Discover the magic of the mountains
The versatile mountain and recreation area gets all mountain lovers moving with leisurely walks, sporty tours and spectacular views. Die Garmisch-Classic-Round-Trip offers a convenient overview of one of the most beautiful mountain ranges in the northern Alps!
Whichever way you look, there are pure natural landscapes and exciting places to go such as the AlpspiX viewing platform, the Summit Adventure Trail, or the Pleasure Trail at the foot of the imposing Alpspitze Peak, also known as the “Jewel of Werdenfelser Country”.
The diverse hiking and recreation area stretching between the Alpspitze, Kreuzeck and Hausberg mountains is also easily accessible to families and pleasure hikers thanks to the ropeways operated by Bayerische Zugspitzbahn. A unique ticket paves the way to thrilling destinations, fresh mountain air and pure nature.
The spectacular AlpspiX viewing platform, the family-friendly Summit Adventure Trail, the well-maintained and interactive Pleasure Adventure Trail – the picturesque mountain landscape at the foot of the striking Alpspitze takes some beating when it comes to adventure. The ropeways here of course carry locals and holidaymakers alike up the mountain. Families with children, seniors and less sure-footed mountain fans appreciate the convenient lifts covered by the highly flexible Garmisch-Classic Ticket.
From the Osterfelderkopf to the Kreuzeck
The most popular and beautiful way to take the round trip starts with the Alpspitzbahn, which runs up to the Osterfelderkopf at 2,050 m. Just a few steps from the top station, the floating steel beams of the AlpspiX viewing platform jut out over the abyss 1,000 metres below, treating visitors to incredible deep and wide views. The Osterfelderkopf has countless walking possibilities for big and small, such as the pushchair-friendly Summit Adventure Trail with many informative stations and activities for that genuine summit feeling.
You can then take the Hochalmbahn down to 1,700 m or, if you’re still feeling energetic, you can walk back down the idyllic trail through the mountain pastures. This stage of the Pleasure Adventure Trail takes around an hour, depending on how long you've spent marvelling at the incredible panoramic views, enjoying the legend of the Giant of the Alpspitze and playing at the interactive stations. From the Hochalm, it’s a 30-minute walk on a broad maintained trail back down to the top station of the Kreuzeckbahn, where the last highlight awaits – the trip back down to the valley. To round off the impressive day of mountain fun and hiking, head to the laid-back “Kandahar 2” café bar in the bottom station for a relaxed ambience, cold drinks and snacks.