Sunday, April 26, 2009

Places to ski in Spring: Zugspitz Glacier (Garmisch-Partenkirchen)

The Zugspitze is the highest mountain in Germany (2,962 m). It is located at the Austrian border (the border between both countries goes right through the mountain) in the town of Grainau of the district of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria.The Zugspitze belongs to the Wetterstein range in the northern Kalkalpen.
300 metres below the summit is the Zugspitz Glacier, the highest ski resort of Germany operated by the Bayerische Zugspitzbahn Bergbahn AG. The skiing area with its nine lifts (8 Ski Tows and the 6-seater Sonnenkar chairlift) is located between 2,000 and 2,700 metres above sea level. The cogwheel train and the Eibsee cable car take you straight to the Zugspitzplatt. From here the glacier cable car whisks you up to the summit of the Zugspitze where you can look forward to the most beautiful long distance views encompassing four countries and over 400 peaks. You also can enjoy a refreshing beer in the Deutschlands Hochster Biergarten.