Arrival & Parking

Travel options, sites and parking tariffs

Our tip for your arrival: come by train! Our Zugspitz train station in Garmisch can be reached comfortably and easily all year round by bus and train. The cogwheel train station is located right next to the Garmisch-Partenkirchen DB station, making it the ideal starting point for excursions to the Zugspitze or to our Garmisch-Classic skiing and hiking area. The timetable of the cogwheel train is coordinated with the arrivals and departures of regional trains. All buses (local bus, Eibsee bus, Oberbayernbus and Flixbus) stop in the immediate vicinity of our Zugspitz train station.

Overview of parking options

 

 

Zugspitz train station Garmisch-Partenkirchen

 

 

Wankbahn
valley station

Hausbergbahn
valley station

Kreuzeck- / Alpspitzbahn Zugspitze Cable car & train station Eibsee Eibsee-Hotel
(external: eibsee.de)
address Olympiastr. 31, 
Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Wankbahnstr. 2, 
Garmisch-
Partenkirchen
Am Hausberg 4, 
Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Am Kreuzeckbahnhof 1, Garmisch-Partenkirchen Am Eibsee 6,
Grainau
Am Eibsee 6, 
Grainau
hourly rate __ __ free
(6.00–22.00)

free
(5.00–22.00)

€ 18,00 | 4 hours 
(€ 10,00 discount for cable car guests), afterwards € 1,00 | hour
€ 8,00 | 4 hours 
afterwards € 1,00 | hour
daily rate € 6,00
(6.00–24.00)

€ 6,00
(0.00–24.00)

free
(6.00–22.00)
 
free
(5.00–22.00)
__ __
24 hours & more days __ __ __

€ 9,00 | 24 hours

Overnight stays in the vehicle are prohibited

hourly rate
(5.00–22.00, s.o.) additionally night parking rate
(22.00–5.00 = € 25,00), Overnight stays are prohibited
Overnight stays in the vehicle are prohibited
(€ 50,00 in case of violation)

night parking

car

parking permitted, Overnight stays prohibited

parking allowed 

Overnight stays prohibited

Overnight stays prohibited
(22.00–6.00)
On designated areas, overnight stays prohibited

hourly rate
(5.00–22.00, s.o.) additionally night parking rate
(22.00–5.00 = € 25,00), overnight stays prohibited
height limit 2,20 m between 17.00– 8.00 pm / am

Overnight stays in the vehicle are prohibited
(€ 50,00 in case of violation)
parking
camper van
prohibited camper parking place Overnight stays prohibited
(22.00–6.00)
prohibited hourly rate
(5.00–22.00, s.o.) additionally night parking rate
(22.00–5.00 = € 25,00), overnight stays prohibited
height limit 2,20 m between 17.00– 8.00 pm / am

Overnight stays in the vehicle are prohibited
(€ 50,00 in case of violation)

 

payment cash, card, app cash, card __ cash, card, app cash, card cash, card
infrastructure WC in railway operations WC in railway operations none WC in railway operations WC in railway operations  
e-charging station 2 x 2 e-charging station 1 x 2 e-charging station __ 1 x 2 e-charging station 2 x 2 e-charging station __

 

FAQs

general questions

The parking tariffs come into effect at the beginning of the summer season, on May 4th, 2022.

No. There will probably also be parking space management in winter. Guests will be informed in good time about the applicable regulations during the ski season.

Parking rates apply to all guests. With an annual or season ticket you have bought a ticket for the mountain railways and lifts, but not for the parking areas.

When you present your annual or season pass for the cable car, you will receive a € 10.00 discount on the parking rate at the Eibsee train station parking lot / Zugspitze valley station. At other parking lots there is only a regular tariff. Depending on the car park, please refer to the FAQs below.

No, unfortunately there is no way to reserve a parking space in advance.

It depends  on which car park you will be using.

