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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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  • You can see here really far when visibility is good. It is with approx. €45 per person are not necessarily cheap, but the prospect is really awesome. If you want skiing can do this also. The slopes are suitable for beginners.
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  • Recently went to ski with my 12 year old. It was late november, so there was snow only on the glacier - no other slopes were open. it was too difficult for my 12 year old, and I even had trouble. Woul...  more »
  • An absolute must. Drive with the Zugspitze railway station Garmisch station Eibsee. There you can be continue on the train pointed blade with the Zugspitze railway or get off and make a small walk to the Eibsee. Then it continues 2962 m (German page) with the cable car to the Summit and there you can enjoy a fantastic panoramic view during a tour to the Austrian side in good weather (up to 200 km). Then you can take down the glacier cable car to the train pointed blade and then again with the Zugspitze railway back to Garmisch. At the Summit, as well as on the Zug Spitz sheet there are sufficient catering facilities. The cableway of the Eibsee Zugspitze will be renewed at the time, that's why there are operating restrictions during the year 2017. From December 2017, the new railway is: another highlight with the highest aerial tramway support pillar (127 m), the largest free rope length of 3200 m and a gondola for 120 people.
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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.