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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.
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
Great trip. Remember to take a jacket, it is verycold at the top of Zugspitze.
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 :)
Great for Zugspitze but totally misleading for the Ettal part: probably just a trick to combine two tours/groups in the same bus. We got to Ettal around 11:30, washroom break (longer since free), entered the church during mass and left after 5 minutes (this tour is only on Sundays – mass…), 5 minutes in the courtyard and then 10 minutes near a specific souvenir shop to wait for the bus (from carrying the other group to Linderhof). Then drive to Garmisch-Partenkirchen, take the cable car to Zugspitze – around 20 frantic minutes on top (great weather; the guide really too worried not to lose someone), take another cable car to the glacier (down 300 m), spend around a hour here (time for lunch), then take the cogwheel train down at 15:30 (most of the ride is in a tunnel), then at 17 take the bus back.Great for the mountain part, no extra payment, but Ettal shouldn’t be advertised.
The coach is good, the programme is perfect, the guide is also good. However, on that day, there was a very bad traffic congestion from Munich to Zugspitze. Therefore, the programme was delay, and everything became hurry and rush. In this case, I prefer the extension of the time. However, I understand that it was not on my own decision since we still had a lot of people went together. In overall, the tour quality is good.
Excellent tour and Maria took very good care of us, she even entertained us with facts and stories of the area while we sat in Sunday traffic. It's too bad the tour couldn"t leave earlier so we could get a little more time in Ettal.
The Zugspitze is a great experience, however, the tour operator is highly disorganised. They were not aware of group numbers until seating us. We had too many for the bus and needed a double decker. This would take a while as roads were closed due to a marathon.No problem. We would wait. After a while the bulk of the group got back on the original bus. When our group of six moved to do the same we were told to wait for the second bus. I asked about our paperwork. That was retrieved from the original bus and given to our guide waiting with us. Half an hour after the original bus had left, ours arrived. We hopped on ,got seated, the guide came down to the back of the bus to us and said something us about the Linderberg Tour. I just looked at her and said "No, the Zugspitze Tour." She looked at me and said that that tour was the bus that had gone and we should have been on it. WE HAD BEEN TOLD WE COULDN'T GET ON. Originally the operator thought the Zugspitze Tour was overbooked when really they were trying to put two different tours on the same bus. They must have worked it out, to send the first bus off, but they didn't ensure that we got on the right bus. My voucher that was retreived had Zugspitze written on it in large colour print. After some frantic phone calls we went with the Linderberg Tour group and caught up with our tour on their way back from the Ettal Monastery to the Zugspitze. Unfortunately we missed part of our tour which is meant to be magnificent but we did get the mountain. The organisation is ordinary but the mountain alps are highly recommended.