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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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  • Highest peak in Germany often called as the rooftop of Germany.Teh place borders Germany and Austria. Well maintained site with good facilities for the tourist. Beware of the cold ,bone chilling wind ...  more »
  • Take the Gondola up and the train down. You don't want to miss the Zugspitze when the sky is clear. If you bring your gloves and a sweater or light jacket in the summer, you can sled on the glacier fo...  more »
  • The cable car ride to the top is really unbelievable. Incredible scenery and a view of the mountains that is incomparable. Not for anyone who is afraid of heights! The skiing at the top is good but th...  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.