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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.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria, Germany
+49 8821 7970
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Reviewed today via mobile

For a ski vacation in Bavaria this place is exactly what you need; short car ride to the slopes, lovely spa for afterwards, decent breakfast, excellent room service for the kids and cottage-feel rooms.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank dinatabbaa
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very awesome views from the peak. Make sure to go up from the Austrian side, a bit cheaper and shorter lines. If you visit the town of Fuessen, Germany then go south, cross the border into Austria then follow the signs to Zugspitze. If you...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Abed Z
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Caught the train from Garmisch-Partenkirchen then cable car to the top of the Zugspitze. Awesome. It was -21 at the top and too cold for me to take photos but totally breathtaking! Unfortunately took the cog wheel option back which is almost entirely through tunnel...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Gib101
Reviewed 2 days ago

this is a must see attraction once in visit to charming garmisch .the cable car is an unforgettable experience especially when it is december and the snow is covering the mountains .

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ghorayeb
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you like mountains - go to the Zugspitze. The views are incredible! You can touch clouds with your hands. You are on top of the world. Ride a sleigh down the hill on real snow, even in summer. And you can even cross the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Artem R
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The entire area is so beautiful but the Zugspitz glacier is amazing! Skiing and snowboarding is way better up there than it is further down at Classico. Even for beginners and young children it is more fun and easier at Zugspitz. The eatery is much...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Hellen P
Reviewed 1 week ago

I hiked up here as part of a large group. You can also simply take a train and then a cable car all the way to the top. The view at the top is amazing and well worth the trip to the top. It is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank karimmaarouf
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Today we traveled by train from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to join the cable car which took us up to Zugspitze the ‘Top of Germany’ It was a beautiful winters day with the sun peeking gently through the snow capped pines. This is an excursion definitely not to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank amyo641
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous views from the observation platforms on this, the highest mountain in Germany. There's a variety of ways to ascend We took the train and cog railway up from Garmisch and came down on the cable car with a bus back to town..

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

Do not expect any hospitality from the stuff in the restavrant. Very expensive and average food quality. Everything is overpriced and staff is very rude. They will need to learn alot.

Date of experience: January 2019
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I haven’t seen any during our visit.
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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.
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Hi, We stayed in a little town called Leutasch which is about 45 minutes by car, plenty of guest houses available at great prices