With Germany’s highest mountain, the mighty Zugspitze (2962m; 9,781ft) towering over them, the twin-towns of Garmisch and Partenkirchen jointly comprise by far the best known ski resort in Germany. This is the great Bavarian original: its architecture and ambience have been copied the world over.
This is quintessential Bavaria. And the scenery, crowned by the mighty Zugspitze, which is partly in Germany and partly in Austria, provides a breathtaking backdrop. There are five mountains in all, several interconnected, as well as the only glacier skiing in Germany, on the Zugspitze itself. The whole area - which includes the surrounding communities of Ohlstadt, Eschenloe, Farchant and the Austrian ski resort of Oberau and its neighbours, is known as "Zugspitzland".