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Expensive but worth it!

We thought it was rather expensive just to ride a train. However, once we completed our trip we... read more

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Punta Gorda, Florida
To the top...

The staff helped answer all questions prior to taking the train. A couple answered questions and we... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2018
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Olympiastr. 27, 82467 Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria, Germany
+49 8821 7970
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We thought it was rather expensive just to ride a train. However, once we completed our trip we declared it was worth it! What a beautiful ride to the top of the mountain. Gorgeous scenery. It takes about 1.5 hrs. to get to the top....More

Thank MelissaScottkk58
Reviewed 27 September 2018

The staff helped answer all questions prior to taking the train. A couple answered questions and we were good to go (and very happy we did). d

Thank kjtvpres
Reviewed 25 September 2018

Situated in Garmisch Partenkirchen railway station,going through a tunnel on the other side of the station,U arrive in the area of Zugspitze complex, Generally,U are facing a long row of visitors ,waiting to obtain their tickets. After the formalities,getting the tickets, U are waiting the...More

Thank niki i
Reviewed 21 September 2018

Arriving by Train from Munich there is only a short walk to Ticket office and the start of the Train trip . It can be a bit crowded but worthwhile . I took the Cog Railway all the way to the Glacier , then the...More

Thank edwinf1
Reviewed 14 September 2018

Buy the one day return package from Garmisch - Partenkirchen station, the scenery starting from Garmisch to Eibsee was so beautiful.

Thank Handoko T
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

Parked easily with free on street parking in Garmisch. In high season advisable to arrive a good 30 mins before train departs as the guards only allow the correct number of visitors though to platform. Train journey pretty through to Eibsee where we changed to...More

1  Thank karen N
Reviewed 8 August 2018

We bought tickets for Zugspitze and the Garmisch-Classic and took the train to Zugspitzplatt. A lovely train ride with some stunning views, especially of Eibsee. From there we took the cable car up to the top of Zugspitze and came down by the super fast...More

1  Thank Luci R
Reviewed 27 July 2018

We left Garmisch on the first train at 8:15, and glad we did. Later trains were very crowded. We got off at the Eibsee and took the Gondola up to the Zugspitze. Cost was 52 euros and worth every bit. A great experience.

1  Thank LovinEurope
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

Got the first train in the morning from Garmish up to the Zugspitze. The journey was simply stunning and the views were to die for. The first part of the journey was out In open. There were views of the mountain ranges from all the...More

Thank WelshLorna
Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

Using the cable car to get to the top of the Zugspitze is definitely not cheap. But the views you have during the way up are spectacular and the views from the summit station are impressive as well. The cable car is nice and modern...More

1  Thank 830RobertM830
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Response from Michael C | Reviewed this property |
Right behind the Garmisch trainstation, is the "Zugspitzbahn" station. You buy your ticket and board the train there. It also stops at "Hausberg", but there is no ticket office/mashine there, so you'll need to have bought... More