Bad Tölz

Gentle mountain hikes around Bad Tölz in Southern Germany

Mihail Stacanov

Gentle mountain hikes around Bad Tölz in Southern Germany

Hiking Collection by Bad Tölz

In the morning you walk gently uphill with a wonderful view over open meadows, at noon you take a well-deserved break on the alpine pasture with warm bread and hearty cheese and in the afternoon you jump into the turquoise water of the Isar — a perfect hiking day in Bad Tölz. Nestled in the foothills of the Alps just a few miles from Munich, the town is the perfect starting point for a day trip or weekend adventure in the mountains. In this Collection, we present eight hikes through the wonderful nature between the Tölzer mountains and Blomberg, Heiglkopf and the Isarauen peaks.

Thanks to an excellent network of well-developed and gentle hiking trails, you can enjoy a day in the mountains with the whole family. Here, you can stroll along the banks of the Isar with its changing landscapes and meadows. Wide mountain panoramas accompany you as you discover Bad Tölz from above climbing Blomberg or Heiglkopf mountain. There is also an art trail with interesting sculptures between the two peaks. The Ellbach circular route takes you to the Ellbach Moor whilst in Fischback, there is a picturesque church with an unusual onion tower. You find many small chapels on the trails around Bad Tölz. If you get hungry, the rustic mountain huts and inns, such as the Waldherr Alm, provide the perfect respite.

Apart from the beauty of the surrounding countryside, Bad Tölz itself has numerous highlights: its historic market street with colourfully-decorated houses, the lush Rose Park and the impressive Kurhaus, a early 19th-century house with a beer garden, to name but a few. You can easily reach Bad Tölz from Munich by train. Once you arrive in this beautiful spa town on the banks of the Isar, you can get arround with public buses.

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Tours & Highlights

    Intermediate
    02:24
    4.52 mi
    1.9 mph
    1,775 ft
    100 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The starting point of the hike to the promising Blomberg is at the valley station of the Blombergbahn. On curved paths it goes steadily up through the forest. You are crossing small streams and after 500 meters of altitude you have really deserved a break at the Blomberg mountain inn. In the cozy beer garden you can enjoy Bavarian delicacies and a beautiful view.On the art trail, which is lined with interesting sculptures, you hike to the mountain station of the Blombergbahn. A wide view of the Karwendel and the Wetterstein Mountains awaits you here. It goes down the same way or with the mountain railway. If you fancy a fast descent, you can descend to the middle station and then dash down into the valley on the summer toboggan run.

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    Intermediate
    04:35
    8.64 mi
    1.9 mph
    1,950 ft
    1,925 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    From the starting point at the valley station of the Blombergbahn you have an excellent view of Tölz's local mountain. On a shady, well-paved path you hike steadily uphill and cover 600 meters in altitude. You follow the course of the mountain railway and past the middle station you come to the so-called forest television: Through a wooden frame you can see Bad Tölz and the surrounding mountains.After climbing the Blomberg, you deserve an extensive break and a freshly tapped beer in the Blomberghaus. Strengthened you follow the art trail with its sculptures to the top station of the Blombergbahn. On a promising meadow crest you will meet the Blomberg cross and only a few meters away you will reach the 1,218 meter high Heiglkopf. From the summit you can enjoy a 360-degree panorama and your view extends from the Bavarian Oberland over Lake Starnberg, Lake Ammer and the Isar Valley to Munich.From now on it is only downhill. On shady forest trails you hike back down to the valley, where you pass the rocky roof cave. There you will find a map of the geoculture path with information about the caves. You continue to hike over the Wackersberger heights to the stone saw. The last stretch leads along a hiking trail along the main road back to the parking lot at the Blomberg valley station.

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  • Easy
    01:25
    3.45 mi
    2.4 mph
    75 ft
    50 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This relaxed hike along the turquoise Isar is suitable for the whole family: You start at the tourist information in Bad Tölz and walk past the Franciscan Church past the banks of the Isar. Before you go down the stairs to the water, a wonderful view of the colorful town houses awaits you from the bridge. You leave Bad Tölz behind you and follow the Isar upriver.You will soon reach the Isarweg, which is initially lined with birch trees. Then moor plants, mountain pines and large gravel areas alternate and in good weather you can see from the bank of the river to the Dolomites. The sandbars and the color of the water are constantly changing and so every walk is a new experience. After a good four kilometers, keep right and turn towards Bibermühle. From here you can take the bus (RVO 9564) back to Bad Tölz.

