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The Partnachklamm

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.

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.


The path from the south exit of the gorge towards Kaiserschmarrn-Alm / Vordergraseck is CLOSED from 14/11/2023 until further notice due to construction work! The paths into the Reintal, to the Partnachalm (after the gorge) and from the old ticket office towards the Eiserner Brücke / Partnachalm are fully accessible.

please note:

  • 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!

Opening hours

June - September from 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
October - May from 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Last admission 30 minutes before closing of the gorge

Short-term closures are possible for safety reasons!
Outside the opening hours the gorge is closed!


The Partnach gorge in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, © ZugspitzLand
The Partnach gorge in Garmisch-Partenkirchen
The Partnach gorge in Garmisch-Partenkirchen., © ZugspitzLand
The Partnach gorge in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
Madonna in the Partnach gorge, © Markt Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Madonna in the Partnach gorge
The Partnach gorge in summer, © Markt Garmisch-Partenkirchen - Marc Hohenleitner
The Partnach gorge in summer
The Partnach gorge in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, © ZugspitzLand
The Partnach gorge in Garmisch-Partenkirchen., © ZugspitzLand
Madonna in the Partnach gorge, © Markt Garmisch-Partenkirchen
The Partnach gorge in summer, © Markt Garmisch-Partenkirchen - Marc Hohenleitner

Directions & Parking

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.

Guests of the municipality of Grainau travel free of charge with the GästeCard on the Eibsee bus or the rack railroad between Garmisch-Partenkirchen and Grainau.

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.

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