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Where is the community of Grainau?

The Bavarian community of Grainau is home to around 3,800 people. It is located at the foot of the highest peak of Wetterstein Mountains, Zugspitze in Germany. Along with Garmisch Partenkirchen, Farchant, Mittenwald, Krün and Wallgau, Grainau is one of the seven municipalities, once belonging to the county of Werdenfels. The Grainau region is an enchanting landscape of mountains, lakes and gorges. Since the 1936 Winter Olympics in the neighbouring Garmisch tourism has been booming.  

How is the weather in Grainau?

Grainau enjoys a continental climate. The Föhn wind, characteristic for the alpine areas, makes sure that some winter days are mild and the sky is blue. Planning a trip to Grainau? Check our weather sites and webcams for today’s, tomorrow’s or next week’s weather forecast.

Mountain lake Eibsee
Panoram view Zugspitze

Things to do in Grainau?

Grainau offers an abundance of ways to spend your time. In the summer walk or hike along one of the many trails through the impressive mountains, take a dip in one of the mountain lakes or explore the area paragliding. Mountain biking, kayaking or Nordic walking complete the offer. Grainau is ideally situated for day trips to Garmisch Partenkirchen, Munich or Innsbruck

Grainau is a special experience in the winter. That’s the time the village becomes a winter wonderland: skiing, snowboarding, snowshoe hiking, ice skating, curling, sleigh rides or romantic torch hikes. Hausberg, Kreuzeck and Alpspitze are the mountains accessible from Grainau. This ski resort offers a total of 40 kilometres of pistes ranging from 700m to 2,050m.

Zugspitz Ultratrail is an ultra-marathon around Zugspitze. This trail run finishes in Grainau.