Zugspitze, Garmisch-Partenkirchen

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#1 of 25 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. 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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  • August 18, 2017
    Great place with great view. Friendly stuff, speaking basically most of European languages. Everybody is ready to help, nice restaurants with nice prices and fantastic views. Comfortable and quick eno...  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    Zugspitze drove to Garmisch-Partenkirchen and took a walk in ski jumping to see it up close, we checked the attractions and found out that we could make the trip up on the Zugspitze with train, we bought tickets and took the train up to the top. The trip inland up a Valley started and continued up the mountain before we ran into a spiral tunnel inside the mountain where most of the altitude was done and we were almost at the top when we came out of the tunnel. The last part of the trip was done in cable car almost to the top where we went last section in the rope on top. A fantastic trip that was not planned but emerged as an opportunity through a flick on the net:). It was a cold beer in the restaurant at the top that tasted very good. The view was not perfect this day. poor visibility but still majestic to stand on top. It was a small glacier where it was ski rental and one could ski. Is strongly recommended!
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  • August 18, 2017
    The Zugspitze must be seen when it is close to the holiday, was our highlight of the holiday. I recommend the weather to observe something as a good view very is. We went up with the Zugspitze railway from Garmisch out, at the moment a special experience because a new railway will be built, and one moves at the moment through a tunnel to the first station and then a very short distance by a gondola to reach the top. We have not climbed the Summit cross because for this alpine equipment is recommended. The views from the skiable Summit (few meters below) but already abounds. We had super views and have seen up to Lake Constance and the Swiss Alps. We purchased our tickets online "Early-Bird Ticket", so we could take the first train and were indescribable only with about 10 other people on the Summit! This would all recommend when we went down went the queue already very long (about 100 people) was
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