The Zugspitze at 9,718 ft above sea level, is the highest peak of the Wetterstein Mountains as well as the highest mountain in Germany. It lies south of the town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria and the Austria–Germany border runs over its western summit. South of the mountain is the Zugspitzplatt, a high karst plateau with numerous caves. On the flanks of the Zugspitze are three glaciers, including the two largest in Germany: the Northern Schneeferner and the Höllentalferner. The third is the Southern Schneeferner. Three cable cars run to the top of the Zugspitze.