Are you a hiker looking for your next big adventure? Look no further than the Partnach Gorge in Bavaria, Germany. Located in the stunning Alpine foothills of the Wetterstein Mountains range, this incredible hike is not to be missed! From breathtaking views to untouched natural beauty and convenient starting points, discovering Partnach Gorge promises excitement and unforgettable sights around every corner. Grab your backpack and hiking boots as we take a journey through this true mountain paradise!
The Partnach Gorge in the Bavarian Alps, one hour south of Munich is now my all-time favorite hike. I feel like that is really saying something because I live in Oregon and the hiking near us is amazing. Plus, I have been blessed to travel the world and go hiking all over.
Partnach Gorge Hike
The Partnach Gorge is a deep gorge that has been incised by a mountain stream, the Partnach, in the Reintal valley, near the southern German town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen. The gorge is 702 meters long and, in places, over 80 meters deep. The water pumping through here is intense, basically white water rapids.
I saw this gorge on Pinterest and knew that if we made our way to this area that I would want to go on this hike. Even my friend (fellow fighter pilot wife stationed in Germany) mentioned that they did it and loved it when we were trying to decide what to do.
It was simply amazing. The photos I saw online did not do the hike justice. Not only was it beautiful, but it was unique. There were fun tunnels to go under, which makes the hike even more exciting for kids. It is not strenuous or difficult at all, so pretty much anyone could do it.
- Wear a rain jacket, cause you are going to get wet.
- Take a waterproof camera, otherwise, you will get no photos!
- Wear shoes that are not slippery.
I cannot remember how much it cost to walk through the gorge, but you do have to pay. It was not a lot, but I thought I should mention it since usually hiking is free. Before you get to the area where you have to pay, you will walk past multiple restaurants.
The Partnachklamm is open year-round except briefly in the spring when melting snow makes the route impassable.
I’ve read that this place is spectacular in the winter. Hopefully, we can return one day to find out!
The Partnach Gorge is a great hike in the Bavarian Alps, and one I will never forget! It was an amazing combination of stunning scenery and incredible history that can’t be found elsewhere. The surrounding mountains of Murnau provide a breathtaking backdrop to the journey, while the crystalline mountain streams provide refreshment along the way.
All of this adds up to an unforgettable experience that I would highly recommend to anyone looking for an exciting adventure. And if the Partnach Gorge doesn’t appear to you, there are plenty more hikes around Bavaria worth exploring. After all, adventure awaits! So come along and embrace nature’s beauty wherever you may find it – the world’s wonders await those willing to seek them out. Now with all that said, where is your favorite hike?
After this hike, we went to check out Linderhof Palace.