Zugspitze round trip
The round trip on three different lifts combines all the highlights around the Zugspitze. Alongside lifts in a class of their own – from nostalgic to ultra modern – visitors will find fascinating views, high alpine activities and unforgettable impressions.
There are some things that you have to do at least once in your life. A trip to the Zugspitze is definitely on that list. The cogwheel train gently rattling its way upwards, the exciting tunnel, floating over the final metres to the summit, the incredible views down to the Caribbean-like Eibsee lake – each section of the Zugspitze round trip has something wonderful and astounding to offer and shows Germany’s record-breaking mountain from the best angles.
Ride to the top
The round trip starts at the Zugspitze station in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. The trip with the cogwhell train leads via Grainau, Eibsee and through the 4.5-km-long Zugspitz Tunnel. Once you reach the the 2,600-m-high Zugspitz Plateau, it’s time to disembark and explore the high alpine world. The Sonnalpin glacier restaurant and the Gletschergarten with their outstanding cuisine are also a good reason to take a break.
Having acclimatised to the altitude, you then take the Gletscherbahn cable car for just a few minutes straight to the Zugspitze summit at 2,962 metres. A grandiose 360° panorama leaves visitors speechless. You can see up to 250 km on clear days – a perfect backdrop for a selfie in front of the golden summit cross.
After some refreshments in the brand-new summit restaurant, there are more thrills to come at descent on the new record-breaking Cable car Zugspitze. In the 10 minutes between the top and valley station, passengers enjoy staggering views from the floor-to-ceiling window far into the foothills of the Alps and down to the wildly romantic Eibsee lake. From Eibsee, the cogwheel train then takes you back in comfort to Grainau and Garmisch-Partenkirchen.