In winter on the Zugspitze
Also in winter, visitors can still soar up Germany’s highest mountain filled with anticipation. The 360° panoramic view of more than 400 snow-topped Alpine peaks exceeds all expectations, especially on clear days. Day trippers and winter fans from all over the world enjoy a unique panorama of four countries and some Alpine sun on the viewing terrace near the golden summit cross surrounded by snow. If the wind and weather are a little rough, simply take one of the premier seats in the summit restaurant Panorama 2962. Stylishly decorated with large areas of glazing, it emphasises Bavarian hospitality and culinary delights from the Alpine region.
Excursion to the Zugspitz Plateau
Family-friendly offers with direct snow contact can be found one stage lower on the 2,600-m-high Zugspitz Plateau, which can also be reached in comfort on the Gletscherbahn cable car. Why not take a pleasant walk around the Sonnalpin glacier restaurant or visit Germany’s highest church, the Maria Heimsuchung Chapel. Thanks to sledge rental, there’s nothing to stop you enjoying a thrilling sledging session on one of the three toboggan slopes either. Sun worshippers and foodies gather on the terraces of the excellent mountain restaurants, and if your desire for mountains, snow and adventure is still not satisfied, you can even spend the night on the Zugspitze in the igloo village.
This round trip combines all the highlights around the Zugspitze. Included is the journey with the 90-year-old cogwheel train from the Zugspitzbahnhof Garmisch-Partenkirchen via Grainau and lake Eibsee to the Zugspitz Plateau and from there with the Gletscherbahn cable car to the summit. The descent with the Cable car Zugspitze offers a spectacular view of lake Eibsee before returning to the starting point by cogwheel train.