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Snow shoe hike – Stierkopf

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  • Schneeschuhwanderung Stierkopf
    / Schneeschuhwanderung Stierkopf
    Photo: Thorsten Unseld, Sebastian Heckelmiller
  • / Schild Abend- und Morgendämmerung
    Photo: Arvis Robalds, Ammergauer Alpen GmbH
  • / Schneeschuhwanderung Stierkopf
    Photo: Thorsten Unseld, Sebastian Heckelmiller
  • / Schneeschuhwanderung Stierkopf
    Photo: Thorsten Unseld, Sebastian Heckelmiller
  • / Logo- Skibergsteigen umweltfreundlich
    Photo: Thorsten Unseld, Ammergauer Alpen GmbH
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A challenging snow shoe hike from the  valley station of the Hörnlebahn ski lift in Bad Kohlgrub up onto the  Stierkopf and down back down into the valley to Unterammergau
moderate
Distance 13.6 km
4:00 h
841 m
841 m
1,550 m
731 m
Cross the three peaks of the Hörnle by snow shoe before reaching the summit of the Stierkopf is one of the most attractive hikes of its kind in the Ammergau Alps.

This tour is a combination of piste ascent and hiking across open terrain. It enables beginners to familiarise themselves with the technique of snow shoe walking on the first section of the route and apply what they have learned during the second section.

After an ascent through the skiing region and a stop for refreshments at the Hörnle Hut, the most spectacular part of the tour begins. As you continue up to the Stierkopf, you will enjoy fabulous views of the Alpine foothills, of Lake Ammersee and Lake Starnberg and of the Ester Mountains and Wetterstein.

The descent from the Stierkopf passes via the Drei Marken through the forest down to Unterammergau. You return to your starting point at Bad Kohlgrub by bus or rail.  

Author’s recommendation

Die Hörnlehütte ist auch im Winter geöffnet. 
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Risk potential
Highest point
1,550 m
Lowest point
731 m
Best time of year
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Cardinal direction
NESW

Rest Stop

Romanshöhe Inn

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.

Tips and hints

Prospektmaterial ansehen und/oder bestellen

Start

Hörnle cable car - Bad Kohlgrub (837 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.625510, 11.032654
DMS
47°37'31.8"N 11°01'57.6"E
UTM
32T 652718 5276680
w3w 
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Destination

train station - Unterammergau

Turn-by-turn directions

The first section of this snow shoe hike takes you up onto the Hörnle in Bad Kohlgrub (alternatively you may opt to travel up by rail).

From the valley station of the Hörnle, you hike across the three peaks of the Vorderes, Mittleres and Hinteres Hörnle. Continue in a southerly direction up a steep slope to the summit of the Stierkopf.

From here, descend to the "Drei Marken" and on down into the valley to Unterammergau. The best way of returning to Bad Kohlgrub is by rail. This tour is also completely viable in the opposite direction.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

bus stop: Feuerwehrhaus Bad Kohlgrub 
9621 Oberammergau - Saulgrub - Bad Kohlgrub – Murnau 
train stop: Kurhaus Bad Kohlgrub (20Min. Fußweg zum Startpunkt) 
Murnau - Bad Kohlgrub - Oberammergau

Guests in the Ammergauer Alps Region can use their electronic guest pass or the "KönigsCard" to obtain free bus travel.  

Getting there

A95 to Bad Kohlgrub via Murnau (St2062)

Parking

Hikers' car park at the valley station of the Hörnlebahn or at the Tannenbankerllift

Coordinates

DD
47.625510, 11.032654
DMS
47°37'31.8"N 11°01'57.6"E
UTM
32T 652718 5276680
w3w 
///unlatch.illogically.wishful
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

Basic Equipment for Snow Shoe Walking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots appropriate for winter use (B1+ recommended)
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Long, warm technical socks plus liners and spares
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Water- and windproof mountaineering jacket and trousers with ankle adjustment or separate gaiters
  • Lip protection (SPF 30+)
  • Water- and windproof gloves plus thin fleece inner gloves
  • Neckwear
  • moisture wicking skull / knit cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Snow Shoe Walking

  • Hiking poles fitted with snow baskets
  • Snowshoes  
  • 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

4.0
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Martin Stockhammer
February 25, 2018 · Community
Schöne Tour. Das letzte Stück ist viel an der Forstrasse und je nach Schneehöhe gar nicht mehr für Schneeschuhe geeignet.
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Tom B
February 15, 2016 · Community
Super Tour, aber beim Track bitte aufpassen - am Anfang (auf ca. 900) bloß nicht in die Schlucht reinlatschen, sondern einfach durchs Tor und den freien Hang entlang nach oben. Dann trifft man auch bald wieder auf den Track...
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When did you do this route? February 13, 2016
Christoph Hentschel 
April 21, 2015 · Community
Der Laber, Hausberg der Oberammergauer, gehört mit 1684 m nicht unbedingt zu den höchsten Gipfeln der Bayrischen Alpen, sicherlich aber zu den Aussichtsreichsten. Weit blicken Sie wie von einem Balkon ins Alpenvorland mit seinen vielen Seen und bei guter Wetterlage bis über München hinaus nach Norden. Das Estergebirge mit Wank, Fricken und Krottenkopf, das Wettersteingebirge und die Ammergauer bilden von Osten über Süden nach Westen die eindrucksvolle Berg-Arena auf der anderen Seite. An Ostern von 20 cm Neuschnee überrascht wurde daraus eine ausgewachsene Wintertour mit harter Spurarbeit. Hier mein kleines Video dazu: http://youtu.be/T2XqpcOYZ6s
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
13.6 km
Duration
4:00 h
Ascent
841 m
Descent
841 m
Highest point
1,550 m
Lowest point
731 m
Public-transport-friendly Out and back Scenic Summit route Refreshment stops available Forest roads Clear area Forest

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