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Via St. Martin at Mount Grasberg to the “Königsstand” (Mount Kramer)

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  • / Blick von St. Martin
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  • / St. Martin Hütte
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This trail is exactly right for you if you would like to turn a walk on the Kramer plateau into more of a sportive hiking tour. The mountain hut St.-Martin-Hütte offers one of the most beautiful views in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
Distance 13.3 km
2:32 h
750 m
750 m
1,476 m
700 m
This way leads you along the trail of kings and its history from one great view to the next. Even the king Maximilian II enjoyed these beautiful hiking paths on the south side of Kramer Mountain. This path leads via the St.-Martin-hut up to the so-called “Königsstand” (king’s stand) and back again. This is a nice half-day hike, in which you can even stop at the hut and enjoy a refeshment or nice meal.


Author’s recommendation

When descending, stop at the St.-Martin-hut and enjoy the unique view as well as your well-earned refreshments. The trail to the Königsstand was cut into the wall for the king Maximilian II of Bavaria so that he could go hunting there.


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Update: December 28, 2021
Highest point
1,476 m
Lowest point
700 m
Best time of year

Rest Stop

St. Martins Hütte am Grasberg

Safety information

Surefootedness, good physical condition and a cool head for heights are necessary. 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,



The tour starts at the Bayernhalle in Garmisch. (699 m)
47.499770, 11.082390
47°29'59.2"N 11°04'56.6"E
32T 656829 5262805

Turn-by-turn directions

Start at the Bayernhalle and turn in the direction of the Kramerplateau path. When you have reached the memorial church for soldiers, which is idyllically situated after your first climb, take the climb to the Grasberg/St.-Martin-hut (follow the signs) at the path junction. Now, follow the broad winding road to the hut. When you have passed the mountain inn, the path becomes smaller and runs through the forest and further on uphill. Follow the signs to Königsstand/Kramerspitz. In climbing the path you will pass the so-called Felsenkanzel. This is an iron balcony of sorts in the rockface that offers a fantastic view down and into the distance. Continue along the path on the south side of Kramer Mountain. The ridgeway to the Königsstand is marked (after the hut, do not follow the Kramergipfel/Kramerspitz signs any longer - only follow the sign Königsstand).

Return along the same route to the Bayernhalle.



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Public transport

Take the train of the Deutschen Bahn (German Federal Railway) to Garmisch-Partenkirchen. The connection is rather good and the trains run regularly. At the station forecourt, take route 3, 4 or 5 of the local bus. Get out at the bus station on Th.-Knorr-Straße and walk along this street. Take the first road to the left (Falkensteinstr.) and walk straight ahead to Brauhausstraße at the end of which you will find the Bayernhalle (a ten minute walk).

Getting there

Take the motorway A95 to Eschenlohe and continue on the state street B2 until you reach Garmisch-Partenkirchen. After the tunnel, drive in the direction of the Garmisch part of the town and continue on Burgstraße to the Loisachbrücke (a bridge). There, take a sharp right onto Fürstenstraße and left two times (Lazarettstraße, Brauhausstraße) until you reach the Bayernhalle.

From Mittenwald, use the B2 to Garmisch-Partenkirchen, follow the main road to the fifth traffic light, and turn left at this injunction. At the next injunction, also turn left and then follow the street until you reach the next traffic light. Turn right there, cross the Loisachbrücke (right and left immediately afterwards) onto Fürstenstraße, and then turn left two times (Lazarettstraße/Brauhausstr.) until you reach the Bayernhalle.

Via B23, drive to Garmisch-Partenkirchen and then follow along Zugspitzstraße (you will cross Marienplatz square and Promenadenstraße). When you reach the Loisachbrücke (major intersection), turn left and right immediatily right onto Fürstenstraße and left two times (Lazarettstraße/Brauhausstraße) until you reach the Bayernhalle.


Parking is available directly at the Bayernhalle (subjet to charge).



47.499770, 11.082390
47°29'59.2"N 11°04'56.6"E
32T 656829 5262805
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

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Mid-height boots that provide ample support for your ankles as well as telescopic hiking sticks are advantageous.

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • 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
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • 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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Marietta Koch 
January 26, 2020 · Community
Schöne Tour mit wenig Schnee am 25.01.2020 aber doch einige eisige Passagen. Grödel nicht vergessen. Kürzer ist die Tour über den Kellenleitensteig (262) und dem Maurersteig. Dann ist auch eine Rundtour mit abschließender Einkehr am Grasberg möglich.
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Carina Schmalzl 
June 17, 2019 · Community
Super schöne Tour mit tollen Ausblicken über Garmisch-Partenkirchen, angenehmer Steigung und einer schönen Einkehrmöglichkeit der Sankt Martin Hütte. Wir haben aufgrund einer Empfehlung den Kellerleitensteig nach oben gewählt, er ist wohl ein schönerer Wanderfpfad im Gegensatz zum Forstweg.
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When did you do this route? June 16, 2019
Simone Reichel
May 07, 2016 · Community
Aussicht auf Garmisch von der Berggaststätte St. Martin am Grasberg
Photo: Simone Reichel
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13.3 km
2:32 h
750 m
750 m
Highest point
1,476 m
Lowest point
700 m
Out and back Scenic Refreshment stops available Cultural/historical interest


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