The legendary City Biathlon is set to take place for the 21th time in Garmisch-Partenkirchen this winter – and it is an absolute top-class sporting event that you will not want to miss. On 30 December 2016, the members of the worldwide biathlon elite will be coming together to compete for the coveted victory in this competition, set in the unique location of Garmish's pedestrian area.
History and modernity form a romantic feel-good oasis in absolute peace at the foot of the Zugspitze: “Das Kranzbach” is situated in an idyllic mountain valley on a 130,000 m² private and protected mountain meadow bordering Tyrol. This is a special kind of place of power and a haven of tranquillity.
A legend: A cult and cultural centre: A leading hotel of the world with a luxury spa which is second to none; yet it is also a family hotel with an edutainment programme for children. This is Schloss Elmau, a five-star superior first-class hotel.
The Restaurant Alpspitze is located directly next to the spectacular viewing platform AlpspiX at the mountain station of the Alpspitzbahn at 2,033 metres above the sea-level. The staff like to spoil the guests with tasty Bavarian specialities.
This is the right place for anyone wanting to experience the solid richness of Bavarian cuisine. Due to its rustic character, the restaurant enjoys particular popularity with guests from farther afield.
Action and excitement on the slopes plus plenty of fun in the snow: that is what the BMW xDrive Cup is about. All fans of winter sports can look forward to a thrilling competition between 1 December 2016 and 30 April 2017, in which participants not only take plenty of unique memories home with them but can also win several very attractive prizes.
Attraction for anyone with a head for heights: enjoy the views across the Garmisch mountains from the AlpspiX viewing platform on the Osterfelderkopf from 13 metres above the ground of the Höllental ('hell valley') abyss.
It is no coincidence that Garmisch-Partenkirchen hosted the Ski World Cup in 2011 – and that it has been earmarked as the ski area in Munich's 2018 bid for the Olympics. Here, at 2,720 metres above sea level, is the Zugspitzplatt, Germany's only glacier ski area. There are also some classic ski slopes.
Ski touring is up and coming. It represents the original idea of skiing: the climb up under your own steam, consciously enjoying nature and the wintry landscape along the way, and at the end, the 'well-deserved reward' of the downhill run, in solitude and uninterrupted, preferably on deep powder snow.