The 15 stop-off points along the trail provide an incentive to pause and meditate as well as an opportunity to rest and recharge your batteries. Information boards provide plenty of food for thought and enable you to plan your journey. The trail extends over a distance of around 87 kilometres and can be completed in several daily stages.
The stop-off points along the Meditation Trail form the following suggested stages:
1 Wieskirche - 2 Rottenbuch Abbey - 10.5 kilometres
2 Rottenbuch Abbey - 3 Soier Lake - 10.1 kilometres
3 Soier Lake - 4 Scheibum Ravine - 10.7 kilometres
4 Scheibum Ravine - 5 Fatima Chapel - 4.1 kilometres
5 Fatima Chapel - 6 Rochusfeld - 2.6 kilometres
6 Rochusfeld - 7 Kappel - 9 kilometres
7 Kappel - 8 Hörnle - 4.2 kilometres
This stage is only accessible in the summer. In winter, follow the Wiesmahdweg to the Romanshöhe to return to the signposted Meditation Trail and to continue to the next station at the Passion Play Theatre. In summer, of course, this option is also open to all those who wish to avoid the climb up to the Hörnle.
8 Hörnle - 9 Passion Play Theatre - 9.1 kilometres
9 Passion Play Theatre - 10 Calvary statue - 1.1 kilometres
10 Calvary statue - 11 Döttenbichl - 6.3 kilometres
11 Döttenbichl - 12 Ettal Abbey - 3.7 kilometres
12 Ettal Abbey - 13 Ammer sources - 3.7 kilometres
13 Ammer sources - 14 St. Gertrude's Chapel - 4.7 kilometres
14 St. Gertrude's Chapel - 15 Linderhof Palace Park - 6.6 kilometres
For detailed information, route descriptions, overnight accommodation facilities, restaurants and transport, please visit www.meditationsweg.bayern (German)
Safety informationIn an emergency, please notify the nearest rescue center. Regardless of the location, you can reach them throughout Germany on telephone number 112.
Tips, hints and links
Getting thereA95, B23 to Linderhof via Ettal and Graswang
Parkingparking place Linderhof Palace
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Author’s map recommendations
EquipmentYou 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
- tour software
- snow shoes
- backpacking umbrellas
You will find the Best of Wandern Testcenter at:
Kur- und Touristinformation Bad Bayersoien
82435 Bad Bayersoien
Tel. +49 8845 7030620
Fax +49 8845 7030629
A deposit of € 50 is required when borrowing.
Information at: www.ammergauer-alpen.de/testcenter