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Detached house **** with garden at the foot of the Zugspitz

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 14 nights


About the property

House solely for dwelling - for 10 persons with 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms

The independent house (170 m2) with garden house (30 m2) and garden (900 m2) is located in the romantic Alpine village Grainau (near Garmisch) at the foot of Zugspitze, just 1 minute walk to the Zugspitze cable car. The house belongs to the famous professional rock climber and adventurer Stefan Glowacz and is modern with Shabby Chic and industrial furniture (website hidden) is quietly located close to the spa / swimming pool with great view of the mountains. In the main house there are 4 bedrooms (8 beds) and 2 bathrooms spread over 3 floors. Next door on the same property, there is another large living-bedroom (2 beds) with private bathroom and TV and sofa. The main house has a lovely, open plan living kitchen merging in to a large dining room with fireplace and sunny living room in the conservatory with TV. Wi-Fi is available in the entire house. In front of the living room there is a large patio on the south side with a view of Zugspitze. The house has a basement with plenty of storage space for skis, bikes etc. and a yard for 2 cars. Bank, bakery, grocery stores, pharmacy and swimming pool are very close by. The location is ideal for winter and summer sports, like skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, hiking, climbing, etc.

Tanja Valérien-Glowacz
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, german
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2018

About Tanja Valérien-Glowacz

Stefan Glowacz (48) is one of the most popular professional rock climbers and adventurers and he lived with his family for a long time in this house in Grainau. Since 2013 he lives with his wife, Tanja, who has an advertising agency, and 5 children on Lake Starnberg and together they have remodelled his house in Grainau lovingly in to an extraordinary holiday home.

Tanja Valérien-Glowacz purchased this house in 1995

Why Tanja Valérien-Glowacz chose Obergrainau

The special location in the middle of the city and yet with wonderful view of the mountains fascinated us very much!

What makes this house unique

Only 1 minute walk to the Zugspitze cable car or 5 minutes by car to the beautiful Lake Eibsee. Summer and winter offer everything that a nature lover / sportsman wants.


Obergrainau House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Resort
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Small bathroom for bedroom 1 in the ground floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bathroom in the 1st floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Bathroom in the garden house
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Double bed can be separated in to 2 individual beds
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Double bed can be separated in to 2 individual beds
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Double bed can be separated in to 2 individual beds
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , Double bed can be separated in to 2 beds. Attic room has no
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , Double bed can be separated in to 2 individual beds
  • A large living room / bedroom no. 5 (2 beds) is found in the garden house with private bathroom and TV.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Porch / Veranda
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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(10 traveler reviews)

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Lovely house in a gorgeous setting

  • 5 of 5

This house in Grainau turned out to be everything we hoped for when scouting for a property out of which to base our southern Bavaria activities. The property owner/manager was extremely helpful and friendly.

The house itself is light and spacious with hip, comfortable décor and comes with a fully furnished kitchen and a clothes washer/dryer and private parking. Moreover, it is situated in a gorgeous setting, with the nearby mountains visible through the many windows. The constantly changing mountain scenery alone was worth the stay.

The property's location in Grainau offered easy walking to outstanding restaurants, hiking trails, the Zugspitzbahn, etc., and is only a few minutes drive from Garmisch-Partinkirchen and an easy drive to Munich - and even closer to the other countless not-to-miss attractions in the area such as Ettal Abbey, Andechs monastery, Weiskirche, Schloss Linderhof, etc., not to mention Hohenschwangau and Neuschwanstein.

I would definitely rent this property again and, in fact, look forward to doing so.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Corey, Thank you for choosing the holiday house "Stefan Glowacz" and for taking the time to write such a nice review! I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! I am looking forward to having you again as our guests in the holiday house "Stefan Glowacz". Kind regards Anneliese
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Beautiful house in amazing setting

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for one week in July and absolutely loved the setting, the town, and the house. Plenty of rooms, clean and comfortable. Very close to everything (train, the most beautiful community pool, music hall, restaurants). I would come again!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic house in an amazing area and with a great host.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 2 weeks and only wish it could have been longer. The house is delightful and had everything we needed for a great family holiday. Grainau is fantastics for families with a wonderful pool, lots of restaurants and beautiful hiking trails. Annaliese was a wonderful host and couldn't have been more accomodating. Had a great time and would strongly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect property for a family skiing holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time. The house is funky and comfortable at the same time and easily accommodated 6 adults and 6 children under 7. The facilities in the house are just what is needed - washing machine and dryer were very much needed! The ski train is only a 3-5 minute walk and goes quickly to the ski slopes. There are good restaurants in Grainau and the area is beautiful. We will definitely be returning.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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I would definitely go back

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 10 stayed at Ferienhaus Stefan Glowacz for a week and the accommodations were wonderful. The location was perfect for doing a variety of activities - you can easily get to the cities of Munich and Innsbruk or simply enjoy the countryside and small villages. Grainau is ideal in that it is a small town but has ample shops and restaurants. Our family of 10 is two grandparents, 5 adults and 3 five year old children. The house was very comfortable and well maintained. The separate cottage gave the grandparents a place to find "alone time" when needed. Our host, Anneliese Trechsler, was accommodating and responsive to my inquires. I look forward to my next visit to Bavaria and would highly recommend Ferienhaus Stefan Glowacz

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Worth it

  • 5 of 5

Exquisitely maintained, beautiful house with a stunning view of the Alps. We had a cool and sometimes rainy week and really valued the house all that much more, especially the "winter garden" (glassed in porch). We spent a lot of time in that room, enjoying the Fussbodenheizung (floor radiant heat). The kitchen was well equipped, the interaction with the property manager was very smooth and she accomodated our communication preferences (email). You can tell that a professional designer put love into this place, with many nice touches. Within sight of the house is the Musikpavillon, where several evenings of Bavarian entertainment happened, with parades right by the house preceding all of them. The Zugspitzbahn is a 3 minute walk, as is a bike rental place, and the public swimming pool. Grainau is a nice old town with several restaurants and shops that still adhere to "Mittagspause" (closing between 12 and 2:30 for lunch. There's lots of hiking and gliding and climbing and mini golf. Only suggestion: I'd recommend getting different (smaller, firmer) pillows to complement the huge ones on the beds.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
64 Kilometres
Innsbruck /Austria
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Nearest Train
6 Kilometres
Garmisch /Partenkirchen
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
A 95
Nearest Ski
50 Metres
Zugspitze cable car
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Kurtaxe Kinder 6-16 Jahre pro Tag $1.23
Pet Fee $12.31
Endreinigung $233.82
€15,00 Kind bis 12 J. $30.77
Refundable damage deposit $246.12
Kurtaxe Erwachsener pro Tag $3.08
Stay tax $3.08 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 16 years.

Die Preise gelten für das komplette Ferienhaus für bis zu 10 Personen. Nach Ihrer Abreise wird Ihnen die Kaution innerhalb eines Monats zurück überwiesen (unter Abzug etwaiger durch Rechnungsbeleg nachgewiesene Zahlungen für Schäden im/am Haus, die bei der Endkontrolle festgestellt wurden).
Die Kurtaxe beträgt pro Erw./Tag EUR 2,50 und EUR 1,- pro Kind/Tag von 6-15 Jahren.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.