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ZUGSPITZE - TOP OF GERMANY

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This is no exaggeration: The 2,962 metre high Zugspitze is a mountain of superlatives. Germany’s highest elevation is home to glaciers and a unique 360° panorama including more than 400 peaks in four different countries – Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy.

Enjoy the complete mountain experience in comfort: Take the cogwheel train from Zugspitze station Garmisch-Partenkirchen to the idyllic Lake Eibsee. The ascent with the Eibsee cable car offers spectacular views down to the lake, before new horizons open up with a powerful panorama at the Zugspitze Peak. The Zugspitze Glacier at 2,600 metres is then accessed using the glacier cable car. There tobogganing is always in season! The Zugspitze Glacier allows sledding fans, to have heaps of tobogganing fun all year long.

If you are already in Garmisch-Partenkirchen another must-see is the viewing platform AlpspiX in the Garmisch-Classic area. Just above the top station of the Alpspitzbahn cable car in 2,050 metres, two steel beams form a floating X over a vertical drop of almost 1,000 metres. No later than when the glazed end of the 25 metre long bridge is reached, incredulous “Wow’s” are elicited from the lips of visitors as they take in the unrestricted wide and deep views of the astonishing mountain scenery. Thanks to the various cable cars, this incredible experience is available to all and can be simply combined with easy walks.

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