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. 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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  • My granddaughter is 8 and had the “best day” at the Zugspitze. It was a sunny day and actually warmer than we expected. She was ecstatic at the snow! We stayed longer than we’d planned, to let her enj...  more »
  • If it wasn't so expensive, we'd be on the Zugspitze more often. Wonderful gorgeous views, pure nature!
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  • If you're lucky enough to have sunny, clear weather with snow-capped mountains around it, it's always worth the price of the driveway. Of course, self-inflicted selfie manufacturers are teeming with, but despite a big rush, there's always a place to rest. You can also drive up to the glacier and walk around in the snow. We were very impressed by the view and were happy to experience the Zugspitze.
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  • Wonderful view. Place to to release your mind, to have a fun in the winter or take a fresh breath at the summer. Close to the Sun and to the heaven.
  • Fantastic! It was pretty much snowed out when we went but the staff were great and we decided to battle the winds and venture onto the viewing deck all the same!
  • One of the best peak of Alps. Good facilities, fantastic view from both bottom and above! Eibsee lake is just as dreamy as skiing from the top!
  • The Seilbahn is really modern and fast. Up there you have a panoramic view, good restaurants and you can rent ski and equipment and sleds for kids and adults. Besides the mountain is just the most beautiful place.
  • Beautiful views, great information at the top. It is worth taking the high speed lift. The views are so incredible! If it's snowing, don't plan on going to the gold "point" though. It is icy and requires gear.
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