The Zugspitze round trek, Garmisch-Partenkirchen

€820 per person

Join us on a breathtaking self-guided hiking tour around the highest peak in Germany – the Zugspitze summit (2962m). You will gather impressions of this infamous climbing destination from all perspectives while comfortably following well-maintained walking trails with no long steep stages. The route offers beautiful landscapes – remarkable ravine-crossings, lush green pastures, and evergreen forests. The cable car ride to the Zugspitze summit is one of the most amazing experiences you can reward yourself with. Enjoy idyllic alpine views and take your time to taste a classic Bavarian ‘Brotzeit’. On both sides of the Wetterstein massif you will find tranquil villages, ideally suited for a good nights rest.

  • Destination
  • Duration
    7 Days I Level: 2/3 (of 5)
  • What is included
    6 overnight stays in pretty 3* hotels and country inns incl. breakfast; Luggage transfer; Cable car descent Ehrwald; Cog railway ride Zugspitzbahn Eibsee – Garmisch; Detailed travel and tour documents (1 set per room); Detailed route notes and maps; GPS tracks access through navigation app; Service hotline
  • What is not included
    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 period
    end of May, June, July, August, September, mid-October
Day 1: Individual arrival at Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Garmisch-Partenkirchen is a German ski resort in Bavaria, formed when 2 towns united in 1935. It's a prominent destination for skiing and ice skating as well as hiking. The town lies near the Zugspitze, Germany's highest peak, with a 2,962m. Garmisch-Partenkirchen will touch you with its originality, its liveliness and its Bavarian charm.
Day 2: From Garmisch to Mittenwald/Klais, "Partnach Gorge" (16km, 5hrs, +640m/-430m; *options to shorten the mileage!)
Your independent hiking tour starts with a particularly picturesque walk through the Partnach Gorge. As you follow your route to Klais or Mittenwald where your next overnight will be, the forest landscape is slowly replaced by soft hills and alpine pastures.
Day 3: From Mittenwald/Klais to Leutasch "Leutasch valley" (14km, 4hrs, +220m/-30m)
As you follow your route through the gorge encountering daring wooden footbridges observe the impressive stone masonry cut which helped form this impressive trail. Enjoy the contrasting walk along the Leutascher Ache river out of the forest and into the valley. You will walk past hamlets and meadows covered in flowers with the rugged peaks of the Wetterstein massif in the background.
Day 4: Rest day or a lake walking tour (11km, 4hrs, +350m/-350m)
Today you can choose either to relax or have a short self-guided walk along the Jakobsweg to the panoramic view at the Ropferstubn or climb to the viewing lodge at the Brunschkopf. Take a leisurely stroll around Lake Weidach or even higher - to the rustic Wildmoosalm. Return to Leutasch by bus for an overnight.
Day 5: From Leutasch to Ehrwald "Nature paradise Gaistal" (17km, 5hrs, +440m/-290m)
Today’s independent walking route begins with a short bus ride into Gaistal valley. You will experience the rustic side of Germany - the summer in Gaistal is enjoyed by Haflinger horses, brown and grey cattle as well as the Scottish Galloways. Follow the Ganghofer path up to Ehrwalder alpine pasture with some beautiful views along the way.
Day 6: From Ehrwald to Garmisch, ‘Eibsee’ (12km, 4.30hrs, +540m/-510m)
The last day of this independent hiking tour is dedicated to the Zugspitze summit itself. You ascend to the foothills of the summit from where you can take a cable car up to the very top. No view can keep up with the 360​​° panorama on the Zugspitze summit. Where else can you see 400 mountain peaks in four countries? The tour ends at the beautiful lake Eibsee with a breathtaking panoramic view. Take the Zugspitz train back to Garmisch for your last overnight.
Day 7: Departure day


820 Euro per person in twin/dbl room (18/05-09/06; 16/09-06/10)
895 Euro per person in twin/dbl room (10-30/06; 26/08-15/09)
950 Euro per person in twin/dbl room (01/07-25/08)
Single room & Solo Traveler supplement
Single room supplement: 245 Euro
Solo traveler supplement: 325 Euro (incl. also sgl. room supplement)
Daily arrivals from mid-May till the beginning of October! Tour program, well suited for families with children of 8 years old and up. A walking tour rich in variety, you walk on well-maintained walking paths and in parts on forest roads. Bigger altitude differences are bridged by transfers or cable car rides. Overall comfortable walks requiring a basic fitness level. Only the tour on the first day through the Partnachklamm ravine requires some endurance and stamina. We recommend children are used to a few hours of walking in one go and have some walking experience. Suitable for children from 8 years and above. Getting to the starting point: Train journey to Garmisch-Partenkirchen and then a short walk or a short bus ride to the start hotel.
3* hotels and very good family pensions, en-suite rooms, incl. breakfast (option for hotels upgrades; please contact us for details).

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