Munich to Garmisch
On the trails from Munich to Mt. Zugspitze
- 8 Days / 7 Nights
- Luggage transfers included
- Total walking distance: approx. 80 km
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 beer gardens.
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, you get to enjoy Bavarian delicacies and freshly brewed beer in the beer garden of the sanctuary. A short steep ascent takes you out of the Isar-valley to Schäftlarn.
You walk through the impressive Maisinger Gorge to Lake Maisinger See, an idyllic moor lake 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.
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 wonderful lake district of the Osterseen-lakes, where you enjoy marvellous walks along their lakesides and a swim. You have fantastic views of Mount Zugspitze from the large Lake Ostersee, home of a multitude of waterfowl.
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.
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.
As a finale a fantastic summit tour of 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, you get to enjoy the specialities of the chalet before you embark on the final ascent through the forest to the summit. From above you see an unforgettable view of the entire Zugspitz-massif and the ‚Wetterstein‘-mountains, situated directly opposite the town deep below you! Then sway comfortably downhill by cable car to Garmisch.
Departure or extension
The first part of your hiking week leads you leisurely on just slightly hilly terrain through the Alpine foothills. In between a day of rest lures with an option to walk around the lake before you are headed for the mountains towards Garmisch. Enjoy two hiking tours with the alps and splendid mountain panorama as a finale. 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 a more accessible and a more athletic option.
| Season 1 |
20.05.2023 - 03.06.2023
17.09.2023 - 07.10.2023
| Season 2 |
04.06.2023 - 24.06.2023
27.08.2023 - 16.09.2023
| Season 3 |
25.06.2023 - 26.08.2023
|Munich to Garmisch, DE-MUWMG-08X|
|Base price|| |
|Single room surcharge||229.00||229.00||229.00|
Category: 4**** hotels in Munich, 3*** hotels and inns For arrivals from September 16, 2023, double overnight stays in Schäftlarn instead of the overnight stay in Munich Additional night prices in Munich valid until September 15, 2023, later dates on request
| Season 1 |
May 20, 2023 - Jun 3, 2023
Sep 17, 2023 - Oct 7, 2023
| Season 2 |
Jun 4, 2023 - Jun 24, 2023
Aug 27, 2023 - Sep 16, 2023
| Season 3 |
Jun 25, 2023 - Aug 26, 2023
|Double room p. p||99.00||99.00||99.00|
|Single room surcharge||75.00||75.00||75.00|
|Double room p.p||79.00||89.00||89.00|
|Single room surcharge||35.00||35.00||35.00|
- Accommodation as already mentioned
- Luggage transfer
- Welcome briefing (German, English)
- 1 Transfer from Schäftlarn to Starnberg
- 1 Boat ride Lake Kochelsee
- 1 Cable car descent Herzogstand
- 1 Cable car descent Wank
- Carefully elaborated route description
- Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English)
- App for Navigation and GPS data available
- Service hotline
Arrival / Parking / Departure:
- Arrival by train in Munich and by underground to the hotel, to Bernried from Munich, duration approx. 45 minutes.
- Munich airport.
- 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, to Bernried by train, duration approx. 1,5 hours (1x change of trains).
- 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)
- With a double overnight stay in Schäftlarn: Tram ride Schäftlarn – Munich, approx. EUR 5 per person
- Special dates on request
This is a sample hotel list. Hotels will be booked depending on availability.
NYX Hotel by Leonardo Hotels 4****
Hotel Gut Schwaige 3***
Hotel Seeblick 3***
Hotel Alpenhof Postillion 3***S
Gasthof und Hotel zur Post 3***