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Great hike, amazing view

A tough hike up Wank mountain was rewarded with an amazing view over Garmisch Partenkirchen... read more

Reviewed 15 January 2019
Dublin, Ireland
Great Mountain Experience

Before coming to Garmisch I was surprised to see that the Wank (pronounced Vank!) ranked higher as... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2019
Alan B
Newport, United Kingdom
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Wankbahnstr. 2, 82467 Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria, Germany
+49 8821 5620
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Reviewed 15 January 2019

A tough hike up Wank mountain was rewarded with an amazing view over Garmisch Partenkirchen. Thoroughly enjoyable experience. Would highly recommend.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ruthiecahill
Reviewed 5 January 2019

Before coming to Garmisch I was surprised to see that the Wank (pronounced Vank!) ranked higher as an attraction on Tripadvisor than the Zugspitze itself but the joy is that here you can explore a number of walking trails with fabulous views rather than just...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Alan B
Reviewed 30 December 2018 via mobile

We came here on 29th December 2018 as we came to Garmisch looking for mountains to climb up. We found mount wank which was one of the main things to do and climb in the small town. We decided to explore its ruins as we...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Willmansfield
Reviewed 18 November 2018

We walked to the entrance to the cable car on a beautiful day (the ground station is a little of a hike to get to but if you are driving, there appears to be plenty of parking on site). We only found out once there...More

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank ICUR
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

It is very beautiful view from the top! I’m using the cable car to go up and down. It costs €21.50. Really nice place to spend a day! Especially with a great weather.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank 419stanleys
Reviewed 24 September 2018

We spent a few hours up here and had mittag at the restaurant (outside with the view). Took the cable car both ways, so I can't comment on hiking up or down. Took some short walks at the top. There were clouds and sun, so...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank KenandRamona
Reviewed 21 September 2018

Had to visit the Wank, especially with a name like that. Good fun. Great views. Some decent walking can be done. Cable car is cool. Had steak at the restaurant. Best Steak I've ever had. Awesome place to sit and have a meal and drink...More

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank cartoz
Reviewed 13 September 2018

We went up past the mittel station. Hard going on the second part but well worth it. Too many people at the top so headed down by cable car to have beer in peace

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Bluedotih40
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

We picked the Wank to ride up on a day that the Zugspitze was fogged in. We took the cable car up. 21€ per person for the ride round trip. From the top station , there is a short hike to the summit, at which...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank chrisperezk
Reviewed 4 September 2018

Having looked at other reviews, we all decided to spend our day on this mountain and had a great trip. Yes, the name is very amusing for an English speaker (and many jokes ensued) but it is also a very pretty place, a really enjoyable...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Ciaran B
10 October 2018|
Response from Bigbadbum | Reviewed this property |
Hi Ciaran yes, its only allowed between 9am and 5pm weekdays. Any wanking outside this period is frowned upon by the locals. Hope that helps and enjoy Wank Mountain !!
3 May 2018|
Response from Ciaran B | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you move your legs forward and then you should start to move. Come back to me if you have any trouble.
3 May 2018|
Response from 14er_H | Reviewed this property |
March - Oct 0845-1700.....~20min to the top.