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Address: Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria, Germany
Phone Number: +49-8821-797-0
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At nearly 10,000 feet, Germany's highest peak is a popular ski area during...

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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Tallest peak of Germany!! Train to the mountain was so badly crowded, and the journey was in fact beautiful but not for a long time, as it took 1hr 30mins and many fell asleep... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Chockalingam V
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Tallest peak of Germany!! Train to the mountain was so badly crowded, and the journey was in fact beautiful but not for a long time, as it took 1hr 30mins and many fell asleep. Was amazed by the view I had, the snow capped mountains looked like a painting got life. So many skiers at one place. There are few... More 

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Germany
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Zugspitze is really a family place. You have a bit of everything -- beginners and advances skiers can all find good slopes. the restaurant serves some yummy food.

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Thank Beekay001
Petersfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

On a sunny day when there's not too much wind this was beautiful. It didn't seem too crowded although there were actually many skiers out enjoying the gorgeous weather. Decent variety of difficulty, although no black runs, but a bit of off piste is available. The big negative is the journey time up there and back. Took two hours from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The train ride and two cable cars to the top of the Zugspitze were memorable on their own, but the view from the highest peak in Germany is something I will never forget. It was unlike anything I have ever seen and is something I am so glad I had the chance to experience.

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1 Thank Evelyn Anne C
Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The views are gorgeous, although the tickets were a bit expensive (because you cross the border into Austria for a brief moment). Garmisch is also a nice little town to walk around in and enjoy the beautiful surrounding mountains. Dress warmly!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Spectacular view from the top, but very poor piste grooming and only one decent express chair lift. You will probably be bored within a couple of hours.

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Thank PaulK1960
Middlesex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Catch the train from Garmisch and do the last part of the assent by cable car. Amazing views from the highest point in Germany of the mountains in Italy, Austria, Switzerland and Germany. Good cafe and restaurant at very reasonable prices.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Took the train up to Zugspitze. Thought the fare was a little high at 43 euros per person. But did it because we wanted to see Zugspitze. Took two trains up the mountain, then got on the cable car both ways. Cable car was not wiggly as one person had said. Be careful to come down the German side as... More 

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1 Thank ArlaFP
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bayern, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I work at a resort located right next to the mountain, and guest constantly inquire about visiting the Zugspitze..here is the best advice I can offer anyone thinking about doing it: 1.) Check the webcams first before paying for your ticket up there. If it is a clear day, you will feel like you are sitting at the top of... More 

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1 Thank Courtney R
Johannesburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our road trip through the Garmisch-Partenkirchen area, and wish to return. The Zugspitze is a must, however we found that (during December) it is mostly frequented by skiers. The surounding towns are gorgeous though, and it is definitely worth the trip from Munich. We went a step further, and continued on this road into Austria on our... More 

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