Grainau Travel Guide

  • The summit
    The summit
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    Ants on the hill
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  • Like a bird
    Like a bird
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Grainau Transportation

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    Looking down from the cable car

    by phred1910 Written Jul 21, 2003

    I highly recommend different modes of transportation to/from the summit. Take the cogwheel train from Grainau to the Sonn Alpin station at 2600m and then a short cable car ride to the summit. Then on the way down take the cable car down to the Eibsee. It's a short 3 minute walk back to the train station - or do it in the reverse order.

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Grainau Warnings and Dangers

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    Yes it's July, yes that's snow and ice

    by phred1910 Written Jul 21, 2003

    While it may be really hot down in Grainau, bring a long pair of pants and a jacket with you. While I didn't need them (growing up in Northern Michigan makes you immune to cold), I notice a lot of people with jackets and long pants....It was 35C at the base, and I would estimate it was about 18C at the summit.

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Grainau Off The Beaten Path

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    Ommmmmm

    by phred1910 Written Jul 21, 2003

    When arriving at the Sonn Alpin station, which is the endpoint of the cogwheel train, wander off and find a secluded spot to do some deep thinking or to just enjoy the scenery.

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Grainau Sports & Outdoors

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    Like a bird

    by phred1910 Written Jul 21, 2003

    Drifting silently, effortlessly, above the Zugspitze - a glider is a fantastic way to see the peak... I watched this glider do circles above the peak and was very jealous

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    Ants on the hill

    by phred1910 Written Jul 21, 2003

    You can either take the cable car to the summit from the Sonn Alpin or you can hike the last 400m. Are you feeling frisky ???

    Equipment: Good hiking shoes, a helmet, climbing gear...

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