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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.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria, Germany
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Reviewed today via mobile

We went from the Austrian side to the mountain top. Bright Sunny Day... endless view and a blue sky I have not seen for long. Well organized and staff friendly everywhere. Super Clean far better them on the shared mountaintop German side... Cable Cars are...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank JoergAsia
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I recently went on a day trip to visit the summit of the Zügspitze. From boarding the cable car it was a truly amazing trip. All the staff we encountered were friendly and helpful. A truly memorable experience

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank victorbI7274XD
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

An unique experience! Spectacular landscapes with big mountains, a little bit of snow in the summer and a lot of the green color...

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank magdab373
Reviewed 5 days ago

We attended with our six year old and the experience was great. Beautiful views, not too crowded (probably because of the weather forecast), great food and service and everything was clean. We chose to ride up with the cable car and then later take the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank John R
Reviewed 1 week ago

To say this was a "priceless adventure" is a minor statement!!! I am a skier, and have skied both the Canadian and US Rockies. We made our summer venture up the Zugspitze via cog railway thru the mountains, then tram up. The views were spectacular!...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank suluvskev
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the cable car to the top. A beautiful 360 degree views with snow capped mountains all around. It was a bit chilly as it was slightly overcast but still amazing to see.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank TheHen2717
Reviewed 1 week ago

If ones in the vicinity - South Germany, this is a must visit. Its not cheap but still not as expensive as the Swiss mountains. There is a train car which has rack and pinion tracks due to inclination which is a charm for all...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank hisscaredbrain
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had to go for at least one day trip for Zugspitze, the top of Germany as I am a nature lover . When I experienced the place then I felt that my trip would be incomplete without seeing that spot . Words will be...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Nilakshee S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed visiting the Zugspitze; had we longer, we would have enjoyed more of a hike than a day trip on the tram, but enjoyable nonetheless! Beautiful views and it was great being above the clouds, watching them roll in and out.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Sarah D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You just have to be there. Great experiences, wonderful views and landscape. Kids can go sledding in the middle of summer. It is possible to enter just to reach the spire, but it requires some skill and courage - a lumbering person, not to tell...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Trackrunner321
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Yes absolutely, that’s exactly what I did!
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Response from 623jeremyd | Reviewed this property |
On a good day, it’s a whole day excursion. Don’t miss out exploring the Zugspitzplatt area, as well as the summit. Visit both parts of the summit, Bavarian and Austrian. IMX, the cafe on the Austrian side is typically... More
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Response from M2018K | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we did the Gatterl hike in July. We started in Ehrwald at 8:00 a.m. taking the cable car Ehrwalder Almbahn. There is a big parking place (only daily parking 8:00-21:00, no camping, no campers allowed), from Ehrwalder... More
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