Tiroler Zugspitzbahn
Tiroler Zugspitzbahn
4.5
8:40 AM - 4:40 AM
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8:40 AM - 4:40 AM
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Gerard T
Groningen, The Netherlands24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Well worth the €51 to make the smooth flight up the mountain and enjoy magnificent views over the Alps and into Germany. Not to forget the interesting exposition on the history of the exploration of the mountain and the construction of the first cable car installation. Two restaurants in the combined station and multiple platforms where you can experience the cold wind blowing at 3000m.
Finally back in the base station don’t forget to check out the small building with the historic engine and controls installed on display.
Written October 15, 2022
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Sumatra2004
Khon Kaen, Thailand197 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
I walk from Ehrwald over Ehrwalder Alm, Hochfelder Alm, Gatterl to Knorrhütte. Here I stay overnight because start to rain and was already afternoon. Next morning I walk to sonnalpin and with cable train to Zugspitzen Top. It was hard but is a dream to see this alps on this way
Written August 30, 2020
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ye12013
Southampton, UK215 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015 • Couples
One of the two ways to go to the top of the Zugspitze. We chose from the Austrian side with a relatively new cable car that can take 100 people at a time. Not cheap at over 42 euros for a return trip but worth it.
The views from the top of the mountain were spectacular even though it was a partly cloudy day but wait the clouds seem to move away or hang for a while and then clear.

Worth also looking at the museum at the top of the Austrian side giving you the history of the cable car. this is included in your ticket.
Written September 22, 2015
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Pete B
Ramsey, UK94 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
The last time I visited the top of Germany, nearly twenty years ago, I went on the Zugspitzbahnn from Garmisch. This time however it was from the Austrian side taking the cable car at Ehrwald all the way to the top. I am terrified of heights so wasn't looking forward to the journey however the ride was as smooth as silk both up and down.....When we visited Garmisch on the previous day it was heaving....Here in Ehrwald there were no queues and with the added bonus of free car parking as well....a no brainer.....From bottom to top only took ten minutes and the ride was spectacular.....Once at the summit there is plenty to do and see.....least....crossing over the border into Germany and then back again into Austria.....and watching the aerobatics of the Alpine Choughs....AMAZING....We were very lucky that we chose a sunny mist free day and the views were spectacular....Luck of the draw yes but still an awesome place.....Back at our chalet having a drink we could make out the cable car pylons clearly....What an amazing piece of engineering......Mind blowing in fact.....Will definitely return and will definitely be going from the Austrian side again.
Written June 28, 2019
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TheGlacierist
Windsor, Canada2,186 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Solo
May be everyone, like me, knows the Zugspitze from the German side. I discovered the cable car to Austrian Tirol as a surprise and decided to take it down, explore the Austrian side and then go back by the same car. I would say that the ride on the Austrian side is more scenic and the cable car is less frequented by tourists. Once one is in Austria the scenery becomes even better.
Written September 30, 2015
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Sundancer47
Hampshire, UK152 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Couples
If you’re staying in this area you sort of have to ride the Zugspitze cable car. For us, it was included in our area cable car z-pass. But it’s not cheap if you pay for the journey as a one-off, and if you do have to pay I would question whether the experience is really worth it.

We visited mid-morning on a Monday in late August at the very start of the area’s low season.

First off, the cable car is modern, it feels safe and the engineering of the cableway just leaves you speechless. How did they manage to put it all together? The views on the way up, and from the top, are simply wonderful. And I was surprised by the size of the top platform, which is extensive.

But... there are 2 cable cars running up to the top station, one from Austria and one from Germany and each capable of carrying 100 passengers. When we got to the top, despite its size and the timing of our visit, the place felt uncomfortably over-full. People were barging their way round. Frightened dogs (why take your dog to a place like this?) were whining. The commerce at the top just cheapened the experience, with the smell of grilling sausages, a little hut selling cheap souvenirs, and a very cramped beer bar. Collision with selfie-sticks was a permanent risk, and in the end we really could not wait to get away.

Even then, the cable car unexpectedly ground to a halt without explanation in mid-span just over half-way down, and we were swaying over the abyss for about 10 minutes, with the attendant (who didn’t speak English) seemingly pushing random buttons on the control panel. It wasn’t scary, because the lift didn’t feel like it was about to fall out of the sky, but it wasn’t comfortable either.

So I would say go - if it’s part of a pre-paid package, like the z-pass, but think carefully about going if you have to pay, or if you are there at a busy time. Our experience was pretty disappointing.
Written August 27, 2019
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Jbachfro
Copenhagen, Denmark158 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Family
We took this cable car down from Zugspitze to Eibsee. Kids thoroughly enjoyed it for the entertainment value. Amazing scenery seeing the lake if Eibsee coming into view. Even on a cloudy/misty day it was amazing.
Written July 19, 2019
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Robert Llagas Babida
Haarlem, The Netherlands288 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
My Zugspitzecable car experience was amazing. I took the journey to the top via Tiroler Zugspitzbahn in Austria. Marvellous choice! The social distancing and wearing of facial masks were mandatory. The views at the top were panoramic, and that was the experience and memory that will last a lifetime. I did this on the 27th of July 2020.
Written August 24, 2020
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KK-Mc2017
Ballyragget, Ireland17 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Family
This is a must do and a nice half day outing if you are not skiing up there.
You need to pick a clear day to get the best of the views.
Written January 21, 2019
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Ann F
Greystones, Ireland38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Friends
I was there for the start of Octoberfest and it was well worth the trip. I got the cable car up from the Austrian side which was an amazing experience. Be prepared for a big temperature difference between when you get the cable car at the bottom on the mountain and get out at the top. Octoberfest it a big occasion and all the locals dressed up in tradition outfits - lots of lederhosen! The views from the top are stunning, bring a warm jacket, hat and gloves.
Written September 26, 2018
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