Zugspitze


The highest peak in Germany offers breathtaking views of the mountains and glaciers.

Zugspitze

Zugspitze

Zugspitze is Germany's highest peak, which lies at a dizzying altitude of 2,962 meters or 9,718.2 feet above sea level. Nestled in the charming town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, a visit to Zugspitze is a must for the nature and adventure lovers heading to Germany for vacation.

Garmisch-Partenkirchen, already renowned for its enchanting natural beauty, boasts a unique aura of its own when viewed from the peak of Zugspitze. Whether you're a seasoned mountaineer, novice hiker or just a nature enthusiast, Zugspitze offers something for every type of tourist.

To reach Zugspitze, most visitors opt for the convenient and safe cable car that takes you up to the top. You can embark on this journey from the Eibsee cable car station located just outside Garmisch-Partenkirchen. During the ascent, treat yourself to the stunning views of the glacier, the valley and the shimmering Eibsee.

Upon reaching the peak, you are greeted by a 360-degree panorama showcasing Alpine peaks across four countries – Germany, Austria, Italy and Switzerland. Regardless of the season, the view from the top is simply magnificent and ideal for jaw-dropping photographs that capture the pristine beauty of the Alps.

The mountain also offers a unique glacier experience. The Zugspitze glacier is one of the very few glaciers in Germany and is another major attraction here. You can rent sleds or simply enjoy a snowy walk on the glacier area.

For entertainment and dining, the peak hosts an upscale Bavarian restaurant that serves traditional cuisine. Apart from enjoying a hearty meal, tourists can visit “Zugspitz-Shop”, where you can shop for interesting souvenirs.

On the top, there is also a chapel named “Maria Heimsuchung” which is the highest chapel in Germany. You can attend small masses that are held here during summer or just visit for the serenity it offers amidst the rugged, snowy mountain landscape.

For outdoor sports enthusiasts, Zugspitze offers more than just hiking. During winter, it transforms into a snow sport paradise and offers a variety of activities such as skiing, snowboarding and tobogganing.

Being open throughout the year, Zugspitze shows different aspects during different seasons. In summer, you can venture on one of many hiking trails and enjoy the vibrant flora and fauna. In winters, it turns into a white fairyland, offering winter sports and opportunities for icy strolls, or simply relishing the breathtaking views of snow-clad mountains.

Indeed, a visit to Zugspitze is likely to be the highlight of any trip to Garmisch-Partenkirchen. So don't miss out on experiencing the high point of Germany. Whether you want to conquer it by hiking, want to enjoy a comfortable ride with a cable car or simply want to enjoy panoramic views, Zugspitze has everything to create an everlasting memory of your trip to Germany.

To sum up, Zugspitze in Garmisch-Partenkirchen is more than a mountain, it’s a magnificent spectacle of nature that offers extraordinary experiences and picturesque views, making it an absolute must-visit site for travelers who have an affinity towards nature and adventure.