• Tiroler Zugspitz Arena: A Family Summer

      Tiroler Zugspitz Arena in Tirol has got it all: dramatic Alpine peaks and relaxed family offerings.

      Summer in the Tiroler Zugspitz Arena
    Mountain biking in the Tiroler Zugspitz Arena

    Facts & Figures

    • Hiking routes
      more than 100
    • Bike routes
      more than 100
    • Cable cars
    • Huts
    • Accommodation options
      approx. 700
    • Beds
      more than 10,000

    Flying High & Laid-Back

    Tiroler Zugspitz Arena has quite a few dramatic features on offer: After all, its namesake, the Zugspitze, is Germany’s highest peak. Located right at the border, Tiroler Zugspitz Arena provides easy access to the rugged summit – views over four different countries included.

    But at heart, Tiroler Zugspitz Arena is a laid-back place. It’s a place where you and your family can come to rest and enjoy a long, sunny afternoon lakeside. Where you can have an adventure in natural surroundings that feel truly pristine. Or where you can take a single-track mountainbike trail with some of the most beautiful views of the Alps. Tiroler Zugspitz Arena has a surprise in store for every visitor – no matter what they’re looking for.

    A Brit in Tiroler Zugspitz Arena

    We sent Michael Turtle a.k.a. Time Travel Turtle to Tiroler Zugspitz Arena. See what he got up to – and find more information on his itinerary below.


    Turtle’s Tiroler Zugspitz Arena Highlights



    Almkopfbahn Bichlbach: A Gondola Breakfast

    At the Almkopfbahn Bichlbach cable car, you can have your breakfast right inside the gondola, with breath-taking views of the Zugspitze. Breakfast starts at 9 am, and no worries: You can stay until you’ve finished your meal.

    Heiterwanger Hochalm – Alpine Hut

    At the top, a beautiful view awaits – as well as a homemade schnaps at the Heiterwanger Hochalm hut.

    Breakfast inside the gondola

    Stand-Up Paddleboarding

    Try your hand at stand-up paddleboarding at Heiterwanger See and Plansee lakes. Night-time tours are available too – stargazing included.

    Tiroler Zugspitzbahn

    The view from the region’s highest mountain, the Zugspitze, is not to be missed. On a clear day, you can see four different countries.

    Lake Heiterwanger See

    Take in the emerald water and the serene mountainscape surrounding it on the walking trail along Lake Heiterwanger See.

    Hike to Lake Seebensee from Ehrwalder Almbahn Cable Car

    Perhaps one of the most beautiful and varied hikes, this trail takes you from the cable car’s summit station to a crystal-clear mountain lake.

    Boat Ride at Tiroler Zugspitz Arena
    Tiroler Zugspitz Arena - forest

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    Why Visit Tiroler Zugspitz Arena

    • Zugspitze mountain with views over 4 countries
    • Varied landscapes, from rugged rock massifs to gentle meadows
    • Easy to reach
    • Children’s programme, free of charge
    • Designated family accommodation available

    Closest Airports (from Ehrwald)

    • Innsbruck: 75 km (60 min)
    • Munich: 110 km (1 h 30 min)
    • Memmingen: 115 km (1 h 30 min)
    • Stuttgart: 250 km (2 h 30 min)
    • Meran: 180 km (2 h 30 min)
    • Zurich: 260 km (3 h)

    Your Top...


    • Wolfratshauser Hütte
      Most beautiful view – make sure to try the apple/raspberry strudel
    • Gamsalm
      Easily reached via a half-hour hike – enjoy the panorama terrace and the famer’s penne
    • Tirolerhaus
      A large, modern hut – try the Kaiserschmarren
    • Heiterwanger Hochalm
      Located right at the cable car’s summit station
    • Coburger Hütte
      Beautiful view over Lake Seebensee and delicious Kaiserschmarren

    ...Hiking Routes


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