Early bird train

Information about the event

Take the early train to the mountains

Ascent (train binding)
7:39 a.m. from the station Zugspitzbahnhof Garmisch-Partenkirchen
(Olympiastraße 31, 82467 Garmisch-Partenkirchen)

or 8:00 a.m. from the station Zugspitzbahnhof Grainau
(Gumpenau 3, 82491 Grainau - limited parking)

Boarding at other stations or stops is not possible.

Individually. Last descent possible at 4:30 p.m. with the cogwheel train and at 5:45 p.m. with the Cable car Zugspitze.

Tel. +49 8821 797-9855


Early Bird-Ticket

Take the early train to the mountains

Also in summer 2021, the early train allows all early birds a special start to the day.
From July 1st to August 31st, the cogwheel train runs every day at 7:39 a.m. from the Zugspitzbahnhof in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Early bird guests can take the first train ride of the day up Germany's highest mountain without long waiting times. Upon arrival at the Zugspitz plateau, guests can expect a good morning coffee, tea or chocolate in the Gletschergarten or in the restaurant Panorama 2962 the Zugspitze, a glacier hike or a toboggan run on the Schneeferner. Arrange your visit to the Zugspitze the way you like it - long before the lively visitor activity begins during the main holiday season of the year. You can then reach the Zugspitze summit with the 360​​° panoramic view over four countries with the Gletscherbahn cable car, which you can use as often as you like on your day of visit. You can take the way down individually, also with the Cable car Zugspitze.

Please note:

  • The early bird offer can only be booked online
  • There is a train binding. An exchange of tickets for journeys at a later point in time on the booked day is only possible with a surcharge on our regular fares.
  • Changes or cancellations due to bad weather or illness are not possible. Please check the weather forecast before buying. If it is not used, the ticket expire.

You will receive a booking confirmation by email with the corresponding PDF vouchers attached. When you show your PDF voucher directly at the cash desk at the station, you will receive the ticket for the early train. Please be awre of the current Covid regulations.