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Hike – to the Ammer Ravine

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m 950 900 850 800 750 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 km Wirtshaus Acheleschwaig Landgasthaus "Beim Kargl" Wirtshaus Acheleschwaig Fatimakapelle Hotel und … Paradies“ Fischerhäusl Soier See
A hike through the Alpine foothills to Soier Lake in Bad Bayersoien and to the Ammer Ravine near Saulgrub
easy
Distance 15.8 km
4:20 h
302 m
302 m
921 m
784 m
This tour is make particularly interesting by the mixture of cultural and natural sights it offers. The Ammer Ravine and Soier Lake provide you with a close-up impression of the power and beauty of water, whilst the Fatima Chapel reflects the deep religious roots of the inhabitants of the Ammergau Alps. You will enjoy broad views of the mountain peaks of the Ammergau Alps and of the Alpine foothills at all stages of the tour.

Author’s recommendation

Insbesondere an den Wochenenden in den Sommermonaten lohnt eine Rast im gemütlichen Biergarten vom Wirtshaus Acheleschwaig, das mit kühlen Getränken auf Sie wartet. Das Wirtshaus hat Freitags bis Montags geöffnet. Besichtigen sie die kleine Kapelle am Wirtshaus. Diese wurde von Herrn Fischer 2012 errichtet und ist den "14 Nothelfern" geweiht.

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Thorsten Unseld
Update: December 06, 2021
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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.

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Start

train sation Saulgrub (869 m)
Coordinates:
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47.663742, 11.024067
DMS
47°39'49.5"N 11°01'26.6"E
UTM
32T 651962 5280912
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Destination

train sation Saulgrub

Turn-by-turn directions

The stunning landscape of the Ammergau Alps is strongly characterised by water, something which can be particularly well observed at the point where the River Ammer narrows to flow through a spectacular ravine known as the Scheibum.

Begin at the community centre in Saulgrub and pass the "Beim Kargl" country inn heading for the picturesque moorland lake in Bad Bayersoien.

Go around the lake in a northerly direction. After passing under a main road, the path wends its way along the Bärenbach stream over gentle hills whilst offering magnificent views of the first mountains of the Bavarian Alps, of the Kammerl power station and over the Ammer Ravine.

When you arrive at the Scheibum Ravine, you can clearly appreciate how the water has been working its way through the rock for thousands of years and how it finally broke through to continue its route towards Munich.

Proceed to the Fatima Chapel on foot via the Saulgrub Ridge and the Acheleschwaig inn. The chapel is a real architectural gem that also provides the best view of the northern Ammergau Alps. It was constructed by Josef Leismüller in 1949 to offer thanks for his safe return from 5 years as a prisoner of war.

From the chapel, it is only a few minutes' walk back to your starting point in Saulgrub.  

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

bus stop: Saulgrub Bürgersaal Almrösl
9606 Garmisch-Partenkirchen - Oberammergau - Wieskirche - Füssen
train stop: Saulgrub Bahnhof
Murnau - Saulgrub - 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 Saulgrub via Oberammergau and Unterammergau

Parking

Saulgrub, Almrösl Community Centre  

Coordinates

DD
47.663742, 11.024067
DMS
47°39'49.5"N 11°01'26.6"E
UTM
32T 651962 5280912
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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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Rating

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Jan G-B
July 12, 2021 · Community
Meditative abwechslungsreiche Wanderung. Teile des Weges liegen auf dem Ammergauer Meditationsweg, der durch die wechselnden Landschaftskulissen seinem Namen gerecht wird. Für mich war es großes Kino mit dem Höhepunkt am Ammerdurchbruch (genannt "Scheibum"), der an die Landschaft der südfranzösischen Ardeche erinnert.
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When did you do this route? July 12, 2021
Stefan Gloor
June 18, 2020 · Community
Bei der Fatimakapelle führt der Track entlang eines Rindertriebes - das ist kein Weg, sondern eine Art zugeschissenes Bachbett, zudem ist es vom Bauern mit Viehhütedraht abgesperrt. Der Wanderweg führt weiter östlich durch ein kleines Waldstück
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When did you do this route? June 18, 2020
Photo: Stefan Gloor, Community
Photo: Stefan Gloor, Community

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
15.8 km
Duration
4:20 h
Ascent
302 m
Descent
302 m
Highest point
921 m
Lowest point
784 m
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