Looking for a great trail in Ammergebirge Nature Reserve, Bavaria? AllTrails has 20 great hiking trails, forest trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 11 hard trails in Ammergebirge Nature Reserve ranging from 5.8 to 14.5 miles and from 2,204 to 6,817 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!




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Ammergebirge Nature Reserve is the largest nature reserve in Bavaria and includes the six municipalities of Ettal, Oberammergau, Unterammergau, Saulgrub-Altenau, Bad Kohlgrub and Bad Bayersoien.

Beautiful route with incredible views of the Alps with Austria on the other side.

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2 months ago

We were not mentally prepare for what this hike was going to be, so not misunderstand the view at the top is amazing but you do need some hiking equipment and a harness would be recommended, with lines and clips

varied with a nice not so difficult climbing in the end. you will be rewarded with a great view

no shade
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2 months ago

Starting from Pflegersee on a forest path, it is always well signposted in the direction of Gießenbachalm. But you do not always have to follow the road, there are old, official ways between the turns. The last time the forest crossing steeply uphill on a forest road, you can see on the saddle above a nice way left hand of the mountain path towards the Brünstlkopf. The summit cross does NOT mark the highest point. There it is very rocky and provided with high kicks, one should consider that one is just on a red marked path and remains. Beautiful view of the Wetterstein massif and the Ammergebirge. On the 'real' Brünstlkopf is a sign tree, you go through an old gate straight on over the mountain pine ridge direction Großer Zunderkopf and from there the ridge following the highest point, the Vorderen Felderkopf. Then the easy descent begins over a fenced pasture, trackless you should hold over these on the left edge to the firs. One finds, where the forest again becomes significantly denser a large fir tree with huge red dot and from there it's not difficult to Enning-Alm. From this passage to the starting point, it is always muddy and wet, but everything manageable. The Enning Alm is very neat and invites you to linger. At their open for bikers way, it goes in the end in the avalanche deforestation in the direction of Garmisch, all well signposted. The Pflegersee is later called again. It is now always well signposted through great forest paths (trail no F5) over the Sulzgraben, right hand always the Kramerspitze and the king stand in view, downhill to the Pflegersee back. It takes a little stamina and sure-footedness, but the view is always great.

4 months ago

I like this trail because it is easy to extend into a longer hike in which you can loop around The Valley and reach 6 of the nearby peaks. The beginning is a bit tough if you take the steeper zig zag trail, but is super easy once you’re hiking the ridge. The longest part of the hike is along the ridge line so bring sunscreen. The way back down via the stream between the peaks is well maintained and great for mountain biking finally the bend back around toward Ettal is flat and great way to cool off.

The views from the top are some of the most spectacular ones I've seen so far with Garmisch way down below, the Zugspitzmassiv right on the other side, and a good angle to see Eibsee. The part from the Alm to the summit is also lots of fun, with some scrambling along the way. I still found the trail condition rather frustrating, though, with a crazy amount of gravel on the steepest parts, which made it extremely slippery. Not sure why that was necessary, because I have never seen this immense amount of gravel anywhere else on an otherwise normal trail.

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.

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

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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