Zugspitze is a 9,718 ft / 2,962 m mountain peak in the Wetterstein Range in Bavaria, Germany , Austria. Based on peakery data, it ranks as the 1st highest mountain in Bavaria , 359th highest mountain in Austria and the 1st highest mountain in Germany. The nearest peaks are Grosse Riffelwandspitze, Schneefernerkopf, Hohes Egg, Bergl, Schneefernerkopf, and Riffelwand Spitze. Zugspitze belongs to the World Country High Points Challenge, Europe Country High Points, Germany 2000m Peaks Challenge, German States Highest Peaks Challenge, and the Austria Ultras Peak Challenge peak lists. See the Zugspitze map, 3D fly around, and the Zugspitze photos to get a better sense of the mountain.

Zugspitze SUMMIT LOG peakery first ascent by RonnWyo

42 members report climbing or hiking to the summit, most recently on Sep 21, 2015. Below are trip reports and shared pictures from their climbs. Based on the summit log, the most popular climbing routes and hiking trails to the summit are Höllental (Via Ferrata), air tram and Reintal.

Others who’ve summited Zugspitze

  • mhuusko
  • teamgresty
  • highpointa
  • bonakovacs
  • Rudi
  • Deividas
  • lars
  • utaphilipp
  • Baldo100
  • miranda
  • jellekuiper
  • PaulTheLakes

Routes Used trails & approaches

23% Höllental (Via Ferrata)

21% air tram

17% Reintal

17% cog rail

8% trail

4% Cable car then Zugspitzebahn

4% Train

2% Jubileumsgrat to Alpspitze

2% Eibsee / Stolbzenzieher (Via Ferrata)


  • Spinoza Spinoza
    commented on Nov 7, 2012
    if you go there with rail or air tram you should not claim summit. My opinion.

SNAPSHOTedit info


9,718 ft / 2,962 m


5,728 ft / 1,746 m

Height Rank

#1 in Bavaria

#359 in Austria

#1 in Germany




Bavaria, Germany / Austria

Summited by

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  • RonnWyo
  • andrewmarquis
  • mhuusko
  • maawaa
  • teamgresty
  • highpointa
  • Azgaard
  • river-josh
  • bonakovacs
  • Sputnik
  • NullHypothesis
  • Rudi

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