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Winter magic over the roofs of Garmisch-Partenkirchen - the Kramerplateauweg

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  • / Almhütte im Winter
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  • / Blick zur Kriegergedächtniskapelle
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m 850 800 750 700 12 10 8 6 4 2 km Ruine Werdenfels Kriegergedächtniskapelle am Höhenrain Pflegersee Almhütte, Berggasthof
This panoramic view trail starts at Grainau and leads along the slopes of Mount Kramer. You will walk along cleared winter hiking paths without any major ascents.

 

easy
Distance 12.3 km
5:15 h
242 m
225 m
843 m
719 m
This panoramic winter hiking trail runs along the sunny side of the Valley of the Loisach. From here, you can enjoy the beautiful views of the impressive panorama of the Wetterstein Mountain Range with Mount Zugspitze, the Waxenstein Mountains and Mount Alpspitze. There are numerous paths leading to and from the trail. Thus, you are free to arrange the tour as you like. On the tour, you will find many interesting sites: The memorial chapels for soldiers in Grainau and Garmisch (Kriegergedächtniskapellen), the forest information path and Lake Pfleger.

 

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

Author’s recommendation

If you prefer to climb more, you are free to hike uphill to the Alpine hut Berggasthof St. Martin/Grasberg at 1,040 m (from the Kriegergedächtniskapelle in Garmisch). You can also take your toboggan along and run down along one of the most beautiful toboggan runs during your descent.

 

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Garmisch-Partenkirchen Tourismus
Update: May 19, 2022
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
843 m
Lowest point
719 m
Best time of year
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Rest stops

Almhütte, Berggasthof

Safety information

Alpiner Notruf Tel: 112 (Bergwacht)

Bergwettervorhersage der Bayerischen Zugspitzbahn Bergbahnen Tel: +49 8821 79 79 79

Tips and hints

www.gapa.de

Caution: At present, the castle information trail is only partially accessible!

 

Start

Unterer Dorfplatz Grainau (lower town square in Grainau) (744 m)
Coordinates:
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47.477720, 11.023280
DMS
47°28'39.8"N 11°01'23.8"E
UTM
32T 652442 5260237
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Destination

Unterer Dorfplatz Grainau

Turn-by-turn directions

From the Unterer Dorfplatz in Grainau, walk along Eibseestraße until the way leads a short distance uphill to the Höhenrain. Shortly after the memorial church for soldiers in Grainau (Kriegergedächtniskirche, there is an intersection where you will turn right in the direction of the "Kramerplateauweg". Now, the path mostly winds evenly through meadows and along the edge of the forest. After approx. 2.5 km, the path starts to go downhill again. Here, the path forks. Take the narrow left path that will in turn lead you downhill to the small industrial area. Keep to the right and hike along Lagerhausstraße to its end. Turn left there and cross the railway tracks. Walk straight ahead until you reach the state road B2. Cross this road in order to reach the bridge over the Loisach River (Loisachbrücke) to the Herrgottschrofen (this part of the tour takes 1 hour). At the Herrgottschrofen (this is a niche in the rock with a group of figures), follow the uphill path to the left (follow the signs) to the Kramerplaeauweg. After a short ascent, this path nearly always remains on the same level until you reach the Almhütte (this part of the tour takes 1 hour). Walk past the Almhütte and the cold water basin to the foot of Mount Kramer until you reach the memorial chapel for soldiers (Kriegergedächtniskapelle) (this part of the tour takes 30 minutes). Follow the path past the most beautiful lookouts and numerous benches to the Pflegersee (Lake Pfleger) (this part of the tour takes 1 hour). Shortly before the Pflegersee (845 m), the path forks. Turn right onto the castle information trail to the Werdenfels ruin. Along this trail you will find interesting boards informing you about the history of the ruin. At the ruin, the descent to Burgrain starts. Board the local buses and the Eibsee bus to return to your starting point. To return to the station of the Deutsche Bahn, board the local bus.

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all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Take the train of the Deutsche Bahn (German Federal Railway) to Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Switch trains to a train of the Zugspitzbahn (the station of the Zugspitzbahn is located directly behind the station of the Deutsche Bahn). Exit at Grainau station. Turn left onto Waxensteinstraße, which will lead you to the Unterer Dorfplatz (the walk takes about 10 minutes)

 

Getting there

Take the motorway A95 in the direction of Garmisch-Partenkirchen. At the end of the motorway at Eschenlohe, continue on state road B2 to Garmisch-Partenkirchen. After the Farchanter tunnel, follow the signs to Garmisch/Grainau/Tirol and drive through the Garmisch part of town. When you have passed the town signs on the state road B23, take the second exit “Grainau/Zugspitze” and follow the road to the Unteren Dorfplatz (lower town square).

If you are coming from Mittenwald, follow the state road B2 to the intersection at the town hall. Here, follow the signs to Grainau/Zugspitze/Reutte/Tirol and drive through the whole town. When you have passed the town sign on the B23, take the second exit “Grainau/Zugspitze” and follow the road to the Unteren Dorfplatz (lower town square).

If you are coming from state road B23 from Reutte/ Ehrwald/Tirol take the first exit to Grainau/Zugspitze and follow the road to the Unteren Dorfplatz (lower town square).

Parking

There are few parking spaces available at the Unteren Dorfplatz. If these are occupied already, there are more parking spaces available in front of the Kurhaus (follow Waxensteinstraße and turn left after 250 m, and then follow the signs to the Kurhaus).

Coordinates

DD
47.477720, 11.023280
DMS
47°28'39.8"N 11°01'23.8"E
UTM
32T 652442 5260237
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Equipment

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jungwandern.de Online Wandermagazin 
October 15, 2020 · Community
Sind wir mitten im Winter gewandert. Fast schon kinderwagentauglich. Mehr dazu: https://jungwandern.de/kramerplateauweg-wandern/
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
12.3 km
Duration
5:15 h
Ascent
242 m
Descent
225 m
Highest point
843 m
Lowest point
719 m
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Morning
1600 m 1800 m
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