Photo by J. Vranjes
|Best months for climbing:||Jul, Aug, Sep|
|Nearest major airport:||Munich, Germany, Innsbruck, Austria|
|Convenient Center:||Munich, Germany, Innsbruck, Austria|
Thanks to Kevin Teh for adding this peak.
Zugspitze is the highest mountain in Germany, located near the Austrian border, just over fifty miles south of Munich. There is an excellent variety of rock climbs on the mountain, although its proximity to Munich has made it a popular tourist area, and there is much development. An atmospheric research station and a hotel are both situated near the top, and countless trails, two ski lifts, and a railroad all converge on the Zugspitze summit.
Part added by J. Vranjes: Two standard climbing routes are from the south (Reintal) and the north-east (Höllental). The Reintal route in summer requires only basic walking gear. The attractive Höllental route starts from the willage Hammersbach (at around 750 meters above the see level) and it includes walking over glacier (almost without crevasses) and lengthy ferratas. Gear for this route: v-rope and helmet, eventually crampons too. There is an entrance fee of 3 Euro for the Höllental route, in Hoellentalklamm above Hammersbach.
There is also the Jubiläumsgrat Ridge route which connects Alpspitze with Zugspitze.
Huts: Höllentalangerhutte (1379 m) in Höllental, and Reintalangerhutte (1.366 m) and Knorrhütte (2052 m) for the south route.