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Mountain Hike – Teufelstättkopf

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  • Bergtour Teufelstättkopf - kurz vor dem Gipfel, im Hintergrund Oberammergau, Laber und Aufacker
    / Bergtour Teufelstättkopf - kurz vor dem Gipfel, im Hintergrund Oberammergau, Laber und Aufacker
    Photo: Thorsten Unseld, Best of Wandern - Thomas Bichler
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    Photo: Heiko Klotz, Community
  • / Bergtour Teufelstättkopf - Gipfelkreuz
    Photo: Thorsten Unseld, Best of Wandern - Thomas Bichler
  • / Bergtour Teufelstättkopf - Blick auf Estergebirge
    Photo: Thorsten Unseld, Best of Wandern - Thomas Bichler
  • / Berggipfel Teufelstättkopf
    Photo: Thomas Bichler, Ammergauer Alpen GmbH
  • / Blick vom Teufelstättkopf
    Photo: Florian Leischer, Ammergauer Alpen GmbH
  • / Aufstieg zum Teufelstättkopf
    Photo: Florian Leischer, Ammergauer Alpen GmbH
  • / Wanderer in der Schleifmühklamm
    Photo: Thomas Bichler, Ammergauer Alpen GmbH
  • / Bergtour - Teufelstättkopf - Josephskapelle
    Photo: Thorsten Unseld, Nicole Richter
  • / Bergtour - Teufelstättkopf - In der Schleifmühlklamm
    Photo: Thorsten Unseld, Ammergauer Alpen GmbH
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A lovely mountain tour to the Teufelstättkopf (1755 metres), offering great views and starting in Unterammergau. Small via ferrata leading up to the summit.
Distance 10.7 km
3:45 h
855 m
856 m
1,720 m
897 m
This tour begins in the Schleifmühl Gorge, where you will find out how the inhabitants of Unterammergau earned their living in past centuries from the manufacture of whetstones.

You then proceed via the high plain up to the Kuhalm. You are now in the former hunting grounds of the Wittelsbach dynasty. The Pürschlinghaus, which is already visible, was used for overnight accommodation on hunting trips by both King Maximilian and his son Ludwig II.

At the summit, fabulous views open up of the surrounding mountains and of Graswang Valley, in which Ludwig II built his legendary Linderhof Palace. After a short descent and a visit to the magnificent sun terrace of the Pürschling House, you return to your starting point via a forest road.

Author’s recommendation

Auf den ehemaligen königlichen Jagdhäusern gibt es zwar keinen "kaiserlichen Schmarren", dafür aber sagenhafte gute, hausgemachte Kuchen.
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Thorsten Unseld
Update: November 11, 2021
Risk potential
Highest point
1,720 m
Lowest point
897 m
Best time of year
Cardinal direction

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


Steckenberg, Unterammergau (880 m)
47.609795, 11.019888
47°36'35.3"N 11°01'11.6"E
32T 651804 5274908


Teufelstättkopf (1758)

Turn-by-turn directions

Starting from the hikers' car park at the grinding mill in Unterammergau, proceed up the forest road for 100 metres before entering directly into the Schleifmühl Gorge.

At the end of the gorge, follow the forest road towards the Kuhalm. When you arrive, leave the forest road to the left. The hiking trail up to the Teufelstättkopf begins here.
Shortly before the summit, the terrain becomes more rocky and exposed. A short secured path leads up to the summit.

The road back now will take to Pürschling Haus, where refreshments are available.

A forest road begins here which will take you back to the starting point of the tour via the beautifully situated St Joseph's Chapel.


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Public transport


bus stop: Unterammergau Rathaus 
9606 Garmisch-Partenkirchen - Oberammergau - Wieskirche - Füssen
9606 Füssen - Wieskirche - Oberammergau - Garmisch-Partenkirchen
9621 Oberammergau - Saulgrub - Bad Kohlgrub - Murnau
train stop: Bhf Unterammergau 
Murnau - Unterammergau – 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 Unterammergau via Oberammergau


Hikers' car park at the grinding mill


47.609795, 11.019888
47°36'35.3"N 11°01'11.6"E
32T 651804 5274908
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


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:

Basic Equipment for Mountain Hikes

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Mountain Hikes

  • Climbing helmet as required
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Phillip Rigo 
October 23, 2021 · Community
Schöne Rundtour, am Anfang der Rundtour empfand ich die Strecke als recht eintönig, was sich dann allerdings schnell wieder gab. Am oberen Stück zum Teufelstättkopf hat man eine wunderschöne Aussicht und wenn die Sonne raus kommt fühlt man förmlich das Gipfelglück. Zu empfehlen 😊
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When did you do this route? October 23, 2021
Gerchi Gerchson
October 04, 2021 · Community
Einer der am stärksten frequentierten Gipfel, die ich kenne, aber irgendwie wusste man das schon vorher bei dem optimalen Wetter und den leichten Zustiegen. Variante über Kuhalm läuft sich schön. Alternativer Abstieg zum Pürschling-Forsstraßenhatscher über Laubeneck (knapp unterhalb) und nördlich-östlich wieder zur Kuhalm. Das 2. Mal oben gewesen, demnächst sind stillere Ammergauer Gipfel wieder dran.
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When did you do this route? October 02, 2021
Sasha Shepherd 
September 25, 2021 · Community
Sehr schöne Rundtour.
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When did you do this route? September 25, 2021
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10.7 km
3:45 h
855 m
856 m
Highest point
1,720 m
Lowest point
897 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Summit route Secured passages


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