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Winter Sports Events

City Biathlon Photo © OK Ski-Weltcup Garmisch

City Biathlon

Known for its 'typically Garmisch' spirit, the event takes place annually in the last week of December directly in the Garmisch City Centre - as far as the temperature allows.

Just within one day the pedestrian zone is transformed into a small biathlon arena. The 500 meters' long running track requires 40 tons of snow. Entrance is free!

Visit City Biathlon


 New Year's Ski Jumping Photo © OK Neujahrsskispringen e.V. - Ingo Jensen

New Year's Ski Jumping

Nowadays a part of the famous Four Hills Tournament, the New Year's Ski Jumping has been a must-see of the winter holiday week in Garmisch-Partenkirchen for almost 100 years.

The Four Hills Tournament belongs to the most prestigious ski jumping competitions worldwide, along with the Olympic Games, Ski Jumping World Cup and the Nordic Ski World Championships.

Visit New Year's Ski Jumping

Gudiberg Night Slalom Photo © OK Ski-Weltcup Garmisch

Gudiberg Night Slalom

The Gudiberg slalom racing track is located next to the Olympic ski jumping hill in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. This is one of the steepest and challenging slalom runs in the Alpine World Cup. The run is only 655 meters long, which makes it possible for the spectators to keep the whole track in view, from start to finish.

Experience this fast-paced event where the athletes' running time is just 1 minute per round.

Visit Gudiberg Night Slalom

Kandahar Ski Race Photo © OK Ski-Weltcup Garmisch

Kandahar Ski Race

The Arlberg-Kandahar (AK) Ski Race, also known as the Audi FIS Ski World Cup, takes place in February on the Kandahar ski run in the Garmisch-Classic Ski Area. The Kandahar run is considered to be one of the most demanding tracks in the alpine ski world championships.

The Kandahar run owes its name to the English army commander Frederick ‚Earl of Kandahar‘ Roberts, that won the trophy during the first classic downhill race in 1911 - the British Kandahar Ski Club, that organized the first Arlberg-Kandahar Ski Race events, bore his name.

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Partenkirchen Horn Sled Race

Partenkirchen Horn Sled Race

For over 50 years the Partenkirchen Horn Sled Race takes place on January 6 (the Three Wise Men holiday in the German tradition) on the downhill track from the Partnachalm Chalet to the Ski Stadium.

The race that started as a private bet now attracts fans from many countries and has become a highlight of the local sports and cultural landscape by itself.

Visit Horn Sled Race


Ice Hockey Photo © SC Riessersee

Ice Hockey

Founded in Garmisch in 1920, the Riessersee Sports Club is known primarily for its ice hockey team that won 10 German championships between 1927 and 1981.

The team is based at the Olympia-Eissport-Zentrum arena in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Along with ice hockey, the ice stadium hosts other ice sports events as well.

Watch SC Riessersee On Ice

Other Winter Events

Other Winter Events

Beside the above, there are many other events in the neighborhood you can visit or take part in. Be it guided tours or cultural highlights, winter time is rich in events and activities.

Take a look at the Event Calender!

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Rooms & Rates

Look forward to a restful night’s sleep. You will find peace and relaxation in one of our exquisite and comfortable guest rooms with a view of the surrounding mountains. No need to count sheep. We promise!



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Wellness & Balance

Take a deep breath. Let the power of water and the energy of fire renew your vitality. Our sauna, spa and wellness area with a view of Germany’s highest mountain provide the perfect setting. A snow room with real snow helps you restore balance and cool down. 



Food & Drink

Treat yourself to delicacies that will indulge all of your senses. Visit our Werdenfels Restaurant during the day and enjoy the view of Germany’s highest mountain. External guests are welcome as well! Then let us welcome you to our Talstation Evenig Bar in the evening: The bar made of illuminated onyx stone, an open fireplace and comfortable lounge furniture provide the perfect setting for engaging in inspiring conversations and making new acquaintances.

For hygienic reasons pets are not allowed in our restaurants and bars. Thank you for your understanding.

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Meetings & Creativity

Inspire yourself and the others – at conventions, conferences and meetings.

22 conference rooms with state-of-the-art equipment ensure that you always have the right hardware at your disposal. All our meeting spaces and guest rooms offer free WiFi access. Our light-filled atrium with designer sitting areas provides inspiration and the perfect atmosphere to relax or take a small snack between the meetings.

Check the Space Planning Tool to see where each space is located, or take a 360° tour of our conference atrium and our "Badersee" and "Pfaffenwinkel" meeting rooms in the Seehaus building:



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Discover the Zugspitze area on hikes, biking tours and versatile outdoor activities.

Dear reader,

We are happy to welcome you in our Badersee Blog. Here you would discover a large choice of activities and destinations for your holiday in the Zugspitze area, as well as the current trends related to travel and hotels. Enjoy your reading and feel free to share our blogs with the others. Our editors are out in the nature all year round, you can find their impressions here in the Badersee Blog and in our Leisure Guide as well.

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Sustainability & Nature Protection

Sustainable practices are indispensable for the future of the travel industry. In our fantastic location, surrounded by the alpine meadows, vast forests and the high peaks of the German Alps, we have developed a special relationship with nature and the environment.

We live amidst this nature and we spend a lot of time in the mountains at any season. Therefore, it is crucial for us as a local enterprise to contribute to the preservation of our environment and resources. What is good for the environment is also good for our business! We do our best to take care of the environment and treat the resources at our disposal with care. We review our operations on a regular basis to identify and implement new opportunities that would drive our sustainability commitment.

Learn more about our progress and future goals on this page.


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A forest hideaway on the shore of the crystal clear Lake Badersee at the foot of Mount Zugspitze, the Hotel am Badersee is one of the best hotels in the Zugspitze region.


Our hotel has been renowned for its outstanding quality for decades. Therefore, it is extremely important to us that every guest – from holiday makers to conference participants, group travelers and event attendees – enjoys an unforgettable stay in the Alpine Village of Grainau and makes their best memories. It is our special honour that our guests here at the beautiful Badersee dream of eventful days, take a deep breath in our spa, let our MICE Team inspire them and indulge their senses at our restaurants.

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