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Garmisch-Partenkirchen station is on the Munich–Garmisch-Partenkirchen line and the Mittenwald Railway (Garmisch–Mittenwald–Innsbruck). It is the terminus of the Außerfern Railway to Reutte in Tirol / Kempten im Allgäu and the Bavarian Zugspitze Railway (with sections of rack railway) to the Zugspitze, the highest mountain in Germany. Regional services run every hour to Munich Central Station (München Hauptbahnhof) and Mittenwald and every two hours to Innsbruck Central Station (Innsbruck Hauptbahnhof) and Reutte. In addition there are special seasonal long-distance services, including ICEs, to Berlin, Hamburg, Dortmund, Bremen and Innsbruck.
There are several accessible high and low-level hiking trails from the town that have especially good views.
In 1936 it was the site of the Winter Olympic Games, the first to feature alpine skiing. A variety of Nordic and alpine World Cup ski races are held here, usually on the Kandahar Track outside town. Traditionally, a ski jumping contest is held in Garmisch-Partenkirchen on New Year's Day, as a part of the Four Hills Tournament (Vierschanzen-Tournee). The World Alpine Ski Championships were held in Garmisch in 1978 and 2011.
Garmisch-Partenkirchen was a partner in the city of Munich's bid for the 2018 Winter Olympics but the IOC vote held on 6 July 2011 awarded the Games to Pyeongchang. The Winter Olympics were last held in the German-speaking Alps in 1976 in nearby Innsbruck, Austria.
- 1 January - New Year´s Ski Jump
- 6 January - "Hornschlittenrennen"
- January / February - FIS Alpine Ski World Cup
- February - Pond Hockey Cup
- March - "Gamsrenna" in Garmisch-Partenkirchen
- 30 April - GAPliveNIGHT
- June - Richard-Strauss-Festival
- the first weekend in July - BMW Motorbike Days
- July / August "Festwoche" Festival in Garmisch and Partenkirchen
- 2–4 August "Alpentestival"
- August/September - KULTurSOMMER
The George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies is also located in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. The Marshall Center is an internationally funded and mostly U.S.-staffed learning and conference centre for governments from around the world, but primarily from the former Soviet Union and Eastern European countries. It was established in June 1993, replacing the U.S. Army Russian Institute. Near the Marshall Center is the American Armed Forces Recreation Centers (Edelweiss Lodge and Resort) in Garmisch that serves U.S. and NATO military and their families. A number of U.S. troops and civilians are stationed in the town to provide logistical support to the Marshall Center and Edelweiss Recreation Center. The German Centre for Pediatric and Adolescent Rheumatology, the largest specialized centre for the treatment of children and adolescents with rheumatic diseases in Europe, has also been located in Garmisch-Partenkirchen for over 50 years.
- Michael Ende, author of The Neverending Story
- Magdalena Neuner, six-time biathlon world champion, Olympic champion, Biathlon World Cup winner
- Miriam Gössner, biathlete
- Martina Beck (née Glagow), biathlete
- Laura Dahlmeier, biathlete
- Maria Höfl-Riesch, alpine ski racer
- Susanne Riesch, alpine ski racer
- Rosi Mittermaier, former alpine ski racer, double Olympic gold medalist
- Christian Neureuther, former alpine ski racer
- Felix Neureuther, alpine ski racer
- Hans-Joachim Stuck, racing driver
- Hermann Levi, conductor
- Richard Strauss, composer
- Josef Rixner, composer
- Karl Popper, philosopher
- Wolfgang Seiler, biogeochemists and climatologists
- Andrea Schöpp, German curler
- Monika Wagner, German curler
Points of interest
South of Partenkirchen is the Partnach Gorge, where the Partnach river surges spectacularly through a narrow, Script error: No such module "convert". gap between high limestone cliffs. The Zugspitze (local name "Zugspitz") is south of Garmisch near the village of Grainau. The highest mountain in Germany, it actually straddles the border with Austria. Also overlooking Garmisch-Partenkirchen is Germany's fourth-highest mountain, the Leutasch Dreitorspitze ("Three-Gate Peak", a name derived from its triple summit).
The King's House on Schachen, a small castle built for Ludwig II of Bavaria, is also located in the mountains south of Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Its grounds contain the Alpengarten auf dem Schachen, an alpine botanical garden.
- "Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany Climate Summary". Weatherbase. Retrieved 20 May 2015.
- "Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany Temperature Averages". Weatherbase. Retrieved 20 May 2015.
- Marshall European Center for Security Studies
- "Partnach Gorge". Official Website of Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Garmisch-Partenkirchen.de. 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-23.
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