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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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  • This is a must-see if the weather is clear! Definitely allow for the time in your schedule and funds in your bank account (it is pricey to go up even if you don't buy the ski pass) for this experience...  more »
  • During our stay we enjoyed sunny weather and freeze/melt spring skiing. awesome views from the top looking all the way into bavaria. While it was school holidays we spent alot of time waiting in lift ...  more »
  • I loved my half-day visit to Zugspitze. The views from the top are breath-taking. It was a very cold January day when I visited and it was incredible. I loved the funicular ride to the peak. I enjoyed...  more »
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  • That height and that view. It's enough for you to go week at the knees over. Highly recommended for going up, take the train back down.
  • April, it was snowy and foggy, it has the best views on top. And its too windy. It is a nice place to go(with a coat).
  • This is must. You must go and see this mountain view. I love this place.
  • (Aug 16) Great ride up in a modern gondola. Amazing view and great BBQ and restaurant. Also thoroughly enjoyed the sledging.
  • This could be an amazing experience. It's very scenic, but as I see it there's two big issues: the price and the fog. Visibility is poor most days and it costs over €50 to get from the Garmisch station to the summit. Nonetheless, a marvel of engineering and a fun afternoon.