For nature lovers and hikers alike, the Zugspitze region offers travelers many possibilities for a great summer in the Alps.
Nearly 3,000 meters high, the Zugspitze is the tallest mountain in Germany. Whoever wants to climb the peak has three routes to choose from: the rugged Höllental, the Reintal or the short and steep route from the Eibsee lake to the summit.
A lot more comfortable, however, is the ascent by train. For over 80 years, the Zahnradbahn has transported passengers surely and steadily to the Zugspitz plateau. From there, visitors can take a cable car directly to the summit.
This region is ideal for those looking for a slower pace of life. Visitors can marvel at the wild and beautiful Ammer gorge, where for thousands of years the river has carved an impressive crevice, known as the Scheibum.
A road network of 300 kilometers are a playground for intense multi-day tours as well as family-friendly walks.
In only four minutes, visitors are taken by cable car to the viewing platform AlpspiX - two steel arms that hang over the precipice. The 1,000-meter view through the grid floor is sure to cause butterflies in your stomach.
Those who prefer the scenery from down below may wish to take a hike through the beautiful valleys. The Fernchensee lake near Mittenwald is the ideal place for a break and its crystal clear mountain water ideal for swimming.
The Karwendelgebirge is perfect terrain for trekking and mountaineering, with an almost endless number of peaks, mountain trails, climbing routes and huts. The western Karwendelspitze is particularly popular with climbers because of its panoramic views.
At the summit, the hard work of a fairly strenuous climb is rewarded with an incredible feeling of remoteness and views over an impressive mountain landscape.
These wild and rugged mountains also form part of the largest single nature reserve in the eastern Alps. Since only one toll road reaches into the heart of the Karwandel, the area is still relatively secluded and pristine.
The large and well-marked network of mountain bike tracks offers riders a perfect mix of sport in beautiful surroundings.
Measuring 2,962 meters, the Zugspitze is Germany's tallest mountain and offers something for everyone interested in experiencing nature.