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Hike through the Partnachklamm Gorge and back via Mount Graseck

· 11 reviews · Hiking route · Zugspitz Region
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  • Partnachklammeingang
    / Partnachklammeingang
    Photo: Plank Bettina, GaPa Tourismus GmbH
  • / Klamm
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  • / Weg vor dem Klammeingang
    Photo: Plank Bettina, GaPa Tourismus
  • / Hinterer Klammausgang
    Photo: Bettina Plank, GaPa Tourismus GmbH
  • / Kaiserschmarrn Alm
    Photo: Bettina Plank, GaPa Tourismus GmbH
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This easy circular tour leads you through the impressing nature of the Partnachklamm gorge - a unique adventure for the whole family.


Distance 5.8 km
1:55 h
214 m
214 m
This truly is a very special tour, as the wild and romantic Partnachklamm gorge is unique. This hike is perfect for everyone, even with children. In 1912, the gorge was declared a natural monument, fascinating everyone with its wild roaring waterfalls, white water rapids and pools. The Partnach Mountain torrent has dug its bed up to 80 m deep into the rocks over a distance of ca. 800 m, creating one of the most beautiful gorges in the Alps. The track leads through the gorge right next to the water. In times past, only sure-footed lumberjacks, hunters and rangers used the path, but when increasingly more tourists came to the region at the beginning of the 20th century, the passage was expanded and made safer for everyone.


For a more detailed description of the tour, please refer to "PDF Print" above.

Author’s recommendation

Depending on the time of day and season, the Partnachklamm has a completely different effect on people. This is why we would advise to visit it more than once: It is always an impressive and wild wonder of nature.


Admission fee to Partnachklamm: Adults: € 2; children 6-16 years: € 1; reduced fees for groups, members of the German Alpine Association (DAV) and disabled persons.

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Update: May 26, 2021
Highest point
899 m
Lowest point
730 m
Best time of year

Rest Stop

Olympiahaus, Gasthof
Almwirschaft Hanneslabauer
Hotel Das Graseck

Safety information

The way through the gorge is well-maintained and made safe. Please make sure to hold your children by the hand.


Phone number for Alpine emergencies: Phone 112 (Mountain Rescue Service)

Weather forecast for the local mountains of the Bayerischen Zugspitzbahn Bergbahnen cable car company: Phone +49 8821 797979


Tips and hints


Parking lot (P13) of the Olympia Skistadion (Olympic skiing stadium) (730 m)
47.481340, 11.116560
47°28'52.8"N 11°06'59.6"E
32T 659458 5260827


Parkplatz am Olympia Skistadion

Turn-by-turn directions

Start your hike towards the Partnachklamm at the Olympia Skistadion and follow the street in the upstream direction along the Partnach stream. On your right hand side you will see crosses to remind us of those who have died here in accidents. If you continue your way, you will soon pass the base terminal of the Graseck cable car. Only a short distance after the base terminal, an asphalted path will lead you to the entry of the Partnachklamm. Now, your way continues directly along the Partnach, and will lead you over small bridges and through tunnels and galleries. The path was made safe everywhere so that you can enjoy the fantastic views into the deeply cut gorge and up to the sky where the sunlight is reflected in the spray and drops of water. Towards the end of the gorge, the Partnach becomes a broader river valley. You can rest there on one of the benches and enjoy the view of the river valley before turning back and returning to the starting point at the Olympic ski station. Alternatively, you might decide to hike over Mount Graseck. In this case, you have to hike further after the end of the gorge until a sign to the left shows you the way to "Eckbauer/Graseck”. Follow this climb and you will arrive at the mountain farms of Mount Graseck. Here, you will have the possibility to stop for a bite to eat or refreshments, as you have clearly earned it. For your return trip, leave Graseck along the road that winds steeply downward until you reach the path through the Wildenau, which you already used on your ascent. Now that you know your way back to the Olympia Skistadion, you will reach it soon. 




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Public transport

Hourly connection from Munich to Garmisch-Partenkirchen with the Deutsche Bahn (German Federal Railway). From there, you should go with a local bus (lines 1 and 2) to the Olympia Skistadion.

Getting there

Take the motorway A95 in the direction of Garmisch-Partenkirchen. At the end of the motorway at Eschenlohe follow the state road B2 to Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Behind the tunnel in the direction of Partenkirchen follow the main street and then the signs pointing to the Olympia Skistadion (Olympic Skiing Stadium).

If you are coming from Mittenwald, follow B2 to Garmisch-Partenkirchen, take the first turn to the left and then follow the signs to the Olympia Skistadion.

On B23, turn right onto the Gernackerstraße at the second traffic light in Garmisch-Partenkirchen and follow the course of the road (St.-Martin-Straße, Bahnhofstraße). Turn right at the town hall junction, and then stay on the main road until shortly before leaving the town wherein a sign points you to the Olympia Skistadion.


Olympia Skistadion (P13, partly with fees)


47.481340, 11.116560
47°28'52.8"N 11°06'59.6"E
32T 659458 5260827
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

GaPa Wanderführer mit KOMPASS Wanderkarte (1:35.000), erhältlich bei Garmisch-Partenkirchen Tourismus und unter Alpenvereinskarte, Wetterstein- Mieminger Gebirge, Östliches Blatt (1:25.000) freytag & berndt, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Wettersteingebirge, Werdenfelserland (1:25.000). Weitere Infos unter +49 8821 180 700.


Sturdy shoes (mountain boots) with skid-proof soles are necessary. Weatherproof clothing (it might be quite damp in the gorge) and hiking sticks, if at all possible.


Questions and answers

Question from Alessa Rose · August 24, 2021 · Community
Wie heißt die Route wenn ich unten am Fluss rechts lang gehe ? Finde ich diese hier auch ?
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Darko Anicic
September 05, 2021 · Community
Familienfreundliche Wanderung
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When did you do this route? September 05, 2021
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Antje Groll
June 20, 2019 · Community
Grandioses Naturerlebnis und eine ideale Tour an heißen Tagen, die wunderbare Abkühlung bietet. Allerdings auch sehr gut besucht. Es lohnt die Rundwanderung und eine Einkehr in der Kaiserschmarrnalm oder bei der Almwirtschaft Hanneslabauer. Auch für Kinder gut zu schaffen und sehr abwechslungsreich!
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When did you do this route? June 19, 2019
Photo: Antje Groll, Community
Photo: Antje Groll, Community
Wander Verliebt
November 20, 2018 · Community
Beeindruckende Naturgewalten. Regenjacke auf jeden Fall mitnehmen!
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When did you do this route? August 13, 2010
Photo: Wander Verliebt, Community
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Photo: Wander Verliebt, Community
Photo: Wander Verliebt, Community
Photo: Wander Verliebt, Community
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5.8 km
1:55 h
214 m
214 m
Circular route Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Cultural/historical interest Geological highlights Cableway ascent/descent Healthy climate


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