Outdoor nature and adventure in Germany
  • Zugspitze - Germany's highest mountain

    82491 Garmisch-Partenkirchen

    How to Get There?


      Garmisch-Partenkirchen Bahnhof. Once you arrival on the Regional train at the station Garmisch you can catch the Zugspitze Bahnhof that leaves once an hour 15 mins past.

      DB BAHN

      Travel to Garmisch-Partenkirchen. From there you are able to park and catch a cable car or train to top of mountain. Or begin your hike.

      GPS coordinates

      LATITUDE: 47.456841
      LONGTITUDE: 10.994069



      The nearest airports are Innsbruck, Austria (55 km) and Munich (135 km).

      Nearest airport

      Innsbruck (INN)

    Why Go There?

    Year Round (Cable Cars and Trains have varying time tables)

    The Zugspitze is the highest mountain of the Wetterstein Mountains as well as the highest mountain in Germany, at 2,962 meters about sea level.

    Beauty, Nature and Life!

    Endless adventures and outdoor activities for all ages and on top you have 360 degree panoramic views which in good weather are able to see peaks from Austria, Italy, Germany and Switzerland. Get to the top of the summit by using one of the three normal routes: one from the Hollental valley, another out of the Reintal valley, and the third from over the Austrian Cirque.

    One of the best known ridge routes in the Eastern Alps runs along the knife-edged Jubilee Ridge to the summit, linking the Zugspitze, the Hochblassen and the Alpspitze. Three of the five German glaciers are found on the Zugspitze massif: the Höllentalferner the Southern and Northern Schneeferner.

    For mountaineers there is plenty of accommodation in the vicinity allowing you to spend 2-3 days hiking and seeking adventure. For those who wish to reach the top without hiking there are three cable cars that run to the top, the Tyrolean Zugspitze Cable Car, The Bavarian Zugspitze Railway and the Eibsee Cable car. Once at the top enjoy a traditional Bavarian meal at Germany’s highest restaurant, The Gipfelalm summit lodge. In the winter time there are nine ski lifts that cover the ski areas on the Zugspitaplatt.


    Location Details

    Escape Address: 82491 Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria, Germany

    Things to do close by!

    Ski & winter sport

    Enjoy skiing on the site of the 1936 Winter Olympics. Zugspitze has some of the best snow in Germany as well as the safest with minimal avalanches.


    Several hiking trails lead you to the beautiful 360 degree view on top of Germany. Walk along the ridges or stay in several huts along the way up. Enjoy a classical Bavarian meal at the top.


    Here you can gain an all-round experience of the elements: Wind, rock, snow, ice and sunshine while enjoying the spectacular scenery of the Zugspitze.


    Below the Zugspitzplatt chemical weathering processes have created a large number of caves and abîmes in the Wetterstein limestone.

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