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Ammergau Alps Meditation Trail

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An 87-kilometre long distance hiking trail from Wieskirche Church, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, through the Ammer Valley to Linderhof Palace in the Graswang Valley. Several stages bring together 15 cultural sights and a number of natural highlights.
easy
Distance 85.4 km
46:24 h
2,243 m
2,180 m
1,500 m
695 m
The Ammergau Alps Meditation Trail leads from the Wieskirche Church in Steingaden to Linderhof Palace on the Graswang Valley. The route wends its way past the churches, chapels, historic sites and areas of natural beauty contained within the hilly Alpine foothills of the Ammergau Alps.

The 15 stop-off points along the trail provide an incentive to pause and meditate as well as an opportunity to rest and recharge your batteries. Information boards provide plenty of food for thought and enable you to plan your journey. The trail extends over a distance of around 87 kilometres and can be completed in several daily stages.

The stop-off points along the Meditation Trail form the following suggested stages:

1 Wieskirche - 2 Rottenbuch Abbey - 10.5 kilometres

2 Rottenbuch Abbey - 3 Soier Lake - 10.1 kilometres

3 Soier Lake - 4 Scheibum Ravine - 10.7 kilometres

4 Scheibum Ravine - 5 Fatima Chapel -  4.1 kilometres 

5 Fatima Chapel - 6 Rochusfeld - 2.6 kilometres

6 Rochusfeld - 7 Kappel - 9 kilometres

7 Kappel - 8 Hörnle -  4.2 kilometres
This stage is only accessible in the summer. In winter, follow the Wiesmahdweg to the Romanshöhe to return to the signposted Meditation Trail and to continue to the next station at the Passion Play Theatre. In summer, of course, this option is also open to all those who wish to avoid the climb up to the Hörnle.

8 Hörnle - 9 Passion Play Theatre - 9.1 kilometres

9 Passion Play Theatre - 10 Calvary statue -  1.1 kilometres

10 Calvary statue - 11 Döttenbichl - 6.3 kilometres

11 Döttenbichl - 12 Ettal Abbey - 3.7 kilometres

12 Ettal Abbey - 13 Ammer sources - 3.7 kilometres

13 Ammer sources - 14 St. Gertrude's Chapel - 4.7 kilometres

14 St. Gertrude's Chapel - 15 Linderhof Palace Park - 6.6 kilometres

 

For detailed information, route descriptions, overnight accommodation facilities, restaurants and transport, please visit www.meditationsweg.bayern (German)

Author’s recommendation

You can experience the Ammergau Alps meditation path most intensely on a guided multi-day hike.
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Update: April 07, 2022
Difficulty
easy
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Highest point
1,500 m
Lowest point
695 m
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Safety information

In an emergency, please notify the nearest rescue center. Regardless of the location, you can reach them throughout Germany on telephone number 112.

Tips and hints

Prospektmaterial ansehen und/oder bestellen

Start

Wieskirche Church - Steingaden (873 m)
Coordinates:
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47.680317, 10.900311
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47°40'49.1"N 10°54'01.1"E
UTM
32T 642625 5282519
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Destination

Linderhof Palace - Ettal/Linderhof

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all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Busstop: Linderhof Palace
9606 Garmisch-Partenkirchen - Oberammergau - Wieskirche - Füssen
9606 Füssen - Wieskirche - Oberammergau - Garmisch-Partenkirchen
9622 Oberammergau - Ettal - Linderhof (Palace)

Guests in the Ammergauer Alps Region can use their electronic guest pass or the "KönigsCard" to obtain free bus travel. 

Getting there

A95, B23 to Linderhof via Ettal and Graswang

Parking

parking place Linderhof Palace

Coordinates

DD
47.680317, 10.900311
DMS
47°40'49.1"N 10°54'01.1"E
UTM
32T 642625 5282519
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Einen Reiseführer zum Wandern auf dem Meditationsweg finden Sie in unserem Onlineshop unter www.ammergauer-alpen.de/onlineshop

Author’s map recommendations

Kartenmaterial erhalten Sie im Onlineshop der Ammergauer Alpen GmbH unter www.ammergauer-alpen.de/onlineshop oder in den Tourist-Informationen vor Ort.

Equipment

You can enjoy an unforgettable hiking experience in the Ammergau Alps as long as you have the right gear. Visit the "Best of Wandern" Test Centre in Bad Kohlgrub to try out the latest outdoor equipment free of charge.

- GPS devices

- rucksacks, child carriers, children's jackets

- multifunctional jackets

- hiking boots

- sticks and head lamps

- binoculars

- tour software

- snow shoes

- backpacking umbrellas

You will find the Best of Wandern Testcenter at:

Kur- und Touristinformation Bad Bayersoien
Dorfstr. 45
82435 Bad Bayersoien
Tel. +49 8845 7030620
Fax +49 8845 7030629

A deposit of € 50 is required when borrowing.

Information at: www.ammergauer-alpen.de/testcenter


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Difficulty
easy
Distance
85.4 km
Duration
46:24 h
Ascent
2,243 m
Descent
2,180 m
Highest point
1,500 m
Lowest point
695 m
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