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Panoramic hikes between Lake Kochel & Lake Walchen

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Panoramic hikes between Lake Kochel & Lake Walchen

Hiking Collection by Kochel am See Walchensee

6

Tours

23:16 h

40.5 mi

10,125 ft

With the deep blue Lake Kochel in the north and the turquoise-blue Lake Walchen in the south — both surrounded by the steep slopes of Herzogstand, Heimgarten and Jochberg — the Bavarian foothills of the Alps come with some serious scenery. And it's yours to discover: Around the two large lakes, countless hiking trails lead you up to exciting peaks, over lush mountain pastures, through quiet moorland landscapes and into pristine mountain forests. But no matter on which paths you explore the landscape, you can expect wonderful panoramas of the two lakes and the picturesque mountains.

We have selected the six most beautiful panoramic hikes between Lake Kochel and Lake Walchen. On the Loisach-Moos circuit, you'll stroll along flat paths through a quiet moorland landscape and look out over the steeply rising mountains. On the waterfall circuit, you'll follow narrow forest paths to the hidden Lainbach Falls. Or you can opt for an exciting mountainous hike and climb up to Herzogstand, Jochberg or Rabenkopf. For particularly adventurous hikers, there is also the ridge walk from Herzogstand to Heimgarten. Here, whether it's an enjoyable hike, a family walk or an ascent to the summit — you're guaranteed to find your perfect experience.

What's more, you can reach Kochel a. See easily from Munich. A train from the southern German city will whisk you off into the mountains in a blink of an eye — and all without the need for a car. As an added bit of relaxation, you can also jump into one of the two lakes on sunny days or let yourself be spoiled to your heart's content at the Kristall Therme, the thermal baths in Kochel a. See.

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Tours & Highlights

  • 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
    6
  • Distance
    40.5 mi
  • Duration
    23:16 h
  • Elevation
    10,125 ft

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