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What is the Best way to get to zugspitze summit from Munich?

Hi there,

I am heading to Munich this coming weekend, and planing to do 1 day trip out or Munich to Zugspitze Summit,
what will be the best way to get there ? I had read somewhere i can get a train from Munich Centra train station to Garmisch-Partenkirchen .

But I would like to check what is the best way to get there , in term of economical and cheap.
1) should I buy the train ticket online in advance ? and to get to the summit , do I needs to buy a separate ticket too?
2) What is the best route you will suggest to get the Summit?

Looking forward for your help.

Many Thanks

Posted by
1585 posts

Yanfen295 -The way I always recommend is that you take the train from Munich to Garmisch. Go downstairs and follow the tunnel to the Zugsptizebahn and catch the train there. You'll change trains in Grainau for the cog wheel train and continue up to the Zugspitzeplatt. From there, you take the cable car up to the peak. Once you're ready to descend, come down using the cable car down to the Eibsee, with incredible views over the Eibsee, ringed by forest. At the bottom, take a walk around the Eibsee (about 1h), and/or have a bite to eat at the hotel restaurant next to the lake. Then catch the Eibsee bus back to Garmisch. If you have the time, get off the bus at the Marienplatz and walk through the pretty pedestrian path through town to the train station, about 15 minutes.

it makes more sense to buy tickets on the spot and check the weather first. Tickets for the cogwheel train can't sell out.

Posted by
2403 posts

I had read somewhere i can get a train from Munich Centra train station to Garmisch-Partenkirchen .

Yes, and travel on a "Werdenfels Ticket" (available online or from a vening machine), which is cheaper than a Bayern Ticket and not subject to the 9am rule. So you can start early, which you should do even if weather perfect. Clouds are coming up often in the afternoon.

Posted by
4684 posts

No need to buy the tickets in advance. I would stress that neither the Bayern Ticket nor the Werdenfels Ticket cover the Zugspitz rack railway.