Grainau is a municipality in the district of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, in southern Bavaria, Germany. It is located at the foot of the Zugspitze mountain, the tallest mountain in Germany in the sub-mountain range of the Wetterstein Alps which is a branch off the main mountain range it is connected to, the Alps. Lake Eibsee in Grainau lies at the foot of the Zugspitze surrounded by forest.
Grainau lies at the foot of the Zugspitze in the Wetterstein Mountains. It is part of the seven municipalities of the former County of Werdenfels, along with Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Farchant, Mittenwald, Krün and Wallgau. Grainau is also home to two mountain lakes, the Badersee and the Eibsee. Waxenstein mountain sits to the south, while the Kramerspitz mountain and Ammergau Alps sit to the north.
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