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Zugspitze, Mount Wank & Garmisch-Classic

Opening times & more

Operating hours & timetables

All information at a glance

For optimal travel planning: all information on the opening times of the individual cable cars and the respective departure times at a glance.

Please note: In spring and autumn, regular maintenance work is carried out. During these technical safety checks and maintenance work, the cable cars are out of operation.

Start of the ski season:

Zugspitze: December 2, 2022. Initially only one ski lift (Sonnenkar) due to snow conditions
Garmisch-Classic: mid-December – depending on snow conditions

Zugspitze cable car

From Lake Eibsee to the Zugspitze summit
  • Operating times:
    • July to August: 8.00 am to 5.45 pm
    • September to June: 8.30 am to 4.45 pm
  • runs at least every half hour; additional trips as required
  • Duration: 10 minutes
  • Last ascent: 30 minutes before end of service
  • Maintenance times (closed):
    The Zugspitze is completely closed from November 28th to 30th!

Cogwheel train

From Garmisch-Partenkirchen to the Zugspitze plateau & back

For the ascent to the Zugspitze plateau, there is also the option of taking the cogwheel train from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Grainau. From there, the train finally takes you up to the Zugspitze plateau.

Maintenance times (closed):
The Zugspitze is completely closed from November 28th to 30th!

Line RB 64

Garmisch-Partenkirchen-Grainau │ Grainau – Lake Eibsee – Zugspitze plateau

Outward journey

ETA = Estimated Time of Arrival | x = stops on request | o = arrival | a = running only in the winter season (at weekend, on public holidays, on Bavarian school holidays and on demand) | b = change to the Cable car Zugspitze for the Zugspitze summit | c = operates only from 1 July to 31 August

ETA ETA ETA ETA ETA ETA ETA ETA ETA ETA ETA ETA
Garmisch-Partenkirchen a 07:39 08:15 09:15 10:15 11:15 12:15 13:15 14:15 15:15 16:15 17:15 18:15
Hausberg x a 07:41 08:17 09:17 10:17 11:17 12:17 13:17 14:17 15:17 16:17 17:17 18:17
Kreuzeck-/Alpspitzbahn x a 07:49 08:24 09:24 10:24 11:24 12:24 13:24 14:24 15:24 16:24 17:24 18:24
Hammersbach x a 07:53 08:27 09:27 10:27 11:27 12:27 13:27 14:27 15:27 16:27 17:27 18:27
Grainau a 08:00 08:30 09:30 10:30 11:30 12:30 13:30 14:30 15:30 16:30 17:30 18:30
Eibsee o/b 08:15 08:45 09:45 10:45 11:45 12:45 13:45 14:45 o/b 15:45
Riffelriß x 09:00 10:00 11:00 12:00 13:00 14:00 15:00
Zugspitzplatt o 09:28 10:28 11:28 12:28 13:28 14:28 15:28

Line RB 64

Zugspitze plateau – Lake Eibsee – Grainau | Grainau-Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Return journey

ETA = Estimated Time of Arrival | x = stops on request | o = arrival | a = running only in the winter season (at weekend, on public holidays, on Bavarian school holidays and on demand) | b = change to the Cable car Zugspitze for the Zugspitze summit | c = operates only from 1 July to 31 August

ETA ETA ETA ETA ETA ETA ETA ETA ETA ETA ETA ETA ETA
Zugspitzplatt 09:30 10:30 11:30 12:30 13:30 14:30 15:30 16:30
Riffelriß x 09:50 10:50 11:50 12:50 13:50 14:50 15:50 16:50
Eibsee 10:15 11:15 12:15 13:15 14:15 15:15 16:15 17:15 c 18:15
Grainau 07:15 a 07:58 08:30 09:30 10:30 11:30 12:30 13:30 14:30 15:30 16:30 17:30 c 18:30
Hammersbach x 07:17 a 08:00 08:33 09:33 10:33 11:33 12:33 13:33 14:33 15:33 16:33 17:33 c 18:33
Kreuzeck-/ Alpspitzbahn x 07:20 a 08:03 08:37 09:37 10:37 11:37 12:37 13:37 14:37 15:37 16:37 17:37 c 18:37
Hausberg x 07:27 a 08:10 08:46 09:46 10:46 11:46 12:46 13:46 14:46 15:46 16:46 17:46 c 18:46
Garmisch-Partenkirchen o 07:30 a 08:13 08:50 09:50 10:50 11:50 12:50 13:50 14:50 15:50 16:50 17:50 c 18:50

Gletscherbahn cable car

Between the Zugspitze plateau and the Zugspitze summit

After taking the cogwheel train to the Zugspitze plateau, it is recommended that you take the Gletscherbahn cable car directly to the Zugspitze summit.

  • Operating hours:
    July to August: 8.15 am to 5.25 pm
    September to June: 8.45 am to 4.25 pm
  • runs every 10 minutes; additional trips as required
  • Duration: 4 minutes
  • Maintenance times (closed): 
    The Zugspitze is completely closed from November 28th to 30th!

Wankbahn cable car

By cable car up the “panoramic mountain”
  • Operating times:
    May to October: 8.45 am to 5.00 pm
    November: 8.45 am to 4.30 pm
  • Duration: 18 minutes
  • Last ascent: 30 minutes before end of service
  • Maintenance times (closed):
    07. November 2022 – Spring 2023

Alpspitzbahn cable car

By cable car to the Osterfelderkopf
  • Operating times:
    June: 8.30 am to 5.00 pm
    July to September: 8.00 am to 5.30 pm
    October: 8.30 am to 5.00 pm
    November to February: 8.30 am to 4.30 pm
    March to April: 8.30 am to 4.45 pm
  • runs at least every half hour; additional trips as required
  • Duration: 9 minutes
  • Last ascent: 30 minutes before end of service
  • Maintenance times (closed):
    07. November 2022 – start of ski season 2022/23

Hochalmbahn cable car

By cable car from Hochalm to Osterfelderkopf
  • runs at least every half hour during the operating hours of the Alpspitzbahn cable car; additional trips as required
  • Duration: 4 minutes
  • Last ascent and descent: 15 minutes before the Alpspitzbahn in each case
  • Maintenance times (closed):
    07. November 2022 – start of ski season 2022/23

Kreuzeckbahn cable car

By cable car to the Kreuzeck mountain
  • Operating times:
    May to June: 8.30 am to 5.00 pm
    July to September: 8.30 am to 5.30 pm
    October: 8.30 am to 5.00 pm
    November to February: 8.30 am to 4.30 pm
    March to April: 8.30 am to 4.45 pm
  • Duration: 7 minutes
  • Last ascent: 15 minutes before end of service
  • Maintenance times (closed):
    07. November 2022 – start of ski season 2022/23

Hausbergbahn cable car

By cable car up the Hausberg
  • Operating times:
    December to February: 8.30 am to 4.30 pm
    March to April: 8.30 am to 4.45 pm
  • Duration: 8 minutes
  • Last ascent: 15 minutes before end of service
  • Maintenance times (closed):
    04. April 2022 – start of ski season 2022/23