Partnach Gorge, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

The Partnach Gorge is a spectacular deep gorge that has been incised by a mountain stream, the Partnach, in the Reintal valley, near the south German town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen. The gorge is 702 metres long and, in places, over 80 metres deep. A breathtaking natural spectacle Garmisch – Partenkirchen, situated one hour south of Munich, is where you’ll find the stunning Partnach Gorge. The gorge will cast its spell on you with its wild waterfalls, water rapids and tranquil water basins.

Once upon a time, visitors trying to walk through the gorge risked their lives, but nowadays there are two safe paths available. A fascinating perspective view offers the iron bridge with its height of around 225 feet / 70 metres.
The Partnach River, a lusty mountain stream, has cut a 262 ft deep crevasse into pure rock, creating one of the most beautiful gorges in the alpine region. Therefore the Partnach Gorge is about 2.305 feet / 800 metres in length and its walls rise to 263 feet / 80 metres. It was declared a natural monument in 1912.

The most common, breathtaking and more comfortable track through the gorge runs right next to the water. There you really can touch water.

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