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A unique spectacle of nature

Welcome to one of the most beautiful natural monuments in Bavaria! New fascinating sights, wherever you look: Declared a natural monument in 1912, the Partnachklamm gorge in the neighboring town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen with its wild waterfalls, rapids and pools fascinates young and old.

Whereas getting close to the Partnach stream in the gorge used to be dangerous, today, there are two safe and spectacular trails available for visitors. If you are not afraid of heights, an iron bridge offers fascinating perspectives from a height of almost 70 meters (230 feet). The comfortable trail that was traditionally used by lumbermen, forest workers and hunters is much closer to the roaring stream. Here, the foaming water is so close you can feel the mist on your skin.

The Partnachklamm gorge is about a 25 minute walk from the parking lot at the Olympia Ski Stadium in Partenkirchen. Riding in a romantic horse carriage from the parking lot to the entrance of the gorge is a faster and more convenient mode of transport. In every case, hikers – both young and old –  need sturdy shoes.

By the way: The Partnachklamm gorge in Garmisch-Partenkirchen forms a source of adventure and point of departure for numerous hikes in the surrounding area both in summer and winter. The Ferchenbachtal valley, Reintal valley all the way up to the peak of Zugspitze and the Eckbauer, Hausberg or Kreuzeck mountain hiking areas are all popular destinations.

By car

From Munich on the A95 direction Garmisch-Partenkirchen. The highway ends just before Garmisch-Partenkirchen and turns into the main road B2. You reach the Partnachklamm, if you follow the B2 direction Mittenwald (Mittenwalder road) and at the exit of Garmisch in the direction of Skistadion turn right (Wildenauer road). After a short while, you will arrive at the Olympic Ski Stadium, where ample parking is available for a fee.

Public transportation

With the blue Eibsee bus (commutes between Eibsee and Garmisch-Partenkirchen) you go to the bus stop at the train station in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Either you then use the Garmisch-Partenkirchen local bus (line 1 and 2) or you walk on foot in about 25 minutes. There is one nice to the starting point Skistadion just along the railway line Grainau - Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

By cog railway of the Bavarian Zugspitzbahn BZB (commutes between Zugspitze and Garmisch-Partenkirchen): From the Zugspitze railway station, there is a nice walk along the Partnach shore to the ski stadium. A special experience is it to ride a horse-drawn carriage from the ski stadium on a flat road into the Wildenau. This will take you directly to the gorge entrance.

Opening hours and prices

Please note the current information

October to May: 08.00 a.m. - 6.00  p.m.
June to September: 09.00 a.m. - 04.30 p.m. 

Last admission 30 minutes before gorge closes!

Please note: Closures upon very short notice are sometimes unavoidable for your own safety!

The gorge is closed at night for your own safety!

You will find more information on the topic here:
If you need details about the hiking area, cablecars and lifts around the gorge:

The Partnach gorge is a perfect starting point for several hiking tracks.

Important information

  • Beware of weather warnings!
  • Rainwear is recommended. In the gorge cool temperatures prevail even on midsummer days. Therefore, pay attention to appropriate clothing!
  • Please take care of your children, a fuse is recommended!
  • Canoes, bicycles and strollers may not be taken into the gorge for safety reasons!
  • For wheelchair users, the passage is unfortunately not possible!
  • Dogs must to be led on a leash through the gorge!