Journey there

Dep. Garching-Hochbrück08:20(via Marienplatz, arrives Bhf 08:49)
Dep. Ismaning08:30(arrives Bhf 09:00)
Meet Hauptbahnhof09:00(Meet in steh-cafe in front of platforms 13-14)
Dep. Hauptbahnhof09:32
Arr. Oberau10:46

Hike start point

Hike map


Hike map in other formats


Hike description

  1. From Oberau Bahnhof (659m) follow the track south and at the first junction turn left, over the railway track, and cross the north-south road, and climb the Isar embankment path.
  2. Walk south for about 500m and then turn left over the bridge, and take the first right, which is signposted for Weilheimerhütte.
  3. Then follow the level path for 2Km, crossing the ford, and shortly branching left of the path.
  4. Climb the steep Oberauersteig path for 4Km to Frickenkar (1678m) where the path turns left, north-east, under the the saddle between Hoher Fricken and Bischof.
  5. 500m further on the path forks: the Garmisch turn to the right leads south around the east side of Hohen Fricken, the Krottenkopf turn to the left continues north-east towards Oberer Risskopf and Krottenkopf.
  6. 2Km further north-east the path reaches a saddle (1964m) between Kareck and the backside of Bischof; continue left, north-east.
  7. 2Km further on is the Weilheimerhütte (a.k.a. Krottenkopfhütte) (1955m).
  8. From there it is about a 30 minute walk return journey to the Krottenkopf peak (2086m).
  9. The path down leads 2Km right back towards the Bischof-Kareck saddle, but on the south-side and at a lower height (c.1800m) and then on to where the proper track begins (c.1600m).
  10. From there it is 4Km to the WK-KRE fork (c.1300m), turn south-west towards Farchanter Alm.
  11. Then it’s 3Km south-west to Esterberg Alm (1265m) and a further 8Km counter-clockwise round Wank on the W1 path back to St. Anton (762m) and 2Km further to Garmisch Bahnhof (708m).

Hike end point


We’ll eat at Zum Wildschütz. From the south-west side of the main railway line, it is a few blocks away at Bankgasse 9. (Please try to make it for the meal – it’s the best part of the day!)

Journey back

Dep. Garmisch18:0519:0520:0521:0522:0523:05
Arr. Hauptbahnhof19:2720:2721:2722:2623:2700:27


Important stuff

  1. If you want to share a group ticket let me know!
  2. You should definitely check the weather!
  3. For my peace of mind, some conditions apply!

See also