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Zugspitze, Eisenzeit Route, Guided Ascent

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Join IFMGA Certified Mountain Guide, Andreas to the summit of Germany's Highest Mountain, Zugspitze, by way of the new, more challenging, Eisenzeit Route.

Wetterstein Mountains

1 Day

Jun - Sep

Very high



Join me and reach the top of Zugspitze (2,962m), Germany's highest mountain.

Located in the Wetterstein Mountains, Zugspitze rests on the border between Germany and Austria. Easily one of the more beautiful mountains in Europe, the view during the climb and on the summit is remarkable.

You will be able to see the town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen and the beautiful turquoise water of Lake Eibsee. You will also be able to see Cable Cars running right up to the summit, as well as the Bavarian Zugspitze Railway.

However, we will not be taking the train or a cable car to the summit of this great mountain. Instead, we will be climbing up one of its newest and most difficult routes, the Eisenzeit (Iron Age). Please note that this ascent can only be done during the summer months.

More challenging than the Jubilee Ridge Route, the Eisenzeit follows the old tunnel systems of the Zugspitze Cogwheel Railway Pass. Along this route, you will see several frayed strands of old rope, and iron nails and ladders from decades past. These pieces of history only add to the magic of this wonderful mountain and this incredible route.

In order to join this trip, previous experiences and climbing skills are required. The ascent will take between 7 to 10 hours and, with several areas of great exposure, the it is definitely a great challenge.

So come and join me on this amazing ascent of Germany's greatest peak, Zugspitze. And let me guide you along the Eisenzeit route, one of the most interesting, thrilling, and difficult routes available to do so.

I'll be awaiting your message.

And if you are also interested in climbing Germany's Second Highest Peak, Hochwanner, you can join me here.

Price includes

- Guiding fee


More info

Parking Costs and the 45 Euro Zugspitzebahn Descent ride is not included in the price, and costs exta. If participants do not have Crampons they can be provided at an extra cost.

Meeting point

Parking lot of the Eibsee Cable Car


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About the guide

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Mountain Guide

My name is Andreas Biberger. I grew up in Mittenwald, in the district of Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Already as a child I was drawn to the mountains and spent a lot of time as a child on skis. At some point I started with rock climbing and everything developed gradually. After school, I first learned the profession of coach builder for cars and I also liked it a lot.

Again and again I also joined climbing courses at the local mountain school. Then I started a training to become a state-certified mountain and ski guide. I have always been passionate about endurance sports so I also tried other sports, such as triathlon, and participated in probably the most famous competition, the Ironman in Hawaii. Mountain biking is another big passion of mine.

I am a certified-IFMGA mountain guide, and for more than 20 years I have accompanied guests through the Alps several times a year. But I still like to travel in my homeland in the mountains and guide my guests to lesser-known but beautiful peaks.





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What people are saying about this trip



As I told Rudy and ANABEL from Explore share, Srtefan , the Guide, cancelled the trip due to the really bad weather conditions and since we are form Spain and we have no idea when will we be back , we need a refund to my credit card, Rudy told me that this refund would be done from you for sure Could you plese confirm to me that I will get a Refund of the amnount paid ASAP? since the trip was not done becausew the guide decided that the weather was dangerous,. let me know : my email is elisabetseuba@gmail.com thanks!



I recently climbed the Zugspitze with you and I really enjoyed it. The guide was through Rudi who at the time could not climb but got me another guide, Toni from Garmisch. He was excellent and I really enjoyed the day. I would like to say a big thanks to Rudi and Toni and Lupe.



Rudi is hands down the best!! Such an awesome trip to the top!

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