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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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Birmingham
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Fast ride up in the cable car, everyone had a bit of a 'ahhh' after we went over the first pylon, after that it was plain sailing. Great views from the top if its not cloudy, its worth checking what time cloud is due in if its hit and miss as its completely different when you can see for miles.... More

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India , Trivandrum
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45 reviews 45 reviews
11 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We went from Munich to Zugspitze after renting a car from Munich since we had two little children. Taking a Bayern ticket would be beneficial if you are cost consious as the ticket for up to 5 people would cost less than 40 euros (to and fro). We hired a car from sixt for 60 euros and diesel another 24... More

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Lowell, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Couldn't see the surrounding towns from the top due to fog, but that only lent an air of mystery. We still had a ball. For those that wish to take the stairs at the top instead of the elevator, it is four flights in thinner air. We gave up after three flights not knowing how many more to go since... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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28 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

2 ways to go up to the peak and down. Firstly, take the train all the up and come down with the cable car back to Eibsee. Or, Second, take the train to Eibsee, then transfer to the cable car to go up to the top. Come down by train to complete the round trip. While I was doing my... More

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Calgary, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Views were stunning, the terrain is unbelievable! Great way to take in the whole region! The cable car ride is most enjoyable with views of the lake and above zugspitze peak

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Emmaus, PA
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15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Fantastic view, on a clear ay 4 countries. The peak of the mountain is share with Austria. The Zugspitze train rie was very nice. As expected, the temperature is much lower than the valley below

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We were lucky to come at the right time where we have enjoyed some visibility to see very beutiful view of the area around Garmisch. We had the chance to walk on the snow in the open area. It is advisable to take the chance to go up Zugspitze Mount and to spend some time enjoying the view if the... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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184 helpful votes 184 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We went up the Austrian side (it's cheaper than the German side) knowing full well that the top had no visibility and it was snowing (it was drizzling at the bottom). Even though we were dressed for a summer vacation in Europe, we took the gondola ride up with the intent of making snow angels at the top of Germany.... More

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

When in Bavaria I definitely recomend you see this special area. Unimaginable view of Germany, Austria, Lichtenstein,and Switzerland from one spot. Take in the view from the restaurants on top while enjoying a cup of coffee and an Apfel Kuchen.the tram ride is about 50€ and will worth it.Bring your camera.

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herzeliya
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We went up the mountain using the cable car having been informed that visibility is zero. Having arrived all the way from Israel we decided to pay the price 50 euros pp and went up. As promised - there was nothing to see. However we did take the second cable car to the glacier which was some sort of a... More

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