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Zugspitze


400 peaks in Germany, Austria, Italy and Switzerland let your gaze wander into the distance and forget everyday life. In addition to a unique 360 ​​degree panoramic view, you can pursue on the 2962 meters highest mountain in Germany - the Zugspitze, many sporting activities.

In winter, a ski area with twelve different slopes awaits you. Sledding is possible up here all year round. Tobogganing is good on natural snow.

In summer, a variety of challenging hiking trails, such. B. a glacier hike or various climbing routes sporty ambitious available.

Cable car & cog wheel 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.

Open facilities

Bayerische Zugspitzbahn

Seilbahn Zugspitze

Zahnradbahn

Talstrecke Zahnradbahn

Gletscherbahn

Garmisch Classic

Alpspitzbahn

Kreuzeckbahn

Hochalmbahn

Hausbergbahn

Wankbahn

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 4th until 8th November 2019

Eibsee cable-car

closed from 16th until 18th October 2019
and 21st until 25th October 2019

Garmisch-Classic:

Alpspitz cable-car

closed from 4th November 2019 until start of winter season

Kreuzeck cable-car

closed from 4th November 2019 until start of winter season

Hochalm cable-car

closed from 4th November 2019 until start of winter season

Hausberg cable-car

closed from 1st April until start of winter season 2019/2020

Wank:

Wank cable-car

closed from 4th November until 24th december 2019
and 7th January until 9 April 2020

Eckbauer:

Eckbauer cable-car

closed from 11th November until 6th december 2019

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.

The destination address is: Zugspitzbahn, 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

Park:

On arrival you will find a large parking lot.

Cable car Zugspitze 1, © Bayerische Zugspitzbahn Bergbahn AG, Max Prechtel
Zugspitze, Top of Germany, © Bayerische Zugspitbahn Bergbahn AG - Foto Lechner
Zugspitze, Top of Germany
Zugspitze, Top of Germany, © Bayerische Zugspitzbahn Bergbahn AG - Foto Lechner
Zugspitze, Top of Germany
Zugspitze, Top of Germany, © Bayerische Zugspitzbahn Bergbahn AG - Foto Lechner
Zugspitze, Top of Germany
Zugspitze panorama view in the evening
Zugspitze panorama view in the evening
Zugspitze Eibsee Cable car summer, © Bayerische Zugspitzbahn Bergbahn AG, Matthias Fend
Ski alpine and snowboard around Grainau, © Zugspitzregion - Foto Ehn
Ski alpine and snowboard around Grainau
Toboggan at Zugspitze, © Bayerische Zugspitzbahn - Matthias Fendt
Toboggan at Zugspitze
Cable car Zugspitze 1, © Bayerische Zugspitzbahn Bergbahn AG, Max Prechtel
Zugspitze, Top of Germany, © Bayerische Zugspitbahn Bergbahn AG - Foto Lechner
Zugspitze, Top of Germany, © Bayerische Zugspitzbahn Bergbahn AG - Foto Lechner
Zugspitze, Top of Germany, © Bayerische Zugspitzbahn Bergbahn AG - Foto Lechner
Zugspitze panorama view in the evening
Zugspitze Eibsee Cable car summer, © Bayerische Zugspitzbahn Bergbahn AG, Matthias Fend
Ski alpine and snowboard around Grainau, © Zugspitzregion - Foto Ehn
Toboggan at Zugspitze, © Bayerische Zugspitzbahn - Matthias Fendt

Hiking tours


Germany's highest mountain can be climbed on foot via challenging hiking trails and via ferratas. Hikers should be sure-footed and have mountaineering experience.

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Experience world Zugspitze


Top of Germany

This is no exaggeration: The 2,962 metre high Zugspitze is a mountain of superlatives. Germany’s highest elevation is home to three glaciers, a unique 360°panorama including mountain peaks from four countries and an attractive range of activities.

A summer day on the Zugspitze offers mountains of possibilities: Let your eyes wander up to 250 kilometres in the distance, visit the historic Zugspitze exhibition, take an exciting glacier hike or toboggan run on natural snow. Culinary pleasures are provided by the Sonnalpin Glacier Restaurant, Glaciergarden, Gipfelalm and Panorama 2962.

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Zugspitze cable car - valley station

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