Zugspitze


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Zugspitze

(tso͞ok`shpĭt`sə), mountain, 9,721 ft (2,963 m) high, in the Bavarian Alps and on the German–Austrian border; highest peak of Germany. A cog-and-pinion railroad and a cable car system connect the popular resort of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, at its foot, with the summit. Zugspitze is home to a meteorlogical observatory.

Zugspitze

a mountain peak in S Germany in the Bavarian Alps, on the Austrian border: the highest peak in Germany. Height: 2963 m (9721 ft.)
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In official coordination with the german weather service, The uba at the zugspitze site is germany~s only contribution to the measurement of halogenated climate-effective trace gases.
The Eibsee cable car which will be used to transport visitors from the Sonnalpin midway station to the summit of the Zugspitze, and will have the highest steel support in the world, at 127m, allowing the cable carriages to traverse 3,207m from the support to the summit station.
Zugspitze -- accessible only by tram or cog railway from town, which rattles up a steep track in a tunnel through the guts of the mountain -- is entirely above tree line and is way less crowded than Classic.
While the overall pursuit failed due to bad weather, the performer successfully completed the longest and highest wire walk above sea level without a balancing pole: his unusual climb of the German Zugspitze.
It took Freddy Nock one hour and 20 minutes to walk along the two inch thick cable, which was close to the top of Germany's highest mountain, Zugspitze.
For the more adventurous there is Germany''s tallest mountain, Zugspitze, which is 2,962m above sea level.
Germany has over 1,200 breweries ( Munich Airport also has one), 5,000 beer brands, and 5,000 Indian restaurants, including one named Taj Mahal in the town thriving below the country's highest peak, Zugspitze.
During February 1947, Betty became pregnant (explaining later that it had something to do with an unplanned overnight stay on the Zugspitze.
Last year the 44-year-old raised thousands for charity after he successfully scaled a 3264ft cable car line on Zugspitze, the highest mountain in Germany.
There are cable cars that take visitors to the Zugspitze, Germany's highest mountain at almost 3,000 metres.
There are now five villages dotted around the Swiss mountains at Davos-Klosters, Engelberg, Zugspitze, Zermatt and Gstaad.