Restaurants, Ski & Spa

Eat Here: Alpspitze

April 24, 2013 by

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Eating on top of the world! Well, almost.

Restaurant Alpspitz is located at Garmisch Ski Resort, home to the tallest peak in the German Alps, the Zugspitze. It sits virtually on the side of a mountain, at 2033 m (almost 7,000 ft).

You’re dining above the clouds at this restaurant, with breathtaking views of the slopes below and the towering peaks of the Alps.

The only way to access the restaurant is to ride a tram, either from the base of Garmisch, or from the Hochalmbahn tram, located halfway up the mountain. They run daily from 8:30am-5pm.

Once you’re up there, you can enjoy Bavarian delicacies and an impressive list of Schnapps. Try the notorious “Bavarian Snack” of two Weißwürst (white sausage), a Brezel (pretzel) and wheat beer for just 6.90 €.

 

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If you’re skiing here, the terrain surrounding the Alpspitze is classic of the Alps. There’s just one groomed run with endless off-piste shoots, steep descents, and powder fields.

In the summer months, stop here to refuel after your adrenaline pumping Klettersteig (mountain climb) to the summit of Alpspitze peak.

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Photo Source: Restaurant Alpspitze, Allie_Caulfield

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