Partnach Gorge

During our trip to Garmisch, I really wanted to see the Partnach Gorge.  It's pretty easy to find and navigate.  It's right next to the Olympic Stadium for the 1936 Winter Olympics.  The Gorge is a natural monument separating deep cuts of rock by a stream.  The water is beautiful.  It's open year round with the exception of certain times in Winter when the snow is melting and it becomes unsafe.  You have to pay a few Euros to get in.  You get to veiw the gorge by walking a path that is cut into the rocks and roped off at the sides.  The views are stunning.

The walk through the gorge is not at an incline.  It's an enjoyable stroll through nature, however, once you exit the gorge you can either go back from where you came from or you can go up the steep mountain to the top.  It's a bit of a climb but not very long and worth it because there are some beautiful houses at the top with the mountains for the backdrop.  There is even a restaurant that has some limited items for those that are hungry or want some beers.  I recommend grabbing a drink and trying the homemade cheese cake or apfel cake!

Near this area you can decline to a bridge that overlooks the gorge.  You can actually see this bridge when you are below and it looks terrifying.  Once you are on the bridge at the top of the mountain it's even more frightening.  It reminded me of the Indiana Jones bridge.

When it was time to leave, you could either hike back down the mountain or take a cable car back to the beginning.  The cable car was kind of interesting because I wasn't sure if it was in use or not.  You had to get the attention of the guy that runs it.  He happened to be doing chores around his barn.  He put us in the rickety car and told us to pay at the bottom.  There were no lines for this car and seemingly no one around.  B thought it would be funny to open the door while we were up there and the car stopped as we were about 200 feet in the air. I wasn't impressed to say the least and slowly entering panic mode.  He closed the door and the car began to move again.  The guy that was running the cable car at the bottom reprimanded him, which I encouraged and we were on our way. 

The last image is of the Ski Jump from the Olympic Games.  I can't imagine how you get into a sport like that.  I also enjoyed my time snapping some shots of the scnenery at the top of the mountain.

Definitely worth spending a few hours or half a day at the Gorge if you find yourself in Garmisch!

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  1. It's extraordinarily beautiful! I love the statue that's set into the wall. x

  2. This is so pretty! I love waterfalls and gorges. You've got me craving spring weather now!

  3. Wow!!! This place is beautiful. Great photos!

  4. Beautiful photos of the gorge and the mountains. A very pretty place.

  5. Oh my this looks like an amazing place to spend the whole day. Beautiful captures.

  6. I love exploring gorges, they're always so magical somehow with the way the light shines down. Dropping by from Travel Photo Mondays

  7. Nice spot and some nice shots. I was there a few weeks ago but it rained the day I was planning to go. Next time. :)

    1. O no! Yes it was raining a little bit when we got there but then it cleared up. It was a really nice, sunny day! You'll have to go back! Great views at the top!

  8. Funny, I recently blogged about the same gorge! Cool to see it in the winter. I wanted to go when the water was frozen over, but we just never made it, now I think it's too late for this year.

  9. So insanely beautiful! I absolutely love your photography!

  10. Great photos Brittany! That definitely needs to be on my must see list. Pinning this and thanks for linking up!

  11. Wish I would have had time to check out that place where I was staying nearby.

  12. When you look at the scenes at the top with the farmhouse you would not dream that the gorge existed. Surreal.

  13. Wow, what a beautiful place to hike. The waterfalls and gorge are beautiful.. Thanks for sharing your visit. Awesome photos.

  14. I like that little church. I think I would have also freaked if someone opened the door while I was up in that cable. I've also always wondered how someone does their first big ski jump. I suppose they must have a lot of courage and a little luck. Lovely gorge. And I especially like the bridge photo.

  15. Beautiful! If I was in a cable car and someone opened the door I wouldn't be responsible for what might happen! :)

  16. So much beauty and so refreshing! It's good to visit with you Brittany! So glad you linked up with Inspired Sunday this week!

  17. Beautiful photos! I visited the Partnachklamm last year after a (difficult/icy hike) and it was completely frozen - from the ceiling hung stalactites and ice crystals covered the rocky walls. I would love to go back in Spring and enjoy it with a little more warmth!


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