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With its 2962 meters, the Zugspitze is the highest mountain in Germany. Thanks to the modern Zugspitze cable car or the nostalgic rack railroad, visitors from all over the world and not only ambitious mountaineers can enjoy the unique 360° view of 400 peaks in Germany, Austria and Italy. On clear days, miles of distant views give you an incredible feeling of vastness and freedom.

In winter, a ski area with 20 km of different slopes awaits you. Tobogganing is possible up here all year round.

In summer, a variety of challenging hiking routes, such as a glacier hike or various via ferratas for the athletically ambitious are available.

For further information please contact Tel. +49 (0) 8821- 7970


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The exact regulations and hygiene measures of the Bavarian Zugspitz AG can be found here
Zugspitze Peak, © Bayerische Zugspitzbahn Bergbahn AG, Benedikt Lechner
Zugspitz, © Tourist Information Grainau –W.Ehn
Toboggan at Zugspitze, © Bayerische Zugspitzbahn - Matthias Fendt
Toboggan at Zugspitze
Zugspitze Peak, © Bayerische Zugspitzbahn Bergbahn AG, Benedikt Lechner
Zugspitz, © Tourist Information Grainau –W.Ehn
Toboggan at Zugspitze, © Bayerische Zugspitzbahn - Matthias Fendt

Cable car & cogwheel train to Zugspitze

The Zugspitze is not just about sports activities. With the commissioning of the new cable car in December 2017, Germany's highest mountain has set three new records. In addition to the highest steel structural support (127 m), the cable car climbs 1,945 meters in altitude and the world's longest span with 3,213 meters.

If the cable car is not really nice, you can take the cogwheel train up to the plateau and then take the glacier to the summit. The cog railway goes from Garmisch-Partenkirchen via Grainau up to the glacier.

cable cars and cogwheel train

In autumn and spring, the mountain cable cars are subject to regular inspection work. During this time the lifts are out of operation. Information about possible short-term changes due to weather conditions or closing times can be obtained from the respective cable cars.


Arrival and Parking

by car:

From Munich you reach the valley station of the Zugspitz cable car on the A95 in about 1 1/2 hours. The cogwheel train stop is only a short distance away from the Zugspitz cable car. Coming from Reutte in about 45 minutes via B179, B187 and B23.

However, please note the heavy traffic, especially on weekends and holidays the parking lots are very congested. From the end of the motorway on, parking instructions for the mountain railways and the current parking situation can be found at the roadside! In order to avoid this stress, please think about our public transport system in good time.

The destination address is:

Zugspitzbahnhof Eibsee (cogwheel train)
Seefeldweg 1, 82491 Grainau

Seilbahn Zugspitze (cable car)
Am Eibsee 6, 82491 Grainau


by public transport:

From Garmisch-Partenkirchen railway station continue with the cogwheel train of the Bayerische Zugspitzbahn (the separate station is only a few meters away from the Deutsche Bahn)

The exit point is: Eibsee


Come and visit us in the Zugspitz region. We will be happy to help you find suitable accommodation in Grainau.

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