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Snow is calling! Winter hiking in the Ammergau Alps in southern Germany

Ammergauer Alpen GmbH/Thomas Bichler

Snow is calling! Winter hiking in the Ammergau Alps in southern Germany

Hiking Collection by Naturpark Ammergauer Alpen

9

Tours

20:53 h

45.9 mi

4,800 ft

Walking through a freezing cold wintery landscape is the best way to clear your head. A thick blanket of snow glistens in the sun as you listen to your crunching steps through the snow, forgetting any stress. Winter hikes are great fun, especially in the Ammergau Alps Nature Park in Bavaria in southern Germany. In this Collection, we’ve put together nine varied Tours for you, ranging from short walks to summit hikes. You explore the region between Bad Bayersoien municipality in the north and the wild and romantic Graswang Valley in the southwest. The unique landscape comes alive here in winter and it’s waiting to be discovered by you.

The most comfortable way to get to the Ammergau Alps is by train. The journey takes a good hour from Munich. Thanks to its unique characteristics and diversity, the region was made a designated ‘Nature Park’ in 2017. On your hikes, you’ll be enchanted by the beauty of southern Bavaria, enjoy magnificent views of the surrounding mountains and the picturesque Ammer Valley, and stop off at cosy inns. All of the hiking routes are well signposted, just follow the markers with a snowflake.

You don't need any special equipment for winter hiking in the Ammergau Alps Nature Park – tight boots, warm clothes, and perhaps a thermos of tea is enough. On your hike up the Pürschling peak, it’s worth taking a sledge with you up the mountain. You can slide downhill super fast – it’s great fun! Walking in the snow is especially wonderful with the winter sun warming your cheeks, but you can go hiking here in all weathers. The cold air can even help to clear your head. After your Tour in the cold, you can warm up in one of the inns or treat yourself to a treatment in one of the mud spas in Bad Kohlgrub or Bad Bayersoien. So let it snow!

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  • Intermediate
    02:44
    6.35 mi
    2.3 mph
    525 ft
    200 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Snow, castle and - ideally - sunshine. All this offers you this ten kilometer long winter hike in the Ammergau Alps Nature Park. You hike through Weidmoos and on through Graswang Valley to Linderhof Castle. It starts at the parking lot at the Ettaler Mühle in Ettal. Snowflake number 1 shows you the way

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  • Intermediate
    03:52
    6.70 mi
    1.7 mph
    2,150 ft
    2,150 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    What works best against the bitter cold? Exactly: movement. This ten-kilometer hike on the Pürschling gets your circulation going wonderfully and promises you wonderful views, a cozy stop and - if you want - a rapid descent. The tour starts at the Pürschling car park in Unterammergau. The path is marked

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  • Easy
    01:16
    2.82 mi
    2.2 mph
    300 ft
    300 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The sun is shining and makes the white snow sparkle really nicely? Then nothing like hiking boots on and out into nature. This almost five-kilometer tour takes you through the winter wonderland of the Ammergau Alps and offers you some wonderful views of the Ettal Abbey. The round starts right at the

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  • Easy
    00:37
    1.49 mi
    2.4 mph
    25 ft
    25 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    No matter how cold it is outside, a little exercise in the fresh air is always good. The two-kilometer route on the Panoramaweg near Bad Bayersoien is a perfect lap for a quick walk. The starting point is the parking lot on the moor nature trail, snowflake number 18 shows you the direction.

    

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  • Difficult
    02:21
    5.26 mi
    2.2 mph
    400 ft
    400 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    Snow-covered landscapes, a rushing river and a cozy living room - what more do you need for a varied winter hike? The almost nine kilometer long Kammerl Runde takes you from the St. Franziskus Church in Saulgrub on a high path to the impressive Ammer Gorge. The round is marked by snowflake number 9.

    

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  • Intermediate
    02:06
    5.01 mi
    2.4 mph
    175 ft
    200 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This eight-kilometer hike takes you through the Pulvermoos nature reserve from Unterammergau to Oberammergau and back. You hike on a completely flat route through the fantastic winter landscape and enjoy a fantastic view of the surrounding mountains. It starts at the car park at Kolbenbach in Oberammergau

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  • Intermediate
    02:35
    5.88 mi
    2.3 mph
    475 ft
    500 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Don't let the title confuse you, this almost ten kilometer long loop is suitable for hikers of all ages - not just old men. It takes you on a relaxed route from the WellenBerg adventure pool in Oberammergau on a high path to the Romanshöhe mountain inn. On the way you can enjoy fantastic views of the

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  • Intermediate
    03:24
    8.00 mi
    2.4 mph
    375 ft
    400 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The Geizenmoos east of Bad Bayersoien is actually characterized by a unique flora. Not much of this can be seen under the thick layer of snow, but a hike through the landscape in the Ammergau Alps Nature Park is always worthwhile. Let yourself be lulled by the winter silence, listen to your crunching

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  • Easy
    01:57
    4.42 mi
    2.3 mph
    375 ft
    375 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    A relaxed hike through the snow-covered landscape, plus a cozy stop - a winter hiking day is perfect. This seven-kilometer round tour takes you from Bad Kohlgrub to the Jägerstube inn and back again. It starts at the sports field in Bad Kohlgrub. Snowflake number 15 gives you the course.

    

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    9
  • Distance
    45.9 mi
  • Duration
    20:53 h
  • Elevation
    4,800 ft

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