Glacier walking on the Zugspitze

Ice for everyone!

Zugspitze visitors also have the opportunity to experience one of Germany’s last glaciers at first hand. Where skiers make wide, arching turns in winter at the Zugspitze Plateau, is where you can leave your footprints in the eternal ice during a glacier walk in the summer months. The landscape-shaping natural forces of wind, rock, snow and sun can be felt everywhere. 

The glacier walk is not always possible, but when it is, it takes about half an hour to walk over the Zugspitze Glacier to the „Windloch “ (Wind Hole) viewing platform. There you will be rewarded with fantastic views 2,000 metres down into the “Ehrwalder Basin”, the surrounding mountains and the entire Zugspitze Plateau.