Beautiful mountain panorama on the trail from Munich to Garmisch
Hiker on the hiking trail from Munich to Garmisch
View from the trail to the lake Kochlsee

From Munich to Garmisch

Across the Bavarian lakeland to Mount Zugspitze

Pure hiking bliss awaits during our holiday between the Bavarian capital Munich and the olympic town of Garmisch. During the first part of the holiday there is water in all shapes and forms to marvel at: the blue Isar river, waterfalls, gurgling streams and the imposing Bavarian lake scenery, with the renowned Lake Starnberger See leading the way and Lake Kochelsee framed by mountains, along whose lakeside a marvellous hiking experience awaits. Lake Kochelsee leads you into the splendid mountain region around Garmisch, which offers everything that defines a great hiking region: impressive mountain backdrops, high-altitude hiking tours with leisurely cable car rides as well as hearty alp huts offering Bavarian specialities.

Walking

Walking
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided tour

Itinerary

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

ca. 3.5 to 4 hours
12 km
200 m
100 m

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

ca. 4 to 4.5 hours
18 km
150 m
150 m

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

ca. 4 hours
15 km
100 m
100 m

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

ca. 3 to 3.5 hours
11 km
200 m
200 m

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): Alpenhof

ca. 3.5 to 4 hours
8 km
900 m
150 m

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): Atlas Posthotel

ca. 5 hours
16 km
950 m
100 m

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.

Prices and events

All data for 2019 at a glance
Season 1
May 18, 2019 - Jun 8, 2019
Sep 15, 2019 - Oct 5, 2019
Saturday
Season 2
Jun 9, 2019 - Jun 29, 2019
Aug 18, 2019 - Sep 14, 2019
Saturday
Season 3
Jun 30, 2019 - Aug 17, 2019
Saturday
From Munich to Garmisch 8 days, DE-MUWMG-08X
Base price
Surcharge single room
Surcharge half board evening meal 7x (mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher)
569,00
195,00
188,00
599,00
195,00
188,00
659,00
195,00
188,00

Category: 4****-hotel in Munich, 3***-hotels and inns

Season 1
May 18, 2019 - Jun 8, 2019
Sep 15, 2019 - Oct 5, 2019
Season 2
Jun 9, 2019 - Jun 29, 2019
Aug 18, 2019 - Sep 14, 2019
Season 3
Jun 30, 2019 - Aug 17, 2019
Munich
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
86,00
151,00
59,00
79,00
86,00
151,00
62,00
82,00
86,00
151,00
62,00
82,00

Services and infos

Included:

  • 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

Optional extras:

  • 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!
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