Access and Transport

Easy access and transport of heavy loads to UFS

Bahnhof Zahnradbahn Schneefernerhaus

Due to the facilities provided by the Bayerische Zugspitzbahn AG the UFS offers:

  • year round access 
  • year round transport of heavy loads independent of weather conditions

Access to the UFS is via the Tourist Station "SonnAlpin" and further on with the UFS Cable Car. This small cable car can transport about 90 persons per hour. (download: "How to get to UFS"). Heavy loads and special passenger trains reach the UFS directly and independent of weather conditions year round by a subsurface track siding of the Bayerische Zugspitzbahn (BZB). 

The UFS is an international reserach facility reserved for scientists and students who work here and for participants in conferences that are held here.

There is no access or accomodation available for tourists.

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

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


postal address:

Umweltforschungsstation Schneefernerhaus
Zugspitze 5
82475 Zugspitze

shipping address for heavy goods:

Umweltforschungsstation Schneefernerhaus
c/o Bayerische Zugspitzbahn
BZB Betriebswerk Grainau
Gumpenau 22
82491 Grainau