Partnach gorge in Garmisch-Partenkirchen – a breathtaking natural spectacle

Garmisch - Partenkirchen, situated one hour south of Munich, is where you'll find the stunning Partnach Gorge (Partnachklamm). The gorge will cast its spell on you with its wild waterfalls, water rapids and tranquil water basins. Once upon a time, visitors trying to walk through the gorge risked their lives, but nowadays there are two safe paths available. A fascinating perspective view offers the iron bridge with its height of around 225 feet / 70 metres.

The Partnach River, a lusty mountain stream, has cut a 262 ft deep crevasse into pure rock, creating one of the most beautiful gorges in the alpine region. Therefore the Partnach Gorge is about 2.305 feet / 800 metres in length and its walls rise to 263 feet / 80 metres. It was declared a natural monument in 1912. 

The most common, breathtaking and more comfortable track through the gorge runs right next to the water. There you really can touch water.

How to get to the Partnach gorge:

From the parking site at the Olympic Skiing Stadium (Olympia Skistadion) in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, one hour south of Munich, it is a 25 minute walk to the Partnach Gorge. The romantic horse-drawn carriage, which also starts at the parking site, is a more comfortable way to reach your goal.

Season and opening hours:

The Partnach Gorge is worth a visit in the summer and winter.
Summer from 8 a. m. - 18 p. m.
Winter from 9 a. m. - 17 p. m.


  • Adults: 3,- EUR
  • Guests residing in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Grainau, Farchant, Oberau and Eschenlohe with a valid visitor´s card as well as adult locals: 2,- EUR
  • Kids and adolescents from 6 to 16: 1.50 EUR
  • Reduced fees available for groups and handicapped people

Due to safety reasons, canoes, bicycles and wheelchairs are not allowed into the Gorge.

Hiking around Garmisch-Partenkirchen and the Zugspitz region:

The Partnach Gorge is starting point for many hiking routes. Popular places for excursions include the Ferchenbachtal Valley, the Reintal Valley up to Mount Zugspitze, and the hiking areas of Mounts Eckbauer, Hausberg and Kreuzeck.

More information and registration Partnach gorge:

  • Almwirtschaft Hanneslabauer, Phone: +49 (0)8821 531 31
  • Forsthaus Graseck, Phone: +49 (0)8821 943 240
  • Gasthof Partnachklamm, Phone: +49 (0)8821 594 20


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Further Information:

Garmisch-Partenkirchen Tourismus
Richard-Strauss-Platz 2
82467 Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Fax: +49 (0)8821 180755

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