One of the most beautiful and best secured fixed rope routes. Impressive landscape and easy to reach by cable car.
Distance 4.8 km
From the top terminal of the Alpspitzbahn cable car at Mount Osterfelderkopf, you can explore a superior Alpine climbing area. Even non-climbers will find some extra-special bits up here. First and foremost, Alpspitz Ferrata, a particularly well developed fixed rope route with lots of steps and wires. The climb on the fixed rope route up to breathtaking views from the summit cross of probably the most striking summit of the Wetterstein mountain range comes highly recommended for lovers of fixed rope routes and beginners with the appropriate equipment alike.
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For fixed rope route tours it is advisable to talk to one of our mountain guides in the mountain guide office of the Tourist Information. They will accompany you on all tours, show you the most beautiful spots and never fail to come up with an insider tip. The Alpspitze region in particular offers numerous interesting tours, which you can safely explore accompanied by a mountain guide.
AuthorGaPa Tourismus GmbH
Update: September 08, 2022
Traces of trail
Rest stopsAlpspitze, Bergrestaurant
Safety informationThe fixed rope route should only be climbed with sufficient mountaineering experience and equipment for fixed rope routes plus helmet. There may still/already be snow in early summer or late autumn! Surety of step, a good head for heights and adequate fitness are essential.
Tips and hintswww.gapa.de, www.zugspitze.de (for cable car timetable), www.restaurant-alpspitze.de
Getting thereTake the motorway A95 from Munich to Garmisch-Partenkirchen. At the end of the motorway near Eschenlohe, follow the state road B2 to Garmisch-Partenkirchen. After the Farchant Tunnel first follow the signs for the Garmisch part of town/Grainau/Zugspitze. Carry on through Garmisch in the direction of Grainau/Zugspitze. At the end of town follow the signs for Kreuzeckbahn/Alpspitzbahn cable car and take a left after the barracks. This road will take you straight to the base terminal of the Kreuzeck- and Alpspitz cable car.
Coming on the state road B2 from Innsbruck/Mittenwald carry on until you reach the intersection in front of the town hall in Partenkirchen. Here you take a left in the direction of Grainau/Zugspitze/Fernpass/Reutte and then follow the course of the main road (Bahnhofstrasse, St.-Martin-Strasse). At the end of town follow the signs for Kreuzeckbahn/Alpspitzbahn cable car and take a left after the barracks. This road will take you straight to the base terminal of the Kreuzeck- and Alpspitz cable car.
Coming from Ehrwald/Tirol or Grainau/Zugspitze on the state road B23, take a right straight after the sign for the town at the beginning of Garmisch-Partenkirchen in front of the barracks/Marshall Center at the traffic lights and follow the signs for Kreuzeckbahn/Alpspitzbahn cable car. This road will take you straight to the large car park between the two base terminals of the cable cars.
ParkingLarge parking lot at the base terminals of the cable cars (P9)
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EquipmentSturdy, ankle-high hiking boots, equipment for fixed rope routes and helmet (!), sufficient provisions and beverages plus warm weatherproof clothing.
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