Explore the most popular Parks in Bavaria with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Right now is high water. I had to walk barefoot in one place through the water to get to the path on the shore. Almost no other human was there and the view of the flood was very interesting. Nevertheless, the ordinary circuit was not possible.

Only Completed first 8km. steady up up. breathtaking views. ski trail in winter. need snow equipment. really enjoyed.

Beautiful views. A steady up,up,up track. Too many people.

Great trail to hike! Amazing view of the city from the first peak. There is a restaurant at the top to grab a beer or coffee. Nice hike through the woods after the first summit. The trail was mostly shaded. I wouldn’t rate this trail as hard, seems more like an intermediate trail. Happy hiking!

This is a great hike! I’ve done it many times and the views never to bore. If you do this counterclockwise I’d make one change to the route. After the summit, continue down the main trail on Kramersteig to the west. You will hit a valley with a farm, cows and a great little beer garden called Stepberg. http://www.stepberg-alm.de The decent is a bit easier and longer but you can stop and eat, rehydrate (with beer?) and enjoy the views. If you go clockwise, you have the same option to stop at Berggaststätte St. Martin am Grasberg which is maybe 30-45 min from finishing. Great views here also of GP! http://martinshuette-grasberg.de

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This is a very nice way to spend the day in the Bavarian Forest. Both the Animal Enclosure and the Treetop Path are highlights when visiting the area. The Treetop Path is wheelchair accessible as are the paths of the enclosure.

This was a long hike, but a good one. I completely enjoyed the views and different sceneries along the way. The small wooden chapel provided cool shade on a very warm sunny day. I really liked taking the upper route to the top of Mount Rachel and the lower route back.

This was a very enjoyable hike. I did it in the early evening and so was able to see the sunset from the Waldhäuser Panorama Lookout at the end of the hike. The path from Fredenbrücke to Martinsklause is very beautiful, but if you are going along this way on another hike, like back from Mount Rachel, then you can save the time and energy by staying on the gravel road from the Waldhäuser Fire Department going straight to Martinsklause. I would certainly recommend taking the hike as described going up the Himmelsleiter/ Heaven Stairway to the peak instead of the other way around.

beautiful day and a well worthy hike

its really good hike to start!

Amazing views and beautiful hike! However, the map shown here seemed to be a little outdated- we ended up going 13 miles instead of the 9 listed here! It made for a long hard day, but the views are worth it! Be prepared for a long day and consider getting more updated info before you go.

Beautiful views throughout the trail

A very beautiful trail but harder then I expected! Make sure you bring plenty of water and don't choose a day that's too hot. The hike takes a good 9h so plan accordingly. Also, Garmish-Partenkirchen is a beautiful city. Worth a stay!

This was a wonderful and challenging day hike. It took my husband and I 9 hours to complete with a few breaks and a stop at the summit for lunch. We were so lucky to have perfect weather for our hike. The scariest part was crossing the snow on the slope on the backside of the mountain, but the views at the top were worth it. I recommend taking the loop counterclockwise as we did. The way down was a tad longer, yet easier than the ascent. We hiked this at the end of May on the Tuesday before Ascension Thursday and we only saw six other people on the trail. This has been one of my favorite hikes yet.

Beautiful and well-marked trail with amazing views of Zugspitze and the Alps. It's a steep climb, but not too difficult. The trail is popular with locals and quite busy, but definitely not overrun like the trails on the opposite side of the valley. Along the way are a bunch of alpine cabins & farms offering Bavarian food. Another plus is that this trail is easily accessible by public transport, e.g. from Munich. Just take the train to Garmisch-Partenkirchen (approx. 1h) and walk from the train station to the trail head.

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