Garmisch-Partenkirchen is a market town in southern Bavaria in the Oberbayern region. The town was formed in 1935 through the merger of Garmisch and Partenkirchen, two separate towns until then. It was the site of the 1936 Winter Olympic Games. Today Garmisch-Partenkirchen is a tourist and winter sports centre and has some of Germany's best skiing areas. Near Garmisch-Partenkirchen lies the 2962m high Zugspitze, the highest mountain in Germany.
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