Zugspitze tso͞okˈshpĭtˈsə [key], mountain, 9,721 ft (2,963 m) high, in the Bavarian Alps and on the German–Austrian border; highest peak of Germany. A cog-and-pinion railroad and a cable car system connect the popular resort of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, at its foot, with the summit. Zugspitze is home to a meteorlogical observatory.

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