Garmisch-Partenkirchen and the Zugspitze
So, this is what it feels like to have the world at your feet: at a height of exactly 2,962 metres the Zugspitze is Germany’s highest mountain. Boasting three glaciers it is also Germany’s highest elevated skiing area.
Regardless of whether you are a ski enthusiast or a romantic, whether you love nature or are a fan of relaxing sunbaths: the Bayerische Zugspitzbahn will help you to make the best of Zugspitze’s enthralling alpine surrounding.
Top floor and back, please! Starting at the Zugspitze station in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, the cog railway will get you to the Zugspitzblatt via Grainau and Eibsee. From here, the Gletscherbahn will take you to Zugspitze’s peak. On your way down, the Eibsee-cable car will present you with an unrivalled view of the Eibsee before the cog railways sees you safely back to the station.
Things to do
Zugspitze skiing area welcomes all sorts of visitors. Skiers and boarders, families and beginners as well as experienced carvers or snowboarders are warmly welcomed here. All may equally benefit from 20 kilometres of expertly groomed easy to intermediate slopes. Weather allowing, the breathtaking Riffelriß-slope is opened and will add to a fantastic skiing experience.
Yet Germany’s highest ski resort will also charm non-skiers who will find many ways to equally enjoy these beautiful surroundings: from Zugspitze’s top the visitor enjoys a 360-degree panoramic view of more than 400 mountain peaks. The Zugspitze exhibition informs about the history of Germany’s highest elevated ski resort. An igloo village, Germany’s highest elevated church, as well as illustrious restaurants are also there for the visitors to explore.
Why not end a fantastic day going downhill on a luge? The Zugspitze region offers a choice of three remarkable luge tracks. The rides are quick, they are fun and, above all, the view is simply stunning!
Sledging on the Zugspitze. © Bayerische Zugspitzbahn Bergbahn AG / Matthias Fend
Breathtaking views, fresh mountain air, silence, rocks – and a great choice of restaurants. Why not spoil yourself and make the most of a perfect day with a visit to one of the four restaurants where the mountains touch the sky. The Gletscherrestaurant Sonnalpin, Gletschergarten, Gipfelalm and Panorama 2962 are prepared to treat their guests to the best the local Bavarian and international cuisine has to offer.
No matter whether you go skiing, boarding or hiking, whether you visit the sights or are lazily enjoying a magical day in the sun in a deck chair: the Zugspitzbahn makes all of Zugspitze’s attractions accessible for you.
Garmisch-Partenkirchen is the picturesque Bavarian town lying at Zugspitze’s feet. Here, you will find an ample choice of hotels and apartments ideal to spend a memorable vacation in this famous part of Germany.
A hard day’s work deserves a good night’s sleep. There is no better way to finishing off a perfect day on the Zugspitze in the crisp winter sun or a hike in the sunny Alps than by coming back to a friendly, cosy and above all welcoming home.
Where to stay
One of the many accommodation options in Garmisch-Partenkirchen are the hotels and apartments from the ‘Hotels in Ihrem Sinne’ group. The hotels or apartments are mainly family run and the name of the group (which loosely translates as ‘hotels at your service’) says it all: the needs and well-being of their guests is their hosts’ and staff’s major concern.
Would you prefer a classy five-star hotel in a lively main street, or a rustic apartment in a quiet backstreet? Want to enjoy a happy evening or night at a vibrant hotel bar with a tasty cocktail or a cool Bavarian beer? Or would you rather have a nice and relaxing massage or take a dip in the pool? Maybe you are self-provided or want to eat á la carte? The choice is yours. The hotels and apartments from the ‘Hotels in Ihrem Sinne’ group will match your needs and will present you with your perfect home away from home during the most precious time of the year – your holidays.
Why not enjoy the culinary highlights offered by the charming rustic Bavarian five-star hotel Reindl’s Partenkirchner Hof (reindls.de)? Or book into three-star hotels Almenrausch or Edelweiß – two equally charming typical Bavarian hotels with a friendly and familial atmosphere (almenrauschundedelweiss.de).
Looking for a hotel that specialises in families? Stay at Leiners Familienhotel (leiners.de). Travelling as a couple? Four-star hotel Staudacher Hof (staudacherhof.de) will see to every one of your needs.
Regardless whether you book into one of these hotels or any other from the extensive list from the ‘Hotels in Ihrem Sinne’ group, all of them will make your personal dream of a perfect holiday come true.
Hotel Staudacherhof. © Hotel Staudacherhof
What else is there to do?
Equally varied as the hotels’ offers are the leisure activities offered by selected partners of the ‘Hotels in Ihrem Sinne’ group. Outdoor programmes will be tailored to your own specific needs by experts. Offers range from romantic sleigh rides to skiing lessons or rafting adventures. Again, the choice is yours to make!
The Zugspitzbahn and the ‘Hotels in Ihrem Sinne’ group are looking forward to your visit. What are you waiting for?
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