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Driving holidays in Europe - Plan your self-drive motoring holiday

Design your self-drive ski and snow-board holiday in Germany at great prices. Accommodation at unbeatable prices in ski apartments, chalets and hotels.

Self-catering apartments and ski chalets in Upper Bavaria.
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Ski resort hotels in and around Garmisch Partenkirchen. book hotels in Germany
  • The Bavarian Alps offer a very different skiing experience from their higher and wilder Austrian neighbours. Picturesque mountain villages nestle in wooded valleys, and the skiing and accommodation is less expensive than either Switzerland or Austria. The area around Garmisch Partenkirchen is perhaps best known, and the many villages are linked to each other by bus or lifts. But the area is best enjoyed with a car, allowing you to fully explore the delightful scenery. And it's easy to get to Austria.

  • There are lots of of little villages making up the Bavarian ski region, centred on Garmisch. The lift system is being modernised as Garmisch is hosting the 2011 Winter Olympics. This area is generally less expensive than the resorts of Austria or Switzerland. The scenery is beautiful, and Garmisch Partenkirchen is a bustling town and makes a good centre.

  • It's easy to reach Germany using the European motorway network. From the Channel ports head for Stuttgart then Munich, from where it's an easy hour's drive to the resorts. If you live in the North of the UK save the drive to Dover and cross from Newcastle to Ijmuiden near Amsterdam or from Hull to Rotterdam in Holland. From Rotterdam and Ijmuiden (Amsterdam) you might like to travel via Cologne (Koln), Frankfurt and Nurenberg to Munich.

  • Use our interactive route planner for an itinerary and to check out distance and journey times and see our en-route hotels displayed. Zoom in to find your resort hotel or holiday home in Germany. Take your car and enjoy the freedom to easily visit neighbouring ski areas, while being able to pack whatever you like.

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  • Up to 52% discount on ski and snowboard equipment hire
  • Book before you go and collect in the resort
  • Up to 10% discount on ski school bookings