Today you have a choice of two walks. Please see seperate entry for more info on the alternative walk 'Panorama Trail to Linderhof' for more info.
See Kofel Mountain (1,342m) from a whole host of different perspectives on this round-trip hike. The route takes you through Unterammergau and then back into Oberammergau.
This round-trip hike starts at Oberammergau train station, leads you over the Ammer river before arriving at the start of the ascent up to Kofel. Here, you’ll zig-zag your way up the ascent, where you can also make a detour to reach the summit (via a Klettersteig, or protected climbing route with rope supports). Continuing along the trail to Kolbensattelhütte Lodge, you’ll follow the beautiful forest path until you finally descend along a gravel path back towards Unterammergau and down into the valley. If you still want to continue your hike once you’re in Unterammergau, you can continue following the cycle and pedestrian path (paved) into Oberammergau.
Be sure to take in the views from both the bottom and top of your ascent up the mountain.
Kolbensattelhütte Lodge is a great place to stop for a bite to eat, where you can enjoy the hustle and bustle and recharge your batteries.
Today you may be walking past a few different areas where cows graze. Although generally very docile and used to walkers, keep your distance and never turn your back on a cow that is behaving strangely or aggressive. Be particularly vigilant around cows with calves.
Warning: at 2.70km, watch your footing on a steep, rocky uphill section.
Warning: if you want to reach the summit of Kofel, you’ll need to climb a section with fixed rope supports. Only recommended for confident and sure-footed walkers and in good weather conditions.
Food and drink
As part of this round-trip hike, at kilometre 6, you’ll have the opportunity to stop at Kolbensattelhütte Lodge and then later once you’re in Unterammergau. Please make sure you set off with plenty of water and provisions in the morning.
The majority of the hike takes place on forest paths and on the mountainside. Please remember to bring sun cream, a hat and plenty of water and provisions. If you’re used to walking with poles or hiking sticks, we highly recommend you bring them along.
Further information and links
You’ll find more information on Oberammergau and the surrounding area at the following link: https://www.ammergauer-alpen.de/oberammergau/
Information on Kofelalm Lodge: https://www.kofelalm.at/
Information on Schleifmühle Lodge: http://www.schleifmuehle.eu/