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Hike from Krün to Geroldsee

Hiking tour

Start: Krün village centre - Destination: Lake Gerold

Tour dates

  • Duration1:49 h
  • Distance6.4 km
  • Difficultyeasy
  • Altitude140 m
  • Lowest point870 m
  • Highest point961 m

Tour highlights

    Tour description

    Enjoy the views of the surrounding mountains with your whole family on this easy hike. Take advantage of a short rest at the bathing shore of the Geroldsee and stretch your feet in the pleasant water.


    The highlights of the tour

    • flowering meadows
    • bathing fun at a quiet mountain lake
    • glorious panorama

    The tour description

    The starting point is the centre of Krün, accessible via the bus stop of the same name. From there, turn directly into Krottenkopfstraße (if arriving by car, there is a hikers' car park here) and follow the signs in the direction of Barmsee, until you reach the hiking trail, which continues across meadows to the north shore of Barmsee . Here you can take a short break with a gorgeous view of the Karwendel Mountains . Continue on a comfortable walk along the lake shore following the signs in the direction of Geroldsee. The trail leads through a moist meadow, a steeply ascending forest and on through colourful flowering meadows to Geroldsee. Here you can enjoy bathing fun in glorious nature with the whole family.

    Your stopping-off points en route

    • Alpengasthof Barmsee (closed on Wednesdays)
    • Gastronomy in Krün

    Weg numbers

    • 405
    • 406

    General information about the tour

    Alternative route & further tips

    It is possible to start the tour from the Barmsee district.

    Public transport

    • Bus stop Ortsmitte Krün (hiking and guest bus of Alpenwelt Karwendel - Oberbayernbus line 9608 & 9618)
    • Bus stop Gerold, Abzw. Krün (Oberbayernbus line 9608 & 9618)


    • Parking "an der Krottenkopfstraße" in Krün (chargeable)
    • Parking "im Ortsteil Barmsee" (chargeable)

    Beste Jahreszeit

    • From May to October walkable (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 the 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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