A man is standing on rocks at the shore of Eibsee nearby Garmisch in the surrounding region of Munich.

Zugspitze

Breathtaking panorama

Fancy a day trip to the highest mountain in Germany? Not a problem when you’re in Munich!

While Zugspitze in the Wetterstein Mountains may not be one of Munich’s local mountains, it is a mere 90 kilometres away from the Bavarian state capital, making it easy to reach by car, train or straightforward on a guided trip.

Whether you decide to conquer the 2962 metre summit by foot or in the comfort of a cable car or the cog wheel railway, a breathtaking panorama is always waiting for you at the top.

More adventurous visitors can opt for one of the four hiking routes to the top with varying degrees of difficulty – from easy to very challenging.

A more comfortable way to scale Zugspitze is with the cog wheel railway that travels from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to the station at the summit in 75 minutes. To reach the summit a little quicker, you could also take the cable car: Either with the Eibsee Cable Car or the cable car from Ehrwald in Austria.

And, of course, Zugspitze is also worth a trip for winter sports enthusiasts: The Glacier Ski Resort offers skiers and snowboarders 20 kilometres of prepared pistes of natural snow at altitudes of between 2000 and 2720 metres above sea level.

Ski fans are not the only people who will enjoy their trip to Zugspitze: Germany’s highest glacier also attracts visitors with its three toboggan runs, which sometimes stay open until summer if there is enough snow.

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Photo: Tobias Schnorrpfeil

 

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