Destination guide

Why people love visiting adventurous Grainau

The mountains and lake provide a pleasant backdrop to your holiday home in Grainau. Well known for its skiing, hiking and spas, this scenic city won't disappoint. Garmisch-Partenkirchen Ski Resort and Linderhof Palace are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. A holiday rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.


Activities and attractions in and around Grainau

Do you want to find attractions to visit while you're in the area? You'll be sure to enjoy Grainau for its skiing and hiking. Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Grainau a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. Here are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Garmisch-Partenkirchen Ski Resort (5.5 mi / 8.8 km)
  • Hell Valley (1.8 mi / 2.8 km)
  • Tiroler Zugspitz Cable Car (3.6 mi / 5.8 km)
  • Ehrwalder Alm Cable Car (5.6 mi / 9.1 km)
  • Tirol-Zugspitze Golf Club (5.9 mi / 9.4 km)
  • Hochmoos Express Ski Lift (6.9 mi / 11.1 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Grainau

Travellers enjoy Grainau for its skiing. If you're interested in winter sports, you might consider visiting in January, December, November or February, when snowfall averages 24.98 inches and temperatures average -5°F.

Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Grainau

Travellers enjoy Grainau for its mountain views and lakeside setting. Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Grainau is a great place to get outside. Here are a few of the area's most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Waxenstein (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Eibsee (1.6 mi / 2.6 km)
  • Zugspitze (2.5 mi / 4.1 km)
  • Kramerplateauweg Hiking Trail (3.6 mi / 5.7 km)
  • Richard Strauss Platz (4.8 mi / 7.8 km)
  • Partnach Gorge (5.3 mi / 8.6 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Grainau

The nearest airport is in Innsbruck (INN-Kranebitten), located 21.1 mi (34 km) from the city centre.

If you prefer train travel, the main station serving the city is Grainau Untergrainau Station.

How many holiday rentals are available around Grainau?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 646 holiday lettings around Grainau. From 515 flats & apartments to 47 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a mountainside property in Grainau?

Nestle yourself and your clan high in the hills and get ready for spectacular sunrises, otherworldly stargazing and a ton of fresh air. HomeAway has no less than 221 mountain holiday properties available. Of course, that might not work for the whole group. Fortunately, HomeAway has a selection of other options, including:

  • 137 resort holiday accommodation options.
  • 81 rural holiday accommodation options.
  • 73 village holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent an apartment in Grainau?

If you want to see how the locals live, throw open the curtains and soak up this destination from the comfort and convenience of your very own apartment. HomeAway has 439 for you to browse here. If you book early, you could spend as little as £30 a night. If that doesn't fit with your group's taste, we've got a number of other self-catering accommodation options available, such as:

  • Hotel: 67 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £26 per night.
  • Cottage: 43 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £50 per night.
  • House: 41 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £44 per night.

Can I stay in Grainau in a large group?

Nothing beats catching up with your old friends or spending a couple of weeks with extended family in a sensational new area. And the best thing, HomeAway has options to suit. Why not browse through the 46 apartment holiday rentals featured here? They're the top choice for large groups of travellers. If you're planning on travelling with a large group, the rental properties that will suit your needs include:

  • If yours is a group of 6, we've got 62 holiday rentals perfect for that size. Stay a night from just £47.
  • If you have 5 in your crew, you'll be happy to discover that there are 33 holiday rentals that are suitable. Prices start at £55 per night.
  • Searching for rentals suitable for 8 people? You'll be happy to find out we have 22 that'll be perfect. You can grab one from just £105 a night.

So don't fret! When you travel with us you can take your dad, your brother and all your pals to Grainau.

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