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Garmisch-Partenkirchen is a town in the State of Bavaria in southern Germany, near the border with Austria. The city is beautifully located in the Bavarian Alps. It is the administrative centre of the District of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, in the Oberbayern region, and the town is on the border with Austria. Nearby is Germany's highest mountain, the Zugspitze, 2961 m. at the town of Grainau, where one can take the Bayerische Zugspitzbahn rail up.

The King's House on Schachen, is a small castle built for Ludwig II of Bavaria. Where can one see the Ciutat auf dem Schachen, a botanical garden.

Highlights of Garmisch-Partenkirchen is 1. January-new year's jump passes, 6. January-"Hornschlittenrennen", January/February-FIS Alpine Ski World Championships, February-Pond Hockey Cup, March-"Gamsrenna" in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, 30. april-GAPliveNIGHT, June-Richard-Strauss-Festival, the first weekend in July-BMW Motorcycle days, July/august "Festwoche" Festival in Garmisch and Partenkirchen, 2. -4. august "Alpentestival" and august/september-culture summer.

It was the Olympic Winter Games here in 1936, and the Alpine skiing World Championships in 1978 and 2011.
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Svein Otto Jacobsen
Klokkarvik, Norway
"En flott landsby"
Reviewed 26.09.2014 20:00:40
Garmisch-Partenkirchen er en flott landsby med mange severdigheter...

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Kristin B. Jacobsen
Klokkarvik, Norway
"Utrulig flott stad å feriera på!"
Reviewed 21.04.2013 20:56:05
Me budde på eit klasse-hotell i utkanten av byen. Men me kunne try...

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