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Running Platon – the athletic way to experience the Philosophenweg

Jogging · Zugspitz Region
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    Photo: Stefan Herbke, GaPa Tourismus
  • / St. Anton
    Photo: Bettina Plank, GaPa Tourismus
  • / Philosophenweg mit Blick auf den Königstand
    Photo: Bettina Plank, GaPa Tourismus
  • / Philosophenweg, mit Blick auf das Zugspitzpanorama
    Photo: Bettina Plank, GaPa Tourismus
  • / Philosophenweg, Richtung Farchant
    Photo: Bettina Plank, GaPa Tourismus
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This running trail leads you above Partenkirchen and through a very old pine forest along with beautiful views over the valley and the Mountain Ranges of the Waxenstein, Wetterstein and Zugspitze.

 

easy
8.4 km
0:52 h
264 m
263 m
From your starting point, you can choose between two routes. The trail to the St.-Anton facilities is quite short (approx. 20 minutes) but very beautiful. There, you can run along the information path that elucidates the respiratory tract below deciduous trees that are hundreds of years old as well as along murmuring streams. Here, 13 information boards describe how you can strengthen your respiratory tract via breathing exercises. After these exercises, you will feel that you can breathe more freely and more deeply. The other trail is longer and leads to Farchant. Along this trail, you will find numerous benches with quotes from philosophers inviting you to philosophise. You can extend your run on the trail into Farchant if you like. For example, you might turn right at the chapel to the forest information path, which is a special tip for families: Here, there is much to discover and to learn about nature for the young and old.

 

For a more detailed description of the tour, please refer to "PDF Print" above.

 

Author’s recommendation

The exercises described in the information path on the respiratory tract will help you to breathe more deeply and freely.

 

Be inspired by the philosophers’ quotes. Many a runner has already found something to think about and solve during their run.

 

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Garmisch-Partenkirchen Tourismus
Updated: October 17, 2019

Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
763 m
Lowest point
682 m
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Rest Stop

Panorama, Berggasthof

Tips, hints and links

www.gapa.de

www.farchant.de

 

Start

Schützenhaus (761 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.498520, 11.110910
DMS
47°29'54.7"N 11°06'39.3"E
UTM
32T 658981 5262724
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Destination

Farchant

Turn-by-turn directions

Your running tour starts at the parking area in front of the Schützenhaus. If you want to run to the St.-Anton-Anlagen, cross the road in the southern direction and follow the signs. The trail to Farchant starts directly at the parking site just left of the Schützenhaus. Signs to Farchant will point you the way. The forest information path starts right at the end of your tour. The path is also well-marked.

 

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Take a train of the Deutsche Bahn (German Federal Railway) from München (Munich). The train from Munich leaves every hour, in which there are also regular trains from Innsbruck and Reutte. Then, take the local bus routes 1 and 2 from the station forecourt to the bus stop Wankbahn/Schützenhaus.

 

Getting there

Take the motorway A95 in the direction of Garmisch-Partenkirchen. At the end of the motorway, at Eschenlohe, take the state road B2 to Garmisch-Partenkirchen. At the town limits, follow the signs to the Wankbahn cable car. Turn left into the parking area at the Schützenhaus.

If you are coming from Mittenwald/Innsbruck on the state road B2, drive to Garmisch-Partenkirchen and stay on the main road until you see the signs to the Wankbahn cable car at the end of town. Turn left into the parking area at the Schützenhaus.

If you are coming from Reutte/Ehrwald/Tirol/Grainau on the state road B23, drive to Garmisch-Partenkirchen and turn right onto Gernackerstraße at the second traffic light. Follow the course of the road (St.-Martin-Straße, Bahnhofstraße). At the junction at the town hall (Rathauskreuzung), turn left (in the direction of München (Munich) and follow the main road until you see the signs to the Wankbahn cable car at the end of the town. Turn left into the parking site at the Schützenhaus.

Parking

Parking is available at the Schützenhaus

Coordinates

DD
47.498520, 11.110910
DMS
47°29'54.7"N 11°06'39.3"E
UTM
32T 658981 5262724
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Witterungsbedingte Funktionskleidung (Laufhose, Jacke), Laufschuhe, GPS-Gerät, Sonnenschutz, event. Trinkgurt, Zugspitz Arena Bayern-Tirol Card (Gästekarte)

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
8.4 km
Duration
0:52h
Ascent
264 m
Descent
263 m
Suitable for strollers Disability access Point-to-point Scenic Family friendly

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