Zugspitze via Höllental

The ascent of the 2,962 m high Zugspitze, the highest peak in Germany, through the Höllental valley is a hike, via ferrata, glacier and high altitude tour all in one.

Due to the great difference in altitude, the tour always remains a great challenge!

Trip Profile

Hard - T5
7-10 Hours
11 KM
Altitude difference
2200 m
Max Altitude
2962 m
on request
on request
July - Oct


The via ferrata on Germany’s highest mountain is an adventure – and what an adventure it is! You are immersed in a mixed tour of scenic pleasure on the approach through the “water worlds” of the Höllentalklamm gorge and vertical wire rope fun, which begins at the so-called Brett.

The Zugspitze has real alpine flair to offer, which you notice at the latest when you have to cross at the edge crevasse to the rock, which is quite far away in late summer.

The fact that you are quite close to the highest point of the Federal Republic of Germany is then felt by the rather laboriously running “pump” on the last metres to the golden summit cross.

Finally, you make your way through the crowds of tourists, which are considerable on a nice day, down to the nearby cable car station, where you can end the day of touring with dignity at the highest sausage stand in Germany with white sausage and beer. Conclusion: An impressive and very demanding via ferrata tour that should not be missing from any tour book.


By public transport:

From Munich or Seefeld to Garmisch and on to Hammersbach (large car park for Höllental walkers). Public transport: Take the train to Garmisch and the Zugspitzbahn to Hammersbach.

By car:

Address for your sat nav: Parking space P2 in Hammersbach.

Parking fees(2023):
up to 12 hours – 13,00 €
up to 24 hours – 19,00 €
up to 48 hours – 25,00 €
up to 72 hours – 32,00 €
up to 7 days – 50,00 €

Equipment Information

  • hiking shoes;
  • hiking clothes;
  • helmet;
  • klettersteig set;
  • climbing handgloves;
  • crampons;
  • snow gaiters;
  • rucksack;
  • food and water;
  • hiking poles;
  • snow axe;
  • sun screen, sun glasses;
  • rain/winter clothes according to the latest weather forecast;
  • first aid kit.