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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.
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria, Germany
+49 8821 7970
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 5 December 2009

We took the regional train from Munich (Bayern ticket: Euro 28 for up to 5 people), which got us there in 1 1/2 hours. From there, we followed the directions in the train station to the Zugspitzbahn, where we bought tickets to get up to...More

77  Thank SFfam
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 5 January 2012

On Jan 3rd, 2012, myself and my girlfriend came all the way from Ireland with the intention of getting the cable car to the top of Zugspitze as observers, not skiers. I had been looking really forward to this for two months because I had...More

18  Thank DrewMDublin_Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Set your GPS for Eibsee and begin your ascent to Zugspitze from here. When I went, only the cogwheel train was available (the cable car was out of commission) and it's only 1 stop to the peak (unlike boarding it from the other stations). Along...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Family of five took the train ride up to the top. Train ride took about an hour from our stop. It was a nice ride up with good views. Little video shown during the tunnel portion was a nice brief history about the mountain, train...More

Thank robertsC1112HL
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having overnighted at the Hollental hut I waited for the first breakfast which was served at 7 - worryingly late! I should have brought my little stove to brew up and then move off at about 5. I am in my 60s and go slowly...More

Thank gourmet_gallois
Reviewed 1 week ago

To start this review I have to say that we had the best weather you can have on top of any mountain: it was sunny throughout! And that has influenced my "5 stars" a lot! Places like this rise and fall with the weather, so...More

Thank Christoph L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although it was a cloudy, cold and windy day we thoroughly enjoyed visiting Zugspitze! We also enjoyed a nice lunch. I could have spent the whole day just sitting and staring out the window. Skip Neuschwanstein and come here!!!! Do be prepared to walk several...More

Thank MelissaScottkk58
Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove on the sunday morning there unknowing about exact weather or jam. We were lucky on that day. We got parking and tickets to top at first hand. Lift to top is new and works like" Swiss Clock". It tickle in stomach at only...More

Thank TravellerSince1960
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Zugspitze was an unexpected delight. We went up on the Austrian side with no lines and easy parking. The views were impressive even to Coloradoans like us. Have a brat and a beer in one of the eating areas and sit and enjoy the views!

Thank carkencolorado
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Travel to Garmisch Partenkirchen, take a cable car up to 2962 meters to the summit of Germany's tallest peak, border between Germany and Austria.

Thank Kum Yoke K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went in October 2018, would recommend going on a sunny day as it would be a waste of money and you would not appreciate the views. Even though it was sunny, still cold. We went on the cable car from the Austrian side which we...More

Thank Louise D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Awesome trip, easily done by train from Munich. Spent most of the day on top waling between Germany and Austria while enjoying beer and wine. On the way back stopped in Garmisch for a bite to eat. Awesome day trip, highly recommend going.

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Rohan N
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Response from NateTravels-Blog | Reviewed this property |
We stayed at an airBNB our entire time in the alps and it worked out for us. There were several great options in the area.
Rohan N
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Response from Andrew D | Reviewed this property |
Hi, We stayed in a little town called Leutasch which is about 45 minutes by car, plenty of guest houses available at great prices
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16 October 2018|
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Response from DesmondCapone | Reviewed this property |
When we were there in May, you had to get off at Eibsee (I believe that was the stop) and take the cable car up to the highest point. The cogwheel train took you to the summit, but the cable car from the summit to the peak... More