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Winter hike to Lake Barmsee and Lake Grubsee

Winter hikes:Round tour

Start: Krün district Barmsee - Destination: Krün district Barmsee

Tour dates

  • Duration1:23 h
  • Distance5.1 km
  • Difficultyeasy
  • Altitude74 m
  • Lowest point885 m
  • Highest point922 m

Tour highlights

    Tour description

    The largest lake in Alpenwelt Karwendel is the Barmsee and ideal for a winter walk. It is simply fantastic when the winter landscape is reflected in the water of the lake. Even with children, the circular route is varied and easy to master with a walking time of 1.5 - 2 h.


    The highlights of the tour

    • always present: view of the mighty mountain panorama
    • largeest lake in Alpenwelt Karwendel

    The tour description
    You can reach the starting point at Alpengasthof Barmsee by ski and guest bus. From the bus stop, the hike first starts to the right through the small district of Barmsee until trail number 406 turns left into trail number 405. After about 500 m through a small wood, you reach the northwestern shore of Lake Barmsee. On a leisurely walk along the lake, you reach the fork to Grubsee. Here the trail branches off to the left, back to the starting point.

    Your rest stops along the way

    • Gasthof Barmsee

    Trail numbers

    • 406
    • 405

    General information about the tour
    Note the last section from Barmsee to Grubsee. Here you have to cover approx. 30 hm on a gravel road, which is unsuitable for prams.

    Alternative route & further tips
    The route can be extended individually. In this case, the trail continues along the Grubsee to Klais (406). From here the route always runs parallel to the main road back to Gasthof Barmsee (407).


    Public transport

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


    • Parking "Loipe" at Barmsee (fee required)
    • Parking "Skigebiet Barmsee" (fee required)

    Best season

    • all year round

    In emergencies:
    In an emergency, please contact the nearest rescue coordination 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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