Zugspitze tso͞ok´shpĭt´sə [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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