Farchant

Farchant near the Zugspitze welcomes you!

In the heart of the ZugspitzLand region in Bavaria, clocks tick slower than elsewhere! That leaves more time to cultivate traditions.

The pretty charming village is located on the shores of the beautiful Loisach River, near the famous vacation resort of Garmisch-Partenkirchen. The Farchant “Gästekarte” (Tourist Pass) makes numerous services in Garmisch-Partenkirchen available to you, and even permits you to travel there free of charge in just a few minutes.

Summertime & sunshine
A leisurely hike or bike ride through the enchanting Zugspitzland region, a hearty Brotzeit snack in a beer garden or a leisurely day at the Warmfreibad Farchant pool – take your pick!

The water temperature in Farchant’s heated outdoor pool is perfect from mid-May to mid-September! Cool enough to refresh and warm enough to splash around to your heart’s delight. There is ample room for everyone on the spacious lawn with a magnificent panoramic view of the mountains and sunshine till the late hours of evening. Your young ones can romp and play on the creative playground, the 43 m (141 ft.) long super water slide and the beach volleyball court.

The Woodland Experience Trail (Walderlebnispfad) and the Kuhflucht Waterfalls offer children and nature lovers unforgettable views and information. With three cascades, the water plunges into the depths from a height of around 270 meters. Spectacular – the Kuhflucht waterfalls are among the highest in all of Germany..

Winter & snow
The cold season comes with its own special attractions: Surrounded by tranquil snow-covered fields, breathe in the fresh, crisp air, and instantly leave behind everyday worries. Wintertime in Farchant has so many different many different faces!

Come and explore the ski areas with the most reliable snow cover in Germany! Enjoy memorable days of winter sports, carving turns at the “Am Ried” ski lift in Farchant or on the slopes over Garmisch-Partenkirchen, always surrounded by an awesome mountain panorama. Both young and old can sled their hearts out on the sled run right next to the “Am Ried” ski slope. Whizzing downhill on a sled is always a blast. The run is approx. 250 meters long and also safe for young children.

If you enjoy hiking through nature in the summertime, you will love the awesome winter landscapes of the Zugspitze Region. At this time of year, hiking is even more peaceful and relaxing than in other seasons. The snow crunches under your boots, the air is crisp and clear.

No matter whether you are trying out cross-country skiing for the first time or are already a skilled Nordic skier, you will find ideal conditions and the right tracks in Farchant. The longest loop covering 33 kilometers follows the Loisach River and takes you from Farchant to Oberau and Eschenlohe, and then back to Farchant.

Event highlights
Music, culture or sports: Thanks to a varied program including events for every taste and age, there is always something going on somewhere in the Zugspitze Region.

In Farchant, you can look forward to numerous guided hikes in addition to concerts by the local band, comical Bauerntheater (farmers' theater) performances and forest fests with Bavarian Schuhplattler dancing.

Just a few kilometers away in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, the AlpenTestival, the Motorrad Days, the traditional Fest Weeks, the annual New Year's Ski Jumping Event and other popular events attract thousands of visitors to the Zugspitzland region every year.

With a varied program including events for every taste and age, there is always something going on somewhere here.

Customs
In Farchant, traditions and customs are present everywhere and in every season. Music, dance, and theater are just as much a part of life in the Zugspitze Region as apples in apple pie. Ceremonious processions through spring meadows in bloom, colorful bouquets for the Consecration of Herbs, the boisterous antics of the Maschkera in their hand-carved masks during Carnival, merry Forest Fests with brass music, dancing and traditional Tracht attire: experience the Bavarian joy of living firsthand!

Places to see around the Zugspitze
The town of Farchant enjoys a central, but wonderfully peaceful location. Garmisch-Partenkirchen is just a few kilometers away, and Munich and Innsbruck are within easy reach as well.
Visitors have the agony of choice when it comes to excursions: How about a ride to the top of the Zugspitze in the cogwheel train or the new awe-inspiring cable car, a walk through the Partnachklamm gorge or a visit to one of the numerous churches and monasteries or one of King Ludwig II's famous castles, Schloss Linderhof or Neuschwanstein? Or you may choose to take a mountain cable car up one of the other numerous peaks to enjoy impressive panoramic views or visit a Heimatmuseum (“homeland museum”) and learn about regional history.

Just the right place, be it in spring, summer, fall, or winter! You are always welcome in Farchant in the Bavarian ZugspitzLand region where you can discover your favorite highlights in every season.

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