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Self-guided Mount Zugspitz Walking Tour 7-day Level 2

  • 7days
  • Austria

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Around Zugspitze Charm 7-day Walking Tour


Mount Zugspitze, with 2.962 m height the highest mountain of 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 the mountain, see it from different angles and pass by beautiful 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 Wetterstein massif you find tranquil villages, ideally suited for a good nights rest.

Tour Character - Walking: Level 2

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 with max. 5 hours.

Included in the Tour:

  • 6 nights accommodation incl. breakfast
  • Luggage transfer
  • Welcome briefing (German, English)
  • Downhill fare cable car Ehrwald
  • Fare Zugspitzbahn from Eibsee to Garmisch
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel and tour documents 1x per room (German, English, French)
  • GPS-data is available
  • Service hotline

Not included in the Tour:

  • Surcharge single room
  • Surcharge (half board evening meal 6x, 219 EUR) mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher
  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
  • Train fare from Klais to Mittenwald, approx. EUR 3 per person
  • Bus fare from Seefeld to Leutasch, approx. EUR 3 per person
  • Bus fare from Leutasch to Gaistal, approx. EUR 3 per person


  • By train: Garmisch-Partenkirchen and a short walk or a short bus ride to the starting hotel
  • Parking: limited number of hotel parking spaces free of charge, no reservation possible. Plenty of parking options free of charge near the hotel
  • Departures any day

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  • Day 1

    Arrival in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

  • Day 2

    From Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Mittenwald/Klais, 'Partnach Gorge' 5hrs | 16km +640m -430m

    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 start your romantic hiking day through the Partnachklamm Gorge, where the water from the Wetterstein Mountains meet. Then your path leads over gentle hills and alpine meadows to Klais or Mittenwald

  • Day 3

    From Mittenwald/Klais to Leutasch 'Leutasch valley' 4hrs | 14km +220m -30m

    Precise stone masonry cut the route through the gorge into steep rock walls. Bold wooden footbridges cross up to 40 m above the water. Enjoy the contrasting walk along Leutascher Ache into the valley. Past hamlets and flower meadows with the backdrop of Wetterstein massif you walk into the widening Leutasch valley

  • Day 4

    Day off or lake walking tour 3hrs | 9km +300m -220m

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

  • Day 5

    From Leutasch to Ehrwald 'Nature paradise Gaistal' 5hrs | 17km +440m -290m

    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

  • Day 6

    From Ehrwald – Garmisch-Partenkirchen, 'Eibsee' 4.5hrs |12km +540 -510

    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

  • Day 7

    Departure or extension

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