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Via Reschbergwiesen to the Werdenfels Castle Ruin

Nordic Walking · Zugspitz Region
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  • Reschbergwiesen
    / Reschbergwiesen
    Photo: Bettina Plank, GaPa Tourismus GmbH
  • / Schmölzersee
    Photo: Bettina Plank, GaPa Tourismus GmbH
  • / Pflegersee
    Photo: Bettina Plank, GaPa Tourismus GmbH
  • / Ruine Werdenfels
    Photo: Bettina Plank, GaPa Tourismus GmbH
m 900 800 700 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 km Wanderparkplatz Burgrain Abzweig Burglehrpfad Reschbergwiesen Werdenfelser Hütte Pflegersee Kneipen Burgruine Werdenfels
This round tour leads you from the romantic Pflegersee (Lake Pfleger) via the Reschbergwiesen (pastures) to the ruins of Werdenfels Castle. This is a nice tour for Nordic Walking as well as for running. It is also perfect as a small hiking tour for the whole family.

 

moderate
Distance 7.6 km
2:00 h
362 m
363 m
When you leave the idyllically situated lake Pflegersee behind, you have to surmount a slight ascent to reach the Reschbergwiesen pastures, where the famous bear “Bruno” passed by some years ago. At the ruins of Werdenfels castle, you can walk through the castle information trail and discover the history of the castle as well as of Werdenfels County, which is described on 15 information boards. The tour will guide you back to the Pflegersee where you can retreat in a cosy inn or go for a refreshing swim in the lake.

 

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

Author’s recommendation

The Tourist Information of Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers guided tours. There are well-trained trainers available for all age groups. If you would like to register, please call: +49 8821 180 736. Stamina is required.

 

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Garmisch-Partenkirchen Tourismus
Update: March 22, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
903 m
Lowest point
707 m
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Safety information

Phone number for Alpine emergencies: Tel. 112 (Mountain Rescue Service)

 

Weather forecast for the local mountains of the Bayerischen Zugspitzbahn Bergbahnen ski lift company: +49 8821 797 979

Tips and hints

www.gapa.de

www.pflegersee.com

Start

Lake Pflegersee (851 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.521080, 11.079470
DMS
47°31'15.9"N 11°04'46.1"E
UTM
32T 656546 5265168
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Destination

Pflegersee

Turn-by-turn directions

When you leave the idyllically located Lake Pflegersee behind, the slightly ascending trail will lead you to the Reschbergwiesen. From here, follow the signs to Burgrain. Shortly before reaching Burgrain, take the path to Burgruine Werdenfels. When you have left the ruin behind, the forest track will lead you in the direction of Garmisch until you reach a forestry road. After a fork, a forest track to the left leads you to the Pflegersee.

 

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

There is an hourly connection from München Hbf (Munich central station) to Garmisch-Partenkirchen. At the station forecourt, take the local bus, routes 3, 4 or 5 to the Hörmannstraße bus stop. Walk along the Hörmannstraße and turn right on the first street on the right hand side (Pflegerseestraße). After a 20 minute uphill walk, you will reach the Pflegersee (the footpath is marked).

Getting there

Take the motorway A95 in the direction of Garmisch-Partenkirchen. At the end of the motorway at Eschenlohe follow the state road B23 to Garmisch. Turn right at the first possibility at Hotel Sonnenbichl and follow the signs to the Pflegersee.

If you are coming from Mittenwald/Innsbruck on the state road B2, drive to Garmisch-Partenkirchen and follow the main road. Turn left onto Hindenburgstraße at the 5th traffic light (intersection). At the next intersection, turn left again and then follow the signs to the Pflegersee.

If you are coming via the state road B23, drive to Garmisch-Partenkirchen and follow the signs to München (Munich) through the town. On Burgstraße, turn left at Hotel Sonnenbichl and follow the signs to the Pflegersee.

Parking

Parking is available on the right at the Pflegersee.

Coordinates

DD
47.521080, 11.079470
DMS
47°31'15.9"N 11°04'46.1"E
UTM
32T 656546 5265168
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

GaPa Wanderführer mit KOMPASS Wanderkarte und "Nordic Walking Führer" erhältlich bei Garmisch-Partenkirchen Tourismus oder unter www.gapa.de.

Equipment

Wettergerechte Kleidung (am Besten im Zwiebellook), Walkingschuhe, Rucksack mit Schlechtwetterkleidung, eventl. Umziehwäsche, Mütze oder Stirnband, Stöcke, kleiner Snack und Getränk, eventl. GPS-Gerät, Sonnenbrille, Sonnencreme, Lippenschutz, Erste-Hilfe-Set, Zugspitz Arena Bayern-Tirol Card (Gästekarte)

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
7.6 km
Duration
2:00 h
Ascent
362 m
Descent
363 m
Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Cultural/historical interest Botanical highlights

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