Friday, September 16, 2011

The ZUGSPITZE (Highest Mountain in Germany)

Our destination today is
the Zugspitze, Germany's highest mountain.
It towers to a breathtaking  2,962 m and is located in the Wetterstein range, in the Northern Limestone Alps. The border between Austria  and Germany  runs between the western and the eastern peaks.

Many people do hike up the mountain but Mac and I decided to be sensible and
take the Tiroler Zugspitzbahn cable car from
Ehrwald, Tirol.

We crowded on to the car and held tight.

For people who do not enjoy heights, I wouldn't recommend this trip for you.

Reaching our destination at the top we were rewarded with

some fabulous

and amazing birds-eye views.

We stopped in to the Müncher Haus

run by the Barth family since 1925.

Mac and I had the Germknödel and coffee.
We simply adore this yeast dough dumpling filled with spicy plum jam and served in a bed of vanilla sauce.
It's topped with crushed poppyseeds and sugar.

This sweet little bird joined us for our treat hoping for any little crumb.

We bought some postcards for our children and posted them from
the highest postbox in Germany!

We watched these brave hikers who decided to go to the highest point on the mountain
(Click on the picture to get a better view)

marked by this golden cross.

Usually Mac decides if the trip was a thumb's up or down
but, this time I just had to get in on the act.
If you are visiting or live here in Germany
this is a MUST SEE.


  1. Love the Zugspitze! Been there twice this year, but we took the cog-wheel train up from near Garmisch.

  2. How was that Heather? Did you blog on that? I'd love to read that one if you did.

  3. No, that was before I really started posting regularly. I may be down there again next week... or maybe I'll just do a retro post sometime when I have nothing else to write about! :)