Grainau is a small, cosy town with less than 4,000 inhabitants and belongs to the district of Garmisch-Partenkirchen. But cosy doesn't mean boring, because Grainau has a lot to offer: Situated directly at the foot of the Zugspitze, Grainau is one of the most beautiful places in this region, offering you a direct view of the impressive mountain including the Zugspitze, Waxensteine and Alpspitze.
The people and the country in Grainau
The people of Grainau are considered warm and hospitable. Not only because of this, Grainau developed a dynamic tourism. It attracts both mountain sports and wellness fans, without having lost the cosiness and tranquility that this holiday destination offers. Those who spend their holidays in Grainau can enjoy an eventful region - full of sights and fascinating natural spectacles. The infrastructure is also impressive: You can easily reach the various districts or the various sights by bus. Another popular means of transport is the Zugspitze Railway.
And culinary? Of course, Grainau also has a lot to offer its guests. Try Upper Bavarian food. Hearty specialities and a freshly tapped beer, all in front of the breathtaking mountain panorama - simply wonderful!
Geographically Grainau belongs to the Werdenfelser Land. The beautiful landscape of Grainau with its natural charm shows its most beautiful sides both summer and winter. The highlight is a direct view to the Zugspitze, the highest mountain in Germany. But this is not the only mountain you can admire from Grainau. To the north of Grainau is the Kammerspitz in the Ammergau Alps, and to the south lies the Waxenstein mountain range, with the Großer Waxenstein as the highest peak of this ridge.
Although the region around Grainau was developed very well for tourists, it could still preserve its nativeness, so that you can enjoy the untouched nature during walks or hikes. Many places like the Hammersbacher Wiesen offer a special view on the mountain region, which amazes locals as well as holidaymakers again and again.
Grainau in summer
The name "Gruenawe" means "green meadow" and gives information about the natural beauty of the village, which is embedded in the Wetterstein mountains with its lush meadows. A diverse flora and fauna dominates the place, which can be admired especially in the summer months. Hiking fans get their money's worth.
Grainau in winter
The region around Grainau is not unreasonably considered one of the top ski resorts in Germany. In the cold season, Grainau offers not only the beautiful, snow-covered landscape, but also numerous offers and sporting events for winter sports enthusiasts. A winter holiday in the Grainau region is definitely worth it!
The beautiful Eibsee at the Zugspitze near Grainau
Be it Grainau, Farchant or Garmisch-Partenkirchen itself - Zugspitzland has been one of the best destinations in the Alpine region for decades. From cultural events and adventurous hikes to relaxing wellness treatments - holidays in Grainau have something for everyone. Are you still looking for the right holiday apartment? Spend a wonderful holiday in a holiday apartment in Grainau or Farchant. Mahr's FeWo Vermittlung offers high-quality holiday apartments in the beautiful Alps.