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Nature tour from Mittenwald

Hiking tour:Round tour

Start: Mittenwald train station - Destination: Mittenwald train station

Tour dates

  • Duration3:28 h
  • Distance10.4 km
  • Difficultyeasy
  • Altitude429 m
  • Lowest point914 m
  • Highest point1168 m

Tour highlights

    Tour description

    A hike of the easier kind but full of natural highlights. You pass Mittenwald's finest spots, including: colourful houses, two gorges, an enchanting lake and of course various refreshment stops. It only takes about three hours to do it all, and the 350-metre difference in altitude is easy to master even with slim calves. Let's go! 
    The highlights of the tour

    • Spectacular views
    • Mystical gorges
    • Varied and well-signposted hiking trails

    The tour description

    The starting point is the Mittenwald train station square. This is easily accessible by public transport.
    Directly in front of the station you follow the avenue into the centre of the village. Here you will also pass the pedestrian zone at Obermarkt and the Gries district. The colourfully painted houses and the violin-making museum are worth a short break on the tour. After the church, keep left in Gries and turn into Laintalstraße and follow it into the Laintal.
    The Laintal is home to many bubbling waterfalls as well as the Mariengrotte, accessible via the small bridge on the left of the path. After crossing the steep Laintal valley, you pass the Maria Königin chapel to the Lautersee lake. Here, seen from the chapel, you have to go to the left bank - you can decide for yourself in which direction you want to walk around the lake.
    Here, the forest road leads slightly uphill to a road, which you cross and follow the path towards the Ederkanzel. The trail continues for about two kilometres through the forest until you reach the Ederkanzel mountain inn at 1208 metres above sea level.
    After the stop for refreshments, you set off on the left, on the other side of the hill, for the descent. The trail in the direction of Leutasch Schanz / Klamm ends after one kilometre on a road, where you have to be particularly careful and follow in the same direction for the 150m to the Klammstüberl. 
    From here comes the most spectacular part of the tour: the Leutascher Geisterklamm. Simply follow the signs into the gorge, enjoy the views from the footbridges and the panoramic bridge until you arrive at the kiosk on our side of the gorge. The detour to the Wasserfallsteig is rewarded with the most beautiful impressions. After the gorge, turn left and walk back to Mittenwald, the town centre and railway station are easy to find from here on.

    Your stops along the way

    • Mountain inn Ederkanzel
    • Lauterseealm and Lauterseestub'n
    • Gastronomy in Mittenwald

    Tour numbers

    • 823, 819, 871, 879, 880, 854

    General information about the tour
    Alternative route & further tips
    The route can be rearranged in many ways. Because of the proximity to the village, you can quickly shorten the route, for example, by taking the hiking bus to the Lautersee. You can also extend it variably with a tour to the Kranzberg or to the Ferchensee.

    Public transport

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


    • "P1" - car park at the railway station in Mittenwald (chargeable)
    • "P2" - car park at the Dekan-Karl-Platz in Mittenwald (chargeable)

    Best season

    • Available 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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