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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.
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria, Germany
+49 8821 7970
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Arriving by the Coc Railway there is so much to see . First around the Glazier then at the Summit one can even walk across the border into Austria .

Thank edwinf1
Reviewed 3 days ago

When we reached there, there was no sun and almost zero visibility. But we patiently waited and used that time at Panorama 2962 restaurant for our lunch. After an hour, clouds started clearing up and we experienced majestic views of German Alps. We also enjoyed...More

Thank shobhitchahar
Reviewed 4 days ago

I love mountains!!! This was the highlight of my trip. It's an incredible feeling to be so high up. Take the short ride to the glacier where you can walk around. We took the cable car from the Austrian side. Quicker than taking the train...More

Thank Sabrina D
Reviewed 5 days ago

We really enjoyed the visit. Parking was readily available and the cable car experience was very comfortable. Unlike other cable cars I have experienced this one runs very close to the mountain surface as you go up and down. No safety issues, but does make...More

Thank James W
Reviewed 5 days ago

On the way to Italy i stopped in Garmisch-Partenkirchen and took the trip visiting the mountain Zugspitze, a fantastic spectacular mountain trip i´ll be do again. Highly recommended!!!

Thank gogogroovedude
Reviewed 5 days ago

The 2,962-m-high Zugspitze is a mountain of superlatives.Germany's highest elevation, is host to three glaciers. The cogwheel train takes 70 minutes from Zugspitze Railway Station in Garmisch-Partenkirchen via Grainau on the idyllic Eibsee lac and to the Zugspitze Tunnel, to the Zugspitzplatt.From there you can...More

Thank niki i
Reviewed 5 days ago

We took a cogwheel train up and cable car down. Weather was fantastic thus views from top and cable cars were breathtaking. Recomended

Thank skrblik2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am not a fan of heights so it took a lot of persuasion to get me to the top of this mountain which is the highest point in Germany. You have two different options to get to the top. We went up on the...More

Thank gradysdad1
Reviewed 1 week ago

When people decide to visit Bavaria, I firmly believe this is a must visit to everyone. Unfortunately, the Sailbahn was declared out of order, but there other methods how to reach the summit. People might say the price is a little bit expensive €123 for...More

Thank Kevin S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting trip to Zugspitze. I started from Garmisch-Partenkirchen station, bought the return package for 1 day. During clear weather (summer) you will see amazing scenery. Must try.

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Kevin S
27 July 2018|
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Response from FranzH408 | Reviewed this property |
Bought the ticket at the cable car station at the same day we took off. On the day before we were advised to come early to check in for ticketing. Staff was very helpful with weather forecast and hints how to make the day... More
22 July 2018|
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Response from Stacy C | Reviewed this property |
My family just did both the Partnachklamm and Zugspitze on the same day in June. We did have a car so I cannot speak to the train but both were easily done in one day. We parked at the ski jump and walked to the gorge. It... More
hi im a bit confused about the train /cogwheel /cablecar10 mins/gondola / cable car 2-3 mins after so many reviews I have read which were so informative . I need some help as to which is the best routing to take we are two ppl taking train to garmisch form Munich . From there on what should we be taking ....dont want to do the cogwheel as it goes through the mountains ...I understand that the train journey is more scenic where does it take you upto .We want to halt at ebisee on our return and visit the lake too and then proceed to garmisch look around the town a bit maybe have dinner and head back to Munich . Please help me device the route which will give us the best views and save us some time too if possible ...can we beat the que by buying all ticket at the Munich station ?thanks in advance to all who will take the trouble to help me with this
4 July 2018|
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Response from C23UDbrenda | Reviewed this property |
Hi, We took the train to Eibsee from Garmisch and bought our tickets in Garmisch. I think the train ride was only 30 minutes at the most from Garmisch. From there we got off the train and got in a short line for the cable... More