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Hiking with a view – walks around Kochelsee & Walchensee

Thomas Kujat

Hiking with a view – walks around Kochelsee & Walchensee

Hiking Collection by Kochel am See Walchensee

8

Tours

31:16 h

55.8 mi

12,975 ft

Countless hiking trails take you to exciting peaks, luscious mountain pastures, quiet moorland and evergreen forests around the two huge lakes, Kochelsee and Walchensee. Whichever path you choose, you can expect magnificent panormas.

In the north, the deep blue Kochelsee glistens whilst the turquoise blue Walchensee shimmers in the south. Both lakes are surrounded by the steep slopes of Herzogstand, Heimgarten and Jochberg. The Bavarian Prealps are spectacular.

We have picked out the eight most beautiful panoramic routes between Lake Kochel and Walchensee. From the Sonnenspitze you can enjoy a fantastic view of the entire Kochelsee. On the Loisach-Moosrunde, you will follow flat paths through quiet moors overlooking the towering mountains.

On the waterfall route, you follow narrow forest trails to the hidden Lainbach Falls. Mountain lovers can also climb up to the Herzogstand, Jochberg or Rabenkopf. For particularly adventurous hikers, the tightrope walk from the Herzogstand to Heimgarten will get your heart racing. No matter what type of hike you are looking for, you will find it here.

From Munich, you can reach Kochel am See by train in no time at all, making it easy to leave your car at home.

If you need some rest between your hikes, you can drive into one of the two lakes on a sunny day or blissfully relax in the Kristall Therme in Kochel am See.

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Tours & Highlights

  • Intermediate
    03:57
    6.29 mi
    1.6 mph
    2,075 ft
    2,075 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    At Sonnenspitz the name says it all: from the summit of the 1,271 meter high mountain you have a magnificent view of the Kochelsee, the surrounding peaks and the Alpine foothills. And you can let the sun shine on your face almost all day long on the top.

    

    The ten kilometer circular hike starts at the train

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  • Intermediate
    04:02
    8.98 mi
    2.2 mph
    775 ft
    775 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    This 14 km long hike takes you around the Kochelsee. The round starts at the boat dock in Kochel am See. Depending on your mood, you can also combine the tour with a boat trip across the blue lake.

    

    After a short dangle through the center, you leave the village and hike along the bank. You will soon reach

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  • Intermediate
    02:20
    5.71 mi
    2.5 mph
    75 ft
    75 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The Loisach leaves the Kochelsee on the northern edge and flows from here through a vast, original moor landscape: the Loisach-Moos. On a leisurely walk you can explore the river and the moorland and discover the special biodiversity of the flora and fauna.

    

    Starting point of your hike is the station Kochel

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  • Intermediate
    01:54
    4.01 mi
    2.1 mph
    575 ft
    575 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Great for any fitness level. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The Lainbachfall is one of the well-kept natural secrets around the Kochelsee and the Walchensee. While many hikers let the wind blow around their noses on the surrounding mountain peaks, you can follow the rushing Lainbach in the dense forests and discover nature on quiet paths.

    

    From Kochel am See train

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  • Difficult
    05:51
    9.88 mi
    1.7 mph
    3,150 ft
    3,150 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    In the 19th century, King Max II had the bridle path created to ride to his hunting lodge below the Herzogstand summit. Even today you can hike the same way from the pass between Jochberg and Herzogstand up to the mountain inn, continue to the summit and enjoy the truly royal panorama.

    

    The starting point

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  • Intermediate
    04:36
    6.40 mi
    1.4 mph
    2,300 ft
    2,350 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    At 1,567 meters high, the Jochberg is almost 200 meters lower than the Herzogstand, but still a breathtaking view awaits you on top of the bare summit - especially because you have a clear view of the gray, steep rock faces from the Herzogstand. Particularly interesting for animal lovers: Sometimes the

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  • Intermediate
    04:07
    7.95 mi
    1.9 mph
    2,850 ft
    2,850 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    If you have already checked off Herzogstand, Heimgarten and Jochberg on your tour list, then we have another summit tip for you here at Kochelsee: At 1,559 meters, the Rabenkopf also offers a spectacular panorama and the exciting mountain climb on the last few meters to the summit also lets you the heart

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  • Difficult
    04:28
    6.53 mi
    1.5 mph
    1,200 ft
    3,675 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    The crossing of the ridge from the Herzogstand to the Heimgarten is the royal tour among the mountain hikes between Kochelsee and Walchensee. To save a few meters in altitude, you first float up with the gondola to the mountain station and from there climb up to the Herzogstand. From now on it will be

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    8
  • Distance
    55.8 mi
  • Duration
    31:16 h
  • Elevation
    12,975 ft

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