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Garmisch, Germany

About The Resort

Garmisch Classic is an alpine ski area in the Bavarian Alps of southern Germany, near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria.[1] Its maximum elevation is 2,050 m (6,726 ft) above sea level at Osterfelderkopf, with a vertical drop of 1,350 m (4,429 ft). Other peaks in the ski area are the Kreuzjoch at 1,719 m (5,640 ft) and Kreuzeck at 1,651 m (5,417 ft).[2]

The area hosted the World Championships in 2011 and 1978, and alpine skiing debuted at the Winter Olympics here in 1936. Run only as a combined event in 1936, the downhill portion was run at Garmisch Classic and the slalom was run at Gudiberg, adjacent to the ski jumps (Große Olympiaschanze). Garmisch Classic is known for the classic Kandahar slope, descending from Kreuzjoch, where the speed events are held for the World Cup and World Championships.

Skiing is also available above Garmisch Classic on the Zugspitzplatt, a glacial plateau below the summit of the Zugspitze, the highest point in Germany at 2,962 m (9,718 ft). The lift-served summit for skiing is 2,720 m (8,924 ft), descending to 2,000 m (6,562 ft), for a vertical drop of 720 m (2,362 ft).

RESORT STATISTICS

GATEWAY CITY: Innsbruck     DISTANCE: 1 Hour      ELEVATION:  2,297'-6,726'

# OF LIFTS: 18     # OF MARKED TRAILS: 25 miles    LONGEST RUN: 5.5 miles

BEGINNER RUNS: 0%       INTERMEDIATE: 17%     ADVANCE: 60%     EXPERT: 23%

HIGHEST VERTICAL DROP: 4,429'

Hotel Partners

Hotel Konigshof

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Just a 2-minute walk from Garmisch-Partenkirchen Train Station, Hotel Konigshof offers spacious rooms with beautiful views of the mountains surrounding Garmisch. Rooms include free WiFi, a flat-screen TV, a small seating area, and a hairdryer. A fitness and sauna area is available with cardio machines, a Finnish and bio sauna, and a quiet area. Guests can enjoy a breakfast buffet, as well as the restaurants' a la carte options.

Hotel Obermuhle

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This family-run hotel offers an indoor swimming pool, multiple saunas, steam baths, a cozy lounge, and a panorama garden with a beautiful view of the Zugspitze mountain peak. Rooms are decorated in a traditional Alpine style, and all include either a balcony or terrace offering views of the Bavarian Alps. A rich breakfast buffet is available with organic and regional options. Guests can enjoy the panoramic views from the indoor swimming pool windows, or relax in the modern spa area with a salt sauna, Finnish sauna, bio sauna, steam bath, infrared cabin, and several relaxation areas.

Reindl's Partenkirchener Hof

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Just 3 minutes from the cable car to Zugspitze Mountain, this superior hotel features a spa with a pool and a restaurant that serves Bavarian cuisine. Guests can expect their room to include traditional Bavarian decor or a classic 19th-Century style and some offer views of the mountains. A spa area is available that features 3 saunas, a fitness room, and a hot whirlpool.

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