From Munich to Garmisch
Across the Bavarian lakeland to Mount Zugspitze
Arrival in Munich
Seize the day of arrival to visit the centre of Munich with its numerous sights and experience Bavarian cordiality in one of the many characteristic beergardens.
Hotel (example): Sheraton Westpark
From the Bavarian metropolis you walk along the river Isar through forests and meadows. Along the Way of St. James until the famous Schäftlarn monastery, where you get to enjoy Bavarian delicacies and freshly brewed beer in the beergarden of the monastery. A short steep ascent takes you out of the Isar-valley to Schäftlarn.
Hotel (example): Gut Schwaige
You walk through the impressive Maisinger Gorge to Lake Maisinger See, an idyllic moor-lake situated amidst spectacular scenery. Onwards to Possenhofen, where Empress Sissi spent her childhood. Past the island ‚Roseninsel‘ and Sissi‘s beloved lido Feldafing the route leads you along the idyllic path along the lakeside of Lake Starnberger Sees.
Hotel (example): Seeblick
From Bernried to Kochel
After a visit to the Benedictine monastery Bernried in the morning you proceed through the Bernrieder Park and picturesque nature reserves directly along the water. Soon you reach Seeshaupt, the southern end of Lake Starnberger See. This is the start of the incredibly beautiful lake district of the Osterseen-lakes, where you enjoy marvelous walks along their lakesides and a swim. Fantastic views onto Mount Zugspitze you have from the large Lake Ostersee, home of a multitude of waterfowl.
Hotel (example): Alpenhof Postillion
A day for relaxation and enjoyment of a landscape, which was also very much appreciated by many famous artists such as Franz Marc and Kandinsky. Follow our hiking suggestion via bridges and footbridges to the Lainbach-waterfalls, which impressively pour into a gorge. You walk along the rock-path around Lake Kochelsee as far as Schlehdorf. Finally you take the boat back to Kochel.
Hotel (example): Alpenhof Postillion
From Kochel to Wallgau
Today the first mountain-tour awaits! The route leads you to the renowned Herzogstad on the bridlepath, which was already used by King Louis in order to reach his hunting lodge. Once you reach the top you take a well-earned break in the legendary beergarden or climb up to the Herzogstand, where you get a view all the way to Munich and into the high mountain range from the panorama-pavillon. Then you glide effortlessly into the valley by cable car, where you take the bus to Wallgau.
Hotel (example): Zur Post
As a finale a fantastic summit-tour onto Mount Wank awaits. You walk through the deep Finzbach-ravine and ascend to the Finz-alp, a little hut in a fabulous location. Onwards to the Esterberg-alp, where you get to enjoy specialities of the chalet before you embark on the final ascent through the forest to the summit. From above you see the entire Zugspitz-massif and the ‚Wetterstein‘-mountains, situated directly opposite and the town deep below you, an unforgettable view! Then sway comfortably downhill by cable car to Garmisch.
Hotel (example): Vier Jahreszeiten
Departure or extension
Characteristics of the route
The first part of your hiking week leads you leisurely on just slightly hilly terrain through the Alpine foothills. Inbetween a day of rest lures with an option to walk around the lake before you are headed for the mountains towards Garmisch. As a finale enjoy two hiking tours with alps and splendid mountain panorama. All in all a hiking holiday full of enjoyment, with daily walking times of 5 hours maximum, whereas with both days in the mountains you always have a choice between an easier and a more athletic option.
Category: 4****-hotel in Munich, 3***-hotels and inns
- 7 overnight stays as stated, breakfast included
- Luggage transfer
- Welcome briefing (German, English)
- Transfers according to program
- Boat ride Lake Kochelsee
- Cable car descent Herzogstand
- Cable car descent Wank
- Carefully elaborated route description
- Detailed travel and tour documents 1x per room (German, English)
- GPS-data is available
- Service hotline
- If half board: min. 3-course evening meal (sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher)
Arrival / Parking / Departure:
- Arrival by train in Munich and by tube to the hotel.
- Parking: Hotel underground parking for approx. EUR 50 per week, no reservation. Parking spaces near the hotel are free of charge and unguarded.
- Return journey from Garmisch to Munich by train, duration approx. 1.5 hours.
Things to note:
- Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
- Train journey Iffeldorf – Kochel, approx. EUR 5 per person
- Bus journey Kochel – Walchensee (free with Guest Card)
- Bus journey Herzogstand – Wallgau (free with Guest Card)
- Special dates on request
- Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!