Start of the summer season


Bayerische Zugspitzbahn will be reopening its cableways from 30 May 2020

Following the relaxation of coronavirus protective measures announced for food outlets and tourism on 5 May by the Bavarian state government, a date has now been set for the reopening of cable cars as well. 

Accordingly, Bayerische Zugspitzbahn will be opening the Zugspitze cable car and the Gletscherbahn cable car on Saturday, 30 May 2020. The cogwheel train will also be following the normal timetable from this date onwards up to the final stop at the Gletscherbahnhof station on the Zugspitz Plateau.

The Wankbahn, Alpspitzbahn, Hochalmbahn and Kreuzeckbahn cable cars in the Garmisch-Classic hiking area will also reopen on 30 May 2020.

Hygiene concept & safety measures

Bayerische Zugspitzbahn has developed a hygiene concept to protect against coronavirus transmission, which will be put into effect when the cableways and restaurants reopen. Depending on the restrictions by the authorities Bayerische Zugspitzbahn will shortly inform their guests about the details.

Events & dates 2020

Unfortunately, this year’s events planned by Bayerische Zugspitzbahn are also affected by the coronavirus pandemic. 

The Bergfestival unplugged planned for 25 July 2020 will have to be postponed until 2021 in light of the applicable conditions and requirements.

The festivities to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the cogwheel train are also affected. The planned opening of the new exhibition on 8 July 2020 and the open day on 11 July 2020 in Grainau have to be cancelled. Fans of the cogwheel train can nonetheless look forward to exciting images and stories via the online channels of Bayerische Zugspitzbahn over the coming months.

It is our current understanding that the events Nostalgiefahrt and Musik am Berg can still go ahead this summer, albeit subject to compliance with the hygiene concept. 

Up-to-date information is available on the Bayerische Zugspitzbahn website. Please contact Bayerische Zugspitzbahn by phone on +49 8821 797 0 or by email at if you have any other questions.