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Sledding

Tobogganing down the famous sleigh race track from the Partnachalm

Sledding · Zugspitz Region
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  • Spaß im Schnee
    / Spaß im Schnee
    Photo: Matthias Aletsee, Zugspitz Arena Bayern-Tirol
  • / Partnachalm
    Photo: GaPa Tourismus
  • / Winter in Garmisch-Partenkirchen
    Photo: Marc Hohenleitner, GaPa Tourismus
  • / Spaß im Schnee
    Photo: Matthias Aletsee, Zugspitz Arena Bayern-Tirol
  • / Das spannende Hornschlittenrennen in Garmisch-Partenkirchen
    Photo: GaPa Tourismus GmbH / Nomi Baumgartl
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From the Partnachalm above Garmisch-Partenkirchen, a toboggan run worth trying winds its way down to the Reintal Valley. Here, you will hardly ever meet any people, in which you can enjoy a relaxed and quiet day of tobogganing.

 

moderate
5.7 km
1:30 h
290 m
290 m
Between the Partnachklamm gorge near Garmisch-Partenkirchen and the skiing slopes at Hausberg Mountain this demanding toboggan run through lovely scenery awaits winter sports fans. One section of the track, the traditional “Hornschlittenrennen”, which is a race on ancient peasant sleighs, takes place every year.

 

First, walk uphill on a winding road to the Alpine hut Partnachalm. After a break, start tobogganing downhill. You will not see many other hikers here.

 

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

Author’s recommendation

The traditional Hornschlittenrennen (sleigh race) at the beginning of January is an absolute highlight. The daring pilots of the ancient peasant sleighs launch themselves down the mountain at full speed – not always without tumbling. Really worth seeing – a sight you should not miss!
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen Tourismus
Updated: March 31, 2020

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Partnachalm, 981 m
Lowest point
Parkplatz am Olympiaskistadion, 728 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

The lower part of the track is rather steep. Please be particularly careful if it is icy or if there is little snow.

 

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 797 979

Tips, hints and links

www.gapa.de

Start

Olympia Skistadion (Olympic skiing stadium) (727 m)
Coordinates:
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47.482422, 11.118233
DMS
47°28'56.7"N 11°07'05.6"E
UTM
32T 659581 5260951
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Turn-by-turn directions

Start the tour towards the Partnachklamm gorge at the Olympia Skistadion and follow the Partnach upstream. Along the way you will see memorial crosses for people who died in accidents. Turn right here. Now, walk up the slope through a beautiful Alpine forest, with the path becoming increasingly steeper. On a clearance, it becomes more level, and later on steeper again. After a climb of roughly one hour you will see the mighty Wetterstein Mountain and, shortly after that, the Alpine hut Partnachalm.

 

For going back down to the valley you can take the same route, only quicker this time. After around half the distance you will have to pull your toboggan for a bit, before speedily riding on a downhill winding road. From the power station, walk the last ten minutes back to the parking site.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Take the train to Garmisch-Partenkirchen (hourly connections from München Hbf (Munich central station). At the station, board the local bus (routes 1 or 2) to Olympia Skistadion.

Getting there

Take the motorway A95 from Munich to its end at Eschenlohe, and then follow the state road B2 to Garmisch-Partenkirchen. After the tunnel, drive in the direction of the Partenkirchen part of tow. Then, follow Hauptstraße and, when close to the town limits, the signs to the Olympia Skistadion.

When coming from Mittenwald/Innsbruck, take the B2 to Garmisch-Partenkirchen, follow the first turnoff to the left and then the signs to the Olympia Skistadion.

When coming from Reutte/Ehrwald/Tirol/Grainau, take the state road B23 into Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Turn right at the second traffic light onto Gernackerstraße and follow the course of the road (St.-Martin-Straße, Bahnhofstraße). At the town hall intersection, turn right and stay on Hauptstraße. Close to the town limits, follow the signs to the Olympia Skistadion.

Parking

Parking site at the Olympia Skistadion (Olympic Skiing Stadium), partly paid parking P13)

Coordinates

DD
47.482422, 11.118233
DMS
47°28'56.7"N 11°07'05.6"E
UTM
32T 659581 5260951
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

GaPa Wanderführer mit KOMPASS Wanderkarte (1:35.000) und die Karte „Sport & Wintergaudi“ erhältlich bei Garmisch-Partenkirchen Tourismus und unter www.gapa.de. Alpenvereinskarte, Wetterstein- und Mieminger Gebirge, Östliches Blatt (1:25.000) freytag & berndt, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Wettersteingebirge, Werdenfelserland (1:25.000)

Equipment

Winter clothing and shoes; toboggan, sledge or bob and a headlamp if you plan to toboggan later in the day. At the ski rental service, Skiverleih Ostler, you can borrow toboggans (right next to the base terminal of the Hausbergbahn cable car).

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
5.7 km
Duration
1:30h
Ascent
290 m
Descent
290 m
Loop Scenic Refreshment stops available Family friendly

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