Today you have a choice of this walk or the 'Kofel Loop Walk'. Please see seperate entry for information on the alternative walk. Enjoy a walk through the forest to Brunnenkopf, taking in the wonderful panoramic views of the mountains as you make your way to August Schuster-Haus, before turning to Oberammergau and towards the Kolbensattelhütte Lodge.
Taking the cable car up to Kolbensattelhütte Lodge, from here you’ll hike along the panoramic trail to Pürschlingshäusern and on to Brunnenkopf. Your goal is the fairytale kingdom of King Ludwig II and his magnificent Schloss Linderhof, or Linderhof Palace, where the magnificently landscaped parkland is reminiscent of the most beautiful French and Italian Baroque stately gardens.
From here, you’ll take the bus on to Oberammergau.
Keep an eye out for some small wooden figurines along the way.
Stop at Brunnenkopfhütte, a remote mountain lodge where you can enjoy a spot of lunch with spectacular views.
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.
Please note, if you want to reach the summit at Brunnenkopf, you’ll need to climb part of the way and some places are only accessible using rope supports. However, no additional equipment is required.
On the Maximiliansweg hiking trail, you’ll encounter a slope, sometimes needing your hands to guide you.
In rainy weather, the narrow trails can be muddy and slippery. Make sure to wear closed and sturdy footwear with plenty of grip. Walkers need to be steady on their feet.
Food and drink
You’ll have the option to stop just before your hike begins at the Kolbensattelhütte mountain lodge, or else at the August-Schuster Haus (Pürschlingshaus). After that, the Brunnenkopfhütte will be your next opportunity to eat and drink, as well as towards the end of your hike in Linderhof. Nevertheless, we recommend you stock up on supplies and plenty of water before setting off.
You’ll be walking on forest trails and mountain paths. Please remember to bring sun cream, a hat and plenty of water. If you’re used to walking with poles or hiking sticks, we highly recommend you bring them along. Given you’ll be crossing a small stream, we also recommend you wear waterproof hiking boots.
Information on August Schuster-Haus: http://www.dav-bergland.de/augustschusterhaus.html
Information on Brunnenkopfhütte: https://www.brunnenkopfhuette.eu/
Information on Schloss Linderhof: http://www.schlosslinderhof.de/