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Zugspitze - Germany's Highest Mountain - Day Tour from Munich

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Visit the famous Zugspitze, Germany’s highest peak, on this guided, full-day trip with road transfers from Munich. Take a cable car to the summit of Zugspitze, Germany's highest mountain at 2,962 meters (9,718 feet) above sea level, for breathtaking views of Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Italy, then ride the cogwheel train back down.
  • Ride a cable car up the Zugspitze, Germany’s highest mountain
  • Catch the scenic cogwheel train back down
  • Soak up sweeping views over Germany, Austria, Italy, and Switzerland
  • Take it easy with convenient 2-way road transfers from central Munich
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What's Included

  • Cable car and cogwheel train ride
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional guide
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Karlsplatz (Stachus)
    80335 Munich, Germany

    In front of Karlsplatz 21/ Sonnenst. corner Bayerst. Take exit "G" or "F" from the basement. GMaps+: 4HQ7+GQ München Please be at the departure point 20 minutes prior departure.

Start time

10:00 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

This full-day excursion begins at the Bahnhofplatz in front of the ‘Karstadt’ department store, across from the main railway station.

Then drive through Garmisch-Partenkirchen and on to Eibsee to see Zugspitze, Germany's highest mountain at 2,962 meters (9,718 feet) above sea level. Take a cable car to the top of the mountain for incredible, breathtaking views. On a clear day, it’s possible to see over a thousand Bavarian, Austrian, Swiss and Italian mountain peaks at once from the summit. Descend back down the mountain via the Zugspitzbahn cog wheel train.

The tour ends with a return trip to Munich.


After a 2-hour drive from Munich with live commentary you'll arrive at Eibsee. There, you'll take the cable car up the Zugspitze.

Admission Ticket Free


After a one-hour stay at the viewing platform, you'll walk to the golden summit cross (approx. 45-60 min) and at 2pm approx. you'll take the cable car to the "Zugspitzplatt" with glacier. You'll have some time at disposal to have lunch or time for a bob slide on the glacier (Restaurants with Self-Service and Halal food). At approx. 4:00 PM Meeting at the Zugspitzstation to descend with the cogwheel train, and at 4:45 pm you'll start the bus drive back to Munich.

