Garmisch-Partenkirchen is a ski town in Bavaria, southern Germany. It is the seat of government of the district of Garmisch-Partenkirchen abbreviated GAP, in the Oberbayern region, which borders Austria. Nearby is Germany's maximum mountain, Zugspitze, at 2,962 m. The metropolis is referred to as the web site of the 1936 Winter Olympic Games Garmisch in the west and Partenkirchen inside the east had been separate cities for plenty centuries, and still preserve quite separate identities.
Partenkirchen originated as the Roman city of Partanum on the exchange direction from Venice to Augsburg and is first cited in the year A.D. 15.
Its main avenue, Ludwigsstrasse, follows the authentic Roman street. Garmisch is first stated a few 800 years later as Germaneskau German District, suggesting that at some point a Teutonic tribe took up settlement in the western end of the valley. During the overdue thirteenth century, the valley, as part of the County of Werdenfels, got here underneath the guideline of the prince-bishops of Freising and turned into to remain so until the mediatization of 1803. The region become ruled by way of a prince-bishop's consultant known as a Pfleger caretaker or warden from Werdenfels Castle located on a crag north of Garmisch.