The Zugspitze is served by 3 cable railways. The first, the Tyrolean Zugspitze Cable Railway in Ehrwald, was opened in 1926, the Eibsee cable railway in Grainau in 1963 and the Bavarian Glacier Railway in 1992. The base station of the Tyrolean Zugspitze Cable Railway lies in the west at the foot of the Wetterstein mountain, at 1,225 m. The cable railway spans an altitude of 1,725 m.

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!

 
 
 

geology

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

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.

 

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“

 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
Families
  
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
  
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

Benefits

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!

 
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