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.
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.
Summit ticket „Zugspitze“
|Up and downhill ride||Single ride|
|Adults||€ 48,00||€ 31,00|
|Adults from 60 % degree of disability||€ 41,00|
|Teens, 16–18 years||€ 38,50||€ 25,00|
|Children, 6–15 years||€ 29,00||€ 19,00|
|Parents + 1 child (child up to 18 years)||€ 110,00||€ 71,00|
|Parents + 2 children (children up to 18 years)||€ 124,00||€ 80,00|
|1 Parent + 1 child (child up to 18 years)||€ 62,00||€ 40,00|
|1 Parent + 2 children (child up to 18 years)||€ 76,00||€ 49,00|
|additional child in the family (up to 18 years)||€ 14,00||€ 9,00|
|Groups 15–39 persons, price p. P.||€ 41,00||€ 26,00|
|Groups 40–99 persons, price p. P.||€ 39,50||€ 26,00|
|Groups from 100 persons, price p. P.||€ 37,50||€ 26,00|
|Groups of children, teenagers or students with teacher*||€ 25,00||€ 15,50|
|Dogs||€ 5,00||€ 5,00|
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!