Gramisch-Partenkirchen (dpa / lby) - As a reaction to the rush of day trippers despite the ski lifts being closed, the Garmisch-Partenkirchen community has decided on new parking fees.

With the start of the Christmas holidays on December 18, 15 euros per day will be due on Hausberg and Kreuzeck, as the Bavarian Zugspitzbahn announced on Friday.

To do this, the company opens toilets at the valley stations to visitors, and regularly clears and scatters the parking spaces.

Mayor Elisabeth Koch (CSU) said she understood that many people wanted to go out into nature in Corona times.

But this requires an “adequate parking space” in the community, which is why they “acted quickly” together.

In other places too, attempts are being made to respond to the rush of day trippers.

A spokeswoman for the Alpen Plus lift association in Upper Bavaria said the lift toilets would be opened where possible.

In some cases, the parking fees are increasing.

"If we clear and spread the parking lots, we have to cover our costs."


In the Allgäu, however, some parking spaces have been closed due to the closed lifts.

The Bergbahnen Oberstdorf Kleinwalsertal had decided to do so for liability reasons, said a spokesman.

Bavarian Zugspitzbahn at parking fees