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Zugspitze via Reintal - Cable Car Down


Zugspitze Climb - Top of Germany

Hiking Severe

25 km
2.5 km
296 m
1 day +
Low Point
728 m
High Point
2.9 km
Zugspitze via Reintal - Cable Car Down Map

Here you are truly walking on historical paths, because Lieutenant Josef Naus took this path as early as 1820 for the first ascent of the Zugspitze. The brilliant start with the Partnach Gorge lets other alpine beauties follow: The ascent through the Reintal is one of the most beautiful routes to the Zugspitze. It is certainly one of the longest in terms of route, but it is easy to cope with with sufficient fitness and is well signposted. The refreshment stops and overnight stays with the Reintalangerhütte and Knorrhütte allow you to split up this tour individually into one or two daily stages.


With the two-day variant, you can refresh yourself on the first day at the Reintalangerhütte and let your feet relax comfortably in the Partnach (also easy to do with the 1-day variant :)). On hot days, just grab a garden chair and sit directly in the stream with the cyclist in hand. If you want to cool off in the mountain water, you can do so in the pools at the Partnach waterfall. In addition, after about 100 m west of the Reintalangerhütte, you can visit the Partnach origin, which is fed by the meltwater from the Schneeferner glacier.



Hiking challenging trails where simple scrambling, with the occasional use of the hands, is a distinct possibility. The trails are often filled with all manner of obstacles both small and large, and the hills are very steep. Obstacles and challenges are often unexpected and can be unpredictable.

Extreme Exposure

4 out of 4

Some trail sections are extremely exposed where falling will almost certainly result in serious injury or death.


1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

between June and October


  • Alpine
  • Historical
  • Picturesque
  • Summit Hike
  • Water features

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