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Zugspitze round trip

Germany’s highest mountain dominates the skyline

The round trip on three different lifts combines all the highlights around the Zugspitze. Alongside lift rides – from nostalgic to ultra modern – visitors will find fascinating views, high alpine activities and unforgettable impressions.

The round trip starts at the Zugspitzbahn station in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. The ride on the cogwheel train leads via Grainau, Eibsee and through the 4.5 km long Zugspitz tunnel. Arrived on the 2,600 meter high Zugspitz Plateau, it's time to get out and explore the high alpine mountains. The glacier restaurant Sonnalpin and the Gletschergarten also attract with their outstanding cuisine.

Well acclimatized to the mountain air, you can take the Gletscherbahn cable car from the Zugspitz Plateau to the summit at 2,962 meters in just a few minutes. A magnificent 360° panoramic view and a view of up to 250 km take the breath of all visitors next to the golden summit cross.

After a visit to the modern summit gastronomy, your pulse will beat faster again on the descent with the record-breaking Cable car Zugspitze. In the 10 minutes between the mountain and valley station, guests can enjoy the overwhelming view from the floor-to-ceiling glass cabins far into the foothills of the Alps and on the romantic Eibsee at the foot of the Zugspitze. From Eibsee, the cogwheel train takes you comfortably back towards Garmisch-Partenkirchen.