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Snowshoe tour to the Eckbauer with a toboggan ride downhill

Snowshoe walking · Garmisch-Partenkirchen
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This is a nice, not too long, snowshoe tour, which is also for those hikers with less experience. The efforts of the uphill climb are quickly forgotten as soon as you toboggan back downhill.


Distance 6.1 km
1:55 h
500 m
500 m
1,222 m
725 m
From the Olympia Skistadion (Olympic Skiing Stadium) take the summer hiking trail via the Schönau up to the Eckbauer, where you can enjoy a beautiful view. The track is not difficult to find – more often than not, you can see the summer signposts – so that even beginners can enjoy the tour to the fullest. For the way dowhill, take a toboggan or a snowbike. Just call the base terminal of the Eckbauerbahn cable car and your toboggan etc. will be taken up for you.


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

Author’s recommendation

If you have time, you should visit the new ski jump with its futuristic architecture. Every Saturday at 3 p.m. there are guided tours. Please register at Tourist Information Garmisch-Partenkirchen:

 Phone +49 8821 180 700

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Update: May 27, 2022
Risk potential
Highest point
1,222 m
Lowest point
725 m
Best time of year
Cardinal direction

Safety information

The tours are to be experienced at your own risk and responsibility. Please pay attention and adhere to the local information and route advice.


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


Olympia Skistation (Olympic Skiing Stadium) (728 m)
47.482430, 11.118070
47°28'56.7"N 11°07'05.1"E
32T 659569 5260951


Olympia Skistadion

Turn-by-turn directions

From the Olympia Skistadion go a few metres to the left up to the dry toboggan run. The start of the trail is here up to the Eckbauer via the Schönau. It is easy to follow, as the tour follows the summer hiking trail and you will see many of the signposts. At first, climb uphill next to the dry toboggan run, and then a more level section follows, until the way leads you steeper uphill in a few hairpin bends, passes under the Eckbauerbahn cable car and then rewards your efforts with a magnificent view up on the Eckbauer plateau. Not only can you see the town and Loisach River Valley, but also to the south with the Wetterstein Mountains and even King Ludwig II’s hunting lodge Schachenschloss. At the base terminal of the Eckbauerbahn cable car you can borrow a toboggan and have it sent up, so that you can slide down the easy run to the valley as well as the Olympia Skistation. The ruckXbob toboggan is so light that you can even carry it uphill on your back without any problems. For the way down, it offers enough space to pack your snowshoes inside. Once back down, turn left. Right next to the skiing stadium you will find the base terminal, where you can return your borrowed toboggan.



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Public transport

Take the train to Garmisch-Partenkirchen (connections from Munich every hour, regular connections from Innsbruck and Reutte). Take a town bus (routes 1 or 2) to the skiing stadium.


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 Partenkirchen part of town. Then, follow Hauptstraße and, when close to the town limits, the signs to the Olympia Skistadion.

When coming from Mittenwald/Innsbruck, take the B2 to Garmisch-Partenkirchen, follow the first turnoff to the left and then the signs to the Olympia Skistadion.

When coming from Reutte/Ehrwald/Tirol/Grainau, take the state road B23 into Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Turn right at the second traffic light onto Gernackerstraße and follow the signs to Partenkirchen/Mittenwald/Innsbruck. Close to the town limits, follow the signs to the Olympia Skistadion.



Parking site at the Olympia Skistadion (Olympic skiing stadium), partly paid parking (P13)


47.482430, 11.118070
47°28'56.7"N 11°07'05.1"E
32T 659569 5260951
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Inspiriere dich bei deiner nächsten Buchhandlung.

Author’s map recommendations

GaPa Wanderführer mit KOMPASS Wanderkarte (1:35.000)

Weitere Infos unter +49 88 21 - 180 700


Snowshoeing equipment and a toboggan or similar for the way downhill (or you can rent a toboggan at the base terminal of the Eckbauerbahn cable car)

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Christoph Hentschel 
April 21, 2015 · Community
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6.1 km
1:55 h
500 m
500 m
Highest point
1,222 m
Lowest point
725 m
Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Cableway ascent/descent


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