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Leisure Activities in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Leisure activities in Garmisch-Partenkirchen are as varied as the wonderful landscape. A simple tour of the town here becomes an exciting journey through history. In the summer months, many people like to attend the numerous theatre and musical events in the open air. In winter Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers ski-jumping events.


 Enjoy the Wellness Programme at the Grand Hotel Sonnenbichl


The Grand Hotel Sonnenbichl has various options for spending your leisure time in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. So that you can really enjoy your holiday and switch off from otherwise stressful everyday events, we offer a number of options that are all designed to let you relax. At our hotel in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, you can really let yourself be spoiled. As a guest at out hotel you don´t need to seek for a public fitness center. Enjoy our own exclusive gym! Modern strenght and fitness devices make it possible! Or would you rather do a few laps in the swimming pool of Garmisch-Partenkirchen? Why go to a public swimming pool if the hotel pool is so close? Our own swimming pool is heated and has an optimal size for swimming and relaxing.


Fitness Grand Hotel Sonnenbichl Bavaria

Guests can engage in sporting activities in our own fitness studio. The studio has the latest cardio and training equipment and is open from 7.00 t0 22.00.

Swimming Pool

indoor pool Hotel Sonnenbichl

You can cool down in Grand Hotel’s indoor swimming pool where you can go swimming or simply relax. The highlight is the large window front, which gives you a sensational view of the entire panorama of the Alps.


Sauna Hotel Sonnenbichl

The hotel’s sauna is a great way to relax. In winter particularly, the soothing warmth does you good. The quiet areas inside and outside make sure you get all the relaxation you need.


Relaxation treatments Hotel Bavaria

The hotel offers a wide range of individual treatments to relax and re-energize.You can arrange dates and time when you book your room or when you arrive.

Sport and Leisure in the Mountains

You can enjoy numerous activities in the Alps of Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Both in summer and winter time the mountains offer a variety of recreational opportunities. Not only ski and hiking fans get at their expense. Their are a lot of different sport activities to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen itself, for example golf or tennis.


The cross-country skiing trails in Garmisch-Partenkirchen are as popular and just as enjoyable as the classical downhill ski-slopes. And you can go snow-boarding. But going for a hike in snow-shoes is the best way to enjoy the landscape.


The beautiful surroundings in Garmisch-Partenkirchen invite visitors to go hiking. Those preferring not to explore on foot can discover the area on horseback. And all the beauty of the Alps provides a bird’s-eye view for those preferring to go paragliding.

Events and Highlights in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Garmisch-Partenkirchen ist not only scenic incredibly diverse, but also offers numerous cultural highlights all year. The city starts sporty on the first day oft the new year: the New Year´s ski jumping at the Olympic Stadium in Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a lot of tension and fun. It continues in January with a special event: the horn sled race has decades of tradition and attracts hundreds of visitors who follow the participants enthusiastically at the track. Every summer the Richard Strauss Festival in Garmisch-Partenkirchen makes great anticipation to its guest, with great concerts and a unique festival atmosphere. And what would Garmisch-Partenkirchen be without a typical Bavarian festival? Highlight each summer are beer tents, folklore groups, Schuhplattler and of course a good and solid meal – all residents are looking forward to the traditional festival for months!


Winter is coming slowly….Christmas in the mountains is very romantic! Very atmospheric ist the Christmas market in downtown Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Christmas music, a large fir tree and typical Christmas goodies make a festive atmosphere for everybody.