To the top
However, not only tourists reach the top by cogwheel railway, but also everything necessary for the operation of the mountain station and the preparation of the 21,2 kilometre slopes on Germany's unique glacier ski area. Thus, for instance, snow cannons and snow cats for the maintenance of the ski slopes are transported on the mountain via cogwheel railway. The Zugspitzbahn AG uses a fleet of snow cats to distribute, secure and level the snow masses. By the way, the powerful Kässbohre slope bullies are demounted into single assemblies and transported per cogwheel railway to the top area, where they are assembled by the manufacturer's technicians.
Quick partner at the base
Hence, the Zugspitzbahn AG operates its own workshop at the base station, whose service technicians carry out all repair and maintenance work, including the independent production and assembly of spare hose lines for the cogwheel railway, as well as the cable car. In doing so, they are supported by Hans Stemmer of the HANSA‑FLEX subsidiary in Garching with technical know-how. He supplies the workshop with everything that is needed in the way of hydraulic spare parts. As partner of first choice for the Zugspitzbahn AG, HANSA‑FLEX is on site when "the mountain calls", come wind or weather and in case of emergency also on a 24-hour basis. This quick availability and the reliable quality of HANSA‑FLEX products have turned the Zugspitzbahn AG into a satisfied customer of long standing.