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Ammergau Alps Meditation Trail

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  • Fernwanderweg Meditationsweg Ammergauer Alpen - Wieskirche
    / Fernwanderweg Meditationsweg Ammergauer Alpen - Wieskirche
    Photo: Ammergauer Alpen GmbH
  • / Meditationsweg Ammergauer Alpen
    Photo: Anton Brey
  • / Meditationsweg Ammergauer Alpen
    Photo: Anton Brey
  • / Meditationsweg Ammergauer Alpen
    Photo: Anton Brey
  • / Meditationsweg Ammergauer Alpen
    Photo: Anton Brey
  • / Meditationsweg Ammergauer Alpen
    Photo: Anton Brey
  • / Meditationsweg Ammergauer Alpen
    Photo: Anton Brey
  • / Fernwanderweg Meditationsweg Ammergauer Alpen - Blick ins Graswangtal
    Photo: Ammergauer Alpen GmbH
  • / Wegkennzeichen Meditationsweg Ammergauer Alpen
    Photo: Ammergauer Alpen GmbH
600 900 1200 1500 1800 m km 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 Stele Meditationsweg Ammergauer Alpen - Wieskirche Stele Meditationsweg Ammergauer Alpen - Kloster Rottenbuch Stele Meditationsweg Ammergauer Alpen - Soier See Stele Meditationsweg Ammergauer Alpen - Scheibum

An 87-kilometre long distance hiking trail from Wieskirche Church, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, through the Ammer Valley to Linderhof Palace in the Graswang Valley. Several stages bring together 15 cultural sights and a number of natural highlights.
87.5 km
25:33 h
2066 m
1991 m
The Ammergau Alps Meditation Trail leads from the Wieskirche Church in Steingaden to Linderhof Palace on the Graswang Valley. The route wends its way past the churches, chapels, historic sites and areas of natural beauty contained within the hilly Alpine foothills of the Ammergau Alps.

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

Author’s recommendation

Am intensivsten erleben Sie den Meditationsweg Ammergauer Alpen auf einer geführten mehrtägigen Wanderung.

Highest point
1500 m
Lowest point
695 m
Best time of year

Safety information

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


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:

Tips, hints and links

Übernachten in den Ammergauer Alpen

Prospekte bestellen

Naturverträglich unterwegs sein

 Kulturmeile entdecken

Wandern in den Ammergauer Alpen


Wieskirche Church - Steingaden (873 m)
47.680317, 10.900311
32T 642625 5282519


Linderhof Palace - Ettal/Linderhof

Turn-by-turn directions

Die Wegbeschreibung finden Sie bei den einzelnen Etappen.

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all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public transport friendly

Busstop: Linderhof Palace
9606 Garmisch-Partenkirchen - Oberammergau - Wieskirche - Füssen
9606 Füssen - Wieskirche - Oberammergau - Garmisch-Partenkirchen
9622 Oberammergau - Ettal - Linderhof (Palace)

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 Linderhof via Ettal and Graswang


parking place Linderhof Palace
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Einen Reiseführer zum Wandern auf dem Meditationsweg finden Sie in unserem Onlineshop unter

Author’s map recommendations

Kartenmaterial erhalten Sie im Onlineshop der Ammergauer Alpen GmbH unter oder in den Tourist-Informationen vor Ort.

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87.5 km
25:33 h
2066 m
1991 m
Public transport friendly In and out Multi-stage tour Scenic With refreshment stops Cultural/historical value Geological highlights Botanical highlights Faunistic highlights Insider tip


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