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Garmisch-Partenkirchen is a mountain resort town in Bavaria, southern Germany. It is the administrative centre of the district of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, in the Oberbayern region, and the district is on the border with Austria. Nearby is Germany's highest mountain, Zugspitze, at 2961 m (9714 ft.).
At the 1936 Winter Olympics, it hosted the ski jumping event and the ski jumping part of the Nordic combined event. It also host the opening and closing ceremonies of those games. The neighboring ski stadion hosted the cross country skiing events. Additionally, it was one of the two outdoor ice hockey facilities used in that Olympics.
The Partnach Gorge (German: Partnachklamm) is a deep gorge that has been incised by a mountain stream, the Partnach, in the Reintal valley near the south German town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen. The gorge is 702 metres (2,303 ft) long and, in places, over 80 metres (260 ft) deep. It was designated a natural monument in 1912.