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Hike through the Laintal valley in Mittenwald

Hiking tour

Start: Mittenwald train station car park - Destination: Lautersee

Tour dates

  • Duration0:55 h
  • Distance3.1 km
  • Difficultyvery easy
  • Altitude108 m
  • Lowest point914 m
  • Highest point1023 m

Tour highlights

    Tour description

    This varied hike leads from the picturesque centre of Mittenwald to the small but idyllic Laintal. Particularly worth seeing, besides the spectacular waterfall in the Laintal, is a grotto that can be reached via a bridge.

    The highlights of the tour

    • Varied and entertaining hiking tour from Mittenwald
    • Spectacular waterfall and grotto worth seeing in the Laintal
    • Numerous further Tour options from the Laintal

    The tour description

    Hiking through the wild and romantic Laintal in Mittenwald is popular with holiday guests and locals alike. The starting point is the Mittenwald train station square. This is wonderfully accessible by public transport.
    Directly in front of the station, you follow the avenue into the centre of the village. Here you also pass the pedestrian zone at Obermarkt and the Gries district. After the church, keep left in Gries and turn into Laintalstraß. At the end of the Laintalstraße keep to the right and you will soon reach the pleasant hiking trail that leads along the Lainbach into the valley of the same name. Now the ascent begins over serpentines, some of which are steep but nevertheless easily accessible. Hikers soon have an unforgettable view of the spectacular waterfall in the Laintal - a popular photo motif. In the upper part of the Gorge, a small bridge leads to the Grotto where a statue of the Virgin Mary can be seen. The upper end of the Laintalklamm gorge can be reached via a few serpentines. The trail then runs almost level again along the Lainbach to its source, the Lautersee at about 1,012 metres.

    Your stops along the way

    • Lauterseealm (closed on Monday in bad weather)
    • Seehof Lautersee (closed on Tuesday in winter)
    • Lautersee Stub'n 
    • Gastronomy in Mittenwald

    Trail numbers

    • 826

    General information about the tour

    Alternative route & further tips
    From the Lautersee, there are numerous other tour options in the popular hiking area on the Kranzberg near Mittenwald. Via hiking trail 824, for example, hikers can ascend to the St. Anton aut mountain inn at around 1,200 metres. In addition, the Ferchensee, one of the most beautiful bathing lakes in Alpenwelt Karwendel, can be reached on foot in about 30 minutes.

    Public transport

    • Mittenwald train station (DB Munich - Garmisch-Partenkirchen - Innsbruck)
    • Bus stop Mittenwald train station (Alpenwelt Karwendel guest and hiking bus - Oberbayernbus line 9618)


    • Parking P1 at the station in Mittenwald (chargeable)

    • Parking P2 at Dekan-Karl-Platz in Mittenwald (chargeable)

    Best season

    • All year round walkable

    In emergencies:
    In an emergency, please notify the nearest rescue control centre. This can be reached regardless of your location and throughout Germany under 112.
    The ascent or ascent of all described tours of Alpenwelt Karwendel is at your own risk. The topicality and completeness of the contents cannot be guaranteed


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