A wonderful one day hike through interesting valleys and surrounded by the original nature of the mountains.
Distance 17 km
From the top terminal of the Kreuzeckbahn cable car the trail leads you over steep paths, through mountain forests and past the impressive rock faces of the Stuiben down into the Valley of the Rhine. Most hiking tours run on the other side of the valley. During this tour, you will very rarely see other hikers. Thus, you can freely enjoy the varied nature without being disturbed.
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If you do not know the Partnachklamm, we strongly recommend you to go on the detour through this wild and romantic gorge. There is the possibility to stop in the Bockhütte for refreshments or a meal (only attended during the months when the cattle are up there in the mountains) as well as in the Partnachalm, Kochelbergalm and Lenz'nhütte (shortly before the Olympia Skistadion), as well as Olympiahaus in the Skistadion for those who walk through the Partnachklamm. At the Skistadion, board local bus route 1 in order to return to your starting point.
Update: February 24, 2021
Safety informationAs the paths are often steep, it is necessary to be surefooted and not afraid of heights. The phone number for Alpine emergencies: Phone 112 (Mountain Rescue Service)
Weather forecast for the local mountains of the Bayerische Zugspitzbahn Bergbahnen cable car company: Phone +49 8821 797 979
Tips and hintswww.gapa.de, www.zugspitze.de (for information on cable car schedules and prices)
Getting thereTake the motorway A95 from Munich to its end at Eschenlohe, and then follow the state road B2 to Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Behind the Farchanter tunnel drive in the direction of the Garmisch part of town and Grainau/Zugspitze. Go on through Garmisch and towards Grainau/Zugspitze.
From Innsbruck/Mittenwald, take the state road B2 to Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Turn left at the intersection at the town hall in the direction of Grainau/Zugspitze/Fernpass/Reutte and follow the course of the main road (Bahnhofstraße, St.-Martin-Straße). Just before leaving the town, follow the signs to the Kreuzeckbahn/Alpspitzbahn and turn left at the barracks. The street leads you directly to the base terminals of the Kreuzeck and Alpspitzbahn cable cars.
Coming from Ehrwald/Tirol or Grainau/Zugspitze via the state road B23, turn right just behind the place name sign and before the barracks/Marshall-Centre at the set of traffic lights. Follow the signs to Kreuzeckbahn/Alpspitzbahn. The road leads you directly to the large parking area between the two base terminals.
ParkingLarge parking area at the cable car stations (P9)
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Author’s map recommendations
EquipmentAnkle-high walking boots, telescope hiking sticks are recommended; bring sufficient provisions.
Basic Equipment for Mountain Hikes
- 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)
- Hiking poles
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- First aid kit
- Bivy / survival bag
- Survival blanket
- Pocket knife
- Cell phone
- Navigation equipment / map and compass
- Emergency contact details
Technical Equipment for Mountain Hikes
- Climbing helmet as required
- 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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