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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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Antwerp, Belgium
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

If you're here to enjoy the snow; don't expect too much because the ski area up here is quite small. Nonetheless it's always great fun up here. If possible, take the cable car from Eibsee to the top, it will be much faster and less stressful than the overcrowded train. And bring your own lunch, everything at the lodge is... More

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McLean, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

If you can handle the ride up the mountain, you will be certain to enjoy the amazingly beautiful and spectacular views. Be prepared for a significant drop in temperature. There is a glacier up top where the kids sledded. What an experience for August!

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Hydra
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Wow Wow and Wow..... breathtaking, spectacular. We got lucky and had a perfect day clear and cold and could see forever. This is the hardest thing to figure out is the weather. Only go when it is forecasted to be clear and sunny. GO EARLY !!!! beat the crowds cause there will be plenty of people on the good days.... More

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Bat Yam, Israel
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Zugspitze, the highest mountain in Germany, is a wonderful place to visit on a clear day. The 360 degrees views are stunning - to the south you have a panorama looks of the alps and to the north, the plains of south Germany. On the top of the mountain there are vast wooden platform that you can stroll and you... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Raining on the day of our visit. Extremely cold and wet, we waited for about 3 hours in the cafe hoping the rain will stop but it did not. However the whole view is still breathtaking. Our favorite spot is the Chapel Maria.

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

There are many places were you can take the condola up to the mountain, we chose the starting point by the Eibsee. This is the most popular starting point, and with the beautiful lake it is easy to understand why. Down was synny and app. 32 degrees celsius, up in the Zugspitze app. +12 and party cloudy. Remember to take... More

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Jenkintown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Beautiful place - get there early and hope for a clear day. We recommend the gondola up and the train down.

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

A must ! beautiful view. The cable car leading to there is so very nice and well organised. Nice little restaurant up there. Watch the time in winter as last cable car stops quite early ....

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istanbul
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

was to crowded both going up and down, also not so cheap, but is worth it on a clear day.We took the Bayerische Zugspitzebahn from Garmish- Partenkirchen and paid 111€ for 2 adults and 1 17 year old.

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Durham, North Carolina
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We were lucky. We were there on August 10 and had a great day. The views were just unbelievable. We just had to sit down for a few minutes and take it in. It was like seeing the Grand Canyon for the first time.

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