Ideal for an active vacation

Sporty Location

Landscape of Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Something for everyone

The numerous shopping and leisure facilities in the center of Garmisch are in the immediate vicinity of the hotel. The extensive winter sports area with various ski lifts, cross-country ski trails and the Olympic ski jump begins just a few hundred meters from the hotel. Hikers can enjoy a walk to the nearby Partnachklamm gorge or along the Kramerplateau trail.

Hiking trail in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

KRamerplateau Trail

The Kramerplateau Trail is a highlight at any time of year: the beginner-friendly route without any real climbs starts near Garmisch-Partenkirchen and offers a beautiful view over the Loisach Valley.

Excursion destinations

Mountains, lakes and castles

Just eight kilometers from the hotel, you can climb Germany's highest mountain - and it's easy with the cable car to the Zugspitze.

A trip to the Zugspitze is not only worthwhile in winter. If you have always wanted to enjoy the impressive view from Germany's highest mountain, it is best to use the gondola station not far from the village, which quickly takes you up to an altitude of over 2900m.

The Staffelsee (27 km) and the Eibsee (8 km) are also wonderful excursion destinations if you want to experience the unique nature of this region. Follow in the footsteps of old aristocratic houses - this is possible at the world-famous Neuschwanstein Castle, just 60 km away.

To the Zugspitze
Snow-covered gondola station on the Zugspitze

At a glance

Garmisch-Partenkirchen's sights

Partnach Gorge

Hiking in the picturesque gorge

A popular destination for hikes around Garmisch-Partenkirchen is the Partnachklamm gorge. There is something to discover all year round on a 700-meter-long path: In summer, the torrent rushes beneath you, in winter, long icicles protrude from the up to 80-meter-high walls into the gorge. You can reach the entrance to the Partnach Gorge by car in 15 minutes from the HYPERION Hotel Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Partnach Gorge in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Cable car to the Zugspitze

A reversible aerial tramway of superlatives

The newly built cable car on the Zugspitze went into operation in December 2017 and immediately broke three records. There is only one support between the valley and mountain stations, the support has a height of 127 m and the difference in altitude that the cable car bridges is 1,945 meters.

The highlight for visitors to the Zugspitze are the floor-to-ceiling, glazed cable car cabins. This allows you to enjoy the magnificent Alpine panorama without limits. The Zugspitze can be reached quickly and easily thanks to the new cable car. From the HYPERION Hotel Garmisch-Partenkirchen, the valley station of the Zugspitze cable car at Eibsee is 16 minutes away by car.

Cable car to the Zugspitze on the Zugspitze

Linderhof Castle

The castle of the former Bavarian King Ludwig II in Ettal in southern Bavaria is the smallest of three castles. Completed during his lifetime, Linderhof Castle near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, built in the French style of pleasure palaces, was Ludwig II's main residence.

Today, Linderhof Castle attracts hundreds of thousands of tourists every year. The castle is particularly impressive due to its well-tended, lush gardens with the famous Neptune Fountain on the Venusberg. The interior of the castle houses the former king's ornately and elegantly furnished rooms.

Linderhof Castle is half an hour's drive from the HYPERION Hotel Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Linderhof Palace with garden

Neuschwanstein Castle

With around one and a half million visitors a year, Neuschwanstein Castle is one of the most famous sights in Germany. Often referred to as a fairytale castle, Neuschwanstein is a symbol of the Romantic era and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The history surrounding the builder, King Ludwig II, is also interesting. Neuschwanstein is not only the most frequently used castle motif in American commercials. It has also been used numerous times as a film set and has served as inspiration for various buildings around the world, such as Sleeping Beauty Castle in Disneyland Paris. The castle is open to visitors almost all year round and can be visited.

From the HYPERION Hotel Garmisch-Partenkirchen, you can reach Neuschwanstein Castle in around an hour.

Neuschwanstein Castle surrounded by forest

Hohenschwangau Castle

The district of Hohenschwangau has a long and extremely varied history. Hohenschwangau was first mentioned in a document in 1090 as Castrum Swangoe. Schwanstein Castle (not to be confused with Neuschwanstein Castle) was considered the seat of the knights and nobles of Schwangau.

