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Olympiastr. 27, 82467 Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria, Germany
+49 8821 7970
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From GaPa Bahnhof to Grainau the train is like an ordinary train. In Grainau you change to a cog train. After Eibsee the cog train starts climbing up in a 4,8 km long tunnel, about 1400 vertical meters. Walk out of the train top station...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Sampo_K_i
Reviewed 11 January 2019

Amazing train ride , done it before with the family in the summer, Winter was a whole new experience and very much worth it, Always good to check the web cam before going up, we had a superb blue sky day on Dec 25th, but...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 65HappyCamper
Reviewed 9 January 2019

We actually hiked up to the Zugspitze and then took this train back down. It is quite nice to take and the views are nice along most of the ride. It can get crowded though.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank karimmaarouf
Reviewed 6 January 2019

Situated right outside the back entrance to Garmisch Partenkirchen railway station (look for the signs) this is a convenient, if somewhat pricey, way to get to the Zugspitze. You have the opportunity to return by cable car to Eibsee and coming back on the local...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Alan B
Reviewed 19 December 2018

Fun excursion, but be sure to arrive a few minutes early and board the train in Garmisch-Partenkirchen as it may be full if you try and get on at the Eibsee station .

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank RobEugeneOr
Reviewed 14 November 2018

The Cogwheel Train takes you up to the glacier on the Zugspitz where you can sled on the snow and walk around looking at the amazing views. In the winter you can also ski. If you want to go to the top of the Zugspitz...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Katealoni
Reviewed 10 November 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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

Date of experience: September 2018
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

Date of experience: September 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
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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