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Family Day in Wallgau - Fairy Tales and Legends

Hiking tour:Round tour

Start: Wallgau Town Hall - Destination: Wallgau Town Hall

Tour dates

  • Duration2:25 h
  • Distance5.7 km
  • Difficultyeasy
  • Altitude70 m
  • Lowest point868 m
  • Highest point939 m

Tour highlights

    Tour description

    This tour makes children's eyes and ears grow bigger. The "Fairytale Trail" in Wallgau invites children to listen and play at the many stations with reading boards about fairytales, legends and stories. Fun for the whole family and on the way to the bear cave and the little waterfall you can hear the children asking: Are there really bears in the bear cave?

    The highlights of the tour

    • Play and fun on the fairytale trail
    • Nature spectacle bear cave with waterfall
    • Nature playground Wallgau

    The tour description

    The day starts at Town Hall in Wallgau, accessible via the bus stop of the same name, which is wonderfully accessible with the bus line 9608 & 9618 or with the Alpenwelt Karwendel guest and hiking bus. If you arrive by car, you can park either at the "Wallgau Zentrum" hikers' car park in Soiernstraße or at the "Haus des Gastes" car park. From the town hall, take the second right into Wettersteinstraße and over the bridge into Zugspitzstraße to the "Haus des Gastes". Pass the tennis court and turn left into Barmseestraße until you reach the Finzbrücke bridge. Before the bridge, keep to the right, following the signs to the Witter and the nature highlight - the bear caves at the small waterfall. Go back down the same way and walk on a small path along the fence to the end of the Witter, cross a small bridge and keep left on the path down to the dried-up Finzbach, cross this and then turn left into the Fairytale Path. At various stations, fairy tales are explained here in a vivid and playful way. There are boards to read aloud and play stations such as a wishing well, the little caterpillar "Nimmersatt", bouncing games, a marble game and much more to try out yourself. On the way back, you can make a detour to the nature playground, where children can let off steam to their heart's content, before returning to the starting point at the Haus des Gastes (refreshment stop) and continuing to the town hall.

    Alternatively:The route can be rearranged as desired. Due to the proximity to the town, it can be quickly shortened or even extended, e.g. with the Magdalena Neuner Panorama Trail, the Krepelschrofen lookout point or a voyage of discovery along the Isar.

    Your stops along the way

    • Holzer's Alpenblick
    • Haus des Gastes
    • Gastronomy in Wallgau

    Way numbers

    • 450
    • 417
    • 415

    General information about the tour

    Alternate route & further tips
    The route can be rearranged as desired. Due to the proximity to the town, it can be quickly shortened or even extended, e.g. with the Magdalena Neuner Panorama Trail and a detour to the Krepelschrofen lookout point or a discovery tour along the Isar River.

    Public transport

    • Bus stop Rathaus Wallgau (hiking and guest bus of Alpenwelt Karwendel - Oberbayernbus line 9608 & 9618 with connection to Klais station)


    • Parking lot "Wallgau Zentrum" on Soiernstraße (fee required)
    • Parking lot at "Haus des Gastes" (fee required)

    Best season

    • Accessible from April to November (weather dependent)

    In emergencies:
    In case of emergency, please contact the nearest rescue control centre. This can be reached regardless of location and throughout Germany under 112.


    The ascent or driving of all described tours of the Alpenwelt Karwendel is at your own risk. The topicality and completeness of the contents cannot be guaranteed.


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