From the valley station of the Ehrwalder Alm cable car you proceed on the path up through the meadows to the Ehrwalder Alm. Continue past the Pest Kapelle and via the Max Klotz Steig, past the Hochfeldernalm und up to the Joch 'Am Brand' (2,120m). Stay on the path to the Fledernjöchl which dips slightly to 2,041m. Continue until you reach the point where the path divides for the Steinernes Hüttl and take the left hand fork which heads in a north easterly direction on towards the Gatterl. The Plattsteig takes you over rough scree and snow fields to the Knorr Hut. Continue to climb gently up to and across the Zugspitzplatt to the Schneefernerhaus and from there follow the marked path which is secured by cable in a north easterly direction to the peak. You could also take the Gletscherbahn up to the peak from the Zugspitzplatt if you prefer.
You are now in high mountain terrain. These hiking tours require good climbing equipment and climbers need to be very fit, sure footed and have a good head for heights. Walking times and difficulty gradings are guidelines only. Please refer to relevant maps and guides for information on all these tours.