Partnachklamm (Partnach Gorge) is one of the highlights of Bavaria and the Alps with its wild roaring waterfalls, white water pools, and rapids. It’s an extraordinary destination that you can reach very quickly from Munich. I have explored the region with the Munich Travel Community. Check out what the place is like, how much your trip would cost and how to get there.

Table of Contents

  1. What is Partnachklamm
  2. How to get to Partnachklamm from Munich
    2.1 From Munich to Garmisch-Partenchkirchen
    2.2 From Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Partnachklamm
  3. Opening hours of Partnachklamm
  4. Ticket prices for Partnachklamm
  5. Easy hike over Graseck with lunch
  6. How to dress up for the trip
  7. Budget summary

1. What is Partnachklamm

The Partnachklamm is called Partnach Gorge in English. It’s located in Bavaria near Garmisch-Partenkirchen. It’s a deep gorge that has been incised by the mountain stream, called Partnach. The gorge is 702 meters long and 80 meters deep. In the picture below you can see the Partnach.

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2. How to get to Partnachklamm from Munich

2.1 From Munich to Garmisch-Partenkirchen

The cheapest ticket for Partnachklamm is the Bayern-Ticket. If you want to plan thing well in advance, click on the link below to make your booking.

At around 8:00-9:00 you start your journey from Munich Central Station. When you search for the train station online, you will need to select Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Every hour there is a regional train departing for Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

2.2 From the Garmisch-Partnachkirchen to Partnachklamm

When you are in front of the Bahnhof (Station in German), walk straight about 5-8 minutes until you reach the Partnach river. Take a right and walk along the river to reach the Partnachklamm. You’ll not always walk right next to the river, but always in the direction of the river. The entire walk takes about 1 hour 30 minutes.

3. Opening hours of Partnachklamm

  • Mai – October: 8:00 – 18:00
  • June – September: 6:00 – 22:00
  • November – April: 9:00 – 18:00

Before you go there, you’d better call the tourist information of Partnachklamm to get the latest heads up on the location. For various reasons, it can be closed, especially in the winter season or after winter. Here is the telephone number: +49 8821 180 700

4. Ticket prices for Partnachklamm

  • Entry fee for adults: 5,00 €
  • Entry fee for children (6-16 years old): 2,00 €
  • Group ticket from 15 persons: 4,00 €
    If you want to purchase a group ticket, one of you has to collect the money from the group members and pay the money at once all together

Once you paid the entrance fee, you can walk through the gorge.

Travel to Partnachklamm with travel blogger The Globetrotting Detective

This is the way when you get out of the cold part. 🙂

Travel to Partnachklamm with travel blogger The Globetrotting Detective

5. Easy hike with lunch

From this part, make your way to the panorama restaurant of Graseck hotel to enjoy a nice lunch. Signs will show the direction. There are other restaurants around, but this is far the best when it comes to the view.

The trail from Partnachklamm exit to Partnachklamm entrance over Graseck

Level: easy

Duration: 1 hour 50 minutes officially

Length: 5,9 km

Ascent: 210 m

Descent: 210 m

Max height: 899 m

Travel to Partnachklamm with travel blogger The Globetrotting Detective

Time to enjoy the view with a nice lunch.

Travel to Partnachklamm with travel blogger The Globetrotting Detective

6. How to dress up for the trip

Inside Partnachklamm it’s pretty cold. Even if it’s 30 degrees outside, bring a light jacket for the cold parts.

7. Budget summary

Obligatory
– Bayern-Ticket: 10.60 € / person if you are 5 persons traveling together
– Entrance fee: 5 €

Total: 15.60 €

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