The Environmental Research Station Schneefernerhaus

Centre for High-Altitude and Climate Research in Bavaria

Environmental Research Station Schneefernerhaus

About us

Managed by the Bavarian State Ministry of the Environment, ten leading German research institutes have come together at the Environmental Research Station Schneefernerhaus to establish a Virtual Institute for altitude, environment and climate research.

The location of the research station near the summit of the mountain Zugspitze – Germany's highest mountain - is ideal to continuously monitor the physical and chemical properties of the atmosphere and to analyse various processes which influence the weather and climate. It is on the basis of such observations that the current state and the future development of the worldwide climate may be understood.

Hannes Hiergeist
Betriebsgesellschaft UFS
Tel. +49 8821 924-101
Fax +49 8821 924-200

Geschäftsstelle UFS
bifa Umweltinstitut
Tel. +49 821 7000-105
Fax +49 821 7000-100



47° 25’ 00’’ N
10° 58’ 46’’ O

Elevation a.s.l.:

2666 m (main platform)