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Zugspitze Gipfel - Höchster Punkt Bayern

Zugspitze Gipfel - Höchster Punkt Bayern

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  • Jürgen Hild

    If you intend to climb the Zugspitze from Ehrwald and take the train back down, you should first inquire about the operating hours of the Tiroler Zugspitzbahn.

    Several times a month a fondue evening takes place on the Zugspitze, where the train runs until 9.30 pm. So you can take your time on the climb and miss the big bustle, if you reach the summit after 5 pm.

    The course can of course be used if you do not participate in the fondue evening. The ticket can be bought directly before the start of the trip at the summit. In fine weather you can admire the beautiful sunset on the Zugspitze and the summit belongs to you, with luck, all alone.

    Information on the extended operating times can be found on the page of the Tiroler Zugspitzbahn under the heading "Events".

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    • February 11, 2017

  • Here you should get up pretty early, because as soon as the train opens, the most famous summit in Germany is flooded with tourists.

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    • January 13, 2015

  • More strenuous but rewarding climb to the Zugspitze. Certainly not suitable for everyone, since there are some difficult sections here.

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    • July 10, 2017

  • When hiking from the glacier to the seats, the path forks to the right, it is easier to keep to the right, the left is high alpine.

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    • August 5, 2018

  • If you don't want to run, you can take a highly modern cable car, around 50 euros.

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    • February 9, 2020

  • The inexperienced should go the via ferrata from the Wiener-Neustädter Hütte to the Zugspitze only with via ferrata. This is especially true when snow is.

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    • December 2, 2016

  • First a very steep gravel field, then Kraxelei high to the ridge - exhausting but worthwhile due to the views in any case.

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    • June 30, 2018

  • Quite a long and strenuous ascent to the Zugspitze, but it is worth persevering in the end, as the summit gives you a wonderful view.

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    • August 21, 2020

  • Through Höllental on the Zugspitze currently only with crampons. Without it, it is extremely dangerous to impossible on the naked ice on the Höllentalferner. There are some climbers back without crampons.
    At the Randkluft currently several meters (about 5-6) must be climbed freely without security. Is for the only via ferrata goers a challenge.

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    • August 23, 2018

  • A mega distant view in good weather.

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    • February 13, 2020

  • The subsurface should not be underestimated. That takes strength.

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    • July 14, 2020

  • If you want to go up, you should prepare very well. For "flatlanders" this is no easy hike

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    • August 18, 2018

  • It's best to go during the week, the summit is completely overcrowded

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    • September 18, 2018

  • Anyone who is sure-footed and free from giddiness will not have any problems here. The more dangerous and sloping passages are all insured with wire ropes.

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    • November 8, 2017

  • This is what it feels like when the whole of Germany is at your feet: At exactly 2,962 meters above sea level, the Zugspitze is the largest elevation in the country, home to its three glaciers and its highest ski area. Half the year there is plenty of natural snow for skiing and boarding on 20 kilometers of slopes.

    The Zugspitze also makes non-skiers happy: at the very top, an impressive 360 ° panorama opens up a clear view of over 400 mountain peaks in four countries. The Zugspitz exhibition sharpens the view for the historical development of Germany's most famous mountain. Three toboggan runs, Germany's highest church, an igloo village and the excellent mountain gastronomy make for smiling faces. Only when sunbathing in a deck chair do the eyelids close with relish.

    Whether winter sports enthusiasts, nature lovers, romantics or sun worshipers: With the mountain railways everyone can discover the snow-covered Zugspitze from their own perspective.


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    • December 14, 2019

  • Should one have been, in Germany at the top.

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    • August 5, 2018

  • beautiful gilded summit cross, which has the form since the first ascents.
    Quite a lot of people up there on the small spot of the summit and also on the way there. Nevertheless, a summit photo of the highest mountain in Germany must not be missing, especially if you have run from the very bottom (Ehrwald in my case) up to.

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    • August 21, 2018

  • With good physical condition and some alpine experience you can master this climb relatively well.

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    • August 21, 2018

  • Great view when the weather is nice

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    • August 10, 2020

  • Breathtaking view from here

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    • August 18, 2020

  • Now sticks a Komoot sticker ;-)

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    • March 4, 2015

  • A magnificent view of the mountains and the Eibsee

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    • October 1, 2019

  • The ascent via the stopper puller with an overnight stay at the Knorrhütte and the subsequent descent via Reintal and a stop at the Reintalangerhütte is a beautiful weekend tour and definitely recommended.

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    • October 4, 2018

  • What a view. gloriously

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    • June 9, 2016

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