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King's Hiking Trail in Alpenwelt Karwendel

Hiking tour

Start: Krün village centre - Destination: Isarhorn near Mittenwald

Tour dates

  • Duration10:23 h
  • Distance24.4 km
  • Difficultymedium
  • Altitude1636 m
  • Lowest point861 m
  • Highest point1922 m

Tour highlights

    Tour description

    On the trail of King Ludwig II to the Schöttlkarspitze and around the Soierngruppe.

    The highlights of the tour

    • Overnight in the Soiernhaus - former alpine residence of King Ludwig
    • the turquoise-blue mountain lakes "Soiernseen"
    • royal panoramas

    The tour description

    The 2-day tour starts in Krün (town centre ) or in Wallgau (town hall). Here you follow a forest road to the Fischbachalm (partly managed) and from there two paths lead to the Soiernhaus, the former hunting lodge of the king. The Lakaien-Steig, secured with wire ropes, requires surefootedness and a head for heights. This was used by the royal servants as a shortcut, hence the name. The second option, a leisurely walk along the forest road and via the Dog Stable to the Soiernhaus, was the king's way up. If you are fit enough, you can make a detour to the Schöttlkarspitze (approx. 2 hours easy walking time). The king's "Belvedere" tea pavilion once stood here. The truly regal panoramic view is simply fascinating. Back past the two turquoise-blue lakes, you enjoy the night in the Soiernhaus (DAV hut).Well rested and excellently strengthened, you continue on the second day via the Jagersruh trail towards the Jöchel to the Soiernspitze. Then descend to the Vereiner Alm (refreshments) and the Krinner-Kofler-Hütte, where you can also spend the night and enjoy the tranquillity of nature. After a rest, take the forest road down the valley and follow the Jägersteig trail on the left towards the Aschauer Alm (not managed). From there, continue to the Isarhorn, where you have the option of taking the bus back to Krün/Wallgau.

    Your stops along the way

    • Fischbachalm (partially managed from approx. mid-July - early September; closed on Mondays)
    • Soiernhaus (approx. end of May - mid-October)
    • Isarhorner Alm (closed on Mondays)
    • Vereiner Alm (approx. June to mid-September)

    Trail numbers

    • 200
    • 350
    • 361
    • 362
    • 364

    Public transport

    • Bus stop Krün Ortsmitte (guest- and hiking bus of Alpenwelt Karwendel - Oberbayernbus line 9608 and 9618)
    • Bus stop Rathaus Wallgau (guest and hiking bus of Alpenwelt Karwendel - Oberbayernbus line 9608 and 9618)


    • Hiking car park "Im Gries" in Krün (chargeable)
    • Hiking car park at the Isarsteg in Wallgau (chargeable)

    Best season

    • depending on weather and need for food

    In emergencies:
    In case of emergency, please contact the nearest rescue control centre. This can be reached independently of the 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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