is truly a unique way to see such a beautiful rock formation in the winter. Afterward, indulge in a tasty dessert or beverage in the classic Partnach Gästhaus. Tour dates begin when the ice has formed in the gorge. 

* The partnach tour is not stroller friendly any time of year and not available for children under 8 years old.

Schedule and Prices



Winter Tours Request Form (1 Nov 2015 - 30 Apr 2016)
Please refer to the winter tours schedule online here to select your tour on the days offered. The form must be received at least seven days in advance of the requested date. It is required to include your room confirmation number on the request form below. You can find your room confirmation in your email inbox after you make a room reservation. This confirmation number will allow us to connect the tour request to your reservation profile. Our Vacation Planning Center will respond to your request form via email within three business days. Submitting the form below is only a request, not a confirmed reservation. If you have additional questions regarding tours, please contact our vacation planning center at

(same as room reservation)
(please use non-mil account)
(please refer to the online tour schedule to ensure the tour is offered on the day you requested)


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