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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.
The train ride was superb. The view at top was stunning. A must visit place if you are in Bavaria. Zugspitze offers stunning views across snow clad mountains.
The train ride was superb. The view at top was stunning. A must visit place if you are in Bavaria. Zugspitze offers stunning views across snow clad mountains. more »
This is the most amazing place to visit. Start your journey by cable car and go to the top where you will find a amazing view. We visited this in April where everything was covered by snow and the..... more
This is the most amazing place to visit. Start your journey by cable car and go to the top where you will find a amazing view. We visited this in April where everything was covered by snow and the..... more »
Great experience and a must do even if you're not in the area. We went on a Tuesday right after Easter and it's was pretty empty as the temperature wasn't the best. We tried going the day before and it was PACKED. We would've had to park a town over and take a train so we decided to postpone to the next day. The attendant at the entrance was kind enough to switch our tickets as we were the only ones there. What an experience honestly. We were alone with the operator in the cabin and it was pretty nerve-wracking with the wind howling and the cabin swaying side to side. At the top it felt surreal, like on a different planet. My wife stayed inside as she was a bit scared. There's also a restaurant and a museum up there on how they constructed the whole thing which is pretty nice. Overall 100% worth it. Even my wife that was scared of heights and reluctant on going up loved it. The both of us will remember that that experience for a long time.
Amazing peak view to the glacier! Went there twice. The first time was foggy so not able to see such a beautiful view but did enjoy the snow. Luck that having this clear weather when we went the second time. Enjoy the snow sledding if you don’t ski.
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