A comfortable 70m² 2 bedroom apartment in a detached property with large garden. In the heart of skiing/hiking area of Garmisch-Partenkirchen including low level meadow walks, river paths and easily reachable mountain huts with panoramic views and traditional Bavarian hospitality. The apartment gets all day sunshine and provides stunning views of the Zugspitz mountain range. All bedrooms are triple rooms – perfect for families/large groups. Also a comfortable double sofa bed in the studio kitchen. Two lounge areas allow larger groups to socialise comfortably with either satellite TV, free WiFi, books or boardgames, or you can benefit from the relaxing restaurant/bar on the ground floor which serves food until late. Children very welcome–high chair, cot, baby bath, etc., readily available as well as a fantastic climbing frame outside! There is also outside dining, including a BBQ. Off-street private parking and a bus-stop directly outside the door. Only minutes from shops, restaurants etc.
Other local facilities: There are 3 supermarkets within a very short walking distance including bakeries, butchers, off-licence/wine store, greengrocer, petrol stations, post office, hairdressers, tailor and an ATM cash point, ski shop and fitness/medical facilities (all next door). A walk into town will bring you to many international and traditional restaurants and bars (including our own small family-runlounge bar/restaurant on the ground floor), clubs, internet cafes and a thriving pedestrianized zone with wonderful boutiques, specialist shops and cafes to 'people watch' while drinking coffee and eating delicious cake. Bavarian restaurants with traditional music and entertainment and plenty of bars serving locally produced beers and schnapps offer evening fun. A fabulous taxi service (call 08821 2408 for cheap airport/train station pickup and all local runs) plus local/regional buses/trains are reliable and always available. For the children Garmisch-Partenkirchen has an abundance of fabulous playgrounds and adventure areas so there will always be something to do!
Tourist Attractions: Garmisch = Tourism! Other than the obvious mountain sports for both the fit and the spectator (annual Ski World Cup and international Ski Jump, etc.), this amazing town has much to offer - stunning lakes of Eibsee and Riessersee are within easy reach. Swimming pools with water parks, health spas, and freshwater lakes are open all year round (weather permitting!) Leisurely walks bring you to the Kurpark, Garmisch and Partenkirchen town centres, the farmers market (Thurs/Fri), churches, cinemas, museums, library, theatre, festivals and Christmas markets. For the more adventurous - visit the gorge (Partnachklamm) or take a horse and carriage ride through the area. The nearby region offers beautiful towns and cities - Murnau (Kandinsky's beloved home/the stunning Staffelsee lake), Oberammergau (the Passion play theatre/wood carving), Mittenwald (violin manufacturers), Neuschwanstein (and other King Ludwig castles), beautiful Munich and Innsbruck (Austria) and Italy is only 90mins drive!
Holiday activities/events: Garmisch and its surroundings offer so many activities - winter sports: skiing, snowboarding, sledding, ice skating, ice hockey and apres-ski!; summer sports: hiking, mountaineering, climbing, canoeing, cycling and mountain biking, fishing, caving, paddle boating, white water rafting, golf, tennis and roller blading; all year round activities: swimming, sailing and horse riding. Festivals, events and markets are:
City Biathlon (end of Dec), Skijump World Cup (1. Jan), Wintersportwoche & Hornschlittenrennen (usually around 6. Jan), FIS Alpiner Ski Weltcup (end. Jan-early Feb), Georgimarkt (end of April), Frühlingsfest (early May), Richard-Strauss Festival (mid June), 4 TRAILS Trailrunning-Event and BMW Motorrad Days (early July), Garmischer Festwoche (late July-early Aug), Partenkirchner Festwoche (mid-late Aug), Martinimarkt (around 11. Nov) as well as many more. Even more sedentary activities like bird watching, searching for alpine flowers or going to the casino can be provided here - you'll never be bored!