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Mountain Hike – Kienjoch

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  • Blick vom Kienjoch
    / Blick vom Kienjoch
    Photo: Florian Leischer, Ammergauer Alpen GmbH
  • / Blick vom Kienjoch
    Photo: Florian Leischer, Ammergauer Alpen GmbH
  • / Kienjoch Gipfelkreuz
    Photo: Florian Leischer, Ammergauer Alpen GmbH
  • / Kienjoch Kuhalm
    Photo: Ammergauer Alpen GmbH
  • / Wanderung - Oberammergau - Graswang - am Forsthaus Dickelschwaig
    Photo: Thorsten Unseld, Ammergauer Alpen GmbH
  • / Blick auf das Forsthaus Dickelschwaig.
    Photo: von Bjs (Eigenes Werk) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
m 2000 1500 1000 500 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 km Kienjoch Gertrudiskapelle Dickelschwaig Gertrudiskapelle Dickelschwaig Kuhalm-Dienst-Hütte Kuhalm-Dienst-Hütte
A highly romantic, challenging and seldom attempted mountain hike
difficult
Distance 17.1 km
6:30 h
1,095 m
1,095 m
1,949 m
864 m
A wildly romantic, little-traveled tour in the Ammergau Alps Nature Park. The ascent takes place over the Kühalpenbach past several waterfalls.

Author’s recommendation

Since there is no hut on the tour, you are mostly alone and can enjoy the mountain idyll to the fullest.
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Author
Thorsten Unseld
Update: November 11, 2021
Difficulty
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Highest point
1,949 m
Lowest point
864 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 and hints

Prospektmaterial ansehen und/oder bestellen

Start

Hikers' car park at Schattenwaldweg (charges apply) (873 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.570181, 11.022093
DMS
47°34'12.7"N 11°01'19.5"E
UTM
32T 652085 5270510
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Destination

Kienjoch (1953)

Turn-by-turn directions

From the hiking car park in Graswang you first head south and then along the Linder to the Gertrudiskapelle in the Dickelschwaig. Then follow the yellow signs that lead you into the Kühalpenbachtal, which is very refreshing in summer. Here you can marvel at a few hidden waterfalls. Follow the mountain stream uphill. You change the side of the stream several times; red dots are used for orientation. The next waypoint is the unmanaged Kuhalm Diensthütte at 1326m, where you come back to a wider gravel path.

Via "In den Gruben" and steep slopes you first reach the Geißensprüngkopf and then over a steep path to the Kienjoch with its summit cross.

The descent is the same as the ascent.

 

 

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all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

bus stop: Graswang
9622 Oberammergau - Ettal - Linderhof

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 Graswang via Ettal

Parking

Hikers' car park at Schattenwaldweg (charges apply)

Coordinates

DD
47.570181, 11.022093
DMS
47°34'12.7"N 11°01'19.5"E
UTM
32T 652085 5270510
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Wanderkarte Naturpark Ammergauer Alpen

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

5.0
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Gerchi Gerchson
November 30, 2020 · Community
Schöne, relativ unfrequentierte Runde auf typischen Ammergauern Steigen: (fast komplett) unbeschildert, unmarkiert, schmal, teils rau. Tolle Blicke in die Ammergauer, Wetterstein und Karwendel. Länge ist nicht zu unterschätzen; der Rückweg durch die Kuhbachschlucht ist zwar landschaftlich spannend und abwechslungsreich, aber es zieht sich ... Die Ecke da scheint irgendwie MTB-Downhiller anzuziehen: auf dem Steig von der Kuhalm-Hütte kamen mir 2mal MTBler entgegen, die ihr Bike bei frühwinterlichen Verhältnissen (Schnee und Eis auf dem Steig) bergauf lange schultern mussten. Hätte gern gesehen, wo die wieder runtergerollt sind ...
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When did you do this route? November 29, 2020
Karl-Georg Michel
October 04, 2015 · Community
Die Tour ist sehr schön. ABER VORSICHT mit der Zeitangabe! Die 5:15 sind eigentlich nicht machbar. Allein für den Aufstieg sollte man 4 Stunden einkalkulieren, für den Abstieg ca. 3 Stunden. Insgesamt mit Pausen kommt man auf mindestens 8 Stunden.
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When did you do this route? October 03, 2015
Benjamin Schwarz
June 06, 2015 · Community
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
17.1 km
Duration
6:30 h
Ascent
1,095 m
Descent
1,095 m
Highest point
1,949 m
Lowest point
864 m
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