Pass sleepy villages to the base of Hoher Peissenberg (3261 ft). From the summit you can continue on foot down to pretty Peiting, or take the train shortening the walk by 6km.
This route passes through the forests and pastureland of the Pfaffenwinkel region, much-loved by King Ludwig. Though the pilgrim church at Hohenpeissenberg is at almost 1000 m above sea level, where you'll get great views over the countryside on a clear day.
The route can be shortened by 6 km by taking a train (payable locally) from Hohenpeissenberg, after you have descended from the mountain. However, this last part of the hike, alongside the railway to Peiting, is peaceful, scenic and largely on flat ground making progress very easy.
There are few shops on route to buy food and drink. Make sure to bring plenty of water for the day's walking. There is an inn next to the pilgrim church at Hohenpeissenberg - a good place to have lunch.
A sturdy pair of walking trainers are adequate for this route if you don't wish to wear hiking boots.
This walk is part of the following itinerary:
There are few shops on route to buy food and drink. You would be well advised to fill your water flask before leaving. There is an Inn next to the pilgrim church at Hohenpeissenberg; possibly a good place to have lunch
Alternative Transport - Train from Hohenpeissenberg to Peiting Ost (6 mins, see www.bahn.co.uk for timetables)
Points of Interest
On the climb to the pilgrimage church of Hohenpeissenberg you will find shrines, paintings and a memorial plaque to Jenny Wood.
At the top of the climb above Hohenpeissenberg you can visit the pilgrim church and enjoy refreshments in the nearby Inn. You can also take in the view and read about the neighbouring weather station.
Peiting Church of Wallfahrtskapelle Maria Egg on Bahnhofstrasse (near the train station); this church contains a lovely picture-by-picture story of the pilgrim tale about the son hanged at a gibbet and the chicken on a plate both coming back to life.