Zugspitz Mountain-Impressions

by Bert Schwarz

2,962 m altitude make the Zugspitz mountain the highest one in Germany, sitting southwest of Garmisch-Partenkirchen in the Wettersteingebirge mountains.

Zugspitz Mountain-Impressions

Story, Camera, Editor : Bert Schwarz

© travel-magazine TV 2011

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The German-Austrian border runs across the summit.

The border between Germany and Austria runs across the summit. Zugspitze was climbed for the first time in 1820. Visitors are not always properly prepared and some behave completely improperly.

This leads to emergencies and accidents with difficult mountain rescue operations.

These three essential statements can be made:

  1. It may be full at the Zugspitze, but only on certain days, at certain times and in certain places!
  2. The mountain is strongly underestimated by numerous mountaineers!
  3. A thorough tour planning reduces the risk!

For this reason, the German Alpine Association, the Bavarian Mountain Rescue Service and the Association of German Mountain and Ski Guides want to provide mountaineers with important information about the main routes and preventive safety measures.

And for those who want to make a less strenuous trip to the summit, there is the Bayerische Zugspitzbahn, which takes you up to the snow-covered peak to take a look at the magnificent panorama for yourself.