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The Zugspitze

Mountain offering a special experience, with a fantastic view

Perhaps you have already heard of this mountain, the Zugspitze, Germany's highest summit. So maybe you are thinking - why Germany, when the Romantik Hotel Spielmann is in Tyrol, Austria? The answer is very easy: the Zugspitze, with its 2,962 metres, is a mountain serving as an international border, accessible from both countries. The Zugspitze presents itself in a wholly different aspect from Germany than when viewed from Ehrwald; nonetheless the two countries share a magnificent sight, offering a fabulously far-reaching view.

A trip onto the Zugspitze is truly a highlight! As a visitor, or in winter for skiing and in the summer for hiking or mountain-climbing, the Zugspitze is always worth an excursion!


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Zugspitzbahn cable-car system

2 cable-car systems and 1 cogwheel railway

If you do not want to climb up the Zugspitze by foot, there are three options for ascending to its summit:

  • From Ehrwald 
    with the Tyrol Zugspitzbahn (cable-car system)
    Length: 3,600 m, height difference: 1,725 m, journey time: 10 mins., 2 cabins for 100 people each, tallest supporting pillar: 55 m, highest distance from ground: 160 m
  • From Garmisch/Grainau (D) with the cogwheel railway
  • From Garmisch/Grainau (D) with the Bavarian Zugspitzbahn (cable-car system)
    NEWLY BUILT IN 2017 - an extraordinary cable-car system, holder of three records!
    Highest steel-construction supporting pillar for a suspension-based cable-car system, at 127 m; worldꞌs largest height difference, at 1,945 m in one section; world's longest free suspension area, at 3,213 m.
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Worth seeing; events

At the Zugspitzeꞌs summit

  • Summit terrace with a view that spans 4 countries
  • In the winter, an especially beautiful long-distance view, possibly as far as the Grossglockner, Piz Bernina or the Munich Olympic Tower
  • Visit to the chapel ꞌMaria Heimsuchung (ꞌThe Visitation of Maryꞌ;
    Germany's highest-altitude house of worship, a place for calm and reflectiveness
  • Overnight stay at the igloo village (only in winter);
    unique opportunity for an overnight stay in one of the 20 snow-houses; the igloo village also boasts a bar, a kitchen and two whirlpools

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We are happy to inform you about further details of the events. For the events ꞌSunrise Tripꞌ and ꞌFondue Eveningꞌ in the mountain-summit restaurant, it is essential to reserve at an early date, at best several months in advance!

Fondue Evening

In the summit restaurant

Sunrise trip

Onto the summit before daybreak

Gatterl Mass

09.09.2018

Zugspitze Oktoberfest

22.-30.09.2018

Zugspitz Ultra-Trail

15.-17.06.2018

New Yearꞌs Eve on the Mountain

31.12.2018

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