Hollental Loop is a 10.3 mile loop trail located near the city of Garmisch-Partenkirchen that offers scenic views. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking and nature trips.
Höllental, which means Hell Valley, is a valley in Wetterstein Alps (Wettersteingebirge) and lies under the Zugspitze (the highest peak of Germany) on the German-Austrian border in the northern Alps. It is located in the district of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. The moderate to difficult round trip starts and ends in Kreuzeckbahn Talstation (Garmisch Partenkirchen) trailhead and is about 18 km, gaining about 1080 m in elevation. Are you spending holiday nearby Garmisch-Partenkirchen or Innsbruck and looking for a beautiful, moderate to difficult hiking trip covering moderate altitudes including an attractive gorge and excellent views on the surroundings of the highest peak of Germany? Then, this is a hike just for you. It generally takes about 8 hours for average hikers to complete the round trip, allowing a reasonable time for making refreshment stops.
Best 4 Euro ever spent! The rocks are a little slippery but the adrenaline rush is
Amazing hike that can be accomplished in one day from Munich if you are pressed for time as I was. From Munich, take the train to Garmisch-Partenkirchen and then the local bus (outside of train station (stage right) to the Kreuzeckbahn Talstation. Walking is also possible and was about 3 miles. I found a local map which I purchased at the train station bookstore to be helpful for the walk on the way to Kreuzeck. As the author mentions, there are several opportunities along the hike to eat and drink so carrying a pack with food is optional. I also recommend a water resistant shell for the Hoellentalklamm portion of the hike, as water sprays vigorously onto the trail at some points.