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From Munich: Zugspitze Mountain Van Tour

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Activity provider: Pure Bavaria Tours

From Munich: Zugspitze Mountain Van Tour

Activity provider: Pure Bavaria Tours
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Travel to Garmisch-Partenkirchen from Munich and ascend the Zugspitze, Germany’s highest mountain, by cable car. Have a beer at the highest beer garden in the country and take a round-trip ride through the mountains by a cog-wheel train as well!

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  • Ascend to the summit of the Zugspitze by cable car
  • Enjoy a beer at Germany’s highest beer garden
  • Take a round-trip journey through the mountains by cog-wheel train
  • Experience exquisite views of Germany from top the of Zugspitze Mountain
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Enjoy a day in the German Alps on a full-day excursion from Munich to the Zugspitze. You’ll travel to Garmisch-Partenkirchen, where you’ll take a cable car up the 2962 meters to the summit of Germany’s tallest peak. The Zugspitze marks the international border between Germany and Austria. In fact there are lifts from both countries that meet at the top of the mountain. In addition restaurants and shops at the summit, there are also telescopes available. From the top you’ll have breathtaking views of the Alps which seem to stretch on forever. You’ll take a break for lunch at a small mountain hut, where you’ll also have lovely views over the peaks of the Alps and even into the Munich area. After lunch you’ll jump from Germany into Austria (no passport necessary). You’ll have the opportunity to enjoy a beer in Germany’s highest beer garden! The final highlight of the tour is a round-trip ride through the mountains on a cog-wheel train.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Local tour guide
  • Air-conditioned van
  • Cable car ticket (€63/person)
  • Lunch

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  • The duration of the trip is 6-8 hours.
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Great service and a comfortable ride in a van with Mario. We chose this for the small group size and it didn’t disappoint. Mario tried to make sure we could sit together with our children and gave us tips on how to get best views in the cable car etc. thanks for the fun!

October 28, 2022

Zugspitze was such a wonderful experience- the glacier at the top is a must do! You will catch a glimpse of the lake from the cable car. Mario was a superb guide - arriving right on time, lovely driving and guiding us through everything including recommendations for lunch! It took about 8 hours in all and is an enjoyable experience that can also be done by seniors.

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September 28, 2022

What a terrific day! Our guide Armin picked us up right at our hotel. He gave us history and info during the drive. It was very snowy but we were still able to take the cable car up to the top. We got pix with the cross/highest point in Germany and had a coffee in one of the cafes. We really didn't mind that we couldn't see much because the snowy mountains were still fun! They closed the cable car due to winds as soon as we got to the top so we took the cog train down. Armin took us into Garmisch & Partenkirchen to shop and see the 1936 Olympic stadium.

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March 18, 2020

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