Zugspitze, Garmisch-Partenkirchen

#1 of 50 in Winter Sports in Germany
Must see · Mountain · Ski Area
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 Zugspitze and other Garmisch-Partenkirchen attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Visited with our two young boys in July 2019 and highly recommend. We caught the first cable car of the morning (only 2 other passengers) and had the run of the mountain for at least two hours before....  more »
  • Yo it was like, I thought it would be super high, but it wasn't. It's like if mountains and rocks and stuff are your thing then this is the place for you, but it ain't my thing so ya.  more »
  • First time flying over it. Great Experience!!!
  • Went to the top many years ago. Absolutely beautiful. Could see for miles
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