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Tobogganing down from the St.-Martin-Hütte at Grasberg Mountain (Kramer)

Sledding · Zugspitz Region
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  • Blick über Garmisch-Partenkirchen
    / Blick über Garmisch-Partenkirchen
    Photo: Camilla Teichmann, GaPa Tourismus
  • / Wegweiser am Kramerplateauweg
    Photo: Camilla Teichmann, GaPa Tourismus
  • / Blick von der St. Martinshütte ins Tal
    Photo: Bettina Plank, GaPa Tourismus
  • / St. Martinshütte am Grasberg
    Photo: Bettina Plank, GaPa Tourismus
  • / Familie Rodeln im Region Zugspitz Arena Bayern-Tirol
    Photo: Zugspitz Arena Bayern-Tirol / Matthias Aletsee
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This is one of the most beautiful toboggan runs of Upper Bavaria! The varied track along with the great views make this tour an exceptional tobogganing experience.
moderate
Distance 4.7 km
1:30 h
365 m
365 m
After a cosy break and hearty snack in the Alpine hut St.-Martin-Hütte you will speed downhill on a prepared forest track. Right at the beginning of the run, a few switchbacks demand your full attention, and then the way goes straight and leads you towards your starting point in a larger bend.

 

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

Author’s recommendation

This is a great family outing – for children with a little experience, the run is no problem!
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Author
Garmisch-Partenkirchen Tourismus
Update: April 01, 2020
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Martinshütte, 1,042 m
Lowest point
Bayernhalle, 698 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

The track tends to be icy when it has not snowed for some time.

 

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

Weather forecast for the local mountains of the Bayerischen Zugspitzbahn Bergbahnen cable car company: Phone +49 8821 797 979

 

Tips and hints

www.gapa.de, www.martinshuette-am-grasberg.de

Start

Bayernhalle in Garmisch-Partenkirchen (698 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.499873, 11.082544
DMS
47°29'59.5"N 11°04'57.2"E
UTM
32T 656841 5262817
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Turn-by-turn directions

Start by walking uphill on the broad trail on the left of the Bayernhalle. Soon you will cross the Kramerplateauweg above the Kriegergedächtniskapelle (war memorial chapel). Around this area you will have a nice view of the surrounding summits, before the track leads you back into the forest (signposted turnoff to St.-Martin-Hütte/Grasberg). Thereafter, you should remain on this track, in turn leading you up to St.-Martin-Hütte, with its magnificent views, in large serpentines (30 to 45 min). After a break, toboggan downhill on the same track. The narrow bends demand your full attention, as they block the view of the track. Afterwards, you can speed down a straight section – but please look out for other hikers/tobogganists when you cross the panorama trail. Ride straight on to your starting point.

 

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Public transport

Take the train to Garmisch-Partenkirchen and board the bus (routes 3 and 4) to the "Alte Kirche" bus stop. Cross Burgstraße. After the traffic lights, turn right and walk along the street until you reach Fürstenstraße. Turn left here, and turn right after a few metres onto Lazarettstraße. When you have reached the end of Lazarettstraße, turn left onto Brauhausstraße which will lead you to the Bayernhalle.

Getting there

Take the motorway A95 from Munich to its end at Eschenlohe, and then follow the state road B2 to Garmisch-Partenkirchen. After the tunnel, drive in the direction of the Garmisch part of town, and take Burgstraße up to the Loisach River bridge. Turn left onto Fürstenstraße, and then turn left twice (Lazarettstraße, Brauhausstraße) until you reach the Bayernhalle (event centre).

When coming from Mittenwald/Innsbruck, take the B2 to Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Follow Hauptstraße to the 5th traffic light, and then turn left. At the next intersection, turn left again and then follow the course of the road to the next intersection. Turn right, cross the Loisach River bridge (turn right and immediately left) onto Fürstenstraße, and then turn left twice (Lazarettstraße/Brauhausstraße) until you reach the Bayernhalle (event centre).

When coming from Reutte/Ehrwald/Tirol/Grainau, take the state road B23 into Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Always follow the Zugspitzstraße (across Marienplatz and Promenadenstraße). At the Loisach River bridge (large intersection) turn left onto Fürstenstraße, and then turn left twice (Lazarettstraße/Brauhausstraße) until you reach the Bayernhalle (event centre).

Parking

Parking site at the Bayernhalle (paid parking) or in the surrounding residential streets

Coordinates

DD
47.499873, 11.082544
DMS
47°29'59.5"N 11°04'57.2"E
UTM
32T 656841 5262817
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

GaPa Wanderführer mit KOMPASS Wanderkarte (1:35.000) und die Karte „Sport & Wintergaudi“ erhältlich bei Garmisch-Partenkirchen Tourismus und unter www.gapa.de. Alpenvereinskarte, Wetterstein- und Mieminger Gebirge, Östliches Blatt (1:25.000) freytag & berndt, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Wettersteingebirge, Werdenfelserland (1:25.000)

Equipment

Winter clothing and shoes; toboggan, sledge or bob and headlamp if you are planning to toboggan later in the day.

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
  • Neckwear
  • moisture wicking skull / knit cap
  • Sunglasses

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.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
4.7 km
Duration
1:30 h
Ascent
365 m
Descent
365 m
Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available

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