A landmark Mountain
The Zugspitze is one of the landmark mountains in the Alps because of it's unparalled views. This is due to the fact that there are no peaks of a similar height in the immediate vicinity. Nothing obstructs the view across 4 countries from the peak which is superb on clear days!
The prevailing rock type of the Zugspitze, or the Wetterstein mountain, is compact limestone, which was formed 210 million years ago and moved upward approximately 100 million years ago. The predominant rock on the Zugspitze has special characteristics and is therefore also known as Wetterstein lime.
The Schneeferner is the largest German glacier. However, this glacier has shrunk so greatly that it split into two parts long ago (Northern and Sourthern Schneeferner) and now hardly represents more than an field of ice.
The first ascent
The first ascent of the Zugspitze was on 27th August 1820 by Lieutenant Naus. Since then the peak has become the target for many mountaineers of all nationalities. In 1897 the Munich House with meteorological tower (1900) was erected as a hut for shelter by the Munich Section of the German Alpine Association.
Tiroler Gipfel Kreuz
Bergstation Bayerische Zugspitzbahn
Telekom Austria & Katastrophenfunk
Austro Control Flugüberwachung
Science and Research
Through early development and its favorable location, technology, however, also soon found its way to the peak. Besides the above-mentioned cable railways, science and research have captured the Zugspitze. The German Weather Service, Max Planck Institute, Fraunhofer Institute, aerials and transmitters of various establishments, and Austrocontrol, to name but a few, make use of the extraordinary location.
Guided Peak Tour
Exclusive for guests of the Tiroler Zugspitzbahn!
- The Zugspitze is a mountain with many facets. Our Guided Peak Tour will give you an insight into the myths and history of the Zugspitze.
- Details of tour times are available at the valley station and Info Point on the peak.
- Tours are only during summer season.
- With our free audio guide your mobile phone can become your guide in summer and winter when visiting the Zugspitze.
Summit ticket „Zugspitze“ WINTER 2022/23
|Berg- und Talfahrt||Einfache Fahrt|
|Erwachsene||€ 51,00||€ 33,00|
|Erwachsene ab 60 % Grad der Behinderung||€ 43,50|
|Jugendliche, 16–18 Jahre||€ 41,00||€ 26,50|
|Kinder, 6–15 Jahre||€ 31,00||€ 20,00|
|Eltern + 1 Kind (Kind bis einschl. 18 Jahren)||€ 116,00||€ 75,00|
|Eltern + 2 Kinder (Kind bis einschl. 18 Jahren)||€ 130,00||€ 84,00|
|1 Elternteil + 1 Kind (Kind bis einschl. 18 Jahren)||€ 65,00||€ 42,00|
|1 Elternteil + 2 Kinder (Kind bis einschl. 18 Jahren)||€ 79,00||€ 51,00|
|Weiteres Kind in der Familie||€ 14,00||€ 9,00|
|Gruppen ab 15 Personen|
|Gruppe Erwachsen, Preis p. P.||€ 43,50||€ 28,00|
|Gruppe Kind, Jugend (6-18 Jahre) ab 15 Personen,|
Schüler mit Lehrperson bis einschl. 21 Jahre ab 15 Personen, Preis p. P.
|€ 26,00||€ 17,00|
|Hund||€ 5,00||€ 5,00|
|Up and downhill ride||Single ride|
|Adults||€ 51,00||€ 33,00|
|Adults from 60 % degree of disability||€ 43,50|
|Teens, 16–18 years||€ 41,00||€ 26,50|
|Children, 6–15 years||€ 31,00||€ 20,00|
|Parents + 1 child (child up to 18 years)||€ 116,00||€ 75,00|
|Parents + 2 children (children up to 18 years)||€ 130,00||€ 84,00|
|1 Parent + 1 child (child up to 18 years)||€ 65,00||€ 42,00|
|1 Parent + 2 children (child up to 18 years)||€ 79,00||€ 51,00|
|additional child in the family (up to 18 years)||€ 14,00||€ 9,00|
|Groups from 15 persons, price p. P.||€ 43,50||€ 28,00|
|Groups of children, teenagers (6-18 years) from 15 persons, students with teacher up to 21 years from 15 persons, price p. P.||€ 26,00||€ 17,00|
|Dogs||€ 5,00||€ 5,00|
- 1x Ride with the Tiroler Zugspitzbahn
- 1x Entrance „adventure museum free
- 1x Entrance snow crystal world free
- 1x Entrance BAHNORAMA at the valley station free
- Technical exhibition room at the station
- Prices valid to 16.04.2023
Would you like to visit the Ehrwalder Almbahn as well?
Then the combination ticket "Ehrwald hoch 2" would be interesting for you! Two cable cars – the Tiroler Zugspitzbahn and the Ehrwalder Almbahn – at a reduced price!