Zugspitze gondola in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
Newly opened in December 2017, this shiny Bavarian ski lift reaches a whopping 4.5km. The Zugspitze gondola transports skiers all the way up from the valley floor in Garmisch-Partenkirchen to the top of the Zugspitze – Germany’s highest peak and home of a fantastic glacier ski area. Not content with smashing one world record, it also includes the world’s longest unsupported cable span, with a mind-boggling 3.2km stretch between support towers. And it includes the world’s largest gondola support tower, standing tall at 127m. Talk about an overachiever!
During the ten-minute ride, you’ll be treated to stunning views of the vivid Eibsee glacial lake through floor-to-ceiling windows. Hold on to your hats as you ascend past the dramatically steep face of the Zugspitze before arriving at the 2,692m peak to enjoy amazing panoramic views of no less than four alpine countries.