From this winter onwards, visitors to Germany’s highest peak – the Zugspitze – can look forward to an absolutely top-notch cable car ride up to the summit. The Bayerische Zugspitzbahn lift boasts the world’s highest steel cable car support tower (127 metres) as well as the world’s longest free span, covering 3,213 metres. The resultant total altitude difference of 1,945 metres over one section of aerial ropeway represents a truly record-breaking feat of engineering.
Passengers on the new Bayerische Zugspitzbahn also enjoy outstanding on-board comfort to match. The ride from Eibsee near Grainau up to the 2,962-metre peak of the Zugspitze takes a mere ten minutes! Up on top, guests are treated to a stunning 360° panorama featuring some 400 Alpine peaks across four nations. Find out more about the panoramic Zugspitze...
Thanks to the lift cabins’ top-to-bottom windows, you can enjoy unparalleled views of picturesque Eibsee, the border between Bavaria and Tyrol, the Alpspitze and the Karwendel mountains during the ride. Integrated window heating also prevents fogging in all weather conditions, while a capacity of 580 passengers per hour means next to no waiting at either end.
In winter, the lift also carries skiers, snowboarders, sledders and day-trippers up to Germany’s highest ski area, as the glacier here offers a lengthy seven-month season.