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Mountain Hiking - Teufelstättkopf, Sonnenberg and Kofel

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    Photo: Thorsten Unseld, Best of Wandern - Thomas Bichler
  • / Bergtour Teufelstättkopf Sonnenberg und Kofel - Blick auf Zugspitze und Wetterstein
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  • / Bergtour - Teufelstättkopf, Sonnenberg und Kofel - Gipfelkreuz Sonnenberg
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  • / Bergtour - Teufelstättkopf, Sonnenberg und Kofel - Kolbensattelhütte
    Photo: Thorsten Unseld, AktivArena am Kolben
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Challenging mountain tour (over ridges in some parts) of three summits with beautiful views of the Ammer and Graswang Valleys.
moderate
Distance 19 km
7:00 h
1,781 m
1,781 m
1,733 m
843 m
It is certainly a bold venture to tackle three major peaks on one hiking tour. Although the Teufelstättkopf, Sonnenberg and Kofel are not amongst the highest summits in the Ammergau Alps, they still require mountaineering skill, stamina and a head for heights if they are to be conquered.

Author’s recommendation

Außerhalb der Ferien ist man auf dieser Tour meist alleine unterwegs.
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Author
Thorsten Unseld
Update: November 11, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Risk potential
Highest point
1,733 m
Lowest point
843 m
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Cardinal direction
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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

valley station cable chair lift Kolben (873 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.596560, 11.049360
DMS
47°35'47.6"N 11°02'57.7"E
UTM
32T 654058 5273496
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Destination

Teufelstättkopf (1758), Sonnenberg (1622), Kofel (1342)

Turn-by-turn directions

Ascend to the Kolbensattel Hut on foot or via the Kolben chair lift and head towards the Pürschling along broad and flat panoramic pathways.

The route becomes steeper towards the end. The ascent to the Teufelstättkopf is significantly more alpine in nature than the route thus far, although only the final 20 metres require sureness of foot. An alternative tour leads back from here on a magnificent but easy ridge to the Kühalm and on to Unterammergau. The planned route takes you back from the Teufelstättkopf to August Schuster House.

This is an ideal opportunity to fortify yourself with a tasty sandwich on the terrace before embarking upon the more strenuous part of the tour. Just below the hut, a narrow and steep path branches off to the right of the ascent route and takes you up across grassy slopes.

A little later, it changes into the steep southern face of the Sonnenberg. In some areas, you will need to be careful where you step. None of this is a problem if the weather is dry and you are an experienced mountaineer. Things may, however, become more difficult if it is wet.

The path switches to the other side of the mountain and leads over to the shady North face. Small rocky ledges, narrow sections and two vertical and narrow openings in the rock secured by wire ropes all add to the excitement. At the foot of the summit, make sure that you do not miss the path up to the peak via a damp gully.

The view over the rooftops of Graswang is stunning. The Zahn may be circumvented to the left or climbed. All your troubles are now over, and winding paths take you back down to the Kolbensattel Hut. Those who still have some energy left might like to clamber up to the top of the Kofel, the "home mountain" of  Oberammergau.

If you lack the strength in your legs, simply take the Alpine Coaster directly back to your starting point.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

bus stop: Oberammergau Bhf
9606 Garmisch-Partenkirchen - Oberammergau - Wieskirche - Füssen
9606 Füssen - Wieskirche - Oberammergau - Garmisch-Partenkirchen
9621 Oberammergau - Saulgrub - Bad Kohlgrub - Murnau
9622 Oberammergau - Ettal - Linderhof (Schloss)
train stop: Bhf Oberammergau
Murnau -   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 Oberammergau via Ettal

Parking

Car park at the Kolbensattel (charges apply)

Coordinates

DD
47.596560, 11.049360
DMS
47°35'47.6"N 11°02'57.7"E
UTM
32T 654058 5273496
w3w 
///accompanied.guarded.tightrope
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

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

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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Rating

4.2
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Thomas Schiel
September 19, 2021 · Community
Die Runde hat ca. 1250 Höhenmeter - nicht 1780 wie hier angegeben.
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When did you do this route? September 19, 2021
Michel Stahl
October 15, 2020 · Community
Sehr schöne Wanderung. Der Rückweg entlang Sonnenberg/Zahn ist vor Ort jedoch schwarz 'schwer' mit dem Zusatz 'alpine Gefahren' ausgezeichnet. Da ist mehr klettern als wandern angesagt. Ist wirklich nur für geübte Leute die viel im Berg unterwegs sind zu empfehlen. Sind den Weg, weil er hier ja als 'mittel' ausgewiesen ist, trotzdem 'gegangen'. War ein grenzwertiges Erlebnis.
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When did you do this route? October 08, 2020
Dennis Krempels 
June 15, 2020 · Community
Habe die Route vom Friedhof Oberammergau über den Kofel - Sonnenberg - Teufelstättkopf gemacht auf dem Grat entlang. Schöne Gratwanderung teilweise ausgesetzt mit Kletterstellen und mit traumhaftem Blick in das Ammergauer Tal sowie an einigen Stellen des Grats und den Gipfeln auch nach Süden auf die Zugspitze und das Wettersteingebirge bis hin zu den Drachenköpfen. Vom Teufelstättkopf hat man einen wunderbaren 360° Rundumblick.
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When did you do this route? June 13, 2020
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
19 km
Duration
7:00 h
Ascent
1,781 m
Descent
1,781 m
Highest point
1,733 m
Lowest point
843 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Cableway ascent/descent Summit route Exposed sections Secured passages Scrambling required Ridge traverse

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