10 Facts about Zugspitze, Germany’s highest peak

Zugspitze, Bavaria in Germany

Source: wandern.de

  • 2962m – Germany’s highest peak
  • Location: border to Austria/Germany, in the districts of Tyrol and Bavaria
  • Mountain range: Eastern Alps/Wetterstein Mountains
  • 3 cable cars leading up to the top
  • 5 walking/climbing routes up to the summit
  • 500.000 visitors per year
  • 1st successful ascent: 27 August 1820 by Austrian Josef Naus (expedition initiated by Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria)
  • The Western summit was blasted by the Nazis to set up an air traffic control
  • The top accommodates a centre for researchers and meteorologists
  • Lowest, ever measured temperature at the summit: minus 35,6°C

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14 Responses to 10 Facts about Zugspitze, Germany’s highest peak

  1. Anonymous says:



  2. lonnard says:

    sup dawgs may name lannonand im a ex
    nazi and i’m 97


  3. Kim Theodore says:

    Thank you! We are headed to Germany in 3 weeks and I’d love to hike to hike the Zugspitze in one day up preferably, so this info has been very helpful!


  4. Anonymous says:

    sup dowgs welcome to youngstown yo


  5. Anonymous says:



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  7. s.hougard says:

    Hello, I hike every year for one week in the Eastern Sierras of California along the John Muir Trail. I’m wondering if this hiking is of a similar caliber? I find that the Europeans are very fit and something marked easy or moderate may not translate the same to a low lander!! Please let me know if you have a comment regarding difficulty. Thanks so much


  8. Waqas Ahmad says:

    It is a good thing to have all kind of landscapes in your country. Thanks for the knowledge of German highest peak you shared with us.


  9. Stef says:

    Hi there, thank you for stopping by and reading my article. I hope it was interesting and helpful. Happy hiking!


  10. Anonymous says:



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  12. Steffi says:

    Yes, that might be true! One more reason to go down there. 😉


  13. Dayna says:

    Well you don’t get monoliths like that in Australia!


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