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At nearly 10,000 feet, Germany's highest peak is a popular ski area during the winter and a challenging hiking trail during the rest of the year.
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria, Germany
+49 8821 7970
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visiting GaPa Klinikum for my wife and booked the hotel Vierjahreszeiten for 4 nights as spare if something to be done more for my wife, but in fact it took only half day in Klinikum GaPa, so we had plenty of time to visit surrounding...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are in bavaria you have to visit Zugspitze for sure. You feel really like Top Of Germany, Super view. Really nice , you can non stop take pictures. A lot of people out there it was crowded. Good restaurants with super view too...More

Date of experience: November 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I will love to go back and do more then the view, is amazing to be on the top of the alpes and see evertyhing from there

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank wiwal1990
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome panoramic views! We travelled as a family to Garmisch-Partenkirchen and visited the Zugspitze, which all of us said ‘it’s really worth going’!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank fatimas62
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'd been to GP back in 1978 during the winter on a tour of Fussen and all I saw was the youth hostel at night, but i'd always wanted to go back. I heard about the partnach gorge which was our primary goal, but after...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband had been here many years ago and thought it might be interesting to go back. Granted we went in August, which meant it was super crowded - in the trains on the way from Garmisch, on the cable cars up and down, and...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank AKTraveler50
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We parked our car at the Eibsee station, we'r supposed to take the cable car up but it's under maintenance so we just ride a 40min cogwheel train up to glacier park for eur56/pax RT, explored snowy park, it's church, experienced snow sled, snow walking,...More

Date of experience: October 2019
1  Thank paulcheeweh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This time it was snowing heavily at the top, which gave a different, beautiful perspective of this wonderous site. Whether there are clear views or clouds, you will take away the beauty of, not only the summit, but the train/cable car trip to the top...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Ready_to_Go
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a must-see and not difficult to find from Munich. Ride the cable car up and down, the cog railroad does not afford any views! At the top we found a cold snow-covered platform! I could certainly return to the Zugspitze but be advised...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 16 October 2019 via mobile

The hightest mountain in Germany is just on the Austrian border. From both countries there is an easy access with cable cars and the top is devided between the two countries. The new German cable car is the longest and highest in Europe. Restaurant in...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Alne N
5 November 2019|
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Response from Davidfrost63 | Reviewed this property |
Don't go up the Zugspitze to ski, there are better slopes on the Classic. However there are several alternative ski slopes in the vicinity of Garmisch. To reach the Classic, best way is to go by regular bus to the bottom... More
16 October 2019|
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Response from minibellini | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I agree. I'd say it's perfect to combine them for a full day, especially if you want to hike around the lake. Both activities take about half a day each.
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16 October 2019|
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Response from Greg L | Reviewed this property |
I believe the Zugspitze is open every day year-round, and it can be accessed three ways: bus, automobile (30 km), or cogwheel train (dep. from G.P. train station/Bahnhof). For the best experience I highly recommend the... More