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Via St. Anton, Gamshütte and Eckenhütte to Mount Wank

· 5 reviews · Hiking route · Zugspitz Region
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This tour leads you on well-developed hiking paths through a very old pine forest above Partenkirchen, with magnificent views of the valley, the Waxenstein Mountains and the mountain ranges of the Wetterstein and the Zugspitze.

 

moderate
Distance 15 km
6:45 h
1,222 m
1,142 m
Mount Wank is Garmisch-Partenkirchen's sunny panorama mountain, because you have a fantastic view of the Waxenstein mountains and the Zugspitz massif. Up on the summit you can enjoy a 360° panorama, from the Wetterstein mountain range to the Karwendel and also to the alpine upland and the nature reserve Murnauer Moos in the north. If you just want to enjoy the scenery without the climb, the cable car takes you to higher regions, where you can relax and sunbathe.

 

The hut at Mount Wank, the Wank-Haus (Alois-Huber-Haus), located at an altitude difference of about 80 m above the glacier streams of the ice age on the round dome of Mount Wank, offers the possibility to spend the night in a romantic lodging.

This tour is one of many routes up the sunny Mount Wank. At the foot of the mountain there is a huge variety of hiking and walking paths, for the summer and the winter months alike.

Due to its excellent thermal lift, Mount Wank is very popular with paragliders. When the weather is fine, you can watch those masters of the skies take off to their flights.

Author’s recommendation

The Way of the Cross at the church of St. Anton is one of the most beautiful ones in Bavaria.

 

Take a look in the direction of the Wetterstein Mountains: Below the summit of the Dreitorspitze you can see the King’s House on the Schachen, Ludwig II’s mountain refuge.

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Garmisch-Partenkirchen Tourismus
Update: February 01, 2019
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Wankgipfel, 1,775 m
Lowest point
Partenkirchen, 729 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Esterbergalm
Wankhaus

Safety information

Phone 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 hints

www.gapa.de, www.wank-haus.de

Start

Base terminal of the Wankbahn cable car (731 m)
Coordinates:
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47.504840, 11.106890
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47°30'17.4"N 11°06'24.8"E
UTM
32T 658659 5263419
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Turn-by-turn directions

The hike starts at the parking site of the Wankbahn cable car in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Take a look at the large information board before following the forest track right next to it. The track leads you to a road, which you follow for a short while, before turning right at the next junction. You pass the mountain inn Berggasthof Panorama and the church of St. Anton. Above the church you turn into the hiking trail in the direction of the Gamshütte (closed) and follow the serpentines uphill. Passing the Josefbichl (wayside cross) and to the left along the Schalmeischlucht gorge you reach the mountain inn Gamshütte. In front of the inn, the hiking trail turns uphill and leads directly to the next inn, Eckenhütte. If you have had enough exertion, you reach the Wankbahn middle station in 25 minutes from here, where you can take the cable car to the summit. Reaching the summit on foot, you follow the serpentines from the middle station for around 1.5 h. You walk uphill all the time, but will be rewarded with a magnificent view. On the path on the south side of Mount Wank you walk in the sun almost all the time, so take care to take enough to drink.

 

A good way back down is the one via the Esterbergalm alp with its horses and cattle. From the summit of Mount Wank you take a steep track to the north down to the Esterbergalm (1,262 m) and from there, you walk on a well-developed path via the chapel Daxkapelle (962) back to the base terminal of the Wankbahn cable car. For this tour to the beautiful mountains of the Estergebirge you should have a reasonably good stamina.

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all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Take the train of the Deutsche Bahn (German Federal Railway) to Garmisch-Partenkirchen (one connection every hour). In Garmisch-Partenkirchen, take the bus (lines 3 and 4) to the Wankbahn cable car.

 

 

Getting there

Take the motorway A95 in the direction of Garmisch-Partenkirchen. At the end of the motorway at Eschenlohe follow the state road B2 to Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Follow the signs to Partenkirchen. Shortly after entering the town, follow the sign to the Wankbahn on the left.

If you are coming from Mittenwald, follow the B2 to Garmisch-Partenkirchen, follow the main street through the town and turn right at the sign pointing to the Wankbahn, shortly before leaving the town.

On the B23, turn right into the Gernackerstraße at the second traffic light in Garmisch-Partenkirchen and follow the course of the road (St.-Martin-Straße, Bahnhofstraße). Turn left at the town hall junction, then stay on the main road until shortly before leaving the town, a sign to the right points you to the Wankbahn.

 

Parking

Base terminal of Wankbahn cable car (P10)

Coordinates

DD
47.504840, 11.106890
DMS
47°30'17.4"N 11°06'24.8"E
UTM
32T 658659 5263419
w3w 
///shunt.angriest.willingness
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

GaPa Wanderführer mit KOMPASS Wanderkarte (1:35.000), erhältlich bei Garmisch-Partenkirchen Tourismus und unter www.gapa.de. Alpenvereinskarte, Wetterstein- Mieminger Gebirge, Östliches Blatt (1:25.000) freytag & berndt, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Wettersteingebirge, Werdenfelserland (1:25.000). Die Tourist Information verleiht kostenlos einen digitalen Wanderführer mit interessanten Tipps zu Sehenswürdigkeiten, Pflanzen und Tierwelt sowie Einkehrmöglichkeiten. Weitere Infos unter +49 8821 180 700 oder auf www.gapa.de

Equipment

Ankle-high sturdy shoes, weatherproof clothing

 


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Rating

4.8
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Karin Henriksson 
January 09, 2021 · Community
Super schöne und sonnige Herbst Tour.
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When did you do this route? December 19, 2020
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Armin Posch 
November 13, 2020 · Community
Wank, wenn nicht jetzt, wann dann! Tolles Nov. - Wetter, Bergbahn fährt nicht, keine Touris und wenig Wanderer (zumindest Wochentags). Und im Abstieg zum Hüttlsteig noch den Eckenberg und den Sonnenuntergang mitnehmen.
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When did you do this route? November 12, 2020
Panorama Zugspitze - Teil des Wetterstein (von Wank Aufstieg aus)
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Panorama Wetterstein - Zugspitze bis Kramer (vom Wank aus)
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Bergstation und Wank-Haus
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Vom Eckenberg (1749m) zum Wank
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Eckenberg (1749m) im Abstieg vom Wank
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Spätnachmittags im Nov. am Hüttlsteig (Wank)
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Abendstimmung im November beim Abstieg vom Wank
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Raivis V
August 11, 2020 · Community
Took us 7 hours with stops and rest time. Hardest part was getting to Wank top, later it was much easier. We ware two and drank 3 bottles of 1,5 water. Very lovely sights and its more or less save path to hike. Take your time 30-45min to enjoy Wank top. If you will be too tired you can take cable cabin to go down for 15 eur for a person.
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When did you do this route? August 11, 2020
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Panorama Zugspitze - Teil des Wetterstein (von Wank Aufstieg aus)
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
15 km
Duration
6:45 h
Ascent
1,222 m
Descent
1,142 m
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