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Reviewed 28 June 2017

The story is the Austrian side of the summit is as high as the German side. How? Because Austrian elevation is from the Mediterranean Sea which is lower than the Baltic.

Great views, several nice picnic areas. And fun for kids too. Just hope for good weather.

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Berolz
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Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

Incredible views, amazing ride up the cable car. Loved the sledding. And good food at restaurant. Make sure you spend time up there - lots to do!

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 28 June 2017

Views from the top are great. The gondola was being repaired so we went up by cogwheel train. The gondola would have offered more exciting views. Spent 3 hours on the top. Watched birds, gliders, and a construction project. Worth the price. The Austrian pavilion and the German pavilion are connected so that you have access to all views.

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank SeekerOfGoodValue
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Reviewed 27 June 2017

You take a train, then a tram car to the top of Zugspitze. The view from there is awesome. You can see for miles, and also hike if you want to. It is the highest mountain in Germany, Austria is on the other side.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank cyw
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Reviewed 27 June 2017

If it was possible I would write a separate review for the site (the view and the mountain) and a separate review for the train and cable cart that gets you there - because the differences are day and night.
So of course the view on a clear sunny day is breath taking and I wouldn't even mind the very high price if it wasn't for the amount of time it takes to get there and the conditions that you have to face.
I do have to say it was my fault that I didn't read in advance that you can park your car at Eibsee lake instead of Garmish and it would save you about 30 min on the train, but, even considering this info I wouldn't do it again.
The train from Garmish to the top costs 53 EUR per person (no students discounts), the train leaves every hour! The ride takes 70-75 min! During which you need to switch to a different train, when you enter the tunnel that takes you to the last stop, the train stops waiting for the other train to pass. I though that we would only have to stop ones but not, we stopped on the way there and on the way back! It is a wait of about 5-7 min in total darkness around you and freezing cold.
Then you have to almost run from the train to the cable cart that leave every 10-15 min but, exactly 5 min after the train arrives and the signs that lead you there aren't very clear.
On the top currently there is a lot of construction work going on and blocking some of the view and the atmosphere - which is also the reason you have to take the train, the Eibsee cable cart that used to take you straight to the top is under construction till the end of the year.
It would all be OK if not the way back which was just horrible. The amount of people on the platform waiting for the 15.30 train was absurd. We barely had a place to stand on the train, it was that full of people... of course once again we had to change trains in the middle and this time the next train wasn't there yet, we had to wait about 10 min untill it arrived and there were still so many people that not all found a place to sit.
If you have a choice wait until the Eibsee cable cart construction is completed and then come here to fully enjoy this experience.

Date of experience: June 2017
3  Thank Zfonit
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