Garmisch-Partenkirchen (German pronunciation: [ˈɡaʁmɪʃ paʁtn̩ˈkɪʁçn̩]) is a mountain resort town in Bavaria, southern Germany. It is the administrative centre of the district of Garmisch-Partenkirchen (abbreviated GAP), in the Oberbayern region, which borders Austria. Nearby is Germany’s highest mountain, Zugspitze, at 2,962 m (9,718 ft.). The town was the site of the 1936 Winter Olympic Games. Garmisch-Partenkirchen is located in county of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, province of Bavaria, in southern Germany.The town is situated at the northern end of the European Alps near the borders of Austria & Switzerland. The town has approximately 30,000 inhabitants.
Like Aspen, Garmisch is a mountain town with a winter ski area. Visitors come from Germany and around Europe.