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Zugspitz Region

Zugspitz Region

If you want to get an overview, drive up to the Zugspitze and let your eyes wander over around 300 peaks. Or stroll through Germany's highest nature information center above Mittenwald, which looks like a giant telescope and juts out over the rocky edge of the Karwendelspitze at 2,244 meters. Even more spectacular is the AlpspiX viewing platform with its steel walkways, which protrude 13 meters above the abyss in the shape of an "X" not far from the Alpspitzbahn mountain station and provide an unrestricted view almost 1000 meters below.

Interesting facts about the Zugspitz Region

The Zugspitz Region is a tourism association in Upper Bavaria that includes six destinations: ZugspitzLand, Alpenwelt Karwendel, Blaue Land, Ammergau Alps Nature Park and the municipalities of Garmisch-Partenkirchen and Grainau. All are geographically close to Germany's highest mountain, the Zugspitze (2962 m).

Hiking in the region

Those looking for a sporting challenge can explore the mountains by mountain bike, while those who prefer a more leisurely pace can cycle along the well-signposted network of routes through gentle valleys, along rivers and lakes. In between, rustic huts and inns invite you to take a break. Or how about a hike? The Geisterklamm gorge in Mittenwald, the Höllentalklamm gorge in Grainau and the Partnachklamm gorge in Garmisch-Partenkirchen are particularly impressive - three deep gorges through which mountain streams carve their way. You can hike on quiet paths along the Ammergau Alps meditation trail, 85 kilometers of which invite you to stop for a break and at the end of which sits Linderhof Castle, which was once built by the Bavarian fairytale king Ludwig II, or on the lace hiking trail through the entire Zugspitz Region.

Winter in the region

In winter, Zugspitz Region is transformed into a white fairytale land. Horse-drawn sleighs take you through snow-covered forests and snowshoes take you into seclusion. Cross-country skiers will find their favorite track on a network of more than 600 kilometers of trails, while skiers will get their money's worth in the eight ski areas with a total of 110 kilometers of slopes. Throughout the year, guests and residents can experience tradition and customs up close at numerous festivals and discover culture and history on excursions.