Discovering the mountains on the Tyrolean side of the Zugspitze

Hiking & mountaineering

Easy trails in the valley, challenging summit routes, exciting themed trails, difficult via ferratas: It’s no surprise that the Tiroler Zugspitz Arena enjoys immense popularity among hikers, mountaineers, and climbers. More than 150 different routes make your summer holidays in the spectacular world of the Alps a varied and diverse experience. And conquering the 2,962-metre summit of the Zugspitze is the ultimate height of pleasure for many mountain enthusiasts.

Finding your way around

The mountains in the Tiroler Zugspitz Arena

Before you pack your rucksack and put on your hiking boots, we’d like to give you a quick overview of the mountains in this expansive hiking region: In the south, you’ll find the Lechtal Alps and, in the east, the Mieminger range. Both are impressive mountain ranges with two-thousand-metre summits only separated by the Fern Pass. The Zugspitze marks its northeastern end – with 2,962 metres, it’s Germany’s tallest mountain – and it directly connects to the Wetterstein range. The Ammergau Alps stretch from Bavaria to Tyrol, where the Tiroler Zugspitz Arena becomes slightly “flatter” in the northwest. 

Briefly summarised: 

  • South: Lechtal Alps 
  • East: Mieminger range
  • Northeast: Zugspitze 
  • Northwest: Ammergau Alps 

Ready to discover the unique mountain world of the Tiroler Zugspitz Arena while hiking, mountaineering or climbing? 

Hiking trails and climbing routes around the Zugspitze

You’d like your tour to be easy and family-friendly, or maybe you prefer challenging and sporty? In the Tiroler Zugspitz Arena, you’ll have countless options for exploring and experiencing the mountains in an active manner. The fastest way to the perfect route for you starts with having a look at the interactive route map. That’s where you can filter the extensive list of hiking and climbing offers by individual preferences and requirements. 

Tip: special events such as romantic torch-lit hikes. All upcoming dates can be found in the event calendar.

Having fun and learning something new

Themed adventure and educational trails for the whole family

On family holiday in the seven towns of the Tiroler Zugspitz Arena, several lovingly designed themed trails ensure unforgettable hiking experiences for family members of all ages. On these child-appropriate routes, the little ones can learn more about the region in a playful manner. Moosle, the eagle Horsti, the little beaver Castor or Zugspitzi the mascot: Who knows who you might meet while out and about – and of course, which interesting information you might find out about nature and life at the foot of the Zugspitze.

Variety in the vertical plane

Climbing on the Tyrolean side of the Zugspitze

If you’re less interested in covering lots of kilometres and more so in exploring the region from the vertical plane: The Tiroler Zugspitz Arena boasts a number of adventure-filled offers for climbing enthusiasts. Among them, several via ferratas, a high ropes course in Bichlbach and the indoor climbing gym in Ehrwald. Countless routes in all levels of difficulty let you enjoy pure climbing joy – no matter the weather, in summer and in winter. Because during the colder months of the year, you can go ice climbing at various locations.

Options for a well-deserved break

Culinary joys at the regional mountain huts

First, athletic joys – then, culinary treats: That’s your motto, too? The many cosy huts and inns in the Tiroler Zugspitz Arena are the perfect locations for savouring some culinary delights and refreshments. Stop by and enjoy – while being surrounded by an impressive mountain scenery! During a break at the huts, you’ll not only be able to relish hearty regional delicacies and enjoy heartfelt Tyrolean hospitality. The stunning scenic views all around you are also a feast for the eyes.

Services for summer holiday guests

The hikers’ bus of the Tiroler Zugspitz Arena

Holders of a guest cards can use all hikers’ and summer busses in the Tiroler Zugspitz Arena for free. Have a look at the current bus schedules, and you’ll be well on your way to holiday joy! Let the busses take you to the start of your tour or back to your accommodation right after!

Important information

Safety in the mountains

Showing respect for nature and others is important when it comes to staying safe in the mountains. This means everyone out and about in the mountains of the Tiroler Zugspitz Arena need to adhere to certain rules and regulations. Starting with a code of conduct to the most important emergency numbers and valuable tips and tricks for planning your next tour: Find out all the relevant info for safely exploring the mountains!

The digital summit register

Tip: SummitLynx

Collect hiking pins on your smartphone! The Tiroler Zugspitz Arena has updated the good old summit register to a new digital version. The “SummitLynx” app lets you review all the tours you’ve already completed. Additionally, you’ll have the option of adding new tours to your growing collection. And if you like, you can exchange your digital hiking pins for real ones at the local tourist offices. 

Curious now? Learn more about how to collect hiking pins with SummitLynx!

More offers for your hiking holidays

Destinations for excursions

The Zugspitze is surrounded by countless sights and attractions. Go on a journey of exploration in the Tiroler Zugspitz Arena and beyond! 


All accommodation options in the Tiroler Zugspitz Arena ... 
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Live images from the region

Summer in the mountains

Hiking, biking, lakes and public pools, special family offers, and countless different leisure activities: That's what makes summer in the Tiroler Zugspitz Arena a highlight for all holiday guests! 
Destinations for excursions
Freshly snow-covered landscape with animal tracks in the snow, blue sky, white mountains and snow-covered fir trees in the background. In the foreground a snow-covered meadow with a few fence posts.
Summer in the mountains