Mt. Zugspitze (Bavaria) Walking Holidays
Start: Garmisch

Your Itinerary

Around Mt. Zugspitze Self-Guided Walking Holiday
Self-Guided | Individual | 7 days | 6 nights | From £539 per person

Holiday Information Overview

Mount Zugspitze, 2962m in height and hence the highest mountain in Germany, belongs to the most popular mountains of the Alps and can easily be reached by cable car. During this week you walk around the base of this mountain, see it from different angles and come across stunning natural highlights.

Quite adventurous and sensational crossings of gorges, impressing the walker with their water gushing through narrow high rock walls. Enjoy idyllic alpine pastures and take your time to enjoy a typical Bavarian ‘Brotzeit’. On both sides of the Wetterstein massif you will find tranquil villages, ideally suited for a good nights rest.

Luggage transfers: Included
Maps and route notes: Included with picturebook directions
Meal options: Bed and Breakfast. Half Board is an optional extra.
Difficulty: Moderate. Please see our Difficulty Guide for more information.

Walking Tour Highlights
• Mt. Zugspitze is 2962m and the highest mountain in Germany.
• Walk around the base of the mountain and the valleys.
• Enjoy typical Bavarian cuisine.
• Walk through the villages and hamlets of the Wetterstein Massif.
• Varied walking tour for hikers with a good level of basic fitness.

Walking Route Features
Varied walking tour only requiring a good basic fitness. You walk on good walking paths and partly on forest lanes. Higher gradients are managed by transfers or cable car. Daily walking times are around max. 5 hours. There are more demanding options that lead you higher up into the mountains.

The approximate difficulty level for this tour

Difficulty Scale

Day-by-Day Walking Holiday Itinerary

1st Day: Individual journey to Garmisch Partenkirchen

2nd Day: From Garmisch to Mittenwald/Klais, ‘Partnach Gorge’

Wild and idyllic the day starts with a walk through Partnach gorge, where the waters of Wetterstein massif meet. Continue via soft hills and alpine pastures to Klais or Mittenwald.

Details: approx. 5 hours | 16 km | Up 640 m / Down 430 m.

3rd Day: From Mittenwald/Klais to Leutasch ‚Leutasch valley’

Precise stone masonry cut the route through the gorge into steep rock walls. Bold wooden footbridges cross up to 40m above the water.

Enjoy the contrasting walk along Leutascher Ache into the valley. Past hamlets and meadows covered in flowers with the backdrop of the Wetterstein massif you walk into the widening Leutasch valley.

Details: approx. 4 hours | 14 km | Up 220 m / Down 30 m.

4th Day: Day off or lake walking tour

You have the choice: either to relax or to take a walk to the lakes in and around Seefeld. Alternatively you can opt for an excursion on one of the Seefelder summits, either walking or taking the cable car. Return to Leutasch by bus.

Details: approx. 3 hours | 9 km | Up 300 m / Down 220 m.

5th Day: From Leutasch to Ehrwald ‘Nature paradise Gaistal’

Short bus ride into Gaistal valley. The summer in Gaistal is enjoyed by Haflinger horses, brown and grey cattle as well as the Scottish Galloways.

Walk on Ganghofer path right into picturesque scenery and up to Ehrwalder alpine pasture. Here Bavarian author Ludwig Ganghofer sought retreat. Take the cable car down into the valley and continue to Ehrwald.

Details: approx. 5 hours | 17 km | Up 440 m / Down 290 m

6th Day: From Ehrwald to Garmisch, ‘Eibsee’

Step by step you walk up to the foothills of Zugspitze and famous Eibsee scenic view. The tour ends on the banks of lovely lake Eibsee with full view of the magnificent Zugspitz-Garmisch panorama. Take the Zugspitz train back to Garmisch.

Details: approx. 4,5 hours | 12 km | Up 540 m / Down 510 m.

7th Day: Individual departure or extra days

Map & Route Information

Route Profile
Varied walking tour only requiring a good basic fitness level. You walk on well maintained walking trails and partly on forest paths. Higher gradients are mostly managed mostly by transfers or cable car.

Daily walking times are max. 5 hours.

Where is the starting point of the holiday?

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Tour Route Map

Tour Information

Holiday Information

The Around Mt. Zugspitze tour stays in pretty 3*** hotels and country hotels carefully chosen for their location, hospitality and proximity to your tour route.

Your stay includes the daily transfer of luggage to the next hotel and permanent assistance in case of problems.

Available services

- 6 overnights incl. breakfast
– Half board: min. 3-course menu
(Supplement payable)
– Luggage transfer
– Welcome meeting
– Downhill fare cable car Ehrwald
– Fare Zugspitzebahn Eibsee – Garmisch
– Carefully elaborated route
– Detailed route instructions
– Service-Hotline

Not included

- Entrance fee gorges (partly reduced fees with Kurkarte)
– Train fare Klais- Mittenwald
– Public transport (with Kurkarte)


Walking ▲▲
Varied walking tour only requiring a good basic fitness level. You walk on well maintained walking trails and partly on forest paths. Higher gradients are managed by transfers or cable car. Daily walking times are max. 5 hours. As far as possible there are more demanding options, leading you higher up into the mountains.

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Travel Information

We recommend flying to Munich and arriving by train to the starting point in Garmisch Partenkirchen. The region is covered by the DB ‘Bayern’ Ticket and is valid from the airport and all local public transport in Bavaria. For more information, please visit Deutsche Bahn.

By train to Garmisch Partenkirchen and a few walking minutes or a short bus ride to the starting hotel.

Parking: Limited free parking at the starting hotel. Public park garage for approx. € 20 per week. No reservation possible.

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Your Prices

Around Mt. Zugspitze (Bavaria), 7 days, 6 nights

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Holiday Price: From £539
Single Supplement: £119

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