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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria, Germany
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Need car but easy to get to just minutes from town. Reasonably price. No crowds. Easy to... read more

Reviewed 30 June 2017
John F
Melbourne, Florida
Scenic and enjoyable.

We did this experience because the Zugspitz trip was not available due to construction. The trip... read more

Reviewed 14 June 2017
Chillicothe, Ohio
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One of several quality ski resorts located in the Bavarian Alps.
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good21%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria, Germany
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Reviewed 30 June 2017

Need car but easy to get to just minutes from town. Reasonably price. No crowds. Easy to intermediate.

1  Thank John F
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

We did this experience because the Zugspitz trip was not available due to construction. The trip involves a. Cable car trip up and two separate cable car trips down. The two trips down require a 20 to 30 minute walk between stations. The scenery is...More

Thank Toofaraway
Reviewed 5 June 2017

My trip up the Zugspitze was somewhat ruined by cloud. The next day I went up the Kreuzeckbahn, then walked from there to the top of the Alpspitzbahn (easy but steep walk, 1.5 hours). The scattered cloud meant just occasional fantastic views of the mountains...More

Thank mrdom
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Thanks to the Alpspitzbahn, anyone can make it up here to enjoy the views. The food at the top could definitely be better, but there's no rule saying you can't pack your own and just purchase a drink up there. Views of the Rheintal are...More

Thank nekokatze
Reviewed 2 May 2017

While on a visit for a wedding, the family went to the summit in a cable car for a little walk and view. It was quite nice for the views and the summer spirit that one could see and feel all around. Great views of...More

2  Thank Sudhir P
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Cable car going to the summit had no seats and after almost whole day skiing this was very disappointing for us since we were so tired and wanted to just sit down and relax. Views from the top were amazing and we were lucky to...More

1  Thank komodo8297
Reviewed 27 February 2017

This year, we picked Garmisch-Partenkirchen for our ski-destination. So far, we had only excellent experiences. I was told the Bavarian people, and in specific people in Garmisch-Partenkirchen are very friendly and customer oriented. Until today. We tried to eat our sandwiches in the 'Restaurant' Hochalm....More

2  Thank Dirk H
Reviewed 22 February 2017

The skiing here is a bit unusual, mostly shorter runs, with many small moguls, until the long steep run to the bottom. It is the mountain restuarants and bars that make this place, the atmosphere is fantastic all day and evening, as is the goulash,...More

Thank garylomas
Reviewed 17 February 2017

We could see the cable cars going up to the top of this mountain and walked over from our place at Edelweiss (military lodge & resort) in Garmisch. It's not as high as the Zugspitz mtn. but close enough. They have hiking trails and a...More

1  Thank LMT
Reviewed 13 February 2017

The Alspitz is a great alternative to Zugspitze, especially for someone who wants to spend less time getting to the top. The view of the valley and surrounding mountains is wonderful. Because you are closer to Garmisch-Par, you can more easily pick out landmarks. The...More

1  Thank Jay K
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Linda M
29 August 2017|
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Response from nekokatze | Reviewed this property |
Birkenstocks would be a no-go. If you are only hiking the section between the Kreuzeck and the Hochalmbahn or from the Hochalmbahn to the Alpspitze with the Garmisch Klassik Ticket, leather boots could be ok, but I would... More
9 December 2016|
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Response from Kyle_from_Colorado | Reviewed this property |
When I was there in August there weren't any explicit restrictions in that regard. I didn't specifically ask about them either though. That being said, there was no one there to monitor whether you climbed to the upper... More
26 May 2016|
Response from iowacityia | Reviewed this property |
I do not believe there is any type of road heading to the Alpspitze viewing station. The Alpspitzebahn or hiking trails get you there. One of my favorite webcams is up there. If you have not checked them out, google... More