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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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

As somebody who has only touched snow once in his life before, I was probably easy to impress. Also, the only vaguely comparable experience I've had is the cable bar trip at Table Mountain in Cape Town. I was quite awestruck by the mountain itself. All the technical stuff worked well. Oddly a few similar experiences as on Table Mountain.... More

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

We took the train and cable car combination from Garmisch to the top of the Zugspitze on a day when the clouds only cleared briefly. Nevertheless it was a great day out with exhilarating views from the top.

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ashby de la zouch
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

we travelled to the top of this spectacular mountain from the Austrian side (Ehrwald) which saves about €12/person and is perhaps not quite as busy and as we were travelling south afterwards it made sense from a travel duration point of view. The views are obviously exactly the same and as others have said is definitely worth a visit.

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

A wonderful and new experience in cable car to approximately 3000 meter height summit. For a day trip, from Garmish Zugspitze bahn take ticket to Zugspitze (cost you 46 euro after Bayern ticket discount) board the toy train and drop at Eibsee. From here you can take cable car to Zugspitze. Although it requires some waiting time but its worth... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We took a punt and decided to go up to the top of Zugspitze on a cloudy day. At €51/pp for a roundtrip to the top, we crossed our fingers and hoped the clouds would clear. The cogwheel train takes you almost to the top of the mountain (though there are a number of other stops on the way up,... More

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Sykkylven Municipality, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This i just love from bottom of my heart. I had my best day of my life. Bus trip.Gondol up to zugspitze,view on top of was amazing and really spectacular.i Could have stand here forever.then lift down to wonderful restaurant so had great Food.end a wonderful train trip,i got some superb photographs and i am so pleased of the books... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We took the zugspitzbahn from the alpspitze all the way to zugspitze which took about an hour. Amazing engineering that the train goes through a tunnel almost all the way to the top of the zugspitz. After getting off the train there was another cable car to the summit where you could cross over into Austria and get something to... More

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Norman, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

The trip by train from Garmisch to the base of Zugspitze was very scenic. We got off in Eisee to take the cable car to the top. It was cloudy at the summit but now and then it would clear up enough to see the valley below. We had a nice snack at the restaurant and walked across to the... More

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

So we went up to the top of Zugspitze today and sadly it was cloudy and hence we couldn't see anything which was disappointing. The train and cable cars were also incredibly jam packed despite the lousy weather, probably because they only run every hour. Going for a quick sled ride at the top was fun but it was only... More

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Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Prey for a clear day. We went on the 9:15am train from Garmish. When we got to the top the clouds stated in. The place is amazing. Send a post card from the little store and put it in the post box on the TOP OF GERMANY. Wear good shoes if you plan on walking out on the glacier. Also... More

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