Hike to the Ettal Abbey. Alternatively, you can go by bus.
Today starts in the centre of Oberammergau. The route firstly leads you along a main road towards the forest. Here, the trail winds its way towards Ettal.
Make sure you allow some time to visit Ettal Abbey.
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.
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.
We recommend wearing hiking boots that are well broken-in, plus a rain jacket and waterproof trousers in wet weather, as well as taking sun cream and a hat on nicer days.
In your information pack, you’ll find a detailed list of all the required hiking gear, including some good hiking boots, appropriate clothing, a rain jacket and a backpack.
If you're interested in visiting Ettal Abbey, you can find more information for your visit at the following website: https://www.kloster-ettal.de/