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18-04-08 Aktuelles
Donnerstag - Sonntag geöffnet!
Alpine Coaster, Kolbensattelhütte, Kolbensesselbahn und Kletterwald haben bis auf Weiteres von Donnerstag bis Sonntag geöffnet. Von Montag bis Mittwoch werden… Read more...

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Hiker’s Paradise

Hiker’s Paradise

Hiking keeps you young!

Old folk sayings have long held that hiking is good for you. It touchs on something long held as common knowledge and now it’s even been scientifically proven. New studies show: hiking at middle altitudes helps against the so-called „diseases of affluence.“ The reason behind it is Erythropoiesis, a process by which the bodies ability to transport oxygen is bettered by increased red blood cell production.

Hike with us at a variety of levels: leisurly in the valley of Ammer, on the upper path with its fantasic views, or all the way up over the tops of the Ammergauer Alps.

Many paths will lead you to the Kolbensattel and to the Kolbensattel Lodge.

 

From the valley station to the Kolbensattel Lodge
With a route length of 7 km and an altitude difference of 660 m, this easy hike goes along the forest road to the picturesquely situated Kolbensattel Lodge. Smaller sections are served by well paved paths.
A detour to the Zahn is possible and is well signposted.

Duration: approx. 90 minutes
detailed tour description

 

From the Kolbensattel Lodge to the Pürschling
In direct proximity to the Kolbensattel Lodge begins the way to the Pürschling, first as a footpath and later as a gravel road. After 3.4 km and 370 metres in altitude, one reaches the Pürschling at 1,556 m above sea level.

Duration: approx. 1,5 hours

 

From the valley station to the Kolbensattel Lodge on the Grottenweg, via Kofel and Königssteig
Medium-difficulty hike with a length of 11 km and 1,020 metres in altitude.
The Kofel (1,342m) is also called the Oberammergau Matterhorn by locals. This striking hooter is an intermediate stop on this tour to the Kolbensattel Lodge offering great views.
From the valley station of the Kolbensattelbahn, the route goes towards the Kolben-Alm inn. At a junction, the route takes a left onto the Grottenweg path. This path snakes its way along in the forest at a consistent altitude above Oberammergau as far as the climb to the Kofel. (Signpost direction Döttenbichl/Kofel). Past a large clearing, one turns diagonally to the right over a meadow up to a bench in the forest. From here, the path moves steeply up the alpine forest in numerous serpentine bends. Going over a stonefield and passing rock faces, one reaches the Kofel anticline. Here is where the more challenging part of the tour begins. After a few minutes, the first wire rope-secured passages begin, which offer helpful support up to the summit of the Kofel. The effort is worthwhile. After approximately 20min, the summit of the Kofel is reached via the fixed rope route.
The descent returns via the fixed rope route to the Kofel anticline. From here, the route follows a nice, high-altitude panoramic path to the Kolbensattel Lodge via the Königssteig.

Duration: approx. 3 hours
detailed tour description

 

From the valley station through the Schleifmühlenklamm ravine past St. Joseph’s Chapel to the Kolbensattel Lodge
Easy hike with a length of 8 km
From the Kolbensesselbahn chairlift, the route goes 1.7 km on the footpath parallel to the B23 towards Unterammergau. At a junction that turns to the left, the route goes across meadows past the Steckenberg as far as long-distance path E4. One follows this path to the right towards Pürschling, always along the Schleifmühlenklamm ravine. At a fork in the road, one follows the left path, which continues towards Pürschling. After St. Joseph’s Chapel on the right-hand side of the path, the route goes to the left to the Kolbensattel

Duration: approx. 3 hours
detailed tour description

 

Circular route from the Kolbensattel lodge via St. Joseph’s Chapel
Easy circular walk over 3 km
Above the Kolbensattel Lodge, one follows the path towards Pürschling. One follows this path as far as the forest road. There, the route goes down to the right, past St. Joseph’s Chapel. At the junction that goes to the right, follow the path back to the Kolbensattel.

Duration: approx. 1 hour

 

Kolbensattel circular trail
Easy circular walk for 2.6 km
From the Kolbensattel Lodge, the route goes down on the forest road to the junction to the right towards Zahn and Kofel. Follow this path uphill, always towards Kolbensattel. Slightly above the Kolbensattel Lodge, the path leads out of the forest again and there is a magnificent view of the Kolbensattel.

Duration: approx. 1,5 hours

 

From the Kolbensattel Lodge to the Zahn
Very hard, steep ascent for 1.3 km and exposed terrain.
For experts only!

Duration: approx. 1 hour

 

Panorama Map

You can even put together your own individual path with the interactive tour planner

Interaktive Tour Planner

After a hard day on the trails, you’ve earned a „brotzeit“ made from regional products. The trip back down into the valley can be made in with the comfort of the Kolben Chair Lift, or for the more adventurous, with the Alpine Coaster.

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