Summer at the Alpenhof

Pure experience of nature – hiking, climbing, walking. Explore miles of hiking trails, challenging climbing trails, numerous mountain railways, Germany’s highest mountain peak the Zugspitze or the spectacular new AlpenspiX.
Enjoy unhurried cycling tours, mountain biking or golfing. Free bicycle rental at the hotel. About 15 golf courses can be reached in less than one hour’s drive.

The countless possibilities in detail are as follows:


The hiker discovers on more than 100 kilometers of walking and hiking trails the beauty of the nature at mostly flat sometimes a bit slight rising paths which are of course cleared in winter. More ambitious and experienced hikers can extend and vary their tours at their convenience. High alpine climbers find their challenge not at least in the picturesque Naturhochseilgarten or in the Kletterwald on the mount Wank right at the foot of the Zugspitze. We have countless tour suggestions for each claim. The spa administration Grainau offers our guests guided mountain tours and on demand we get you your own personal experienced guide.
We do not want you to waste your valuable holiday time with standing in line at the offices of the mountain railways the Bavarian Zugspitzbahn therefore we give you the opportunity to receive the tickets right here in our Alpenhof hotel.

Cycling and Mountain biking

Depending on mood and condition you can make on a highly ramified cycling- and footpath-net interesting excursions – no matter whether alone or in a group who is accompanied by a professional guide. The touring bicycles belonging to the hotel can be used free of charge and for the children we have bicycle helmets, child-seats- and -bicycles. In case you bring your own bike we offer secure storage facilities.


Golfer expects within a radius of 15 – 60 km; on a wonderful location; several 9- and 18-hole courses, like for example the 9-hole course on the outskirt of Garmisch-Partenkirchen (5 km away from the hotel) or in the neighboring Oberau (15 km from the hotel), in Wallgau (20 km away), in Iffeldorf respectively St. Eurach (both about 45 km from the hotel away) or in Seefeld (60 km away).
We inform you with delight about everything you want to know like the journey, the opening hours and tee times and moreover, you can leave your gear safe with us.

Miniature Golf

Even the youngest can “swing the racket”. Our miniature golf course in Grainau is just a few minutes`walk from the Hotel Alpenhof away, – idyllically situated on the edge of the Kurpark. There are also 3 more golf courses in the neighboring Gamisch-Partenkirchen which are waiting “to be conquered”.

Tennis and Squash

The tennis paradise Grainau (about 1 km away) offer 3 indoor and 17 outdoor courts, weekly tennis introductory lessons for children and adults, individual and group lessons and tennis tournaments for guests. In the holiday season there is additional holiday prom for children and tennis lessons for beginners and advanced.

Boat rental

On almost all lakes in the close and far surrounding there are opportunities to rent rowboats and paddleboats. On the gorgeous and close Eibsee you can in addition hop on the motorship “Reserl” and let you drive through lake and learn thereby many interesting things about the surrounding mountains.
Horseback riding, horse-drawn carriage tours and sleigh rides. Riding lessons can be booked at the “Bichlerhof” at Hausberg in Garmisch-Partenkirchen (about 5 km away), at the Schmalensee and in Elmau (boths near Mittenwald (about 18 km) or in Oberammergau (about 20 km from the hotel away).
We arrange on request individual horse-drawn carriage tours (or romantic sleigh ride tours along the magical winter landscape); you decide thereby how long and where you want to drive. Those who like to enjoy this pleasure in good company can participate in the weekly horse-drawn carriage tours “around Grainau” offered by the Tourist-Information.


The natural environment and the paths in and around the Zugspitzdorf are simply ideal to practice this new popular sport art. The Tourist-Information Grainau and Garmisch-Partenkirchen offer numerous courses for the learning of the Nordic-walking, and also courses to exercise this sport that is suitable to young and old, in groups.

Canoe- / Kayak-Trips and Rafting

Those who love nature and the thrill will try with pleasure to meet the challenge of the “wild water”. Over here you have the opportunity to test the white water line on the Loisach situated between Grainau and Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Loisach has been repeatedly the venue of great international competitions not least because of its varied characteristics and scenically attractive location.


Even in summer you do not have to forego the pleasure to rush down the slopes. Adults and children have fun on the summer toboggan run, which is situated in Garmisch-Partenkirche, close to the ski stadium.

Balloon flights and Paragliding

To see an incomparably beautiful landscape from the bird’s view – Everyone have dreamed of this wish once before. If you want this wish to become real we would be pleased to place you with one of the numerous providers in Grainau and surrounding.

Fishing / Fly-fishing

Loisach, Partnach and many other idyllic lakes have thanks to the excellent quality of our mountain water a healthy population of trout, char, whitefish and some more. Of course, we would be pleased to provide you the necessary information and assistance in obtaining the authorization cards.




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