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“You should not miss this one. Worth the drive.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Partnach Gorge

Partnach Gorge
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria, Germany
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Type: Canyons, Geologic Formations, Outdoors
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
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“You should not miss this one. Worth the drive.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

I had a few hours to spare on a business trip to Munich so I headed south to the alps. Stumbled onto Partnach Gorge. Like a dumb tourist, I drove right to the path entrance. The lady at the snack place said I could park there. This saved a good mile each way of walking. 3.50 EUR later, I was inside the gorge with the loud water rushing by. It was raining a little and I had an umbrella. The water was a clean aqua green. Beautiful. The German engineers and workers really made an impressive path along the gorge and inside tunnels in the walls. After the walk, I tood the stairs near the entrance to the higher path. I walked across a couple of bridges over the gorge and saw little waterfalls feeding into gorge. A great memorable experience. Make sure to overpay a little at the snack shop to repay the kind lady for parking.

Visited June 2012
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Berlin, Berlin, Germany
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“Partnach Gorge with 2 young kids.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

A fairly well hidden jewel in Garmisch. Once arriving (somewhat difficult due to a lack of signage) it was a fantastic walk and experience.

Parking at the Olympic Ski Jump (an impressive view in itself), it is a pleasant 20 minute walk to the entrance of the gorge. Reasonably priced at 3 Euros 50 for adults (kids free). Buggy had to be left just beyond the entrance and proceed on foot.

Not a long walk up the gorge but stunning scenery of rushing water, vertical cliff faces and waterfalls. It is fairly narrow and even low when you walk through the mountain which has been carved out but well worth it.

A morning very well spent.

Visited June 2012
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Singapore, Singapore
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“A natural wonder...don't miss this one”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

Visited this gorge Its amazing natural wonder there are no words to describe it been to many places but this is a true treasure one must see to believe it!! you can board bus line 1 or 2 our hotel Schatten provided us with passes with which we could use public transport for free till the stay these passes are given by all hotels to their guests.these buses drop u in front of Olympic Stadium.If facing Stadium you have to take right Partnachklamm directions marking will be there you can follow and walk down to the Gorge its 20min pleasant walk There are also horse carriage standing which takes you till entrance road from which the gorge ticket counter is 2min walk.Ticket for Gorge- If u show the pass the ticket is 3euro without it the ticket 3.50 euro you have to retain the ticket till the end as tickets are checked when you return back from the gorge..Wear a rain jacket or poncho if you do not wish to get wet by dripping water while you are walking through the gorge Its 15min walk pathway is narrow and has many small tunnel caved in these tunnels are not too long you can carry flash light if you want the gorge is just amazing you can see water stream flowing through a deep valley cut through naturally between two mountains...while returning from the gorge we saw two small bridges connecting the two mountains and decided to take a hike up the mountains thinking the best photo opportunity of the gorge from the bridges,must say the best picture of the gorge is from down only..If you still decide to take the hike up then this what its like the hike trail starts with steps made with wood log edges starting just before ticket counter the steps are cut through the mountain with just logs laid out so wearing good shoes is very important as we moved upward the route became steep and more treacherous Its rocky way up standing on bridge is good feeling but capturing in camera was not that good..we went beyond the two bridges the climb up was even more steep as we saw a sign board earlier marking upwards arrow saying Ski Stadium and on same pole there was also downward arrow new sign saying Ski stadium after climbing up we saw only a meadow and some restaurant or house that we did not check as there was no Ski stadium up there i think the old sign they forgot to remove it! after such steep climb we were disappointed the way back on same path was even more slippery so be careful if you plan to hike up this way especially beyond the two connecting bridges.

Visited June 2012
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Lompoc, California
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“Fascinating Walk”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

The Gorge is a narrow, tall slit in the earth with a fast flowing stream at the bottom. It's about a ten or fifteen minute walk through the gorge--it's really quite deep. The walk is half on pathways cantilevered into the wall of the gorge--feet above the fast flowing stream-- and about half through intermittent tunnels where the gorge is too narrow for the catwalk. You park at the Olympic Ski Stadium, then take the walk on tour right. After a fifteen minute stroll through some pretty park land and farmland, you come to a concession area with an imbiss and souvenir stand. You can continue on the right and enter the gorge, walk up it, exit at the far end on what is basically a sand bar where the gorge opens up, then retrace your steps back. For a more interesting trip, at the concessionaire area, take the gondola up to the Forsthaus Grasek-- get off and then follow the signa through the alpine meadow to switchbacks leading to the back of the gorge--then follow the gorge back to the starting point. A variation on this--for someone who wants a little more exercise (say a two hour walk), at the ski stadium, go left and take the Eckbauerbahn to the top of the ski slopes, then take the trail down to Forsthaus Grasek- then to the gorge. You do a lot of downhill walking through pretty alpine forest and you can always get refreshments at the top of the Eckbauer or at Grasek.

Visited April 2012
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Nuremberg, Germany
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Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
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“road until Gorge has good views”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

We reached a bit late around 6 when no one was there. So, we could not go much inside.

Visited April 2012
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