Zugspitze Bahn (Winter 2012)


Few years ago I had a pleasure to work and live in Garmisch-Partenkierchen, located in the German region Bavaria – one of the most beautiful places in the world (in my humble opinion).

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Zugspitze train near the Kreuzeck stop (winter time)

The city of Garmisch-Partenkierchen is a true marvel, which offers tourists and residents opportunities which are mind blowing. Each season of the year makes the Garmisch-Partenkierchen area an awesome place to be, offering many things to do, and Zugspitze railway makes getting there easy.

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Awaiting the return trip to GAPA

Zugspitze railway is the technological marvel which amazes people coming to the Garmisch-Partenkierchen for almost a century. It was open in early 1930 and the line was constantly improved ever since. The length of the rail is around 20 km from first to the final station.

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Zugspitze train at the final station

The first station is located in the Garmisch-Partenkierchen at the elevation of 700 meters above sea level and final stop is located near the highest point in the German Alps, the Zugspitze (2,962 meters), at the elevation of 2,588 meters above sea level.

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Final stop

Therefore, if you do not want to walk a lot – you can take a scenic train ride and have a memorable trip to “the top of Germany”. 🙂 In my opinion, the trip on the Zugspitze railroad is worth coming to GAPA!

Please see few other posts from scenic GAPA, Bavaria and Munich!



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