Zugspitze, Garmisch-Partenkirchen

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#1 of 40 in Winter Sports in Germany
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. Our Garmisch-Partenkirchen trip builder makes visiting Zugspitze and other Garmisch-Partenkirchen attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • No trip to Garmisch is complete without a trip to the Zugspitz and a beer on Germany's highest peak; good variety of food/snacks at the top.  more »
  • Arrived there in August, the weather was not so lucky. On the official site you can always see how there on top and figure out whether it's worth spending money to climb to the top. But we arrived just at 1 day and time were limited, so despite the fact that up there was overcast, we still decided to climb. Those who are difficult to impress, I recommend not to ascend in cloudy weather because on top of the mountain stood a dense fog and, in principle, nothing was visible. But personally, I felt even the rise and when the cabin ski lift while lifting it sank in the cloud fog, and all around was just white. As if trapped in a cloud) as the air temperature rise grew colder and the wind is stronger around were impressive panoramas and we did a lot of wonderful panoramic photo during lifting. Upstairs was very cold, windy and wet snow it was drizzling, so we long there have not become delayed and drove down. In General, it's still a pity that not lucky with the weather. But it was still ...
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  • Beautiful little town and good tasting Bavarian products on the terrace and the traditional coffee-cake is a must...
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  • Being the highest peak of Germany, it's always top tourist attraction. Although to go to the top you have to pay quite a bit of money, for a lifetime experience and a ride with Cogwheel train it's recommended. You can also have a great view of the peak from Eibsee .
  • Unbelievable views. You can take the cable car from either the German or Austrian side but be aware the Austrian cable car is currently being renovated. Take something warm to wear, when I went in June the temperature was 27 and the bottom ...and zero at the top. If you go early you'll miss all the queues.
  • Superb views, and a snowy mountain experience. Unforgettable experience at Germany's tallest peak and great views into the German-Austrian Alpine region.
  • Amazing to be at the top of Germany! Beautiful views and so many things to do all year round. Of you haven't been here, make plans to come.
  • Great Veiw, But when it comes to skiing/snowboarding. It's super lacksurer right now 25 Nov, They only had a few run opening. It's not awful but not to much to do once you gone down.

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