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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria, Germany
+49 8821 7970
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Easier to Get To Than Zugspitze

For those staying in Garmisch- the Alpsptize is much closer, even walkable, than having to drive to... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2016
Khartoum, Sudan
Great views

Not the highest spot in the Alps, but the availability of food, views, and cost make this a great... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2016
Matt W
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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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“cable car” (46 reviews)
“hiked down” (3 reviews)
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria, Germany
+49 8821 7970
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Reviewed 10 November 2016

For those staying in Garmisch- the Alpsptize is much closer, even walkable, than having to drive to Zugspitze. Great views of the valley and a really nice eatery at the top.

1  Thank JCW703
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Not the highest spot in the Alps, but the availability of food, views, and cost make this a great day trip.

Thank Matt W
Reviewed 28 October 2016

I took my 8 and 10 year old sons up the Alpspitz while spouse was in a conference. We had a great time. We rode up one cable car, then across on the next one to a spot where there is a cafe/restaurant, lounge chairs,...More

1  Thank Jamey W
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Great weather, perfect morning drive up, amazing views, clear air, worth spending time and money! Recommend to anyone!

Thank Michał G
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Have been there during a business trip. Not very cheap to go up by cable car but you have a gorgeous view Very impressive - must see

Thank Thomas M
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Our visit to Alpspitze definitely shaved a couple years off my life due to the wind. Our ride up via the Alpspitzbahn wasn't too bad, and offered better views than that of Zugspitze because it wasn't as crowded. However, the ride on Hochalmbahn (to get...More

1  Thank Stacy M
Reviewed 3 October 2016

We took cable car to the top & hike 6 hours down, 24,000 steps on FitBit, GREAT day! Wear GOOD hiking shoes, bring snacks & water.

2  Thank Gary B
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

The ride up was great to see. Once up top there where a few trails right at the top. The walk way was steel grate so you could see below you. We took the one trail and they had a story along the trail. Along...More

1  Thank Mnako
Reviewed 30 September 2016

We rode the cable car up to the top where the views were amazing. We then decided to hike down to a lower gondola to ride back down. We had a magnificently sunny day.

Thank TNBikingBum
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We didn't think we were up for the hike up so we took the cable car up and hiked down. We got there for the first cable car at 8 am (or maybe it was 8:30) -lots of parking and not crowded(!) and went up...More

5  Thank NMMc
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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