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Bayerische Zugspitzbahn

Seilbahn Zugspitze


Talstrecke Zahnradbahn


Garmisch Classic






Maintenance work of the cogwheel train and cable cars

Due to regular maintenance work the cogwheel train and cable cars are closed on a couple of days in spring and autumn.

Eibsee cable-car and cogwheel train:

Zugspitze cogwheel train

closed from 25th until 29th May 2020

Eibsee cable-car

closed from 04th until 08th May 2020
and 11th until 15th May 2020

Glacier cable car Zugspitze

closed from 18th until 20th May 2020

Bayerische Zugspitzbahn Bergbahn AG is running a replacement bus service on this section for its passengers during this period between station Eibsee and station Grainau.


Alpspitz cable-car

closed from 30th March until 29th May 2020

Kreuzeck cable-car

closed from 30th March until 20th May 2020

Hochalm cable-car

closed from 30th March until 29th May 2020

Hausberg cable-car

closed from 30th March until start of winter season 2020/2021


Wank cable-car

closed from 7th January until 9 April 2020


Eckbauer cable-car

closed from 23th March until 03th April 2020

Wank and Wank Cable-Car

Mount Wank is renowned for its panorama and as a destination for the family throughout the Werdenfelser region. Prepare to be overwhelmed by the views in all directions combining the peaks of the Ester-, Ammer-, Karwendel- und Wetterstein-mountains with the Alpspitze, Zugspitze und the peaks of the Waxenstein just above Grainau.

More information here.

Eckbauer by Cable-Car

The mountain station of the Eckbauer cable-car serves as a starting point for beautiful hikes through woods and pastures with stunning vistas in all directions. Destinations include Elmau Castle, the Graseck above the Partnachklamm gorge, Germany’s highest mountain village Wamberg and of course the way back to Partenkirchen. Plenty of choice for the entire family and all ages.

More info about the Eckbauer cable-car.

There are plenty of restaurants to choose from.


  • Berggasthof Eckbauer


Berggasthof Vordergraseck

  • Das Graseck
  • Kaiserschmarrn Alm
  • Almwirtschaft Hintergraseck

Karwendel Cable-Car

Discover the high-alpine beauty of the Karwendel mountains.

The cable-car will take you to an elevation of 2.244 m and the pristine nature around the Karwendel peak within a mere 10 minutes.

Enjoy the views of the Mittenwald and the Isar valley in the distance beneath you while surrounded by majestic mountain views. Which you can witness from our sun-terrace or while indulging in the excellent food in our restaurant. Or while enjoying a full day’s hike or the spectacular and adventurous free-ride slopes of the Dammkar, also renowned as Germany’s longest skiable descent.

There is a special Panorama treck, the Passamani with great vistas. The Telescope with the panoramic window. The nature-information-center. And the nature itself.

More information about the Karwendel cable-car.

Ehrwalder Almbahn

In the nearby village of Ehrwald in Austria, the cable-car Ehrwalter Almbahn is located between the Wetterstein and Mieminger mountains. Cabins for eight will take you up to this popular hiking and mountain-bike destination, where a variety of trails in all levels of difficulty will take you past cozy mountain huts with great gastronomy and idyllic mountain lakes.

And in winter you can discover 27,5 km of groomed slopes with modern lifts.

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