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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  • 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 »
  • 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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  • 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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  • Being the highest peak of Germany, it's always top tourist attraction. Although to go to the top you have to pay quite a bit of money, for a lifetime experience and a ride with Cogwheel train it's recommended. You can also have a great view of the peak from Eibsee .
  • Unbelievable views. You can take the cable car from either the German or Austrian side but be aware the Austrian cable car is currently being renovated. Take something warm to wear, when I went in June the temperature was 27 and the bottom ...and zero at the top. If you go early you'll miss all the queues.
  • Superb views, and a snowy mountain experience. Unforgettable experience at Germany's tallest peak and great views into the German-Austrian Alpine region.
  • Amazing to be at the top of Germany! Beautiful views and so many things to do all year round. Of you haven't been here, make plans to come.
  • Great Veiw, But when it comes to skiing/snowboarding. It's super lacksurer right now 25 Nov, They only had a few run opening. It's not awful but not to much to do once you gone down.

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