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Snow shoe hike – from Unterammergau to Oberammergau

Snowshoeing · Ammergauer Alpen
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  • Schneeschuhwanderung von Unterammergau nach Oberammergau - an der Josephskapelle
    Schneeschuhwanderung von Unterammergau nach Oberammergau - an der Josephskapelle
    Photo: Thorsten Unseld, Best of Winter CC Thomas Bichler
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Snow shoe tour for beginners through magical mountain forest surroundings
moderate
Distance 6.7 km
2:48 h
409 m
421 m
1,275 m
866 m
This tour follows a tobogganing route and passes through isolated areas of mountain forest up to the Kolbensattel Hut. It is particularly suited to beginners who wish to familiarise themselves with the basic techniques of snow shoe hiking. After a rest in the cosy surroundings of the Kolbensattel Hut, descent is via the educational trail next to the ski piste.

The course was developed in 2015 by the German Alpine Association working in conjunction with local representatives (forestry, hunting and farmers) as part of the “Environmentally friendly mountain skiing and climbing” project.
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Update: January 31, 2023
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
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Landscape
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Highest point
1,275 m
Lowest point
866 m
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Rest stops

Kolbensattelhütte

Safety information

Bitte beachten Sie IMMER den Lawinenlagebericht: www.lawinenwarndienst-bayern.de

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

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Start

Hikers' car park at the Schleifmühl Gorge/Steckenberg Unteramergau (878 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.610096, 11.019853
DMS
47°36'36.3"N 11°01'11.5"E
UTM
32T 651801 5274942
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Destination

Kolbensattel car park

Turn-by-turn directions

The ascent leads up towards the Pürschlinghaus via a forest road that is also used as a toboggan route. Watch out for trafiic coming towards you! Turn off left at the large crossroads where the route enters the Schleifmühl Gorge from below and make the comfortable ascent to the Kolbensattel Hut through an isolated mountain forest.
The descent back to the valley is via the uphill route of the ski tour educational trail (signposted). Please be sure to descend alongside the uphill route for the ski tourers at all times so as not to destroy the trail.
It is about a 30-minute hike from the valley station of the Kolbensesselbahn ski lift back to your starting point at the hikers' car park at the Schleifmühl Gorge in Unterammergau. You can also take the bus, which departs from the station in Oberammergau nearby.

Never get lost again. We recommend our free app "Ammergau Alp tour planner", which includes all tours in the region.

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all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

bus stop: Unterammergau, Rathaus
9606 Garmisch-Partenkirchen - Oberammergau - Wieskirche - Füssen
train stop: Unterammergau Bahnhof 
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 via Oberammergau to Unterammergau

Parking

Hikers' car park at the Schleifmühl Gorge/Steckenberg Unteramergau (charges apply)

Coordinates

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47.610096, 11.019853
DMS
47°36'36.3"N 11°01'11.5"E
UTM
32T 651801 5274942
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
6.7 km
Duration
2:48 h
Ascent
409 m
Descent
421 m
Highest point
1,275 m
Lowest point
866 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Refreshment stops available Cableway ascent/descent Forest roads Forest Naturally on tour (DAV-initiative)

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