Zugspitze, Garmisch-Partenkirchen

4.7
#1 of 51 in Winter Sports in Germany
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 Garmisch-Partenkirchen and other {2} attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • One of the must seen places in germany. My advice is to go early around 8 am to enjoy the day at the top. Go directly to the top of zugspitze using the cable car for ascending. At the top you...  more »
  • The mountain itself is stunning. The day was windy, a bit uncomfortable in that way. Otherwise a beautiful day. The unbelievable part was the amount of people using the mountain for recreation. It...  more »
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  • First time flying over it. Great Experience!!!
  • Went to the top many years ago. Absolutely beautiful. Could see for miles
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