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This is a difficult choice! There are two great opportunities to stop for refreshments or a meal on this tour: the Alpine huts Höllentalangerhütte and Höllentaleingangshütte. You might just want to do the tour twice, the second time going in the opposite direction and stopping at the second hut. This route offers so much to explore that it will not be boring the second time round either.
Safety informationSurety of step and adequate fitness essential.
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, hints and linkswww.gapa.de, www.alpenverein-ga-pa.de (for the Alpine huts)
Getting thereTake the motorway A95 from Munich to Garmisch-Partenkirchen. At the end of the motorway near Eschenlohe, follow the state road B2 to Garmisch-Partenkirchen. After the Farchant Tunnel first follow the signs for the Garmisch part of town/Grainau/Zugspitze. Carry on through Garmisch in the direction of Grainau/Zugspitze.
Coming on the state road B2 from Innsbruck/Mittenwald carry on until you reach the intersection in front of the town hall in Partenkirchen. Here you take a left in the direction of Grainau/Zugspitze/Fernpass/Reutte and then follow the course of the main road (Bahnhofstrasse, St.-Martin-Strasse). Leave Garmisch-Partenkirchen and then take the first exit left into Grainau and follow the main road. After approx. 1.5 km a road leaves to the left to Hammersbach (signposted). Just after crossing the tracks of the Zugspitzbahn, you will see a large car park for hikers to your right.
Coming from Ehrwald/ Tirol or Grainau/Zugspitze on the state road B23, you will take the second road to Grainau before you reach Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Follow the main road for approx. 1.5 km until you reach a road going off to the left to Hammersbach (signposted). Just after crossing the tracks of the Zugspitzbahn, you will see a large car park for hikers to your right.