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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.
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.
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.
Beautiful and very exciting. There was the perfect amount of time for everything...
Fred G D
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.
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.
How can anyone say anything negative about the Zugspitze. We were dissappointed there was no snow, but that couldn't be helped.
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.
Ettal Monastery was very lovely. Not much time there. Zugspitze was fantastic! Views were fabulous! We had snow. Take out restaurant was very good.
Very relaxing and probably the best activity we did on the trip.
We really enjoyed our excursion to Zugspitze. Although the weather was somewhat unpredictable and the view was restricted by snow falls and mist we had the time of our life. We enjoyed the various forms of transport. The service supplier was well organised and professional.
The entire trip was great! We fortunately had good weather and the views of the alps were spectacular. Our tour guide was knowledgable although a little dour. The only reason not to give 5 stars is that it wasn't clear where to check in and that process was disorganized. Once on the bus, no problems!
Highly recommended! It was such a great day. My husband and I were so happy that the tour guide made sure we went early to the Zugspitze panorama because of the rainy/cloudy weather expected later in the day. It was a wonderful experience and perfectly scheduled.
The tour was very well organized and it was great. Going up the Alps was a great experience. The weather was so good too. Recommend to anyone who is going to Munich
This tour was great! We headed by bus to the Ettal Monastery and had about half an hour to view the Monastery and the surrounding shops (which sold goods and liquors made by the monastery itself). It was perfect amount of time - we had the perfect amount of time to explore and weren't having to sit around waiting to get back on the bus. The monastery was beautiful - the inside was probably the most beautiful church, cathedral, monastery I saw during my time in Europe. It was absolutely stunning. When we went in a ceremony was going on, which was quite interesting to watch. After we got back on the bus and headed to Zugspitze - the whole way is spectacular scenary. Make sure you sit on the left side of the bus for uninterrupted views. The day we went was particularly bad weather and they had shut off the cable cars. We took the cogwheel train up but visability was bad on the mountain and you couldn't see anything from the observation deck. We ate at Germany's highest beer garden (delicious food) and headed back down. If you have the option of checking the weather before you book - please do! Book for a clear day! We still loved the tour and made the most of what we could do on Zugspitze. A beautiful area of Germany and a fun tour :)