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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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Glenville, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Nothing you will every experience can compare to going up the side of the Bavarian Alps in a gondola. An adventure you must partake for sure. Be sure to dress warmly as it is very cold up there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

If you like to hike, can handle a challenge, have the whole day and want to save money...see Zugspitze from the Austrian way. We were traveling by car through Austria. We parked and took the Ehrwalder Almbahn (lift found in Ehrwald, Austria). It cost 15€ pp round trip (mid-July 2014). It takes you up most of the way. You then... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Wonderful views of the countryside. Exciting gondola ride to the top. food service at the top is above average for a tourist location.

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Hong Kong, China
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56 reviews 56 reviews
11 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We took the train from Garmisch, then the cable cars to the top but unfortunately it was a rather cloudy day, nothing can be seen at the summit. But the Glacier was nice and a lower location.

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Helsinki, Finland
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9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Took a train from Munich to Garmisch-Partenkirchen, hopped a local train to Eibsee and made the cable car ride to the top. Not much waiting in between, just enough to use the bathroom. The cable car ride, although just like 10 minutes, was absolutely one of the highlights. To see the lake down in the valley getting smaller and smaller...... More

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Orlando, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Take the Zugspitze Bahn from Garmisch to the top and the gondola cable on the return to Eibsee, then the train. Don't bother to go to the top if the weather is bad as you will not see anything. Have a beer in the highest biergaten in Germany.

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Tampa, Florida
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

The Zugspitze is an excellent way to spend a few hours while reaching the highest elevation in Germany. Travelling with a family of four in July, we chose the cable car to reach the summit. When we started, the clouds did not look promising, but we could not choose our days, so we ascended. Travelling through the clouds was an... More

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Edinburgh
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We waited for the right weather and when it finally came, the Zugspitze took our breath away! An expensive trip, so make sure the weather is right! The views are AMAZING, and the cable car trip is excellent. There is a small path to the actual summit which my son and I attempted - frankly terrifying and felt utterly dangerous!... More

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New York City, New York
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77 reviews 77 reviews
14 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

You have to go up there, it is spectacular. Not only the views, but also the ride up, as well as the structures that have been built up there, amazing to see this.

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Shanghai
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117 reviews 117 reviews
55 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Buying the ticket that costs 51 Euros you can either by train or by cable car reach the highest point of Germany, that is sharing the border with Austria just at the top (funny that you can even cross the former customs office from one country to another) I got there by cable car and I was not dissapointed, breathtaking... More

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