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Safety informationIt is necessary to be surefooted, in good physical condition and not afraid of heights. Caution: In spring there might still be snowfields!
The phone number for Alpine emergencies: Phone 112 (Mountain Rescue Service)
Weather forecast for the local mountains of the Bayerische Zugspitzbahn Bergbahnen cable car company: Phone +49 8821 797 979
Tips, hints and linkswww.gapa.de, www.zugspitze.de (for information on cable car schedules), www.alpenverein-ga-pa.de (for the Alpine huts Höllentallanger- and Höllentaleinganshütte)
Getting thereTake the motorway A95 from Munich to its end at Eschenlohe, and then follow the state road B2 to Garmisch-Partenkirchen. After the Farchanter tunnel, drive in the direction of the Garmisch part of town and Grainau/Zugspitze. Go on through Garmisch and towards Grainau/Zugspitze.
From Innsbruck/Mittenwald, take the state road B2 to Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Turn left at the intersection at the town hall in the direction of Grainau/Zugspitze/Fernpass/Reutte and follow the course of the main road (Bahnhofstraße, St.-Martin-Straße). Just before leaving town, follow the signs to the Kreuzeckbahn/Alpspitzbahn and turn left at the barracks. The street leads you directly to the baser terminals of the Kreuzeck and Alpspitzbahn cable cars.
When coming from Ehrwald/Tirol or Grainau/Zugspitze, turn right just after the place name sign and before the barracks/Marshall-Centre at the set of traffic lights. Follow the signs to Kreuzeckbahn/Alpspitzbahn. The road leads you directly to the large parking area between the two base terminals.