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Zugspitze and Oberammergau in December

My wife an I will be visiting Germany and Austria in early December for the Christmas markets. Our trip will include a day trip to Neuschwanein Castle, Linderhof Palace, and Oberamergau. Does anyone know if the Zugspitze is visible on the horizon from any of these locations. I know the mountain isn't far away, and it certainly is taller than anything else, but I didn't know if a closer mountain might block the view.

Also, it looks like the Christmas market in Oberamergau is only on certain days, and not on the day that we will be there. Are there any recommendations on what else to do in that town in December besides the Christmas market? We will only be there a few hours.

Thank you for your help.


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No, you can't see Zugspitze from any of those other locations. It isn't that much higher than the surrounding mountains, so you really have to be in Garmisch-Partenkirchen or Ehrwald-Lermoos to get a good view of it. Oberamergau's close, but the moutains there block the line of sight.