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Zugspitze

Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria, Germany
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Ski/ Snowboard Areas, Mountains
Activities: Skiing, Snowboarding
Description: At nearly 10,000 feet, Germany's highest peak is a popular ski area during the winter and a challenging hiking trail during the rest of the year.
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

At first we attempted to go from the Austria town Trioler but couldn't find it! So we went straight to Eibsee and took the gondola up from there. Be aware that the signs are not well marked and it is rather difficult to locate. Oh my gosh it is wonderful and you will feel like you are on top of... More

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Massachusetts
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Taking the cable car to the top of the Zugspitze is an adventure in itself, and then you get to the top of the mountain! We left a 65 degree valley, very green, and arrived at a 25 degree, fresh snow-covered mountain top (and this was in July). The views are spectacular. Highly recommended.

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Orange Beach, Alabama
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48 reviews 48 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

Decided to visit here after 40 years and still awesome! Stayed at Eibsee Hotel which was within walking distance to the lift. Rain turned to snow at the summit...then fog as we returned to the base. Unforgettable experience!

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Sydney, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

This was one of the best days of our trip. The ride up the mountain in the cable car was amazing. The view of the lake, Eibsee, was beautiful. At the top we had beautiful weather and we spent a couple of hours taking photos, chilling out in the restaurant at the glacier and playing in the snow. Crossing the... More

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Malvern, Pennsylvania
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255 helpful votes 255 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

At 2,962 meters, being atop the Zugspitze gives you an opportunity to see amazing Alpine views in all directions; and all without needing to make a strenuous hike! We ascended the Zugspitze from the Austrian side via the Tiroler Zugspitzbahn, a large, high speed gondola that holds many people. In a matter of a few minutes you are comfortably whisked... More

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Leavenworth, Kansas
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

My wife and I had been up the Zugspitze over 15 years ago, so we really looked forward to returning with our teenage children to share the experience. Per my son, "the highlight of the trip to Germany so far!" We lucked out with a very clear day with almost unlimited visibility -- we could see at least 6 countries... More

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DECATUR
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65 reviews 65 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

If you're in Garmisch and the weather permits, go to the Zugspitze. The views from the top of the German, Austrian, and Italian Alps is spectacular. Don't waste your $$ is you don't have good weather. Plan your way up and down carefully so if you have taken the train from Garmisch, you catch it at Eibsee. If you miss... More

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Sudbury
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We went up Zugspitze on the second last day of our trip to Europe and it was truly awe-inspiring! We had been anticipating this adventure for weeks, looking forward to the incredible panorama from the peak on a clear day. Unfortunately it rained for three solid days when we were in the area, and at 2900 meters, that means a... More

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Glasgow, Scotland
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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I've been up a lot of alpine peaks ski-ing, and Zugspitze has the best panorama I have ever seen. You can see south into Austria and Italy and north across the Bavarian plain. We chose our day carefully and went up around 10.00 am to make sure the afternoon clouds did not close in (our apartment in Farchant had a... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This was definitely a highlight of our time in Germany. We stayed at a hotel in Garmisch and it was a 20 minute drive to the cable car parking lot. It was expensive, 51 euro per person, but it was absolutely worth the price to see the top of this mountain. As you probably already know, this is the highest... More

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