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Winter hike along the Finz to the Bannwald or with extension around the Barmsee and back

Hiking tour:Round tour

Start: Wallgau at the town hall - Destination: Wallgau at the town hall

Tour dates

  • Duration2:16 h
  • Distance8.9 km
  • Difficultyeasy
  • Altitude56 m
  • Lowest point868 m
  • Highest point914 m

Tour highlights

    Tour description

    Nature enthusiasts get their money's worth on this winter hike.
    Through partly untouched nature, the trail leads along the dried-up river course of the Finz and, if the tour is extended, past the largest lake in Alpenwelt Karwendel, the Barmsee.

     The highlights of the tour

    • Varied winter hiking trail along the Finzbach and possibly the Barmsee
    • View of mountain panorama

    The tour description

    The starting point of this winter hike is the Wallgauer Haus des Gastes. From the bus stop at the town hall you can get there in a few minutes following the signs. Pass the tennis courts and the ice rink and turn left onto the traffic-calmed road and then right before the bridge until you cross the Finzbach stream after about 2.5 kilometres. Then follow the signs to the right in the direction of Barmsee. It is possible to walk around the Barmsee in about 1 hour. To stay on the original route, turn left before the lake, walk through the Bannwald forest and past Café Einkehr. Always follow the path straight ahead until you reach the starting point again, the Haus des Gastes.

    Your stops along the way

    • Haus des Gastes

    Weg numbers

    • 400
    • 405
    • 416
    • 450

    General information about the tour

    Alternative route & Further tips
    If you would like to enjoy the winter landscape around Lake Barmsee even longer, you have the option of walking around it. An additional 1 hour must be planned for this.
    Public transport

    • Ski and guest bus of Alpenwelt Karwendel - Oberbayernbus line 9608 & 9618


    • Parking "Haus des Gastes" in Wallgau (chargeable)

    • Parking "Finzbrücke" - Ortseingang Süd in Wallgau (chargeable)


    Best season

    • all year

    In emergencies:
    In an emergency, please notify 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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