Tiroler Zugspitz Arena — active retreat for everyone

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Tiroler Zugspitz Arena

The area nestling around the Zugspitze’s south side, affectionately known as the Tiroler Zugspitz Arena, is a playground for anyone who visit Germany’s highest mountain: For climbers and paragliders, for the active outdoorsman, for those looking for some rest and relaxation, and for those who just want a quick injection of nature. The region is a diverse smorgasbord of mountain bike trails, breathtaking launch points for paragliders and untouched hiking routes that wind all who walk them into the perfect summer holiday. Here, adventure means rediscovering a slower pace—adventure means rediscovering yourself. And with over 150 hiking routes of varying difficulty, the Tiroler Zugspitz Arena is the perfect place to head into the outdoors.

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Tours & Highlights

  • Difficult
    03:02
    3.01 mi
    1.0 mph
    3,100 ft
    0 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    Start at the Tourist Office / Community Center Berwang. First on the sidewalk towards Hotel Kaiserhof, past the farm / riding stable Joselerhof. Here the wide gravel road runs towards Thanellerkarlift. Under the rope, you continue on the beautiful meadow path. After about 30 minutes walking, the wide path leads into a path. This trail runs over numerous serpentines through the Bannwald to Kampeleplatz. The path continues uphill along serpentines through pine trees towards Thaneller. Here the trail continues over rocky terrain and numerous serpentines to the summit of Thanellers 2343 m. Abstiegsmöglichkeiten: the same way back to Berwang, the same way back to the fork in the road (at the Kampeleplatz) and then turn right after gullies or descent via the Werner Rietzler climb to Heiterwang (via ferrata - only for experienced!)

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  • Difficult
    04:11
    8.90 mi
    2.1 mph
    1,150 ft
    1,150 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    Pass the campsite Hotel Fischer am See and follow the trail on the Tauern side. Continue straight on at the canal bridge and walk towards the small Plansee. At the end of the Kleine Plansee cross the street and walk to the chapel "Frauenbrünnele". Continue to Jägerkapelle, then follow the path and the yellow mark Stuibenfälle. Continue the circular hike towards sawmill Angerer. Pass Gasthof Waldhof and follow the yellow mark "Mäuerle". Walk over "Mäuerle" in the direction of Tauerhütte. From Heiterwangersee, past the campsite to the starting point Parking Hotel Fischer am See.

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  • Intermediate
    02:38
    4.74 mi
    1.8 mph
    1,950 ft
    150 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Above the valley station of the Ehrwalder Almbahn, the meadow path begins to the Ehrwalder Alm. At the sign board after approx. 20 m on the left meadow path to the stream, past the Ganghofer hut the forest path to the Ehrwalder Alm.From the mountain station of the train on the driveway flat valley to the stream, then over the opposite slope diagonally up into the Seebenwald (short climb). Now either on the road through the Seebenwald, past Ganghofer's rest (here is the turnoff to Immensteig - difficult) to Talblick (stamp office) - or more beautiful - on the footpath towards Seebensee. Continue to Seebenalm (stamp office). After a short climb to the beautiful Seebensee (stamp office). From here it is possible to get to the Coburg hut (about 40 minutes). Return the same way. Experienced mountain hikers can go back over the high gear - sure-footedness and a head for heights is required - black mark!It is also the ride on the Ehrwalder Almbahn possible. Time savings approx. 1 hour

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  • Difficult
    08:09
    9.81 mi
    1.2 mph
    4,000 ft
    4,000 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    Challenging mountain hike, where you will reach the path along a cool shady forest path, continuing along a path in the rock face (secured with ropes) to a path along the romantic lake Seebensee and over serpentines to the Coburg hut. The further way leads past the dragon lake over the Tajathörl and further over the Immensteig enter (partly with ropes insured). On mountain meadows you will pass the BrentAlm and back down to the Altmühlensteig and the Hofkapelle.

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  • Intermediate
    01:13
    2.73 mi
    2.2 mph
    275 ft
    275 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Great for any fitness level. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    From the sports field follow the broad path along the creek to the junction "Loisachquellen". After about 400m left over a small bridge and follow the way to the sources (stamp office). At these arrived, leads a narrow path along the springs and continue on a slightly rising trail to the Mittersee (stamp office). The large lying area invites to a short rest. For younger guests there is also a playground with slide, sandpit, etc.Continue on the left along the path until the main road is reached. Follow the path on the left through an underpass to the lumberyard. This cross to the street. Follow the road for about 300m to the signpost "Pf. Fink-Steig". Through the idyllic narrow forest road to the paved road. From there turn left to the underpass and continue to the starting point sports field.

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  • Intermediate
    01:45
    3.01 mi
    1.7 mph
    1,550 ft
    75 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The path starts on the left below the panorama bath via the trail towards Tuftlalm. After about 10 minutes you reach the wide Kohlbergweg (forest road); Follow this gravel path to the Tuftlalm. This hike is also possible with a gelendegängigen stroller. With an additional hike of 5 minutes, you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the Lermoos, Ehrwald and Biberwier basin from the newly built viewing platform "Viewpoint".Way back: via the trail through the Kärle valley (not suitable for strollers) over the trail "Lange Leithe" to the panorama (not suitable for strollers) on the trail "Böser angle" (not suitable for strollers) on the forest road to Ehrwald

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  • Difficult
    07:14
    8.84 mi
    1.2 mph
    6,325 ft
    425 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    Beautiful mountain tour on the Zugspitze, the highest peak in Germany. - Do not worry, the Zugspitzbahn will reduce the altitude difference.Above the valley station of the Ehrwalder Almbahn begins the meadow path to Ehrwalder Alm. Approx. 20 m after the sign, the path leads on the left meadow path to the creek, past the Ganghofer hut follow the road to the Tirolerhaus, Berggasthof Ehrwalder Alm. After 150 m, the path branches left to the house "Wettersteinwand", past it, up to the forest and the Pestkapelle (1617m). Through a forest strip on the Max-Klotz-Steig, past the Hochfeldernalm (1732 m, managed) on pastures and through pines to the 1st yoke (Am Brand, 2120 m), the trail slightly falling to Felderjöchl (2041 m), turnoff to the "Steinern Hüttl". In a northeasterly direction first sloping, then steeply rising on secured path to Gatterl (state border).On the Plattsteig - past the service huts of the Bavarian Customs Guard - to Knorrhütte (2052 m farmed). On a path marked by bars over scree and snowfields in a north-easterly direction on marked and secured path to Zugspitzgipfel (2962 m). From the Sonnalpin there is the possibility to reach the summit with the Gletscherbahn. In the valley with the Tyrolean Zugspitzbahn.TIP: Hiking Ticket "Gatterl"

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    7
  • Distance
    41.0 mi
  • Duration
    28:14 h
  • Elevation
    18,375 ft
Tiroler Zugspitz Arena — active retreat for everyone
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Tiroler Zugspitz Arena