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Hiking trails

on Mount Wank and in the Garmisch-Classic area

Hiking

for families and active hikers

All information on the varied hiking routes on Mount Wank and in the Garmisch-Classic area summarised – including details on duration, difficulty and places to stop for refreshments. The Wankbahn, Alpspitzbahn and Kreuzeckbahn of the Bayerische Zugspitzbahn Bergbahn AG take hikers quickly up the mountain and back down. 

Map

Panorama trail

Circular trail around the Wank summit
  • Parking: Wankbahn valley station
  • Start: Wankbahn mountain station
  • Destination: Wankbahn mountain station
  • How to get there: Take the Wankbahn cable car to the mountain station.
  • Duration: 1 h
  • Level of difficulty: easy, suitable for families
  • Refreshment stops: Sonnenalm, Wankhaus and Wankstüberl

Trail to the Wank summit

Via the Südseite (south side) to the top of the “panoramic mountain”
  • Parking: Wankbahn valley station
  • Start: Wankbahn valley station
  • Destination: Wankbahn mountain station
  • Duration: 3 h
  • Level of difficulty: easy, suitable for families
  • Refreshment stops: Sonnenalm, Wankhaus and Wankstüberl

Trail to the Wank summit

via Esterbergalm
  • Parking: Wankbahn valley station
  • Start: Wankbahn valley station
  • Destination: Wankbahn mountain station
  • Duration: 3 h
  • Level of difficulty: easy, suitable for families
  • Refreshment stops: Esterbergalm, Sonnenalm, Wankhaus and Wankstüberl

Trail to the Wank summit

via Schalmeischlucht and Gschwandnerbauer
  • Parking: Wankbahn valley station
  • Start: Wankbahn valley station
  • Destination: Wankbahn mountain station
  • Duration: 4 h
  • Level of difficulty: easy, suitable for families
  • Refreshment stops: Gschwandtnerbauer, Sonnenalm, Wankhaus and Wankstüberl

Längenfeldersattel

Osterfelderkopf – Hochalm
  • Parking: Kreuzeckbahn / Alpspitzbahn valley station
  • Start: Alpspitzbahn mountain station
  • Destination: Hochalmbahn cable car station
  • Duration: 1 h
  • Level of difficulty: easy, suitable for families
  • Refreshment stops: Restaurant Alpspitze, Hochalm and Kandahar 2 (Kreuzeckbahn valley station)

Höllental

Höllentalklamm (gorge) – Hupfleitenjoch – Osterfelderkopf
  • Parking: Kreuzeckbahn / Alpspitzbahn valley station
  • Start: Hammersbach cogwheel train stop
  • Destination: Alpspitzbahn mountain station
  • Duration: 6 h
  • Level of difficulty: demanding; surefootedness and a head for heights required
  • Refreshment stops: Höllentaleingangshütte, Höllentalangerhütte, Restaurant Alpspitze and Kandahar 2 (Kreuzeckbahn valley station)

Hupfleitenjoch

Osterfelderkopf – Hupfleitenjoch – Kreuzeck
  • Parking: Kreuzeckbahn / Alpspitzbahn valley station
  • Start: Alpspitzbahn mountain station
  • Destination: Kreuzeckbahn mountain station
  • Duration: 1 h
  • Level of difficulty: easy
  • Refreshment stops: Restaurant Alpspitze, Kreuzeckhaus and Kandahar 2 (Kreuzeckbahn valley station)

Rinderscharte

Höllentalklamm (gorge) – Hammersbach
  • Parking: Kreuzeckbahn / Alpspitzbahn valley station
  • Start: Alpspitzbahn mountain station
  • Destination: Hammersbach cogwheel train stop; From there, take the cogwheel train back to the Kreuzeckbahn and Alpspitzbahn valley station.
  • Duration: 5 h
  • Level of difficulty: demanding
  • Refreshment stops: Restaurant Alpspitze, Höllentaleingangshütte, Höllentalangerhütte and Kandahar 2 (Kreuzeckbahn valley station)

Hausberg

Kreuzeck – Bayernhaus – Garmisch-Partenkirchen
  • Parking: Kreuzeckbahn / Alpspitzbahn valley station
  • Start: Kreuzeckbahn mountain station
  • Destination: Garmisch-Partenkirchen; From the Hausberg stop, take the cogwheel train back to the Kreuzeckbahn / Alpspitzbahn valley station.
  • Duration: 4 h
  • Level of difficulty: easy, suitable for families
  • Refreshment stops: Kreuzeckhaus, Kreuzeckalm, Bayernhaus, Kochelbergalm and Kandahar 2 (Kreuzeckbahn valley station)

Partnachklamm

Garmisch-Partenkirchen – Partnachklamm (gorge) – Kreuzeck
  • Parking: Olympia Adventure World (fee required)
  • Start: Olympia Adventure World in Garmisch-Partenkirchen
  • Destination: Kreuzeckbahn valley station; Take local bus line 2 back to the Olympia Adventure World.
  • Duration: 5 h
  • Level of difficulty: easy, suitable for families
  • Refreshment stops: Partnachalm, Bayernhaus, Kreuzalm, Kreuzeckhaus and Kandahar 2 (Kreuzeckbahn valley station)

Kreuzeck

Kreuzeck – Rießerkopf – Kreuzeckbahn valley station
  • Parking: Kreuzeckbahn / Alpspitzbahn valley station
  • Start: Kreuzeckbahn mountain station
  • Destination: Kreuzeckbahn valley station
  • Duration: 2 h
  • Level of difficulty: easy, suitable for families
  • Refreshment stops: Kreuzalm, Kreuzeckhaus and Kandahar 2 (Kreuzeckbahn valley station)

Jägersteig

Hammersbach – Kreuzeck
  • Parking: Kreuzeckbahn / Alpspitzbahn valley station
  • Start: Hammersbach cogwheel train stop
  • Destination: Kreuzeckbahn mountain station; Take the cogwheel train to the Hammersbach stop.
  • Duration: 3 h
  • Level of difficulty: easy, suitable for families
  • Refreshment stops: Kreuzeckhaus and Kandahar 2  (Kreuzeckbahn valley station)