A very nice ‘via ferrata’ within a beautiful and impressive landscape. It is well accessible by cable car.
Distance 4.7 km
From the mountain station of the Kreuzeckbahn you have access to a great Alpine landscape where both climbers and non-climbers will find the perfect tour. This is particularly true for the Alpspitze where you will find well-maintained via ferratas (a mountain route that is equipped with fixed cables, stemples, ladders and bridges).
For a more detailed description of the tour, please refer to "PDF Print" above.
We recommend that you ask for advice from one of our mountain guides from the mountain guide office in the Tourist Information if you intend to climb via ferratas. Our guides escort you, show you the most beautiful places and always have a special tip for you.The Alpspitze particularly offers many interesting routes for you to safely discover - with a guide - even with children.
Update: December 29, 2021
Safety informationClimb the via ferrata only if you have sufficient mountaineering experience and if you have equipment for fixed rope routes and a helmet. In early summer as well as in late fall, there might be snow! It is absolutely necessary to be surefooted, in a good physical condition and not afraid of heights.
Tips and hintswww.gapa.de www.zugspitze.de (for information on cable car schedules) www.bergfuehrer-zugspitzland.de
Getting thereTake the motorway A95 in the direction of Garmisch. At the end of the motorway at Eschenlohe, continue on state road B2 to Garmisch-Partenkirchen. After the Farchanter tunnel, follow the signs to the Garmisch part of the town or Grainau/Zugspitze. When you are in Garmisch, continue in the direction of Grainau/Zugspitze.
If you are coming from Innsbruck/Mittenwald, follow the state road B2 to the intersection at the town hall in Partenkirchen. Turn left in the direction of Grainau/Zugspitze/Fernpass/Reutte and follow the course of the main road (Bahnhofstraße, St.-Martin-Straße). At the end of town, follow the signs Kreuzeckbahn/Alpspitzbahn and turn left after the casern. This road leads you directly to the base terminals of the Kreuzeck- and Alpspitzbahn cable cars.
If you are coming via the state road B23 (from Ehrwald/Tirol or Grainau/Zugspitze) turn right at the traffic lights immediately after the town sign of Garmisch-Partenkirchen in front of the casern/Marshall-Center. Follow the signs to the Kreuzeckbahn/Alpspitzbahn cable cars. This road directly leads you to the large parking area between the two base terminals.
ParkingLarge parking area at the base terminals (P9)
Author’s map recommendations
EquipmentSturdy, ankle-high hiking boots, equipment for fixed rope routes and helmet (!), sufficient provisions and beverages plus warm weatherproof clothing.
Basic Equipment for Via Ferratas
- Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
- Layered, moisture wicking clothing
- Hiking socks
- Rucksack (with rain cover)
- Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
- Hiking poles
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- First aid kit
- Kit para bolhas
- Bivy / survival bag
- Survival blanket
- Pocket knife
- Cell phone
- Navigation equipment / map and compass
- Emergency contact details
Technical Equipment for Via Ferratas
- Via ferrata set
- Climbing harness
- Climbing helmet
- Via ferrata or hard-wearing safety gloves
- Positioning lanyard / personal anchor system with screwgate carabiners for resting
- Via ferrata belay kit if required (when accompanying beginners and / or children)
- 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.
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