Today is a free day – there are many ways in which you can use your Z-ticket to visit the surrounding areas, please see below.
Use the Z-ticket to explore more of the local area on foot. There are plenty of opportunities for further walks at all grades.
Eibsee. This is one of the most beautiful walks in all of Bavaria. The Eibsee lies at the base of the Zugspitze at around 1000m near the resort of Garmisch-Partenkirchen. The surrounding mountains create a fantastic backdrop against the unique emerald green water and its eight islands. The full trail takes approximately 2½ hours.
Garmisch-Partenkirchen. This ski resort in Bavaria is a mixture of contemporary and tradition as Garmisch has a 21st Century atmosphere whilst Partenkirchen has retained its local alpine village ambience.
Garmisch-Classic Ticket. This cable car tour enables visitors to enjoy breathtaking mountain views. The Alpspitzbahn lift whisks you up to the 2,050m high Osterfelderkopf. Walkers can hike down a well maintained trail in around 30 minutes to the top station of the Kreuzeckbahn lifts, from where the cable car to the valley starts. Return by catching the cog railway back to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
Partnach Gorge. Breathtaking waterfalls and caves provide a look into Germany's geological past. The gorge is 702m (2,303 ft) long and, in places, over 80m (260 ft) deep. It was designated a natural monument in 1912.
Highline 179 Bridge. At 114m high and with a 402m span this is the longest footbridge in Europe and the longest Tibet-style suspension bridge in the world. The name comes from the bridge crossing over the B179 route that winds through and beyond the borders of the Austrian Tirol.
Oberammergau. This quiet centre is located within the forests and peaks of the Ammergauer Alps. The area has maintained custom with its traditionally painted houses and woodcarving shops. There is access to many cross country hikes from Oberammergau. Tourists gather for the famous Passion Play every ten years.