Only about 20 minutes further on your walk, you will see a geological highlight in the shape of Partnachklamm. In 1912 this gorge was declared a sight of outstanding natural beauty. With its wild and roaring waterfalls, rapids and rock pools, it never fails to amaze holidaymakers and hikers.
But the most impressive sight of this tour is still to come: The Königshaus (royal palace) at Mount Schachen. It was commissioned by King Ludwig II of Bavaria in 1869 and completed in 1870 in its location at an altitude of 1866 meters. The façade is kept surprisingly modest, in the style of a so-called "Swiss house". In stark contrast to the modest exterior of the wooden building is the luxurious “Moorish Hall”, which occupies the entire upper floor. You will find a fantastic array of colors ranging from gold and red to blue. Every year on the 25th of August in the seclusion of the mountains, the king celebrated his birthday in this Turkish hall, furnished with divans and a fountain in its center. Not far from the palace there is a botanical garden, which was planted in 1900. There are plenty of exotic plants to see here. Alongside Bavarian Alpine flowers you will find plants from North America, Asia, the Carpathian Mountains and the Caucasus.
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Safety informationPhone 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
Getting thereTake the motorway A95 to Eschenlohe, then follow the state road B2 to Garmisch-Partenkirchen. After the tunnel to the Partenkirchen part of town, follow the main street (Hauptstrasse). Near the end of town, follow the signs for the Olympic Ski Stadium (Olympia Skistadion).
From Mittenwald take the state road B2 to Garmisch-Partenkirchen, first road left, follow the signs for the Olympic Ski Stadium (Olympia Skistadion).
Via state road B23 to Garmisch-Partenkirchen: turn right into Gernackerstrasse at the second traffic lights, then follow the course of the road (St.-Martin-Strasse, Bahnhofstrasse). Turn right at the intersection in front of the town hall and stay on Hauptstrasse, near the end of town, follow the signs for the Olympic Ski Stadium (Olympia Skistadion).
ParkingAt the Olympic Ski Stadium, fee payable at times (P13).
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EquipmentAnkle-high walking boots, weatherproof clothing.