Zugspitze & Garmisch
Private Day Tour
You want to discover the Bavarian Alps on a mountain day trip from Munich? Then this private day tour to the Zugspitze and Garmisch is definitely the perfect choice for you! Breathtaking views and gorgeous landscapes, that’s what Germany’s highest mountain Zugspitze and the Garmisch area offer their guests.
Get to the summit of the Zugspitze with a world record cable car, have a sleigh ride on the glacier even in summertime or enjoy lunch with the mountain panorama of the Alps as backdrop.
Back in the valley, Garmisch-Partenkirchen is greeting you, well known as ski resort and venue of the 1936 Olympic Winter Games. Stroll through the center with its fresco painted facades and local shops or visit the Olympic ski jump. In direct vicinity you’ll find one of Germany‘s most impressive natural monuments, the gorge Partnachklamm with its rugged cliffs and the thunderous mountain stream Partnach.
But on this private day tour you're not limited to these sights as the Garmisch-Partenkirchen area is so rich in attractions. Regardless of whether you prefer history, culture or fun activities, just have a look at some of the options you can choose from. To find out more about the other possibilities of your private trip from Munich to Zugspitze watch the tour video, the tour options and see the additional information on this page.
Tour details at a glance
9 - 11 hours
Travel time to main destination:
Tour start from Munich:
9am at the latest
Price of private tour:
including transportation, insurance, bottled water , private guide service - entrance fees and other personal expenses are not included - price based on tour start/end in Munich, price for other places of tour start/end might differ
Sturdy shoes recommended
Not suitable for travelers
with impaired mobility
Passport needed for border
crossing to Austria
Zugspitze & Garmisch Private Day Tour
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The Zugspitze is Germany's highest mountain with a height of almost 10,000 feet. But on this day tour the Zugspitze has even more record-breaking experiences to offer than just the elevation.
Take a cable car that holds 3 world records from the valley station at the Eibsee to the peak. On this spectacular journey you will pass the world's highest steel structure support for aerial tramways, overcome the world's largest total height difference of 6,380 feet in one section and the world's longest free span with 10,500 feet.
Arrived at the summit, when the weather is nice, you can expect a breathtaking view of 400 Alpine peaks in 4 countries, in Germany, Italy, Switzerland and Austria. And if you want to take a short walk from Bavaria to Austria, that's no problem on the Zugspitze either. The summit area is partly Austrian territory. Would you like to go sledding? This is even possible here in summer, because there is snow all year round on the Zugspitze glacier. A varied trip back to the Eibsee is the journey on the cogwheel train, which 90 years ago connected Garmisch-Partenkirchen with the summit area of the Zugspitze as a technical masterpiece. And if you want to get an impression of the panorama around the Zugspitze now, just take a look at these webcams.
Garmisch-Partenkirchen combines the idyll of a Bavarian alpine village with the flair of an international ski resort. At the end of the 19th century, the picturesque place appeared on the tourist map for the first time after it was easier to reach with the Garmisch-Munich railway connection. Since then, Garmisch has always made a name for itself internationally. In 1936 the Nazis hosted the IV Olympic Winter Games here, although the focus was less on the Olympic idea than on National Socialist propaganda. A stone witness from that time is the Garmisch Olympic Stadium, which still exists today and can be visited on the way to the gorge Partnachklamm. Since the 1950s the Olympic Stadium has been one of the venues for the Vierschanzentournee (Four Hills Tournament), one of the most important competitions in ski jumping. The US armed forces were also represented here for a long time with a military base and recreational facilities. One of them is the Edelweiss Lodge, which still exists today.
The Partnach Gorge is certainly one of the most beautiful natural monuments not only in Bavaria, but in all of Germany. The approx. 2,300 feet long gorge is framed by 260 feet high rock walls, at its base the Partnach flows along, which is fed by the melt water of the Zugspitze glacier. Visit the Partnach Gorge in winter too. Then huge ice walls with a height of up to 100 feet tower up on the steep rock walls and create bizarre ice formations that increase the attraction of this natural beauty. Or add a short and easy hike to your visit to the Partnach Gorge. You can enjoy Bavarian cuisine in picturesque surroundings and be comfortably brought back to the entrance of the Partnachklamm by the oldest small cabin lift in the world.
This private Zugspitze day tour is a good opportunity to see one of the the famous castles of King Ludwig II, Linderhof Palace. It's the only one of the castles of the Bavarian “fairy tale king” Ludwig II that has been completed and used to be his preferred place of residence. Especially in summer, with its varied buildings in the palace park, it provides a comprehensive insight into the king's fantasy world. You can find more information about Linderhof Palace at Neuschwanstein and Linderhof day tour or on the homepage of the Bavarian Palace Administration.
Oberammergau is a Bavarian village straight out of a picture book. World-famous thanks to the Passion Play that takes place every ten years, it has nevertheless retained much of its original charm. The local wood carving trade and the many brightly painted house facades make the place a real gem. Located in close proximity to Oberammergau, it is a perfect complement to this private Zugspitze tour. Read a little more about Oberammergau here.