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Cable car Zugspitze

Handicapped Accessible record cable car to the largest peak in Germany, Zugspitzbahn, unobstructed view of the Eibsee and the Zugspitze.

Description

Since the 2017 winter season, wheelchair users have also been able to travel comfortably up Germany's highest mountain on the new world-record cable car. 

The Zugspitze experience begins in the newly built valley station, which allows level access and exit to the cable car cabins. In the spacious entrance area, guests also have a clear view of the Eibsee and Zugspitze. The record-breaking cable car takes just 10 minutes to cover the 1,945-metre difference in altitude from the valley station at Lake Eibsee to the summit. And the time flies by, while experienced mountain enthusiasts as well as children, senior citizens and wheelchair users are amazed by the steep views from the floor-to-ceiling glass cabin and the excitingly approaching rock face. The spectacular cable car ride is crowned by the new mountain station, where three guest levels provide access to the glacier cable car, the gastronomic infrastructure, toilet area and the summit terrace with 360° panoramic views.  All these levels are conveniently accessible via a lift.

Information on accessibility

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All areas relevant for testing meet the quality criteria of the label "Accessibility certified - partially accessible for people with walking disabilities and partially accessible for wheelchair users".

Some information on accessibility are listed below. For detailed information please see the evaluation report.

  • There are five marked parking spaces for people with disabilities (parking space size: 350 cm x 500 cm).
  • The bus stop „Eibsee“ is 200 m away.
  • The valley station is steplessly accessible.
  • All evaluated rooms and facilities available to the guests are steplessly accessible or via an elevator.

  • The elevator cabin (top station) measures 175 cm x 267 cm. The elevator door is 150 cm wide.
  • Almost all evaluated passageways/doors available to the guests are at least 90 cm wide.
  • The cash desk (valley station)is at its lowest point 110 cm high.
  • The cash desk (top station)is at its lowest point 119 cm high.

Public toilet for people with disabilities (valley station)

  • The manoeuvring spaces are:
    in front of/behind the door, in front of the toilet and the washbasin at least 153 cm x 130 cm;
    left of the toilet 96 cm x 70 cm and right of the toilet 41 cm x 70 cm.
  • There are grab rails available on the right and left of the toilet. The grab rails can be flipped-up.
  • The sink is wheelchair compatible.
  • The mirror can be seen while standing or sitting.
  • An alarm trigger is available.

Public toilet for people with disabilities (top station)

  • The manoeuvring spaces are:
    in front of/behind the door, in front of the toilet and the washbasin at least 280 cm x 135 cm;
    left of the toilet 96 cm x 70 cm and right of the toilet 27 cm x 70 cm.
  • There are grab rails available on the right and left of the toilet. The grab rail on the left can be flipped-up.
  • The sink is wheelchair compatible.
  • The mirror can be seen while standing or sitting.
  • An alarm trigger is available.

Some information on accessibility are listed below. For detailed information please see the evaluation report.

  • Assistance dogs are allowed in relevant areas/rooms.
  • The entrances are visually rich in contrast and recognizable by a tactile change of floor covering.
  • All evaluated and usable areas for the guest are well illuminated, i.e. bright and glare-free.
  • There are no visually contrasting or tactilely detectable floor indicators available.
  • The signage is designed in clearly legible, but not contrast-rich typeface.
  • There are glass doors without safety markings.
  • An outgoing emergency call in the elevator is confirmed audibly.
  • The break position in the elevator is not announced by spoken commands.
  • The operating controls in the elevator are visually rich in contrast and tactilely detectable.
  • Alternatively stairs are available.
  • Steps are not visually rich in contrast.
  • Stairs have handrails on both sides.

Some information on accessibility are listed below. For detailed information please see the evaluation report.

  • There is no clearly visible alarm.
  • There is no audio induction loop system.

Some information on accessibility are listed below. For detailed information please see the evaluation report.

  • The name or logo of the establishment/facility is clearly recognizable from the outside.
  • Information for orientation is partly available
    with pictorial symbols (pictograms, photorealistic representation).
  • There is no information in easy language.
Certified in the period: November 2019 – October 2022

Address & contact

Seilbahn Zugspitze

Am Eibsee 6
82491 Grainau
Phone number: +49 8821 7970
Website: www.zugspitze.de

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