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Hike – through the Graswang Valley to the Royal Palace

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  • Wanderung durchs Graswangtal zum Königsschloss - Blick auf Graswang
    / Wanderung durchs Graswangtal zum Königsschloss - Blick auf Graswang
    Photo: Thorsten Unseld, Hanspeter Schöne
  • / Wanderung durchs Graswangtal zum Königsschloss - Schlafzimmer König Ludwig II.
    Photo: Thorsten Unseld, Bayerische Schlösser und Seen Verwaltung
  • / Wanderung - Durchs Graswangtal zum Königsschloss - Blick auf Scheinberg
    Photo: Thorsten Unseld, Ammergauer Alpen GmbH
  • / Wanderung - Durchs Graswangtal zum Königsschloss - Schlossgarten Linderhof
    Photo: Thorsten Unseld, Bayerische Schlösserverwaltung
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A gentle hike from Ettal Mill through the Graswang Valley to Linderhof Palace, returning via the other side of the valley.
easy
21.2 km
5:00 h
320 m
320 m
Looking at the map, you may well wonder what King Ludwig II was thinking when he decided to create his own homage to the French kings in such a backwater.

After enjoying a high-quality hiking experience across the absolutely flat Graszwang Valley surrounded by high mountains you will, however, begin to understand why this became his favourite place.

Author’s recommendation

Am Abend nach Führungsschluss hat man den Schlosspark fast für sich alleine und es herrscht eine magische Stimmung.
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Author
Sebastian Heckelmiller
Updated: September 29, 2020
Difficulty
easy
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Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
998 m
Lowest point
838 m
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Safety information

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

Tips, hints and links

Unterkunft finden in Ettal

Prospekte bestellen

Naturverträglich unterwegs sein

 

Kulturmeile entdecken

Start

Hikers' car park at Ettal Mill (840 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.569650, 11.074930
DMS
47°34'10.7"N 11°04'29.7"E
UTM
32T 656060 5270556
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Destination

Linderhof Palace - Ettal/Linderhof

Turn-by-turn directions

This largely flat hike starts by taking you from Ettal Mill right across the idyllic Weidmoos Moor to the other side of the valley. You will pass the "small sources" of the River Ammer, which emerge from the middle of the wet meadows in the form of glass-clear bubbling springs.

After crossing Arme-Seelen-Straße from Oberammergau to Graswang, the hiking trail becomes a meadow pathway that leads along the foot of the Sonnenberg to the "Rahmbauernhöfe", the farmsteads in the hamlet of Rahm.

You pass Graswang to the North, enter the Kohlbach Valley and soon arrive at Linderhof Palace via the forest road. The cash desk for entry to the palace is located on the other side of the gardens. The gardens themselves may be visited without charge.

Those wishing to undertake a more thorough exploration of the house and park should plan to spend at least two additional hours. The large landscaped gardens contain well-known building works such as the Moorish Kiosk and the Venus Grotto. Children are sure to enjoy the guided tours specially created for them. All they need to do is ask in order to find out everything they want to know.
Those wishing to extend their tour can hike over to the southern side of the valley and return to Graswang via the Elmaugrieß stream. The small road branches off to the right to the idyllically located Dickelschwaig Forest Lodge.

After crossing the fast-flowing Kühalpen stream and passing the so-called "large sources" of the River Ammer, you will soon arrive back at your starting point at Ettal Mill.

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all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public transport friendly

bus stop: Ettaler Mühle oder Abzwg. Ettal Ziegler Hof
9622 Oberammergau - Ettal - Linderhof (Schloss) und zurück
9606 Garmisch-Partenkirchen - Oberammergau - Wieskirche - Füssen

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 Ettal via Oberau

Parking

Hikers' car park at Ettal Mill

Coordinates

DD
47.569650, 11.074930
DMS
47°34'10.7"N 11°04'29.7"E
UTM
32T 656060 5270556
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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

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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Reviews

4.0
(5)
Dieter Lingelbach 
August 16, 2020 · Community
Sehr schöne lange und abwechslungsreiche Tour für Menschen, die es eher nicht so steil mögen. Klar, man geht im Tal und hat wieder Motorradlärm auf vielleicht einem Drittel der Strecke; wir gingen die Strecke am Feiertag.
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Completed this Route on August 15, 2020
Photo: Dieter Lingelbach, Community
Michelle Mason Bizri
August 23, 2018 · Community
Completed this Route on August 22, 2018
Astrid Leitl
May 29, 2017 · Community
Sehr schöne Tour, jedoch gefiel uns der Rückweg auf der Südseite weniger, so dass wir ab Graswang wieder den Sonnenweg gewählt haben - schönere Aussicht.
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Completed this Route on May 04, 2017
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
21.2 km
Duration
5:00h
Ascent
320 m
Descent
320 m
Public transport friendly Loop Refreshment stops available Family friendly Cultural/historical value Suitable for strollers

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