For a more detailed description of the tour, please refer to "PDF Print" above.
Safety informationThe track tends to be icy when it has not snowed for some time.
Phone number for Alpine emergencies: Phone 112 (Mountain Rescue Service)
Weather forecast for the local mountains of the Bayerischen Zugspitzbahn Bergbahnen cable car company: Phone +49 8821 797 979
Tips and hintswww.gapa.de, www.martinshuette-am-grasberg.de
Getting thereTake the motorway A95 from Munich to its end at Eschenlohe, and then follow the state road B2 to Garmisch-Partenkirchen. After the tunnel, drive in the direction of the Garmisch part of town, and take Burgstraße up to the Loisach River bridge. Turn left onto Fürstenstraße, and then turn left twice (Lazarettstraße, Brauhausstraße) until you reach the Bayernhalle (event centre).
When coming from Mittenwald/Innsbruck, take the B2 to Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Follow Hauptstraße to the 5th traffic light, and then turn left. At the next intersection, turn left again and then follow the course of the road to the next intersection. Turn right, cross the Loisach River bridge (turn right and immediately left) onto Fürstenstraße, and then turn left twice (Lazarettstraße/Brauhausstraße) until you reach the Bayernhalle (event centre).
When coming from Reutte/Ehrwald/Tirol/Grainau, take the state road B23 into Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Always follow the Zugspitzstraße (across Marienplatz and Promenadenstraße). At the Loisach River bridge (large intersection) turn left onto Fürstenstraße, and then turn left twice (Lazarettstraße/Brauhausstraße) until you reach the Bayernhalle (event centre).
ParkingParking site at the Bayernhalle (paid parking) or in the surrounding residential streets
Author’s map recommendations
EquipmentWinter clothing and shoes; toboggan, sledge or bob and headlamp if you are planning to toboggan later in the day.
Basic Equipment for Sledding
- Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots appropriate for winter use (B1+ recommended)
- Layered, moisture wicking clothing
- Long, warm technical socks plus liners and spares
- Rucksack (with rain cover)
- Water- and windproof mountaineering jacket and trousers with ankle adjustment or separate gaiters
- Lip protection (SPF 30+)
- Water- and windproof gloves plus thin fleece inner gloves
- moisture wicking skull / knit cap
Technical Equipment for Sledding
- Sled with tow strap
- Trail ‘spike’ crampons are useful on ascent
- Ski Helmet recommended when sledding through heavily wooded areas
- Ski goggles if required
- The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
- For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
- Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.