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Zugspitze, Garmisch-Partenkirchen

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It is often said that Germany touches the sky at Zugspitze, which features the highest peak in the country. It's also one of the country's most popular ski resorts. Rising nearly 3,000 m (9,700 ft) above sea level, this mountain was first conquered in 1820 by military officer and surveying technician Josef Naus. Today, you can choose one of three routes to the summit. You can reach the top much easier than Naus and his team did: Choose one of three cable cars running up and down these slopes. They transport about 500,000 people each year. Nine ski lifts cover the area during the peak of the winter season. Both hikers and skiers can find two well-known alpine huts on the western slopes of the mountain. You can purchase tickets for the ski areas online. Plan your Zugspitze visit and explore what else you can see and do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen using our Garmisch-Partenkirchen vacation builder.
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  • Absolutely recommended destination! It is well catered for supply at the Summit. A ride costs € 45 and takes ca. 15 min. Very popular also for skiing and snowboarding, but not necessarily for beginners.
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  • Even if the price of the train to get there little seem prohibitive, is that the latter includes the price of the ski lifts. Then knowing that you have a renter of equipment at the top do not hesitate go up there for a day of ski
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  • Zugsptize is a beautiful mountain to visit. We took the cable car to the top and the view was fabulous. It is a must see while visiting Germany.  more »