Garmisch-Partenkirchen


Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Gar·misch-Par·ten·kir·chen (gärʹmĭsh-pärʹtn-kîr'kən, -KHən)
A city of south-central Germany in the foothills of the Bavarian Alps near Oberammergau. It is a noted resort. Population: 28,049.

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      market town, Bavaria Land (state), southern Germany. It lies at the junction of the deep Loisach and Partnach valleys, in the Bavarian Alps at the foot of the Zugspitze (9,718 feet [2,962 metres]), which is the highest mountain in Germany. The town, a union of the two ancient villages of Garmisch and Partenkirchen, was chartered in 1935 and retains much of its rural character.

      Scene of the 1936 Winter Olympic Games, the town is a premier health and winter-sports resort, with ski facilities, an Olympic-sized skating rink, rack and cable railways, and summer mountain-climbing facilities. It has a number of trade schools and national sports-training facilities and a research facility focused on atmospheric ecology. Industrial products include synthetic materials. Notable buildings are the medieval Old Church of St. Martin (Alte Kirche), the Baroque parish New Church of St. Martin in Garmisch, and the 18th-century Pilgrimage Church of St. Anton in Partenkirchen. Pop. (2006 est.) 26,117.

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