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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.

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

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.

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:

Eibsee cable-car

 closed from 26th until 30th november 2020

 and 9th until 13th november 2020

Replacement bus service: Due to track works, no trains will be running between the Zugspitzbahnhof Garmisch-Partenkirchen and the Hausberg stop from September 28th until November 13th 2020. Bayerische Zugspitzbahn Bergbahn AG is running a replacement bus service for its passengers during this period.

Garmisch-Classic:

Alpspitz cable-car

 closed from 9th November until start winter season

Kreuzeck cable-car

 closed from 9th November until start winter season

Hochalm cable-car

 closed from 9th November until start winter season

Hausberg cable-car

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

Wank:

Wank cable-car

 closed from 9th November until start winter season

Eckbauer:

Eckbauer cable-car

 

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

Zugspitze Peak, © Bayerische Zugspitzbahn Bergbahn AG, Benedikt Lechner
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
Cable car Zugspitze 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
Zugspitze Peak, © Bayerische Zugspitzbahn Bergbahn AG, Benedikt Lechner
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
Cable car Zugspitze 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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