Partnachklamm Explorer's Hike

Duration: 2 days
Trails: T2 trails
Distance: 0 - 10 km per day
Ascent per day: 0 - 250 m ascent per day

> Hike through the Partnachklamm

> Spend the night in the iconic Bayernhaus

> Enjoy breathtaking views across the Bavarian Alps

This quick 2-day hike is a short trek in the foothills of the Bavarian Alps, capturing the essence of hiking in southern Germany. There's a choice between two routes on the second day: One is a short mild hike with the possibility to take the cable car down. The other is a more spicy hike, yet very doable for most hikers. The overnight stay in the more than 100 years old Bayernhaus is the cherry on the cake.

Doing multi-day treks is not for everybody. But the best way to experience the mountains is to spend at least a night in them. Especially in a place like the Bayernhaus. Perched on top of a ridge you can watch the sun set over the Alps, including Germany's highest peak Zugspitze. Most huts in the vicinity of the Partnachklamm are very accessible and only require a couple of hours walk at most. Or, if you're really feeling lazy, you can take a cable car. No matter what your choice is, makes sure your hut is booked including dinner and breakfast, all you have to do is enjoy the beautiful trails around Partnachklamm.



Garmisch Partenkirchen - Bayernhaus

Duration: 02:00 h
Distance: 6.8 km
Ascent: 590 m
Descent: 60 m
From the ski jump stadium follow the Partnach river upstream until the entrance of the Partnachklamm. After paying the fee you enter the stunning gorge, which includes walking through a 250 meter long tunnel. Just before the confluence of two rivers a path bends sharply to the left and up. Pass the restaurant (or grab a drink here) and keep left after, crossing the bridge on top of the gorge. The trail climbs towards the Partnachalm, where there's yet another place to eat and drink. Turn right and take the trail to the left 200 meters further. After the steep part, keep left at the junction. 1 kilometer further keep right and you'll reach the beautiful Bayernhaus shortly after.

Berggasthof Bayernhaus

Berggasthof Bayernhaus

Bayernhaus - Garmisch Partenkirchen

Duration: 03:00 h
Distance: 9.9 km
Ascent: 720 m
Descent: 350 m
Walk past the small reservoir and the base of the ski lift and turn left, away from the lift. Follow the trail, called the Ochsenweg that goes through the Wildschutzgebiet Reintal. Before a junction of trails next to the stream called Bodenlaine is a small restaurant where you can eat and drink something. Continue on the trail underneath the southern slopes of the Kreuzjoch through the forest. At the top of the Bodenlaine valley it's a steep climb to the top of the ridge. Turn right on the top and you'll be at the top of the Kreuzeckbahn and the Kreuzeckhaus for a well-deserved drink. Take the cable car down and hop on the train back to Garmisch Partenkirchen (5 minutes only). Or walk back to town.


  • Booking the huts

    We will take care of arranging accommodation on the Zugspitze Tour for you. We will also provide you with a detailed itinerary for every stage and instructions on how to get to the trailhead.

  • Full travel guide

    We will send you on your way with a digital travel guide that includes a route description for the Zugspitze Tour, interactive hiking maps, and the most important information applicable to your trek

  • Accommodation

    During your Zugspitze Tour, you will spend your nights in mountain huts. In the mountain huts we normally only book dormitories, but we can look into private rooms on request. If the private rooms are fully booked or not available in the hut, we automatically book a bed in dormitories for you. Please note that private rooms are more expensive and there will be an additional charge for this.

  • Half-board

    Accommodation at the huts includes dinner and breakfast. We will arrange this for you as well. This allows you to travel lighter and have one less thing to worry about. Bear in mind that lunch is not included, but it can be purchased at the huts. Here you can also buy an array of snacks and bottled water.


  • Traveling to and from

    You have to make your own way to the starting point. The total amount does not include personal transport.

  • Transfers

    Should you need any form of (public) transport on location, this is not part of the trekking package. This includes the use of taxi, bus, cable cars, gondolas etc.

  • Lunch

    Half-board is included in the price of this trek. Lunch, however, is not. You can get something to eat at the mountain huts along the way.

  • Travel Insurance

    Your international travel insurance is your own responsibility. Discuss your itinerary with the insurance company before your trek.

  • Personal expenses

    Personal expenses on such as souvenirs, drinks, and other similar expenses are for your own account.


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