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Zugspitze cogwheel railway

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Zugspitze cogwheel railway

I'm a bit puzzled about fares

Its own website seems to indicate that the return fare is €39 per adult

The Bayern ticket website map and journey planner seems to indicate that the Bayern ticket at €21 (or €29 for a group) is valid.

So why would anyone buy the railway's own fares? At least after 0900

Or am I totally missing something?

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1. Re: Zugspitze cogwheel railway

The Bayern ticvket does not cover the Zugspitze railway beyong Grainau

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2. Re: Zugspitze cogwheel railway

So the Bayern ticket website has it wrong then?

Information zum Bayern-Ticket

Folgende Teilfahrten sind mit dem Bayern-Ticket möglich:

von:

Garmisch-Partenkirchen

nach:

Zugspitze, Bf Zugspitzplatt

I'm happy to accept it's not valid, but there does seem to be contradictory information there.

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3. Re: Zugspitze cogwheel railway

Bayern Ticket covers only the part from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Grainau on the Zugspitzebahn. Alternatively you can get a 10% discount on the Zugspitzbahn tickets if you show your Bayern Ticket at the counter.

> So the Bayern ticket website has it wrong then?

Which website (URL)?

"Teilfahrt" implements that the trip is only partially covered.

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4. Re: Zugspitze cogwheel railway

http://www.bahnland-bayern.de/ and its journey planner and map is the one that's misleading me.

Edited: 10:30 am, November 15, 2011
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5. Re: Zugspitze cogwheel railway

The map is correct. It shows the line till Grainau solid (covered) and than dashed (not covered).

The journey planner tariff information is however indeed wrong. I contacted the BEG on this.

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6. Re: Zugspitze cogwheel railway

Many thanks for the info - thought it was too good to be true.

Another question - is it possible to get from the summit station of the train to the actual summit and back (with the cable car) in the 1hr 2mins between trains? Or is allowing 2 hours 'safer'?

Edited: 7:39 am, November 18, 2011
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7. Re: Zugspitze cogwheel railway

As long you're not extremely afraid of heights I would suggest to do the round trip.

zugspitze.de/static/cms/__we_thumbs__/1862_2…

cogwheel train till Zugspitzplatz - Glacier cable car - Eibsee cable car - cogwheel train back to Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Or the other way around.

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8. Re: Zugspitze cogwheel railway

Many thanks for that - vertigo is not a problem

It was more the timing I was querying - one of the options I am considering involves the last train up (arr 1528) and down (dep 1630). Is that realistic or would longer be better?

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9. Re: Zugspitze cogwheel railway

Does the Bayern Ticket covers travel on the Zugspitz Cog Wheek train? What is the cheapest way to the summit?

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10. Re: Zugspitze cogwheel railway

Read the thread before posting in it, please. All your questions are already answered.