Top of Germany
In winter as in summer, sports enthusiasts, explorers and families have plenty of opportunities for activities on the Zugspitze. The Zugspitze cable car, the cogwheel train and the Gletscherbahn cable car provide excellent access to Germany’s highest mountain.
At the summit, scenic views of four countries and 400 surrounding mountain peaks in Germany, Austria, Italy and Switzerland are waiting.
Learn more about the Zugspitze and activities on Germany’s highest mountain:
Facts & figures
- Top of Germany: At 2,962 metres, the Zugspitze is Germany’s highest mountain.
- Threatened ice worlds: Zugspitze is home to one of Germany’s last glaciers – but the “eternal ice” on the Zugspitze is also acutely threatened by climate change.
- Germany’s highest ski area with 20 kilometres of ski runs: The natural snow on Zugspitze makes skiing and snowboarding an amazing experience.
- Signature feature of the Zugspitze summit: the golden summit cross
- 3 cable cars: For a comfortable trip up the mountain, you can choose between
- the world-record-holding Zugspitze cable car,
- the almost 100-year-old cogwheel train and
- the Gletscherbahn cable car.
- Restaurants: Panorama 2962, Restaurant Sonnalpin and Gletschergarten are open to day guests and can also be booked for company celebrations, seminars and conferences.
Zugspitze Round Trip
The “Zugspitze Round Trip” is a unique opportunity for visitors of all ages to visit Germany’s highest mountain using the cable cars of Bayerische Zugspitzbahn Bergbahn AG. The ride on the Zugspitze cable car, the cogwheel train and the Gletscherbahn cable car includes breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and valleys.
Hobby sports enthusiasts, professional athletes but also families get their money’s worth on the Zugspitze – no matter the season. The various activities you can do on the Zugspitze include:
- Mountaineering: challenging tours to the Zugspitze summit for experienced amateurs and professional mountaineers
- Winter sports: skiing and snowboarding on groomed natural snow in the Zugspitze ski area
- Tobogganing on the Zugspitze plateau: for children, families and tobogganing pros – bob sledges and wooden sledges can be rented on site
- Iglu-Dorf Zugspitze: Spend the night in a village made of ice – evening hike in the snow, fondue dinner and spa area included.
- Maria Heimsuchung chapel: From the Zugspitze plateau, a short hike takes you to Germany’s highest church.
- “90 Years of the Cogwheel Train” exhibition: In the building of the summit station, visitors get insights into the fascinating history of the cogwheel train.