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Garmisch-Partenkirchen

(gär`mĭsh-pär'tənkĭr`khən), town (1994 pop. 27,000), Bavaria, S Germany, in the Bavarian Alps, at the foot of the ZugspitzeZugspitze
, mountain, 9,721 ft (2,963 m) high, in the Bavarian Alps and on the German–Austrian border; highest peak of Germany. A cog-and-pinion railroad and a cable car system connect the popular resort of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, at its foot, with the summit.
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. It is an international winter resort and a regional commercial center. The 1936 Olympic winter games were held there. The picturesque town has two well-decorated 18th-century churches.
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One village particularly known for its floral displays and paintings is Garmisch Partenkirchen.