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Hike – Hörnle Alm

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  • Blick vom hinteren Hörnlegipfel auf den Stierkopf
    / Blick vom hinteren Hörnlegipfel auf den Stierkopf
    Photo: Ammergauer Alpen GmbH
  • / Wanderung - Hörnle-Alm
    Photo: Thorsten Unseld, Nicole Richter
  • / Schild Abend- und Morgendämmerung
    Photo: Arvis Robalds, Ammergauer Alpen GmbH
  • / Wanderung - Hörnle-Alm
    Photo: Thorsten Unseld, Peter Hutzler
  • / Wanderung - Hörnle-Alm
    Photo: Thorsten Unseld, Clemens Richter
  • / Wanderung - Hörnle-Alm
    Photo: Thorsten Unseld, Eberhard Starosczik
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Tour from Oberammergau via the Stierkopf up onto the Hörnle. The return route is via the lovely Kappel Church in Unterammergau.
easy
Distance 21.3 km
6:49 h
901 m
901 m
1,544 m
832 m
Fabulous views of Oberammergau and the surrounding area can be enjoyed from the Altherrenweg as you move on towards the Romanshöhe. The route rises gently along the meadow slopes, the typical cultural landscape of the Ammergau Alps. This is terrain that has been cultivated by local farmers for centuries.

The trail becomes steeper and wends its way up to our first summit – the Stierkopf at 1535 metres. You now continue to our second target summit nearby, the Hinteres Hörnle. This mountain has a deserved reputation for its fantastic 360-degree panoramic views, which reach as far as the Alpine foothills and Munich to the North. Germany's highest mountain, the Zugspitze, is visible to the South – so near that it almost seems that you could reach out and touch it.

You descend through attractive mountain forest towards Unterammergau. The oldest church in the Ammer Valley, the Kappel, lies on your route and is well worth a visit before proceeding back to Oberammergau via the Pulvermoos nature reserve.

Author’s recommendation

Ein Glas frische Buttermilch auf der Hörnle-Alm sorgt für neue Kraft und Motivation für den Abstieg.
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Author
Thorsten Unseld
Update: November 12, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,544 m
Lowest point
832 m
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Rest Stop

Hieronymus - Restaurant, Grill, Bar

Safety information

Im Notfall verständigen Sie bitte die nächstgelegene Rettungsleitstelle. Unabhängig vom Standort erreichen Sie diese deutschlandweit unter der Telefonnummer 112.

Tips and hints

Prospektmaterial ansehen und/oder bestellen

Start

Tourist-Info Oberammergau (833 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.597024, 11.062406
DMS
47°35'49.3"N 11°03'44.7"E
UTM
32T 655037 5273573
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Destination

Hörnle mountain

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Bus stop: Oberammergau, train station or Eugen-Papst-Straße

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 : Ettal towards Oberammergau

Parking

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

Coordinates

DD
47.597024, 11.062406
DMS
47°35'49.3"N 11°03'44.7"E
UTM
32T 655037 5273573
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

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


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Difficulty
easy
Distance
21.3 km
Duration
6:49 h
Ascent
901 m
Descent
901 m
Highest point
1,544 m
Lowest point
832 m
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