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Visit the famous Benedictine monastery Ettal Abbey plus Zugspitze, Germany’s highest peak, on this guided, full-day trip from Munich. Get a glimpse into the lives of the Benedictine monks while discovering the monastery, Baroque church, liqueur distillery and bookstore. Then 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.

Highlights

  • Combined Ettal Monastery and Zugspitze day tour from Munich
  • Visit 14th-century Ettal Monastery
  • Cable-car ride up the Zugspitze, Germany's highest mountain
  • Mountain-top views of Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy
  • Ride the Zugspitzbahn cogwheel train

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What You Can Expect

Ettal Monastery and Zugspitze Day Tour from Munich

Ettal Monastery, Germany

This full-day excursion begins at the Bahnhofplatz in front of the ‘Karstadt’ department store, across from the main railway station. After boarding a motor coach, it’s approximately a 1-hour ride south to Ettal Abbey. 

Once in Ettal, visit the monastery, Baroque church, liqueur distillery and bookstore that comprises Ettal Abbey. See how the Benedictine monks live and work in a pristine building whose construction dates back to 1330.

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.

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Customer Reviews

Robert S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

The guide (Matt) was great.

Ee Him O Singapore

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

The alps are just great, fresh air and snow and the experience of taking the cable car upto the alps very vertical ascend and great views and the experience of the cog wheel train down the alps.

Hazem A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

i recommend to include in the schedule 20 min for teatime at quite and nice view, i'm interested with rest of schedule. thanks,

ES

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Great tour - the views at the top are wonderful. Also at the top is Germany's highest Biergarten. Debbie was our guide and she was a lot of fun.

Teresa K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Great!

Kevin V

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.

Michael Yung

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.

Candis C

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!

dorothy.bialke

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.

donald f

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

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

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