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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  • Great place to see the views. Ski facilities is world class. Amazing experience! Be prepared to travel by train 3 hours from Munich to reach the top of the mountain
  • Zugspitze is a marvel , really beautiful mountains with lots of scenic views. Really top of the world. It is well connected by train and lifts which are included in the ticket price. You can experience the majestic Alps and also be standing between Germany and Austria at the same time.
  • Great place for a day out. Sadly, the cable car was not in operation, but I got surprised that the cogwheel train goes up in a tunnel nearly to the top. There is a different world there, fascinating place with amazing view to the German and Austrian Alps. Recommended to visit, you will not regret it!
  • Visited there in 1965, just after the winter Olympics. I absolutely loved my time in Europe! Seeing another part of the world, and experiencing the different cultures, yet realizing the similarities in all of humanity. I cherish those memories, and the relationships that were made.
  • Simply Amazing! One of the best sights I saw while in Germany. The views are breathtaking. It's just a surreal feeling. Being that high. Seeing that much. If you are in Bavaria , you have to make a visit to go. We had our base in Munich and made a day trip out of staying here. The train leaves the station every hour so it's hard to really miss a train to here. We started our journey here at 7am and we're happy we woke up earlier to start early rather than later. Getting to the top of the mountain early afternoonish I think was the best choice to make. We stayed around the mountain til around 4 then made the journey back down and back to Munich. Just in time to enjoy the night out and have dinner and drinks! I will add it was a cloudy snowy day when we went. Would I have liked it to be a clear sunny day to see the full scenery? absolutely, however I still wouldn't change my visit. So even if it's expected snow and clouds. Go. I can't see you regretting it even if you don't get to outlook on the 3 countries as you should!
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