4.5 star rating: Recommended 47 Reviews

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  • Location: Munich, Germany
  • Duration:  8 hours (approx.)

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Ettal Monastery and Zugspitze Day Tour from Munich. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

The bus ride was great. You get to see the countryside of Bavaria.The only bad part was the top of the mountain was fogged over. it's the chance you take when up on top. The views going up were the best you will ever see. Very Beautiful. The lunch was fantastic and the train ride down was just as good as the ride up.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

We were very lucky that the weather was very good. At the summit, the visibility was up to 140km.
Everything was good, from the bus ride, to the cable car ride up, to the time spent on the top, and the cog railway down. I took lots and lots of pictures until my camera ran out of battery.
At the summit, there was a short climbing trip holding on to steel cables and bars anchored to the rock. It led you to the cross at the actual summit. It is certainly for those who are more adventurous. It was outside the usual tourist fence, done at your own risk, but certainly added another dimension of fun to the mostly arranged tour.
Because of the good weather, the traffic back to Munich took a little longer. The tour leader was very attentive. Overall it was a very good trip.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

Gorgeous! Both the monastery and mountain are breathtaking. The visibility wasn't great but we still have a wonderful trip and played in snow in early July!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

What a great day. Gunter our travel guide was very knowledgeable and fun. The trip was well coordinated and ran very smoothly. We lucked out on weather and had a clear day at the summit.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

You must do this. Its breathtaking. Tour quality is top notch. Guides excellent. Very well organized.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2014

Ettal Monastery was a very pleasant surprise. Had not heard of this before booking the tour, but a service was being held in the church while we were there, and it was soooooo beautiful.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2013

The trip to Zugspitze was the highlight of our trip. Even though it was raining and foggy, the entire experience was breathtaking. Our guide was pleasant, knowledgeable, and friendly.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2013

We were lucky to have good weather to see this beautiful Ettal Monastery and especially Zugspitze mountain and it was breath-taking!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2013

Love this trip!!! Great destinations!!! Great transportation!!! Very sweet and knowledgeable guide. We highly recommend this tour!!! Unfortunately very little time (20-30 min) at the Ettal Monastery.. :(

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2013

Its was an excellent tour. The Tour Guide was amazing and provided us with detailed history of Munich and the places we visited. This was our first tour with Viator and we are already planning to book the next tour this week. Infact I also recommended one of my friend to book a trip from here in Amsterdam. Definitely a 5 star for the tour.....and if possible more than 5 :)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2013

A very nice and interesting tour conducted by an excellent guide.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2013

On this trip we had a very nice tourguide. Ettal is very beautiful monastery. The Zugspitze was beautiful to. Very cloudy, so did not see much of the panoramics but still a trip worth taking.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2013

Cold and rainy this day but our guide Gunter made the trip worthwhile. He was very upbeat, informative, and there to help us with any question or concern.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2012

Fabulous trio and awesome tour guide!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2012

I would highly recommend this tour. Guide was great and the bus ride was comfortable.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2012

You can't miss this tour, a must for sure if your in Munich.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2012

Gunther was a good tour guide. Excellent day trip to the mountains. He spoke many languages whilst on the coach which was good for all passengers as some were spanish, english, german etc but it did get a little annoying after being constant for 1 hour. The scenery was lovely and a well organised trip. Would recommend.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2012

In terms of WOW factor, the Zugspitze tour wins hands down! We were very fortunate to get sunny weather on the day of our tour. We got fantastic views of the peak , surrounding mountains and glacier. Note: very important to bring along an extra layer of warm clothing or you will freeze like I did in shorts, a t-shirt and a thin runner's jacket. It was 9C at the peak with gusty winds whereas back in Munich it was around 30C. Ettal Monastery was also very good although we did not have much time to spend there as the queue for the cable car ride up Zugspitze was very long (1/2 hour wait) leaving us not much time for the Monastery. Beautiful alpine scenery along the way. Gunther, our guide, did a great job. Some of the passengers were not heeding to his instructions to be on time. Very inconsiderate.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2011

I can say that this was one of the most enjoyable days of my trip to Munich. And what a beautiful day it was as well. The monastery is interesting to visit but the highlight of the tour is the Mountain including the ride in the cable car and cog wheel train. Spectacular views all around.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2010

Unfortunately our day was delayed to unforseen traffic jams as well as change in weather. Our tour guide Debbie was awesome. She tried to connect with each individual group of travelors. Stayed positive with all our obstacles that occurred. Very knowledgeable, friendly and courteous.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2010

Good composition of iterneraries. Could start earlier to compensate for the autobahn traffic jam. Guide was good and professional and did make up time by returning late to Munich.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2010

Beautiful and very exciting. There was the perfect amount of time for everything...

David F
Bermuda

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2010

A must do! This was the high point of our Munich vacation. Being in the German Alps was something we will never forget. Breathtaking view and experience.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2010

How can anyone say anything negative about the Zugspitze. We were dissappointed there was no snow, but that couldn't be helped.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2010

Tour was great. Guide walked to fast for a lot of the people and we had to search for her at the ticket offices. Guide talked too much. When she wasn't telling us about what we were seeing and going to see. she was talking to the bus driver. She never shut up for a moment the entire tour.

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