Zugspitze Mountain

Local nameZugspitze
LocationGrainau, Germany

The Zugspitze, at 2,962 m above sea level, is the highest peak of the Wetterstein Mountains as well as the highest mountain in Germany. It lies south of the town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, and the Austria–Germany border runs over its western summit. South of the mountain is the Zugspitzplatt, a high karst plateau with numerous caves. On the flanks of the Zugspitze are three glaciers, including the two largest in Germany: the Northern Schneeferner with an area of 30.7 hectares and the Höllentalferner with an area of 24.7 hectares. The third is the Southern Schneeferner which covers 8.4 hectares.

The Zugspitze was first climbed on 27 August 1820 by Josef Naus, his survey assistant, Maier, and mountain guide, Johann Georg Tauschl. Today there are three normal routes to the summit: one from the Höllental valley to the northeast; another out of the Reintal valley to the southeast; and the third from the west over the Austrian Cirque.

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A Private Day Tour of Garmisch-Partenkirchen and the Zugspitze Mountain from 231 USD

Opening hours

Cable Car
8:30 a.m - 4.45 p.m.

Closed: Oct 24 - 28 and Nov 7 - 11

Admission

Winter season 2017/2018

Ascent and descent:
Adults: € 45
Youths (16-18): € 36
Children (6-15): € 23,50


Valid until 1 May 2018.

More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zugspitze

Official Website http://zugspitze.de/en/summer/mountain/zugspitze

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/zugspitze.de/

Address 82491, Germany

Coordinates 47°25'16.374" N 10°59'10.669" E

Tours and activities: Zugspitze Mountain

A Private Day Tour of Garmisch-Partenkirchen and the Zugspitze Mountain

from 231 USD

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