Guided tours on the Zugspitze

Glacier tours & cable car of superlatives

The mountain managers on the Zugspitze offer free guided tours with background information on the glacier and the Cable car Zugspitze every day.


Calling passionate explorers: expert glacier guides accompany interested visitors into the very heart of the fascinating world of ice and snow on the Zugspitze Plateau.

The tour runs from the Sonnalpin glacier restaurant to the edge of the ice on the Northern Schneeferner and, depending on the weather and condition of the glacier, a couple of metres out onto the ice. During the glacier tour, mini-geologists and budding amateur glaciologists will learn all the key facts about the glacier microcosm. You can then broaden your knowledge after the guided tour at the multi-media stations along the Glacier Adventure Trail.

The mountain managers also offer guided tours of the Cable car Zugspitze. Here, guests learn about the effort behind the operation and maintenance of the superlative cable car. The background to the technology and the three world records of the Cable car Zugspitze are also explained in more detail.