Cable car station at the summit of Zugspitze mountain in Grainau, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
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On Germany’s highest peak. Zugspitze cable car station, Germany
This stunning view comes to you from the top of Germany’s tallest mountain. The Zugspitze rises at 9,718ft (2,962m) above sea level and is the highest peak of the Wetterstein mountains. It lies in the Bavarian Alps, just south of the Alpine ski town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, on the border with Austria. The Zugspitze was first climbed in 1820, and many paths lead to the top. But a lot of visitors prefer to rest their feet and take a cable car to the summit instead. Once there, you can enjoy breath-taking panoramic views of more than 400 peaks in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy.