The Zugspitze round trek
The Zugspitze summit, with an altitude of 2.962 m, Germany’s highest mountains, is one of the best-known climbing destinations in the Alps and can be easily summited by cable car. This walking tour takes you around the Zugspitze and you will discover this mountain from every perspective possible. On top of that the route encompasses the most amazing walking destinations: sensational and breathtaking ravine-crossings, most impressive with their height and the sheer volume of water! Then through wild-romantic alpine pastures, past grazing cattle from alp to alp. We recommend a recuperating break over a typical Bavarian lunch‚ Brotzeit’. As a final highlight of the tour you glide up to the Zugspitze summit by cable car – an especially memorable experience, not to be missed!
Varied walking tour only requiring a good basic fitness level. You walk on well maintained walking trails and partly on forest paths. Higher gradients are managed mostly by transfers or cable car. Daily walking times are max. 5 hours.
Duration7 Days I Tour Difficulty: 2 (of 5)
What is included6 overnight stays as stated, incl. Breakfast; Luggage transfer; Welcome meeting; Cable car descent Ehrwald; Cog railway ride Zugspitzbahn Eibsee – Garmisch; Carefully elaborated route description; Detailed travel and tour documents (1x per room); Service hotline
What is not includedFlights, insurance (recommended), entry fees, other meals and drinks, transfer from/to airport, public transportation costs (Train fare from Klais to Mittenwald, approx. 3 Euro per person; Bus fare from Seefeld to Leutasch, approx. 3 Euro per person; Bus fare from Leutasch to Gaistal, approx. 3 Euro per person), visitor's taxes.
Best periodJune, July, August, September
Day 1: Individual arrival at Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Day 2: From Garmisch to Mittenwald/Klais, ‘Partnach Gorge’ (approx. 5 hours | 16 km | + 640 m, - 430 m.)
Day 3: From Mittenwald/Klais to Leutasch ‚Leutasch valley’ (approx. 4 hours | 14 km | + 220 m, - 30 m)
Day 4: Day off or lake walking tour (approx. 3 hours | 9 km | + 300 m, - 220 m)
Day 5: From Leutasch to Ehrwald ‘Nature paradise Gaistal’ (approx. 5 hours | 17 km | + 440 m, - 290 m)
Day 6: From Ehrwald to Garmisch, ‘Eibsee’ (approx. 4,5 hours | 12 km | + 540 m, - 510 m)
Day 7: Individual departure or extra days