ZugspitzeOn Cloud Nine on Germany’s Highest Mountain

An Uplifting Day on the Zugspitze and in the Bavarian Alps

This tour takes you to the top of Germany – a trip up to the top of the Zugspitze mountain. At just shy of 3,00o meters (9,700 ft), the views from the summit are spectacular – one can see all the way to Italy on a fine day. On the visitors platform there are lookout platforms facing every direction. Up top you will find restaurants, including Germany’s highest Biergarten, a museum, a weather station and you can even cross the border at the top, as part of the Zugspitze is in Austria.

PartenkirchenThere is a ski area on the Zugspitze also, so the mountain is open year round.  There are three ways to the top: two modern cable cars (one on each side of the border) and an historical cog-wheel train.  We usually go up on the Austrian side, where the original cable car was built back in 1926.

We also visit the resort town of Garmisch, home to one of the 4 original alpine ski races and a fantastic Pure Bavarian village in summer. Here you will have time to shop and admire the wonderful painted buildings – and of course to shop.

We linger in the Alps a bit before heading back to Munich and visit some pretty villages and two alpine lakes along the way.

All in all it is a truly wonderful alpine experience!

As with all of our tours, this trip can be customized to suit your needs and interests. Please see below for options.

Tour Highlights
  • Trip up to the Zugspitze via modern cable car or historic cog-wheeled train
  • “Cross the Border” between Germany and Austria on top of the mountain
  • Visit to the center of the mountain resort town of Garmisch
  • Lovely alpine drive passing villages and mountain lakes
  • Background information on the Alps and Bavaria
  • Plenty of time for lunch and some shopping
Tour Details
  • Door-to-door transportation to and from your hotel or designated place
  • Start time is usually 08:30 and we arrive back in Munich around 6:30 pm
  • Experienced and friendly driver/guide
  • Simple and transparent pricing with no hidden costs
Tour Price

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Tour Options – destinations that can be combined with the Zugspitze
  • The fabulous Linderhof Castle, where King Ludwig II of Bavaria spent most of his time
  • Open Air Farmhouse Museum in Glenleiten
  • A short visit to Innsbruck, capitol of Tyrolia
  • Visits to other mountains such a Kamperwand or Lenggreis in Bad Tölz
Entrance Fees and Fares (per Person)
  • Zugspitze Adults:  € 39,00
  • Zugspitze Teens 16-18:  € 31,00
  • Zugspitze Kids 6-15:  € 23,50
  • (Option) Partnachklamm incl. cable car:  € 6,50

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