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Hike – historic Oberammergau

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  • Wanderung - Historisches Oberammergau
    / Wanderung - Historisches Oberammergau
    Photo: Thorsten Unseld, Stephan de Paly
  • / Wanderung - Historisches Oberammergau
    Photo: Thorsten Unseld, Ammergauer Alpen GmbH
  • / Wanderung - Historisches Oberammergau
    Photo: Thorsten Unseld, Ammergauer Alpen GmbH
  • / Wanderung - Historisches Oberammergau
    Photo: Thorsten Unseld, Horst Preisenhammer
  • / Wanderung - Historisches Oberammergau
    Photo: Thorsten Unseld, Ammergauer Alpen GmbH
m 950 900 850 800 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 km Oberammergau Museum Grottenweg Dedler- und Kölblhaus Kreuzigungsgruppe Döttenbichl Passionstheater
Easy circular hike around Oberammergau following in the footsteps of kings and Ancient Romans
easy
Distance 7.4 km
2:05 h
99 m
99 m
929 m
831 m
This tour enables you to discover an Alpine village with a great history. Follow in the footsteps of Roman soldiers and Bavarian kings as you explore historic Oberammergau and its surrounding area. Home to the world-famous Passion Plays, Oberammergau is rich in culture as well as being located within the direct proximity of the splendours of Bavaria's largest nature reserve.

Author’s recommendation

Besuchen Sie unbedingt auch eine Führung durch das Passionstheater und hinter die Kulissen. Einige der Führer haben selbst bei den Passionsspielen migewirkt und erzählen gerne Anekdoten. Die nächsten Spiele finden 2022 statt.

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Arvis Robalds
Update: November 12, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
929 m
Lowest point
831 m
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Safety information

You can enjoy an unforgettable hiking experience in the Ammergau Alps as long as you have the right gear. Visit the "Best of Wandern" Test Centre in Bad Kohlgrub to try out the latest outdoor equipment free of charge.

- GPS devices

- rucksacks, child carriers, children's jackets

- multifunctional jackets

- hiking boots

- sticks and head lamps

- binoculars

- tour software

- snow shoes

- backpacking umbrellas

The Best of Wandern Test Centre is located at Hotel Schillingshof, directly opposite the Hörnlebahn ski lift. adress: Fallerstraße 11, Bad Kohlgrub tel.: +49 8845 7010.

For more information, visit: www.ammergauer-alpen.de/testcenter

Tips and hints

Prospektmaterial ansehen und/oder bestellen

Start

Tourist-Info Oberammergau (833 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.596812, 11.062565
DMS
47°35'48.5"N 11°03'45.2"E
UTM
32T 655050 5273550
w3w 
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Destination

Cruxifiction Monument and Döttenbichl

Turn-by-turn directions

You are on historic ground throughout this tour. From your starting point, cross the River Ammer and return to the 19th century by climbing up to the Cruxifiction Monument. This marble sculpture was given to the inhabitants of Oberammergau by King Ludwig II of Bavaria as an expression of his thanks for a private staging of the Passion Play in 1871.

The magnificent views of Oberammergau from this point are truly fit for a king.

Continue along the "Grottenweg" to the Döttenbichl, which has witnessed two major cultural movements. On one side, Celtic brooches, keys and tools have been found. These may have been fire sacrifice objects from a small site which was once located here. This sacrificial site indicates that the Ammer Valley was farmed long before the Roman conquest.

On the other side, coins, daggers, arrow tips and shoe nails from Roman soldiers have been discovered. The catapult arrow tips bear the stamp of the 19th Legion, which suffered a devastating defeat at the hands of Varus in the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest in 9 BC.

Returning to the village, you pass the cemetery and tennis court to cross the Ammer once more. Return to your starting point via the main street and through the historic centre of Oberammergau.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

bus stop: Oberammergau, train station or Eugen-Papst-Straße - return: Ettal Klostergasthof
9606 Garmisch-Partenkirchen - Oberammergau - Wieskirche - Füssen
9606 Füssen - Wieskirche - Oberammergau - Garmisch-Partenkirchen
9621 Oberammergau - Saulgrub - Bad Kohlgrub - Murnau
9622 Oberammergau - Ettal - Linderhof (Palace)

train stop: Bhf Oberammergau (Murnau - Oberammergau)

Guests in the Ammergauer Alps Region can use their electronic guest pass or the "KönigsCard" to obtain free bus travel. 

Getting there

A95, B23 to Oberammergau via Ettal 

Parking

Oberammergau, car park at the Tourist Information Office/Ammergauer Haus (free of charge)

Coordinates

DD
47.596812, 11.062565
DMS
47°35'48.5"N 11°03'45.2"E
UTM
32T 655050 5273550
w3w 
///firefighters.inlet.deride
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Wanderkarte Naturpark Ammergauer Alpen

Author’s map recommendations

Kartenmaterial erhalten Sie im Onlineshop der Ammergauer Alpen GmbH unter www.ammergauer-alpen.de/onlineshop oder in den Tourist-Informationen vor Ort.

Equipment

Mit der perfekten Ausrüstung wird Ihr persönlicher Wandergenuss im Naturpark Ammergauer Alpen unvergesslich. Besuchen Sie die neuen Testcenter in der Tourist-Info in Bad Bayersoien oder im Drahtesel Verleih Lukas Spindler in Oberammergau und leihen Sie kostenlos das neueste Outdoorequipment aus:

 

GPS-Geräte

Rucksäcke

Kindertragen, Kinderjacken

Multifunktionsjacken

Wanderschuhe

Stöcke

Ferngläser

Tourensoftware

Schneeschuhe

Grödeln

Trekking-Schirme

 

Die Best of Wandern Testcenter finden Sie in:

Tourist-Info Bad Bayersoien

Adresse: Dorfstr. 45 - 82435 Bad Bayersoien

Tel.: +49 8845 7030 620

Drahtesel Verleih Lukas Spindler

Adresse: Theaterstraße 2 - 82487 Oberammergau

Tel.: +49 172 7228493

www.bikeverleih-oberammergau.de

 

 

 


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Difficulty
easy
Distance
7.4 km
Duration
2:05 h
Ascent
99 m
Descent
99 m
Highest point
929 m
Lowest point
831 m
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