Germany's highest mountain at 2,962 meters (9,718 feet), Zugspitze is a bucket list type of peak meant to make mere mortals quiver in their boots. Not that an attempt at its summit will give you PZSD (Post-Zugspitze-Stress-Disorder), for there are actually a few routes that, despite the height of the ascent, are manageable for less experienced climbers. We suggest the Reintal route, which originates in the mountain town of Partenkirchen and consists of a half day hike through valleys and ridges to a magnificent summit view.
For the more experienced climbers (and those with the gear to back it up), the route through the Höllental will be your climb of choice, crossing glaciers and a diverse landscape to the summit. Then again, there are various cable cars to the top for those who would prefer to bypass all the hard work and just enjoy the view.
No matter your route or your method, there will be fees for entrance. For up-to-date info on weather, said fees, etc., check the website.
Note:The mountain is located very near the Austrian border, less than a two hour drive from Munich.