Partnachklamm
Partnachklamm
4.5
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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  • elizzledizzle
    Virginia80 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visit in evening
    Honestly I was going to skip this because other reviews mentioned crowding and the photos didn't impress me much. But my husband and I didn't have anything to do around 5pm so we did this. So glad we did!! There was hardly anyone there at that time, we easily had the trail to ourselves for long stretches. The cool breeze and water spray was a welcome relief from the heat. The water is mesmerizing. Loved it!
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 June 2023
  • Dutch117
    166 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth it
    This one is well worth it. The walk all in all isn't hard but the views and overall scenery are beautiful. One piece of advice, as with so many tourist destinations these days, you have a lie in, you'll be sharing it with everyone, not so fun. We arrived at 0800 hours and it was still quiet, but while walking back the masses had arrived and it would have been not so nice
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 11 June 2023
  • Carol B
    Cincinnati, Ohio6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Don’t miss this!
    Spectacular hike through this picturesque gorge, even in the rain. Don’t miss this. Great restaurant at the top- worth the 15 minute incline trail at the end. A definite favorite part of our trip!
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 11 June 2023
  • tdsjp
    Bromyard, United Kingdom566 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful walk.
    Start with a ride on the Eckbauer cable car. Then walk through the woods down to the mountain restaurants for a snack. Then take the back path from the Kaiserschmarn hut down to the gorge. Then you can walk along the gorge. You will need a ticket to enter. Avoid weekends as it can be packed.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 August 2023
  • jbg74
    Saint Paul, Minnesota1,047 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Incredible Views of the Gorge and the Mountains
    We walked here from our hotel in Garmisch along the river which was quite nice. The gorge is incredibly beautiful to walk through although it can get busy. Once we walked through the gorge, we went over the hill back to town and stopped at Kaiserschmarrn Alm for lunch which I highly recommend. There are plenty of other places to eat at the gorge too. This is a must do hike in Garmisch.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 21 September 2023
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Sara Y
Italy14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Fascinating sights, wherever you look. Very impressive.
Affordable Ticket Price . Must see when you are in Bavarian especially in spring time.
Written 13 March 2024
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fussballpoppie
Charleston, SC4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
We hiked both, the Partnachklamm and the Hoellentalklamm. Both are a must hike destination when you are in the Garmisch region. Bizarre landscapes created by the power of wild water with several waterfalls, narrow paths, bridges and tunnels.
Written 27 October 2023
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Brad
Hong Kong, China1,72,963 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Partnach Gorge is a natural monument (1912) located a short distance from Garmisch-Partenkirchen that offers a thrilling, family-friendly tourist attraction, remarkable natural scenery and environs to visit in the area.

The gorge entrance is around 20 minute walk from the Olympia Ski Stadium and is open from 8am to 6pm (Oct - May) and 8am to 8pm (June - Sept). We walked from town to the Gorge but you can also use local bus 1 or 2 which do drop-offs and pick-ups at Olympia Ski Stadium. Entry is €7.5 per adult. You can purchase tickets online, at the ticket office or self-service ticket machines at the entrance.

The walk through the gorge is just over 700 metres in length and takes just 20-25 minutes, potentially longer depending on how many times you stop to take photos. At its deepest, the gorge is around 80 metres deep and at its narrowest just 2-3 metres in length. The chalky blue-greyish water gushes through providing beautiful gorge scenery that you will see up and close throughout the walk.

Keep in mind that the path is basically cut into the side of cliffside. At times is open to the outside elements so expect some water spray which is unavoidable at times. No need for umbrella but having a layer to keep you dry is recommendable, particularly on colder days. Also, at times you walk through short stretches of tunnel and a couple of them go pitch black dark so best to have a flash light (torch) with you or be prepared to use your mobile phone torch when you encounter these spots.

After you walk through the gorge. You can simply turn around and go back or exit the gorge grounds and enjoy a bit of hiking in the area. There are trails that circle back to the front of the gorge, up the mountainside to Eckbruer where you can take cable cars back to Olympia Ski Stadium or longer routes onward Wamberg before circling back to the stadium as well. This is what we did to combine a day in the gorge and several hours in the area mountains where we enjoyed lots of great additional great scenery and great overall day outdoors around Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
Written 9 October 2023
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IngaLie
Riga, Latvia84 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
Beautiful views and a fast river. Very beautiful, loud and interesting. Fairly easy to walk through.
Written 9 October 2023
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Stace A
Long Beach, CA188 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
We visited the Partnachklamm (gorge) in early August, 2023.
Although we try to avoid crowds by visiting popular attractions before 11am and after 3pm, we had a sunny day (and it was a less-crowded weekday) so we took our chances and arrived at the parking lot (next to the Partenkirchen Olympic Ski Stadium) at around 2:30pm. Then we walked 20 minutes along the road to the gorge entrance, a road open to walkers, but only to cars with guests staying in lodging along the road or employees of various services along the route. There is also a horse-drawn carriage for a fee.