4 hours 15 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 78 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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If you have the time - don't miss this trip!
103 reviews
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It was a great...
Josegin_M, Oct 2022
It was a great experience. I would recommend this tour. The driver and the tour guide were great. I am good that everyone did had a great time.
Beautiful Mountain Tour!
Tammy_K, Sept 2022
Barbara was a great guide! She made sure that we got the most out of our excursion! The Currywurst at the glacier restaurant was really delicious!
Response from Host, Sept 2022
Barbara rocks. She is a very entertaining person. Visit us again
Elizabeth was an...
Robert_H, Aug 2022
Elizabeth was an excellent guide. Unfortunately the weather was not good and we did not have good viewing. She directed the driver to return via a scenic route that was very nice. Her commentary was knowledgeable and interesting.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Even if we do a lot, we can't change the weather can just be reached by our prayers. I'm glad she delivered an excellent day for you.
Way up high
Michael_D, Jul 2022
Well, this was, frankly, amazing. Made even more so by our tour guide Elizabeth, who was lovely and knowledgeable and charming. The journey is a couple of hours from Munich by coach, so quite a long day. Because of the very clement weather, it was also busy, but so worth the effort. The cable car trip up Zugspitze is incredible, six or seven minutes to go 2000 metres. German engineering at its finest. At the top you can eat, take in the breathtaking views, even go to Austria. You can see first hand the effects of climate change with the receding glacier, it makes for sober thought. You then take another cable car down to 2600 metres to the ski resort, and finally the cogwheel train through the mountain back to Eibsee. A fantastic day out.
Response from Host, Jul 2022
COme and visit the natura from Bavaria. With us you reach all points in our state. Happy to read your review
Worth your time
SuKiang_L, Jul 2022
Elisabeth was brilliant and the driver was very good too. The bus is very new and the trip was excellent, except for the three fellow travelers who decides to take their own detour, causing unnecessarily delay on the return bus ride.
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Come back next month and enjoy even more our tour. We are happy to see you again
Top of Zugpitze
SZEWEN_G, Jul 2022
Elizabeth was our tour guide and she was very courteous for everyone of us. She took the time to walk through in the bus and ask if we have any questions.
Response from Host, Jul 2022
She has the sympathy from a bavarian woman. Our team is very devoted to our state. Discover more from Bavaria with us.
Great experience
Jonas_H, Jul 2022
Great trip with amazing views and weather. Great guide (Barbara), but don't miss out on the glacier tour as well (free of charge from the Zugspitzplatt).
Response from Host, Jul 2022
She is very dedicated. We love our guests. Come soon Bavaria is wating for you
My favourite
rebeccahj2019, Sept 2019
Loved this tour, went again the second year in a row from Australia. Guide was fantastic and the bus was fresh and new each time. Views are amazing.
Fantastic views, excellent fun
Joel_N, Aug 2019
Booked through Viator on grey line tours from Munich to the Zugspitze with my family. The ride there was comfortable in a double-decker bus with large windows to see the scenery on the way, The cable car trip up the mountain was breathtaking, Up top, there was great views all around and fun to walk from Germany to Austria. My kids loved the part of time given in the lower section where they sled on the snow in August! There was plenty of time to take pictures and have fun. The cogwheel train return was interesting with nice views. Our tour guide Debbie was fun and interesting and gave us lots of information on the area.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great trip
Amreen_S, Jul 2019
It was a wonderful tour. The guide was very friendly and well explained. Well organised and punctual.
Boring Guide
Susan_T, Jul 2019
This trip would have warranted 5☆ despite the mixed weather conditions but for the guide. I have never heard a guide talk so much and say so little so watch out for Peter.... The trip itself was spectacular but even in July it was 5°c with a cold wind. However, once the cloud lifted the views were to die for! We had over 2.5 hours at the summit, which was plenty of time to grab a bite to eat & take as many photos as we wanted. The trip down on the cog wheel train took 1hr 20 but was a really interesting trip & the train itself was a true feat of engineering! If you have the time - don't miss this trip!
LykkeKolberg_P, Jun 2019
Unfortunately it was really cloudy so we had no view at all, but i’m Sure it would have been amazing if it hadn’t been cloudy
3 travelers found this review helpful
Nice day; worth the trip
Heather M, May 2019
We had a good experience and trip to Zugspitze. The weather was a bit overcast so we couldn't see as far as we'd hoped, but it was still lovely. Overall, I think the time spent at the top could be shortened by 45min-1 hour; but the day was lovely. Our guide Arnuld, was pleasant and helpful, but not super engaging. He was a bit cranky upon our arrival. My group and another couple had been told to arrive in the morning by 10:15 (the Viator paperwork indicated that), but Arnuld was upset and shared that we were "supposed to be there at 10am." I am not sure of the mitskae's origin, but he left before 10:15am, so if anyone else was still arriving, he left them there!
1 traveler found this review helpful
elisabissen, Jul 2018
Great time, very good tour guide a lot of information, we really enjoyed. We didn't have the perfect weather to see all the beautiful mountains but we had a great time.
There are no words to express such an...
normap_r, Aug 2017
There are no words to express such an exciting eperience
The Monastery tour was a little...
Brian M, Oct 2016
The Monastery tour was a little disappointing. More of an in-and-out thing. We didn't get to see the brewery since it was closed, and there was a service going in the church, so it was a bit weird trying to go in to see how it looked. Zugspitze is quite the experience. Would recommend, but just be aware that the weather at that altitude is highly variable. Don't expect to see four countries... GO expecting to see some breath-taking mountain scenery, and then be really happy if you get a clear day and can see everything.
Beautiful tour and just the right...
Michelle I, Oct 2016
Beautiful tour and just the right amount of time spent at each site. Elisabeth was informative and fun!
This is a fun day trip with beautiful...
Rand N, Sept 2016
This is a fun day trip with beautiful landscapes everywhere. We enjoyed the tour, but there were two downsides to the trip. First, Gray Line sold virtually every seat on our bus. Therefore, even though our tour guide was excellent, it was sometimes hard moving more than sixty people from place to place. Second, there really isn't much to see at Ettal Monastery--only the chapel. Perhaps a better place to visit, which is not much farther away, would have been Wieskirche--a Unesco World Heritage sight.
Highly recommend. Well organized...
stephen_w, Sept 2016
Highly recommend. Well organized and comfortable. The trip up and down the mountain should not be missed.
I would not recommend this tour be...
Lidija L, Jul 2016
I would not recommend this tour be booked for a couple of reasons. 1. The visit to the monastery was almost non existant. I was expecting to tour the monastery but instead the bus pulled up and we had 20 minutes to look around . There was no access to the monastery and only allowed a quick peak into the church. 2. Our guide informed us that rarely was the weather at the top of the mountain agreeable -- he has only seen one clear day out of too many to have made this worth a day taken from precious limited vacation days.
1 traveler found this review helpful


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