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Journey there

Dep. Garching07:38(via Marienplatz, arrives Bhf 08:09)
Dep. Ismaning07:36(arrives Bhf 08:03)
Meet Hauptbahnhof08:15(meet before under departure board by platforms 25-26, after on train)
Dep. Hauptbahnhof08:32
Arr. Garmisch09:56

Hike start point

Hike map


Hike map in other formats


Hike description

  1. Leave Garmisch-Partenkirchen Bahnhof (708m) via the back of the subway that connects the platforms turning right onto Olympiastrasse.
  2. At the first crossroads, turn left onto Sankt-Martin-Strasse.
  3. At the second crossroads, turn right into Klammstrasse.
  4. Continue on Klammstrasse passing Höllentalstrasse, Klammstrasse, Am Kurpark to where the name of the road changes to Fürstenstrasse.
  5. If it is possible to continue on the same road then do so, crossing Allestrasse, crossing Loisachstrasse, passing Im Winkel on the right and at the end of Fürstenstrasse turn left.
  6. If it is not possible to continue on the same road then continue on the B23 road, passing Loisachstrasse on the left, Im Winjel on the left, Fürstenstrasse on the left.
  7. Continue past the AGIP petrol station, past Schussangerweg on the left and at the next left turn Thomas Knorr Strasse should be the start of the K5/KR/256/262 path.
  8. Follow the path going up Grasberg for 5Km to Sankt Martin Hütte (1028m).
  9. Continue weaving backwards and forwards on the 255 path in direction Kramerspitz to Schwarze Wang where the path forks (c.1450m).
  10. Take the left west fork and continue for 1Km to reach the 255/KR3/Kramersteig ridge path (c.1760m).
  11. Follow the ridge path south-west for 2Km to Kramerspitz (1982m).
  12. Follow the level ridge path west for 1.5Km and then for a further 1.5Km as it descends to Stepbergalm (1583m).
  13. To visit Hirschbühel continue west on the KR4/255 path for 500m to the Diensthütte and then turn right north-west onto the KR6 path. Continue on this path for 2Km to the gipfel (1935m) and then return to Stepbergalm.
  14. To visit Hoher Ziegspitz continue west on the KR4/255 path for 1Km and then turn left south (not the turning only 200m after the Diensthütte; there is a better one about 300m further). Continue on this path for 2Km to the gipfel (1864m) and then return to Stepbergalm.
  15. Walk east 100m along the 255/KR3 path back to Kramerspitz and to 259/Stepberg-Alpensteig Kreuzweg turning on the right.
  16. Take this right turning south and descend over 6Km to Almhütte (c.775m).
  17. Then try to head north-east on the KR/Waldlehrpfad path for 2Km to where the path crosses the K5 path (c.800m).
  18. Turn right onto the K5 gravel path which brings you back to Thomas-Knorr-Strasse and eventually back to Garmisch-Partenkirchen 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. Garmisch-Partenkirchen17:0418:0419:0420:0421:0422:0423:04
Arr. Hauptbahnhof18:2719:2720:2721:2722:2723:2700:27


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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