As we walked we noticed most people were coming back from the gorge, not going. By the time we got to the entrance and bought our tickets it was close to 3 and the crowds had indeed thinned. Better still, it was a beautiful time to walk the gorge. The gorge runs basically north-south, with entrances at both ends. Almost all visitors enter from the north, near the town of Partenkirchen, and walk south through the gorge (towards the Alps where the Partnach river begins).

Near the north gorge entrance are restrooms, food, souvenirs, and the place to buy tickets. Although other trails take off from here, only one goes through the gorge and that is straight ahead through a gate and little tunnel. Our favorite part was all the waterfalls coming down the sides of the gorge and we got dripped on quite a bit. A tourist booklet said this is to be expected even during dry times because of the numerous ways water reaches the gorge. We had also been advised to take a flashlight for the dark tunnels, but we found them all well-lit and needed no additional light.

As you exit the south end of the gorge through turnstiles (because this is also an entrance to the gorge if you start from that end) the gorge opens up and people were splashing around in the river. Although you can simply walk back through the gorge (keep your entrance ticket!) we decided to make it a loop by going up to the top of the gorge and then an easy walk down a high meadow to the gorge entrance. This route would also allow us to take a side trail to get a view down into the gorge from the Eiserne Brucke or Iron Bridge, 230' (70m) above the river.

After exiting the gorge at the south end and continuing along the river, the path forks. Straight ahead takes you to higher elevations. Going left/east (there's a sign) is the path up to the Vondergraseck, a high meadow dotted with inns. This walk up the side of the gorge was tougher than expected, in the shade, but all switchbacks.

Once up on top the walk back down (north) is leisurely, passing the Kaiserscharn Alm inn and Das Graseck, which is a very nice hotel that has its own tiny cable car up to it, which starts down below near the gorge entrance.
Near Das Graseck is the side trail going west to the Iron Bridge. We recall reading the bridge had been closed for a while, which is probably why it now looked new. We were surprised to see that upon crossing the bridge there was a trail back down to the gorge entrance, meaning we did not have to go back to the meadow to continue down. This trail was rough, with uneven steps and lots of rocks and roots to stumble over. But there are also many good views down into the gorge on this trail.

Once at the bottom the trail crosses the gorge on a little bridge and meets the official gorge entrance. We quickly realized that visitors can also walk up this trail to the iron bridge and do not have to get to the bridge via the Vondergraseck meadow, like we did.
It also occurred to us that you could take the little cable car up to Das Graseck hotel and walk the short distance to the bridge from there. If you ate a meal there too, you might even be able to park near the cable car station, at the gorge entrance. Whichever you'd choose, none of these options take you through the gorge itself.

We were exhausted with all our walking and sat down for snacks at the Klammhaus near the gorge entrance, with outdoor seating alongside the Partnach river. We were tempted to take the horse carriage back to the car, but could not figure out the timetable.

The easiest way to see Partnachlamm is also the most common: in-and-out, by walking through the gorge and return the same way. A somewhat-easy route is the loop walk we took: walk through the gorge but return to its entrance via the high Vondergraseck meadow. Halfway down the meadow path is the side trail to the Iron Bridge. Once at the bridge you could return to the meadow path and continue walking down to the gorge entrance. Or cross over the bridge and walk down the rough path (but with great views into the gorge) back to the entrance.

Because of the many variations possible, not to mention possible closures, visitors wanting more than an in-and-out walk should consult maps to understand the lay of the land.
Written 6 October 2023
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Sarah T
23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
Beautiful and special. The trail isn't long. It does get slippery so appropriate footwear is recommended. We went in April and got the place to ourselves.
Written 30 September 2023
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jbg74
Saint Paul, MN1,047 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
We walked here from our hotel in Garmisch along the river which was quite nice. The gorge is incredibly beautiful to walk through although it can get busy. Once we walked through the gorge, we went over the hill back to town and stopped at Kaiserschmarrn Alm for lunch which I highly recommend. There are plenty of other places to eat at the gorge too. This is a must do hike in Garmisch.
Written 21 September 2023
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Marius P
Oslo, Norway2,193 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Couples
We had a very nice walk through the valley and walked up to the top. Be aware that the gondola start going already at 5pm. We didint know so we had to walk down.
Written 31 August 2023
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tdsjp
Bromyard, UK566 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Start with a ride on the Eckbauer cable car. Then walk through the woods down to the mountain restaurants for a snack. Then take the back path from the Kaiserschmarn hut down to the gorge. Then you can walk along the gorge. You will need a ticket to enter.
Avoid weekends as it can be packed.
Written 3 August 2023
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Mia B
14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
Wonderful excursion and phenomenal views of waterfalls
Easy enough hike to do over a few hours under $10 to get into the park
Written 4 July 2023
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