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Active Vacations in the Zugspitz Mountain Area

In the Zugspitz Mountain area with its high alpine climate you can relax surrounded by beautiful nature or go hiking, cycling and skiing. There are also numerous ways to improve your health and well-being.

Crystal-clear lakes with prime water quality provide perfect conditions for surfing, sailing and swimming. There are also some hidden lakes where you will find a quite corner for fishing. For golf and tennis enthusiasts there are numerous well-kept golf courses and tennis courts. The area is particularly popular with hikers and with people, who would like to wind down and relax in this quiet and beautiful alpine landscape.

Extended trails and steep tracks lead you through mountains and valleys, around lakes and along rivers. The levels of difficulty vary, some lead you across undulating hills, and others take you up steep paths leading to mountain summits. Of course there are plenty of mountain cabins where you can take a break and enjoy a lovely “Brotzeit”, the typical Bavarian snack with bread, cheese and meat. You can also cycle along the majority of the trails. 

The Zugspitz Mountain Area is Perfect for Leisure Activities – All Year Round!

In winter it’s all about snow. The area features several attractive skiing resorts with slopes for beginners and professionals. There are several famous slopes of world cup races, like the Kandahar run. The cross-country skiing tracks are well-kept and in prime condition. You can even go on guided skitours if you like. The frozen lakes of the area turn into paradise for ice-skating and Bavarian curling.

The special climate of this area and the peat pulp that occurs in this area work wonders in keeping you young and fit. Local hotels offer special spa programmes for body, mind and soul.

Hiking in the Zugspitz Mountain Area


Find your personal hiking highlight in the Zugspitz Mountain area: walk along well-kept paths, enjoy the overwhelming views from the cable car and the summit of the Zugspitz Mountain or hike across the romantic, wild Hoellental Gorge.


Cycling in the Zugspitz Mountain Area


Active sportsmen as well as leisure cyclists will find the right tour in the Zugspitz Mountain area.


Mountain Biking in the Zugspitz Mountain Area

Mountain Biking

Zugspitz Mountain, Karwendel and Ammergau Alps – the ultimate challenge for every mountain biker. Once you’ve made your way up to the top of the mountain you will be rewarded by fantastic views!


Golfing in the Zugspitz Mountain AreaGolf

One of Germany’s oldest golf courses (9 holes) and one 18-hole course, both offering amazing views of the mountains await you in the Zugspitz Mountain area.

Water Sports in the Zugspitz Mountain Area

Water Sports

Visitors can choose from a broad variety of water sports activities in this area.


Nordic Walking in the Zugspitz Mountain AreaNordic Walking

This area is just perfect for Nordic walking. Guided tours for beginners and advanced walkers are available.

Winter Sports in the Zugspitz Mountain AreaWinter Sports

Garmisch, Mittenwald and the Zugspitzplatt are amongst the most popular areas for alpine and cross-country skiing.


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