2,962 m altitude make the Zugspitz mountain the highest one in Germany, sitting southwest of Garmisch-Partenkirchen in the Wettersteingebirge mountains.
Story, Camera, Editor : Bert Schwarz
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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:
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.