Garmisch-Partenkirchen (German pronunciation: [ˈɡaʁmɪʃ paʁtn̩ˈkɪʁçn̩]) is a mountain resort town located in the province of Bavaria, southern Germany with a population of approximately 30,000 people. It is the administrative center of the district of Garmisch-Partenkirchen (abbreviated GAP), in the Oberbayern region, which borders Austria. The town is situated at the northern end of the European Alps near the borders of Austria & Switzerland. Close by is Germany’s highest mountain, Zugspitze, at 2,962 m (9,718 ft.).
Like Aspen, Garmisch is a mountain town with a winter ski area welcoming visitors from all over Europe.