Wank Mountain is a 13.8 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria, Germany that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from April until October.

Distance: 13.8 km Elevation Gain: 1,056 m Route Type: Out & Back

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This route begins at the Garmisch-Partenkirchen train station and leads east towards Wank Mountain. You will start on the Josefsbichl-Gamshütte trail and begin the ascent upwards. Once at the top, you can stop at the Wank-Haus for food and refreshments before making the trip back down. You have the option to return along the same trails that you took during your ascent, or you can choose to take the cable car from Wankbahn back to the bottom.

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22 days ago

This trail is a great challenge, and the payout is pretty massive. After a decent distance through the forest, you get to a wide open meadow with great views. Then it goes pretty much straight up from there. Excellent peekaboo views along the way. There are two restaurants at the top, and sweeping 360° views. The whole mountain is covered in a trail system, so you don’t have to do this out and back if you prefer to descend another route. Very worthwhile hike. You should be in decent to good shape to attempt this hike.

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29 days ago

This is a fantastic hike with great views right from the start. The first third is really easy, not too steep. From then on, it goes uphill without a break which certainly left me out of breath several times. It is rewarding, however, with a great summit. Suggestion: Go early. This is a popular hike and the summit can get crowded due to the Wankbahn. I started at 7am, was at the summit at 9.30am - I almost was by myself on the way up. But on the way down the trail was already packed with people.

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2 months ago

Beautiful trail, very rewarding at the top. In order to get a good view you will have to walk through the woods for some time but once near the top it will give way to an absolutely incredible view.

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3 months ago

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10 months ago

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Friday, April 27, 2018

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