Zugspitze, la montagna più alta della Germania.

Zugspitze, the highest mountain in Germany.


Being 2,962 meters high, having a 360° panoramic view, seeing more than 400 alpine peaks belonging to four countries, satisfying your curiosity about what it's like to live in an igloo, having a delicious meal enjoying icy mountains and an incredible scenery painted by nature , and discover the incredible record-breaking panoramic cable car. You can do all this with a trip to the Zugspitze!

The highest peak in Germany

Located in the Bavarian Alps, Zugspitze offers views of more than 400 alpine peaks from Germany, Austria, Italy and Switzerland, and the mountain borders Austria.

Zugspitze is the highest of the region's 3 peaks: Zugspitze, Hochblassen and Alpspitze. At 2,962 meters high, for those who dare to climb, there is a golden cross demarcating the highest point in Germany. The exact height of the Zugspitze has been a matter of debate for quite some time, but it is now peacefully accepted that the peak is 2,962 meters high, as a result of research carried out by the Bavarian State Research Office. The café lounge located there is called “2962” for this reason.

Golden cross at the top of the Zugspitze.

Zugspitze’s “little” brother, the Alpspitze

Situated next to the Zugspitze, and at around 2,628 meters above sea level is the Alpspitze. There we find the “X”-shaped AlpspiX viewing platform, which offers a stunning view of the Zugspitze and the surrounding landscape. Its 25-meter ends give the opportunity to appreciate all the magic of the place in a broader way. The top also has restaurants specializing in different cuisines, catering to the most varied tastes and providing an unforgettable view.


How it became a tourist attraction

The mountain was officially explored for the first time in August 1820 by Lieutenant Joseph Naus, after this feat, brave people from various parts of the world have already faced this challenge, after all, climbing one of the largest mountains in the world is a feat worthy of a select few group of enthusiasts for a good adventure. In July 1930 there was the first trip of the newly built rack train (mechanism used in inclined regions, similar to toothed gears) and at the end of the 19th century the first cable cars were built, in this way, the tour became accessible to the entire population, making it possible for travelers to discover this incredible place without needing to venture out, like the first explorers. 2020 marks 200 years since the first ascent of the Zugspitze mountain and 90 years since the first cogwheel train!

Rack train to go up to Zugspitzeplatz. Source: Wikipedia. Author: Anton Nikiforov

Do you like skiing?

The mountain has the largest ski resort in Germany with 40km of piste, Garmisch-Classic, which meets the needs of professionals and beginners. With easier and more moderate ski slopes, it is possible to take classes for children to learn the basics. On this tour, no one in the family is left out! However, for those who don't really enjoy skiing, it is possible to go down by toboggan and sled, and in the same way enjoy the view and have a lot of fun. In summer, activities such as trails, hiking, climbing and paragliding are highlighted, but if the snow level is good, the sleds continue to work.

Ski track in Zugspitze. Source: Wikipedia. Author: Radu Costel

Capela “Visitation of Mary”

The highest church in Germany, located 2,600 meters above sea level, was consecrated in 1981 by Pope Benedict XVI. Every Sunday there is a Catholic mass in the chapel, and on Tuesdays in the summer, Protestant services, except in exceptional situations, generally caused by the weather. Surprisingly, there are wedding celebrations in this chapel. Imagine how unusual it must be to get married at almost 3,000 meters of altitude?

Capela Maria Visitation.

Villa to igloo

What if it's possible to live in a real igloo without traveling to the Arctic? Well, in the igloo village this unusual experience can become reality. There, the traveler will visit a place specially prepared to provide this unique experience. With 20 snow accommodations, a bar, a kitchen and two hot tubs for the traveler to be immersed in this freezing adventure. Thinking of everything so that the experience is pleasant, and travelers do not get cold, the “beds” (sleeping bags) are made of sheepskin.

How to get to the highest peak and the Zugspitze Cable Car

The highest peak in Germany can be reached via cogwheel trains, which take a beautiful ride to reach the top, passing through the entire mountain and the beautiful lake Eibsee. The incredible Zugspitze Cable Car opened at the end of 2017, and takes travelers to the ski resort on a sensational panoramic journey. The cable car holds 3 records: The tallest steel cable car pole in the world (127 meters), the largest unsupported cable space in the world (3,213 meters) and the highest height covered in one section by the aerial tram (1,945 meters).

Lake Eibsee.


Have you ever imagined a beautiful, perfectly cozy little town, with incredible details, such as frescoes on the facades of shops and houses? This is Garmisch-Partenkirchen. The town is a great starting point for the traveler who wants to discover Zugspitze, as it is 6 km from the starting point for Zugspitz and other routes. From there you can have an incredible view of the mountains. For our travelers, we organize all the necessary logistics, always in the most private way possible, avoiding queues and wasting time on unnecessary journeys.

Photo of the center of Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Source: Wikipedia. Author: Sirujs Enobs

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