Snow shoe hike – from Bad Kohlgrub to Oberammergau
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Schneeschuhwandern am HörnlePhoto: CC BY, Naturpark Ammergauer Alpen
The course was developed in 2015 by the German Alpine Association working in conjunction with local representatives (forestry, hunting and farmers) as part of the “Environmentally friendly mountain skiing and climbing” project.
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Tips and hints
Please look out for descending skiers and keep to the edge of the slope.
From the Hörnle Hut, pass the Hörnle mountain cross country ski route on your left and proceed via the Vorderes Hörnle. You now descend slightly. Go past the Hörnle Alm and, on the opposite side of the mountain pasture, climb a few hundred metres to the Hinteres Hörnle.
The route continues downhill via the summit of the Stierkopf to the peak of the Drei Marken. From here on, a good sense of direction is required since the route to the next summit, the großer Aufacker, is mostly through mountain forest. Start by following the forest road heading towards Oberammergau/Romanshöhe. At a large crossroads with open views (Protzenau), enter the woods below the forest road to remerge onto the same road a few hundred metres further on. At the next crossing, take the middle road. At the next bend, continue straight on into the woods. The route takes a sharp turn to the right, and you emerge into an open clearing, which will take you onto the summit of the Großer Aufacker.
The descent into the valley at Oberammergau is via the normal summer pathway.
At the edge of the village, you will come to the Wellenberg Adventure Pool. From here, it is a 15-minute walk to the station in Oberammergau. Take the train back to your starting point in Bad Kohlgrub.
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Public-transport-friendlybus stop: Oberammergau, WellenBerg/Laberbergbahn
9606 Garmisch-Partenkirchen - Oberammergau - Wieskirche - Füssen
9622 Oberammergau - Ettal - Linderhof (Schloss)
train stop: Oberammergau Bahnhof
Murnau - Oberammergau
Guests in the Ammergauer Alps Region can use their electronic guest pass or the "KönigsCard" to obtain free bus travel.
By roadA95, Murnau St2062 to Bad Kohlgrub
ParkingCar park at the Tannenbankerl ski lift
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.
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EquipmentYou 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
- tour software
- snow shoes
- backpacking umbrellas
The Best of Wandern Test Centre is located at Hotel Schillingshof, directly opposite the Hörnlebahn ski lift.
adress: Fallerstraße 11, Bad Kohlgrub tel.: +49 8845 7010.
For more information, visit: www.ammergauer-alpen.de/testcenter
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