A holiday paradise by the Zugspitze in the Tyrolean Alps
The border mountain between Austria and Germany
The Zugspitze is situated on the edge of the Wetterstein range in the northern Limestone Alps. The border runs between Austria (Tyrol) and Germany (Bavaria) between the Zugspitze's western and eastern peak and the Zugspitze is therefore also the highest peak in Germany with 2,962 m. You reach the peak from the resort with a trip on the Tiroler Zugspitzbahn cable car that takes just a few minutes and are then rewarded with a stunning view into the distance over the mountain peaks in four countries from the panoramic terrace.
Trip up the Zugspitze
As one of the most prominent panoramic mountains in the region, the Zugspitze attracts crowds of day trippers and mountain sports enthusiasts from far and wide. You can reach the Zugspitze platform after just a 10-minute ride in the modern cable car, which is just a few steps away from the resort. Once up there, magically beautiful views open up to you over the peaks of the two and three thousand metre mountains in the eastern Alps on a clear day. The peak restaurant with its panoramic window, the "Fascination Zugspitze" interactive museum and a little Snow Crystal world are also located on the peak.
From the first ascent to a recreational destination
The Zugspitze is part of the Wetterstein range and is situated right on the border between neighbouring Bavaria and Tyrol. With the Schneeferner Glacier, the Zugspitze is also home to Germany's only glacier. The mountain was ascended for the first time on 27.08.1820 by Lieutenant Josef Naus; Münchner Haus was the first refuge to be built on the peak in 1897. The Zugspitze's favourable location soon led to it being developed for tourism. 3 cable cars in total lead up to the peak today and attract thousands of holidaymakers to the panorama platform every year to enjoy the stunning long-distance views over 4 countries.