In the winter, the Partnachklamm is particularly beautiful. In some places you can see the roaring water gushing underneath the ice. Waterfalls are frozen to icy cascades, which look like works of art with blue-turquoise-white plays of colours. Huge icicles glitter and remind you of stalactites in ice caves. Forces of nature in hibernation, yet not completely frozen – come, see and marvel!
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Possibilities to stop for refreshments at inns in Graseck, on the Eckbauer Mountain as well as in Wamberg.
Rest StopBerggasthof Eckbauer
Safety informationAnkle-high sturdy boots with antiskid soles are recommended. The Partnachklamm can be visited year-round. On a very few days, however, it might be closed due to the danger of snow and ice falling down.
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Getting thereTake 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 town. Shortly before leaving town, look for the signs to the Olympia Skistadion.
When coming from Mittenwald, take the state road B2 to Garmisch-Partenkirchen. There, take the first turn to the left and follow the signs to the Olympia Skistadion.
On the B23, turn right into 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 intersection at the town hall, and then stay on the main road until shortly before leaving the town, in which a sign will point you to the Olympia Skistadion.
ParkingOlympia Skistadion (P13, paid parking)
Author’s map recommendations
EquipmentAnkle-high sturdy shoes with anti-skid soles, warm winter clothin. In the winter, the path can be icy in some parts. Telescope hiking sticks can be very helpful.
Basic Equipment for Winter Hiking
- Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots appropriate for winter use (B1+ recommended)
- Layered, moisture wicking clothing
- Long, warm technical socks plus liners and spares
- Rucksack (with rain cover)
- Water- and windproof mountaineering jacket and trousers with ankle adjustment or separate gaiters
- Lip protection (SPF 30+)
- Water- and windproof gloves plus thin fleece inner gloves
- moisture wicking skull / knit cap
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- First aid kit
- Kit para bolhas
- Bivy / survival bag
- Survival blanket
- Pocket knife
- Cell phone
- Navigation equipment / map and compass
- Emergency contact details
Technical Equipment for Winter Hiking
- Hiking poles fitted with snow baskets
- Trail ‘spike’ crampons at minimum and a basic ice axe are recommended when covering steeper terrain
- The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
- For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
- Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.