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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 yesterday via mobile

What an astonishing view. Great place for a family when the weather is good. The telepheric is a great experience

Thank Κωνσταντίνος Μ
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The trip up with the new cable car offers great views along the way. Arriving at the top you have magnificent views but given the costs of the tickets it is worthwhile to check the weather using the webcams. Climbing to the top of Zugspitze...More

Thank Robert M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

From start to end off day train through mountain. Chance for boys to sledge in snow ❄️ take breathtaking pictures. Not for the faint hearted spectacular pictures. Food reasonable in cafe adults enjoyed cold beer. Cable car back down left my stomach on mountain top....More

Thank Elizabeth G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This had great views but was it worth 56€ a piece? Not to us as we travel to Switzerland often. But if this is a once in a lifetime trip and you want to see the Swiss/Austrian/ Italian and German Alps from one location..then go...More

Thank getgoing2
Reviewed 3 days ago

Amazing German engineering in cable car route to summit. Summit has amenities, such as restaurant, etc. You can get a tram from Garmisch or you can drive to Lake Eisbee and go up from there.

Thank Martin B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Easy access from Garmich Partenkirchen with train and cableway. Stay and enjoy the view and maybe something to eat and drink at the restaurants, on at the very top and one where the train stops or go on a trip in the mountains.

Thank reisende2012
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the top of germany & the place has amazing views. The restaurant s at the top are good. The cable car service is quick n very good.

Thank Aditya_0205
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing!!! This is the best view in the area. Make sure to check the web cam online to ensure the view is not clouded in before going.

Thank bashupp
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must in Bavaria. The views going to the top are incredible and worth every minute. The new cable cars are large and smooth gliders up the mountainside. The top amenities and building are limited at this time (Summer 2018) due to construction...More

3  Thank td397
Reviewed 1 week ago

At just about 9000 ft. tall, it's the highest in Germany. You can view the Alps of 4 different countries from the top. Really a spectacular view. There are several places to eat as well as souvenir shops. A jacket wasn't needed at the top...More

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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
rasha f
1 June 2018|
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Response from C23UDbrenda | Reviewed this property |
We just came back from Germany. You just need one day for each place. Both were wonderful. Have a great trip!
27 May 2018|
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Response from Kraea62 | Reviewed this property |
We went early morning to the Garmisch-Partenkirchen train station and purchased the cogwheel train tickets plus the cable car ride there. The train ride through the valley is scenic and when you arrive at the cable car you... More