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Garmisch is Germany’s leading ski resort. It has two separate ski areas: one at low altitude with mainly tough runs, the other on a glacier with gentler terrain. It has plenty to amuse confident skiers for a couple of days, and with short transfers from Munich it makes a good short-break destination.

We’re getting few reports from readers; if you go, do let us know what you think. Garmisch and Partenkirchen are separate towns that have merged as they have spread to fill the broad, flat valley bottom beneath the Zugspitze, while keeping their centres distinct. There are smaller resorts on the Austrian side of the Zugspitze. These and the Garmisch ski areas are covered by the Top Snow Card. The Wetterstein massif, of which the Zugspitze is the peak, is impressive, and there are great panoramic views from the top.

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