  • car park Cable car Zugspitze / Eibsee cogwheel train station: cash (coin money) & electronic purse
  • car park Garmisch station: cash (coin money), electronic purse & payment via Easypark app
  • car park Wank: cash (coin money) & electronic purse possible (only at one parking machine)
  • car park Kreuzeck: cash (coin money), electonic purse & payment via Easypark app 

Please note: All parking machines where card payment is possible only accept cards via the "contactless payment" function by placing the card on top. All card types are accepted: EC/Maestro/Visa/MasterCard etc.
The parking machine directly at the valley station of the Cable car Zugspitze also has the slot card payment function with PIN pad.

A parking guidance system in Garmisch-Partenkirchen informs you on the main traffic routes about the occupancy of the parking areas.
On the following website you will find live information about the parking areas and a route map: Zugspitze | Garmisch-Classic | Wank

Parking lots to disabled individuals are available at all parking areas operated by the BZB.

Please note the regulations at the Cable car Zugspitze & Eibsee cogwheel train station car parks: The parking ticket will be devalued to € 0.00 after presentation of the severely handicapped parking permit directly at the ticket office when purchasing a ticket for cable car or cogwheel train.

At the car parks Garmisch cogwheel train station, at the Wankbahn valley station, at the Kreuzeck- / Alpspitzbahn and at the Cable car Zugspitze are charging stations available. You will also find charging options for electric cars directly in Garmisch-Partenkirchen and at the ski stadium car park.

night parking

No, but overnight parking is prohibited in many car parks. Please check the respective regulations, before leaving your car overnight. Camping and spending the night in cars is strictly prohibited. You will find declared camper van and mobile home parking positions at the Wank car park and in Grainau (see category Mobile Homes & Camper Vans).

The regular parking permission is valid from 5.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m. During these times, the regular hourly rate applies (see above). If you leave after 10:00 p.m., an additional night parking fee of € 25.00 will be charged. Camping and staying overnight in cars is prohibited.

There is a general night parking ban for mobile homes and camper vans at the Cable car Zugspitze car parks. From 5:00 p.m., the entrance to the car park will therefore be restricted via height controls (>2.20 m). During the day you can park your motorhome as usual, but there is very little capacity. We recommend that you drive to declared camp sites and then switch to public transport.

The Kreuzeck car park is free of charge between 5.00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. A night parking ban applies from 10:00 p.m. 
There is a declared parking area where long-term parking is possible. A 24-hour parking ticket costs € 9.00. A parking period  up to 5 days can be purchased at the parking machines. An even longer parking period can be paid via the “Easypark” app. The car park is suitable for guests with overnight stays on the mountain and mountaineers on trips of several days' duration, who only return to their vehicle days later. Camping and spending the night in the vehicle is expressly prohibited. 

24-hour tickets can be bought at the Wankbahn for € 6.00. The vehicle can be parked within these 24 hours, including at night.
Camping and spending the night in the vehicle is expressly prohibited. Excluded from this is the mobile home parking space at the Wank. Tariffs and informations can be found on: https://www.alpencamp-gap.de/

For trips lasting several days in the hiking areas, we recommend using other car parks and arriving by cogwheel train/public transport. For example, the car park at the Olympic Ice Sports Center can be used free of charge.

Parking for several days is only possible at the Kreuzeck car park. Please note that only a maximum parking duration of 5 days can be booked on site and the number of multi-day parking spaces is limited. A longer parking period can be booked via the "Easypark" app.

cable car zugspitze / eibsee cogwheel train station car park

A parking ticket at the Cable car Zugspitze / Eibsee cogwheel train station costs € 18,00 for the first 4 hours. Each additional hour costs € 1,00. When purchasing a cable car ticket/cogwheel train ticket/presenting an online ticket/value voucher/annual pass, € 10.00 of the parking ticket will be reduced. Thus, for the parking (in combination with the purchase of a cable car or cogwheel train ticket) € 8.00 Euro/4 hrs + € 1.00/each additional hour will be charged.

When entering the parking lot, buy a parking ticket at the gate. Please bring your parking ticket with you to the ticket office or turnstile. When purchasing a cable car ticket, cogwheel train ticket, presenting a value voucher or your annual pass, your parking ticket will be reduced by € 10.00.

A parking ticket at the Cable car Zugspitze / Eibsee cogwheel train station costs € 18.00 for the first 4 hours. Each additional hour costs € 1.00.

