Explore the deep caverns and rushing waters of one of Germany's most notable natural wonders at Partnachklamm. The historic gorge--more than 80 m (262 feet) tall--features a dramatic combination of waterfalls, rapids, and deep-water basins. You can journey through the 702 m (2303 ft) of dark caverns and rushing water to enjoy the unspoiled natural beauty of the gorge. Take a horse-drawn carriage ride from the parking lot to the entrance as a fun alternative to walking. Be sure to wear a rain jacket and sturdy shoes when exploring the gorge. To visit Partnachklamm and other attractions in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, use our Garmisch-Partenkirchen sightseeing planning website.
We did this rather than Zugspitze as the web cam showed Zugspitze covered in mist. Were we disappointed. NO. Even though it was snowing the trip up the gorge was great. Maybe it was because it was...
We did this rather than Zugspitze as the web cam showed Zugspitze covered in mist. Were we disappointed. NO. Even though it was snowing the trip up the gorge was great. Maybe it was because it was... more »
Wow....never had the idea that the modest opening led to such a beautiful walk around the gorge. A total of two hours or so with plenty of time to photograph and to emerge on the other side.
Wow....never had the idea that the modest opening led to such a beautiful walk around the gorge. A total of two hours or so with plenty of time to photograph and to emerge on the other side. more »
It's an impressive experience. The path to the entrance is very wide and easy to walk on. In the gorge, however, it is narrow to the rocks, partly through the tunnels. It's also good to have a flashlight, because it's really dark in some parts of the tunnel. A jacket with a hood is also useful, as the water drips heavily from above in some places. We were there on a public holiday with nice weather around noon. That was probably a mistake as it was very crowded. In narrower places you sometimes had to wait until "oncoming traffic" had passed... I also thought it was stupid that you were allowed to go there with the dogs. I don't think it's a nice experience for the dogs: loud, cramped and lots of strange legs that you have to avoid. Next time I'll go there earlier as it's probably a lot quieter.
Amazing place. On a busy day, finding parking is a bit hard and one has to walk a bit to get the beautiful views of the Gorge, but definitely worthwhile. Nature at one of it's best. It's enjoyable only in the right season - when there is good water flow.
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