Location: Southern Germany, Bavaria
Height: 2964 m
The Zugspitze is Germany's highest mountain (2964 m). It is situated on the border with Austria. There used to be a border checkpoint at the summit. But since Germany and Austria are now both part of the Schengen zone, the border crossing is no longer staffed.
The summit can be reached by train and cable car or by cable car alone. On the summit, there is a weather station and visitor centre. The high altitude results in a long snow season, which makes it a popular destination for skiers.
And the plot of Das fliegende Klassenzimmer (The flying classroom), written by famous German author Erich Kästner, begins at the base of the mountain Zugspitze.