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    Intermediate
    03:41
    8.67 mi
    2.3 mph
    450 ft
    425 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The Ellbach circuit starts on the banks of the Isar at the motorhome parking space. From Ernst-Thissen-Steg you can enjoy an impressive view of the turquoise Isar and then hike towards the forest cemetery. On flat paths it goes into the forest, where you can pass the beautiful Röckl chapel. After resting on the chapel's sunbed, you follow the path to Ellbach. After you have crossed the village, you will reach the wide meadows of the Ellbacher Moors. This fascinating landscape has been protected since 1940 and is an important habitat for insects.Over bridges and on narrow paths it goes along the southern edge of the moor back to Bad Tölz. You walk past the Klammerweiher and meet again on the way to the forest cemetery. If you are hungry, a detour to the Moraltalm is worthwhile: you can put your feet up in the small garden with a view of meadows and pastures. The banks of the Isar and the starting point of the hike are just a few meters away - so you can sit still longer.

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    Intermediate
    03:26
    7.76 mi
    2.3 mph
    650 ft
    650 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The starting point of this circular hike is at the motorhome parking space on the banks of the Isar. On the Ernst-Thissen-Steg it goes over the turquoise river with wonderful views of Bad Tölz. The path leads you past the Moraltalm, where you can take a break. You walk along the Isar reservoir and reach the Isar power station, which has been supplying electricity to Bad Tölz since 1958.Over the dam you switch back to the left bank of the Isar and hike up a gentle hill. Meadows, pastures and forests surround you and again and again you enjoy beautiful views of the Alpine foothills. A quiet place for a rest is the branch church in Fischbach with its artistic onion tower. Next to it is the traditional Fischbach country inn, whose cozy garden invites you to take a break.After strengthening in the inn, the tour takes you through a varied cultural landscape peppered with typical Bavarian courtyards. After a good eight kilometers you hike past the perfect lawns of the golf course and follow the path back to Bad Tölz. You can let your mind wander between the colorful flower beds of the Kurpark and through the alleys of Bad Tölz you finally reach the starting point on the Isar.

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    Intermediate
    03:56
    9.24 mi
    2.4 mph
    450 ft
    450 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    From the starting point of the circular hike at the tourist information in Bad Tölz, you head south. A rewarding first stop is the charming rose garden with its fragrant and colorful flowers. Then you walk to the banks of the turquoise Isar and follow the Isarweg through the multifaceted landscape. Accompanied by the sound of the water, the route takes you through birch forests, meadows and past gravel banks.After almost five kilometers, turn right to the Bibermühle and climb the gentle hill to the Waldherr Alm - time for a refreshment on the promising sun terrace. With new strength you hike on the edge of the forest and pass the remarkable Lehenkirchl Pestkapelle. On dirt roads and side streets it goes along the Einbach and past traditional farms.Again and again you have wide views of the Alpine foothills. A highlight of this hike is the Dachshöhle rock formation in the forest near Wackersberg, which lies on the geoculture path. Then the Sonnershofweg takes you back to Bad Tölz and past the spa gardens it goes back to the starting point.

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    Intermediate
    03:26
    7.49 mi
    2.2 mph
    875 ft
    850 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The starting point of this promising circular hike is at the valley station of the Blombergbahn. With a view of Tölz's local mountain, it goes past Café Nirwana and then the path develops into a demanding forest path. On the Buchberg you will be rewarded with a fantastic view. This is also the highest point of the hike. At the Hahnbauer hamlet, turn left and reach the quaint Buchbergstüberl - Kaiserschmarrn and iced coffee sweeten your break in the garden.It continues through meadows, fields and through forest areas. Again and again you enjoy changing views of the Alpine foothills and impressive courtyards line the way. You reach the outskirts of Oberfischbach and then you hike over the course of the golf course. From there it goes back the same way as the beginning back to the Blomberg valley station.

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    Intermediate
    04:08
    8.07 mi
    1.9 mph
    1,700 ft
    1,700 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    From the starting point on the Waldherr Alm it goes along the Steinbach. The path begins to become steeper and after a turn-off you reach the wide meadows of the Unteren Hirschenalm and the Baunalm. With every meter of altitude, the view of the valley and the surrounding mountains improves.You leave the lush alpine meadows and dive into the forest. On the flank of the Heiglkopf, the route continues to the popular Blomberghaus. You really deserve a stop here with a delicious cake or a fresh beer. Strengthened you master the last meters of altitude uphill and reach the highest point of this hike on the rustic Specker Alm. Unless you want to make a detour to the summit of the Zwiesels, which is only a few minutes' walk away.The path then runs through shady forest down to the Lehenbauernalm with a small forest chapel. On a wide gravel path you hike down into the valley and can end the day on the terrace of the Waldherr Alm.

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    8
  • Distance
    57.8 mi
  • Duration
    27:01 h
  • Elevation
    7,875 ft

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Gentle mountain hikes around Bad Tölz in Southern Germany