Academic Hospital Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Academic Hospital Garmisch-Partenkirchen
The Academic Hospital Garmisch-Partenkirchen is a modern medical facility, which combines a long history, glorious traditions and leading innovations. The hospital operates on the basis of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, therefore it complies with the strictest standards of university medicine and offers its patients the very latest scientific advances, progressive treatment methods, etc.
The hospital has 505 beds for inpatient medical care. A highly qualified and motivated medical team consisting of more than 1,380 employees, as well as high-tech equipment contribute to the excellent reputation of the hospital and high treatment success rates. The patients receive their treatment in 17 specialized departments.
The medical facility is especially popular in the field of knee and hip replacement surgery. The hospital has more than 50 years of experience in this field and ranks among the top five and largest German medical institutions specializing in endoprosthetics. Also, an important focus of the hospital is the provision of emergency medical care to injured climbers and skiers in the specialized Department of Traumatology and Sports Orthopedics. The injured are delivered to the hospital by helicopter. The helipad is located directly on the territory of the hospital.
Since 2004, the hospital has been awarded the KTQ quality certificate "Cooperation for Transparency and Quality in Healthcare" four times. This state certification is voluntary and is carried out every three years by a number of independent expert institutions in Germany.
Despite the excellent equipment and availability of advanced medical technologies, the center of all efforts of each employee working in the hospital is a person, respect for him and customized medical care. There is a pleasant, friendly atmosphere, in which the patient feels most comfortable.
Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Metabolic Disorders and Nephrology
The patients of the Academic Hospital Garmisch-Partenkirchen live in comfortable single, double and triple patient rooms. All patient rooms have an ensuite bathroom with shower and toilet. Also, the room furnishing includes an automatically adjustable bed, bedside table, TV and telephone.
If desired, the patient can stay in the enhanced-comfort room, which corresponds to the level of a five-star hotel. Such patient rooms are equipped with a refrigerator, a safe for storing valuable things. There is a 24-hour free TV, including the Sky programs, Wi-Fi, etc. The design of the enhanced-comfort patient rooms is carefully thought out and pleases the eye with a nice color scheme, furniture made from natural materials, beautiful decor elements.
Meals and Menus
The patients of the hospital are offered tasty and varied three meals a day: buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. The patients who live in the enhanced-comfort rooms are additionally offered a wide range of drinks, snacks and fruits (around the clock), an exclusive Schmankerl-Karte menu. In addition, the kitchen staff will gladly accept all the special wishes of patients and bring them to life.
About the city
Garmisch-Partenkirchen is a picturesque ski resort, which is located in the valley surrounded by the Bavarian Alps. The Mountain Zugspitze is the highest point in Germany. It is located not far from the city. The history of the city began in 1935, before the Olympic Games in 1936, by the merger of two old towns Garmisch and Partenkirchen. The city is also known for the fact that the eminent German composer Richard Strauss lived here for many years. The composer lived here during World War II and died at the age of 86 in Garmisch-Partenkirchen where he was buried. Nowadays, in honor of the world-famous composer, the city hosts a festival named after Richard Strauss.
The main attractions of the city are the mountains, in which it is immersed. Special attention should be given to the Zugspitzbahn, which is a railway line leading to the Zugspitze Mountain. Partnachklamm is a picturesque gorge, which was created by a stream flowing down from the mountains. In addition, Garmisch-Partenkirchen impresses with its extraordinarily beautiful architecture. In any part of the city, one can see medieval-style houses decorated with drawings (mainly on biblical scenes).
One of the most attractive places for walking in the city is Ludwigstrasse street, which has preserved the historical buildings of various periods and styles. It houses one of the oldest parish churches in the city, which was partially destroyed during a strong fire in 1865. Immediately after the fire, the magnificent neo-gothic church was completely restored. Nowadays, it continues to delight both locals and tourists with its spectacular views. Today, the attractive restaurants and souvenir shops are placed in many historic buildings, and there are several prestigious hotels on the historic street.
In the immediate vicinity of the city, there are several ancient castles. The Elmau Castle is the most interesting among them. It was built at the beginning of the 20th century, and today, the restored castle houses prestigious luxury hotel. Anyone can spend a few days in this historic building and enjoy its luxury. The castle has a beautiful concert hall, in which, since 1957 till the present, the concerts of chamber music regularly take place.
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