The “big ones” can walk all the way up to the Alpine hut St.-Martin-Hütte and toboggan all the way down (45 min. hike). The end of this long toboggan run is right next to the children’s toboggan slope.
For a more detailed description of the tour, please refer to "PDF Print" above.
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 from Munich towards Garmisch-Partenkirchen to the end of the autobahn at Eschenlohe, then follow the state road B2 to Garmisch-Partenkirchen. After the tunnel to the Partenkirchen part of town, follow Burgstrasse to Loisachbrücke, then turn right into Fürstenstrasse and then take two left (Lazarettstrasse, Brauhausstrasse) until you get to Bayernhalle.
From Mittenwald/Innsbruck take the state road B2 to Garmisch-Partenkirchen, follow Hauptstrasse to the fifth set of traffic lights and then turn left at the junction. Take another left at the next junction and then follow the course of the road to the next junction. Turn right, cross the bridge over the river Loisach (right and then immediately left) onto Fürstenstrasse, then take two left (Lazarettstrasse/Brauhausstrasse) until you reach Bayernhalle.
Coming from Reutte/Ehrwald/Tirol/Grainau on the state road B23, drive into Garmisch-Partenkirchen, follow Zugspitzstrasse (across Marienplatz square and Promenadestrasse). At the bridge over the river Loisach (large junction) turn left into Fürstenstrasse, then take two left (Lazarettstrasse/Brauhausstrasse) until you reach Bayernhalle.
ParkingAt Bayernhalle, fee payable. Or in the surrounding residential roads.
Author’s map recommendations
EquipmentToboggan, bob or sledge, snow clothes and warm, sturdy shoes. If you and your children want to stay a bit longer, simply take a thermos flask of warm tea and a snack (the closest inn is quite a way off).
Basic Equipment for Sledding
- Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots appropriate for winter use (B1+ recommended)
- Layered, moisture wicking clothing
- Long, warm technical socks plus liners and spares
- Rucksack (with rain cover)
- Water- and windproof mountaineering jacket and trousers with ankle adjustment or separate gaiters
- Lip protection (SPF 30+)
- Water- and windproof gloves plus thin fleece inner gloves
- moisture wicking skull / knit cap
Technical Equipment for Sledding
- Sled with tow strap
- Trail ‘spike’ crampons are useful on ascent
- Ski Helmet recommended when sledding through heavily wooded areas
- Ski goggles if 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.