ENJOY THE SUMMIT OF THE ZUGSPITZE

360° panorama and a boundless sense of freedom

It doesn't really matter how you scale the summit of the Zugspitze. Whether by one of the mountain cableways or via one of the four famous alpine climbs, regardless of whether you start out in Bavaria or Tyrol - from up here, you can look out on a boundlessly beautiful and versatile holiday destination: The Zugspitz Arena Bavaria - Tyrol.

The air up here is clear and a little thinner at an altitude of almost 3,000 m. The weather is more extreme, the sun is stronger and the snow is higher than in the valley. Enjoy the breath-taking views of four countries and over 400 summits and feel the distance from everyday life.

The Zugspitze - the highest mountain in Germany and Zugspitz Arena Bavaria - Tyrol - offers historical and culinary highlights as well as numerous alpine challenges:

THE ZUGSPITZE IN SUMMER

The Zugspitze on foot:

  • from Garmisch-Partenkirchen via the Rein Valley and the Knorr Hut (overnight stay recommended)
  • from Grainau via the Höllentalklamm gorge (most demanding tour - only for experieced)
  • from Grainau via lake Eibsee / or from Ehrwald -Obermoos  - via Wiener-Neustädter-Hut and the Stopselzieher (fixed rope route called "corkscrew")
  • from Ehrwald via Ehrwalder Alm, Gatterl und the Knorr Hut

More Information can be found in our tours portal.

NEW:  You can also climb the Zugspitze virtually - on your computer.

Hiking on the Zugspitze:

  • The alpine park for little "mountain goats"
  • Glacier hiking on the Zugspitzplatt to the Windloch (wind hole) viewing platform
  • Glacier experience trail along the glacier with five interactive info stations

THE ZUGSPITZE IN WINTER

  • The ski area on the glacier with natural snow, 16.8 km of groomed slopes and pristine deep snow slopes for as far as the eye can see
  • Snowshoe hiking on your own or guided discovery tours
  • Overnight stay at the Igloo Village in the middle of the skiing area

Tip: Sledding can be enjoyed on the Zugspitzplatt glacier all year round.

If you would like to explore the Zugspitze without engaging insporting activities, visit the experience world of "Fascination Zugspitze" or an exhibition on its history. Fondue eventings, sunrise trips to the summit, gala dinners by the full moon, the Bavarian eventing at Sonnalpin or the Zugspitze Octoberfest - the highest Wiesn (Bavarian fror Octoberfest) in the world - make for some very special experiences. Further information is availabel here: Find out more.