At 2962 meters, the Zugspitze is the highest mountain in Germany. It is located in the Wetterstein Mountains near Garmisch-Partenkirchen and the border between Austria and Germany runs over it. It is a popular destination for both Austrians and Germans.
Three cable cars lead to the summit of the mountain, which was first climbed by Josef Naus in 1820. From the Austrian side, this is the Tyrolean Zugspitze railway and from the German side, the Bavarian Zugspitze railway and the Eibsee cable car, which runs from the valley station at Eibsee to the summit. There are also three normal routes to the summit; the easiest of these leads from Garmisch-Partenkirchen through the Reintal.
On the Zugspitzplatt there is a popular ski area. At altitudes between 2000 and 2720 meters, there are numerous slopes with easy or medium difficulty. Several tow lifts and a chairlift ensure the smooth and quick transport of winter sports fans. In summer, free summit tours are available. The Zugspitze is a mountain with many faces. During the summit tours, you will get a small insight into myths and stories about the Zugspitze. Times of the approx. 20-minute tour according to current notice at the cash registers and at the info point at the summit. A highlight at the summit is certainly also the "Fascination Zugspitze - Experience world ...with the best views!". This is how you experience the Zugspitze in all variations - even if it is foggy, stormy or snowing.