As you are not a guest of the cable car or cogwheel train, a reduction is not possible. You are welcome to use the public transport services (cogwheel train from Garmisch, Eibsee bus from Garmisch) as well as cycle and hiking paths to reach the Eibsee.

On the day of visit to the Zugspitze, the reduced parking rate applies on presentation at the ticket office.

At the car parks in the Garmisch-Classic area, there is only one regular parking rate, which is payable in any case.

  • ZugspitzCard: On the day of visit to the Zugspitze, the reduced parking rate applies on presentation at the ticket office.
  • ClassicCard: The regular tariffs at the respective valley stations apply.

We strongly advise against parking at the Cable car Zugspitze for several days! Here the day parking and the night parking rates add up: A rate of € 25.00 per night applies. During the day (from 5:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.) € 8.00/4 hrs plus € 1.00 for each additional hour.

In the event of a lost parking ticket, a € 40.00 fee will be charged for the replacement parking ticket. This can be used to exit at the gate.

Please bring your parking ticket with you to the ticket office. When you buy a cable car or cogwheel train ticket, your parking ticket is reduced.

If you have forgotten your parking ticket in the car, you can also have it reduced at the ticket office after the ascent and descent. For this, the presentation of your mountain railway ticket is mandatory. Please note that a subsequent reduction at the cash desk may result in renewed waiting times for you and other guests. We therefore ask you to bring your parking ticket directly with you when purchasing your ticket.

A reduction of the parking ticket is not possible without the presentation of a valid cable car or cogwheel train ticket. Please understand that we cannot make any exceptions here.

A parking ticket at the Cable car Zugspitze / Eibsee cogwheel train station costs € 18.00 for the first 4 hours. Each additional hour costs € 1.00. When purchasing a cable car or cogwheel train ticket/presenting an online ticket/annual pass, € 10.00 will be reduced from the parking ticket. From 10:00 p.m. this hourly rate ends. If you do not leave the car park until after 10:00 p.m. or not until the following day, the night parking tariff for cars applies additionally. When you leave the car park the following day, you can then pay the previous day's rate plus the overnight rate at the pay machine.

Due to high occupancy and parking fees, we strongly advise against parking mobile homes in the car park Cable car Zugspitze / Eibsee cogwheel train station.
If you only want to park your car during the day and not stay overnight, we recommend the free car park at the Hausberg. The cogwheel train also takes you directly from Hausberg to Zugspitze and Eibsee. The car park at Hausberg is free of charge, but please note that the areas are closed until the end of July 2022 due to the G7 summit.

Wankbahn car park

A day parking ticket at the Wank costs € 6.00. This tariff is also valid for annual pass holders or for Wank Pass holders. There is no reduced parking rate. The parking ticket is valid for 24 hours.

A 24-hour parking ticket at the Wankbahn costs € 6.00. Therefore, night parking is permitted.

Camping and spending the night in the vehicle is expressly prohibited.

Excluded from this is the camper van site at Wank. Here you can find tariffs and information: Camp am Wank

Kreuzeck-/Alpspitzbahn & hausbergbahn car park

The car park at Kreuzeck is free of charge between 5:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

A night parking ban applies from 10:00 p.m.

There is an additional declared parking area where there is the possibility of long-term parking: A 24-hour parking ticket costs  € 9.00.

A parking period of up to 5 days can be purchased at the parking machines. An even longer parking period is possible via the Easypark app. The car park is suitable for guests with overnight stays on the mountain and mountaineers on trips of several days' duration, who only return to their vehicle days later. Camping and spending the night in the vehicle is expressly prohibited.

The car park at the Hausberg is free of charge.

mobile homes and camper vans

A declared camper van parking space is available directly at the valley station of the Wankbahn. You can find information and tariffs on: Camp am Wank

In addition to the declard, well-equipped campsites in the Garmisch-Partenkirchen area, there is a camper van site at the Wankbahn car park. Here you can find more information: Camp am Wank

At the other car parks there is usually a night parking and/or camping ban. Please enquire about this under the heading "Night parking".

If you only want to park your car during the day and not stay overnight, we recommend the free car park at the Hausberg. All cable cars can be reached from there by cogwheel railway. The car park is free of charge.