The castle was destroyed and rebuilt through many wars and eventually fell into disrepair over the years until Crown Prince Max fell in love with the old walls during one of his wanderings. he bought the castle ruins in 1832. He rebuilt it in neo-Gothic style and renamed it: Hohenschwangau Castle was born.

Hohenschwangau Castle can be reached by car from the HYPERION Hotel Garmisch-Partenkirchen in just over an hour.

Hohenschwangau Castle in the sunshine

Opening hours

Garmisch-Partenkirchen's sights    |    When is what open?

Partnach Gorge

Summer opening hours:

  • June to September: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Winter opening hours:

  • October to May: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Last admission: 30 minutes before the gorge closes

Short-term closures are sometimes unavoidable for safety reasons!

Cable car to the Zugspitze
  • September to June: 8:30 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.
  • July to August: 8:00 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.

Travel time:

  • 10 minutes; at least every half hour
  • Intermediate trips as required

Last ascent: 30 minutes before the end of service

Linderhof Castle

Summer opening hours:

  • 23. March through October 15: daily 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Winter opening hours:

  • 16. October through March 22: daily 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Closing days: January 1, Shrove Tuesday, December 24, 25 and 31

Neuschwanstein Castle

Summer opening hours:

  • 23. March through October 15: daily 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Winter opening hours:

  • 16. October through March 22: daily 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Closing days: January 1, December 24, 25 and 31

Hohenschwangau Castle

Summer opening hours:

  • 23. March through October 15: daily 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Winter opening hours:

  • 16. October through March 22: daily 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Closing days: January 1, December 24, 25 and 31

Winter sports

in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Ski slopes

With dozens of kilometers of groomed slopes, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers ideal conditions for every skier - whether you are a beginner or have many years of skiing experience. The impressive Olympic ski jump is an ideal destination for an excursion. In winter, the New Year's ski jumping competition takes place here every year and attracts many visitors to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Ski slopes in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Snow, sun, New Year's jumping

Let the new year begin!

For more than 60 years, a special spectacle has been attracting visitors to the German-Austrian border region: the International Four Hills Tournament. One of the venues for the ski jumping spectacle is Garmisch-Partenkirchen. This is where the New Year's ski jump traditionally takes place on the large Olympic ski jump. This is not just a great opportunity for winter sports fans to spend the New Year in the idyllic spa town. After all, in addition to the dreamlike landscape and the mighty summit world, there are also sights such as the Partnachklamm geotope and the Schachenschloss. And of course, the nearest ski slope is not far away either.

New Year's ski jumping in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Winter landscape

Dreamlike winter

When thick snow transforms Garmisch-Partenkirchen into a dream landscape, it's time to go hiking. Enjoy the Alpine scenery on 110 cleared winter hiking trails. Alpine skiing fun is promised by the three ski mountains Alpspitze, Hausberg and Kreuzeck with slopes for every level of ability. The gondola lift takes you up to the small Eckbauer mountain with panoramic views of the Wetterstein mountains. If you need a change from skiing, we recommend a guided tour of the Olympic ski jump.

The nearest ski lift to the Hausberg is just a 3-minute drive from the HYPERION Hotel Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

2 snow hikers on a mountain in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Alpine World Cup

Once a year, the time has come: the FIS Alpine Ski Circus starts in Garmisch-Partenkirchen! The participating skiers are just as eager for the powder snow as the spectators on the slopes.

It's all set! This call echoes across the fascinating mountain world, across lonely gorges and snow-covered valleys. The challenging courses of the Alpine World Cup are ready for the athletes for slalom, giant slalom, super-G and downhill races. Be there when the top athletes hurtle down the slopes at breakneck speed. We look forward to welcoming you to our HYPERION Hotel Garmisch-Partenkirchen for your stay!

Alpiner Weltcup FIS in Garmisch-Partenkirchen
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