A tour with changing scenery along with demanding sections, passing swimming lakes, uphill to mountain pastures and downhill to picturesque valleys, and always accompanied by the magnificent Alpine panorama.
Distance 36.8 km
The first, and steepest, leg to the Esterbergalm is duly rewarded. The mountain pasture with the Alpine hut is located at a beautiful spot between the mountains Wank, Fricken and Krottenkopf. In the summer months, the young cattle of the Partenkirchen farmers enjoy the tasty grass of the wide pastures. If you want to hike, e.g. with children, on a less exhausting trail, you can take the Wankbahn cable car to the middle terminal, and reach Esterbergalm via the Hüttlsteig trail in roughly one and a half hours. By the way: Directly opposite the Alpine hut there is a small chapel that adorns this idyllic spot. From here, after cycling up and down for a while, go downhill to the Finzbach stream to Krön. The picturesque lakes Barmsee and Grubsee invite you for a swim or at least a nice break.
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Updated: May 20, 2021
Safety informationPhone number for Alpine emergencies: Phone 112 (Mountain Rescue Service)
Weather forecast for the local mountains of the Bayerischen Zugspitzbahn Bergbahnen cable car company: Phone +49 8821 797 979
Tips and hintswww.gapa.de
Getting thereTake the motorway A95 from Munich to its end at Eschenlohe, and then follow the state road B2 to Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Drive in the direction of Partenkirchen/Mittenwald/Innsbruck. Turn right at the intersection at the town hall (4th traffic light), and then turn left to the train station at the second traffic light.
When coming from Mittenwald, take the state road B2 to Garmisch-Partenkirchen. There, follow the signs to Munich. At the town hall intersection (3rd traffic light), turn left, and then left again at the 2nd traffic light.
When coming from Reutte/Ehrwald/Tirol/Grainau, take the state road B23 into Garmisch-Partenkirchen and then follow the signs to “Ortsteil Partenkirchen”. After the underpass on St.-Martin-Straße there is a sharp bend to the right, immediately followed by traffic lights. Here you should turn right to the train station.
ParkingBahnhof (train station) Garmisch-Partenkirchen (paid parking, P4)
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EquipmentWeatherproof clothing, cycling helmet, water bottle, repair kit, first-aid kit, and protection against the sun
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