Alpspitze

Another must whilst in Garmisch-Partenkirchen was to go up Alpspitze which is also only a short bus ride away.

On a clear beautiful day I again took the easy option up, the Alpspitzbahn cable car to the top station and the AlpspiX viewing platforms.

Alpspitze
Alpspitze
Alpspitze panorama
Alpspitze panorama
Alpspitze cable car station
Alpspitze cable car station

You do need a good head for heights if you want to walk on the AlpspiX viewing platfroms as they hang out over the edge of the mountain with dops of over 1000 metres below. I don’t so only managed about 3/4 of the way!

Here is the view of Hoher Ziegspitz & Kramerspitz from the cable car station.

Hoher Ziegspitz & Kramerspitz
Hoher Ziegspitz & Kramerspitz

We then decided to hike down to Kreuzeck and get on the Kreuzeckbahn cable car back down to Kandahar and the short bus ride back to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

This is a scenic walk with stunning views of the surrounding Teufelsgrat mountains and countryside.

The pass
The pass
Teufelsgrat panorama
Teufelsgrat panorama
The Hut
The Hut
Looking towards Teufelsgrat
Looking towards Teufelsgrat

There was one scary section just after you pass Hochlam mid station, with sheer drops on one side of the widish path.

Hochlam mid station
Hochlam mid station
The cliffs
The cliffs

Here is looking back, and you can just about see the drop on the right.

The edge
The edge

You also get glimpses of Zugspitze through the trees as you approach Kreuzeck cable car station.

Zugspitze
Zugspitze

Another wonderful day and highly recommended.


Pete

I have been shooting nature with Olympus digital & Olympus OM camera gear on film since 2004

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