4 Reasons to Consider Garmisch for a Ski Holiday

  • Value for money – cheap yet quality hotels, restaurants and bars
  • Ideal for ski weekends - this former Olympic resort is only 90 minutes from Munich and 1 hour from Innsbruck
  • Attractive Classic ski area at resort level with some challenging skiing including the famous world cup Kandahar piste and the security of the separate Zugspitze glacier area for guaranteed snow
  • A large town with plenty of great après ski bars and restaurants – a must is a visit to a classic Bavarian restaurant with traditional music and ‘slap dancers’ in authentic surroundings
  • Village altitude: 710m
  • Top lift altitude: 2720m
  • Transfer times:
    Innsbruck 1hr
    Munich 1hr30m

Our Favourite Accommodation in Garmisch

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Hotel Zugspitze


The Zugspitze is a 4 star superior right in the town centre. This hotel has been elegantly decorated with a perfect balance between traditional and modern. There is a lovely restaurant and extensive spa with indoor swimming pool.


Treff Hotel Alpina

Treff Hotel Alpina

The Alpina has a very convenient location for both the Hausberg lift to the Classic ski area and for Garmisch's pedestrianised centre. Probably only a 3* in our eyes but there is a good value half board option and also a swimming pool.


Hotel Garmischerhof

Garmischer Hof

A lovely, family-run, traditionally styled, hotel right on the high street with a great value half board option and a lovely bar for an aperitif that is popular with outside guests as well.


Hotel Atlas Post

Atlas Post

Classic Bavarian style hotel with dark woods, a cosy bar and good stubli restaurant. It enjoys a great position on the end of the pedestrianized high street and right opposite some of the resorts most popular nightspots.