Partnach Gorge

After dropping my bags off at the hostel in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, I set out to hike up the Partnach Gorge.

I took a bus from the tourist information center to the Olympic skiing stadium.

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From there, it was a short walk uphill to the entrance of the gorge.

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The Partnach Gorge hike is (deservedly) one of the most popular hikes of the region. The gorge is about 800 m in length, and the walls rise 80 m high on either side of the Partnach river. At its narrowest, the gorge is only a few meters across.

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The trail consists of ledges and tunnels which wind up the side of the gorge. 

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Small waterfalls cascade down the sides of the gorge, and it is impossible to complete the hike without getting at least a little wet.

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Here are some more photos of the gorge.

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At the top, the gorge opens up into a wide valley.

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I continued to hike uphill towards Eckbauer.

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On the way, I passed these goats high on a hill, but I did not see a lonely goatherd.

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When I got to Eckbauer, I got some lovely photos of the alps.

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I was planning on taking the cable car down from Eckbauer, but it stopped running at 1700. (I missed it by five minutes!) 

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So I hiked down instead.

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By Ross in Travel on Mon 04 August 2014. Tags: Germany

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