Hike around Hoher Kranzberg near Mittenwald

(round trip),

This large loop around Hoher Kranzberg in the Alpenwelt Karwendel region is a popular hike. At about 22 kilometers in length, hikers should be sure to schedule enough time. The tour leads around Mittenwald's iconic Kranzberg mountain and showcases the lovely nature of the Alpenwelt Karwendel region.

Highlights of the tour

  • Hiking tour around the panoramic Kranzberg mountain (1,391 m)
  • Excursion destinations at Lautersee & Ferchensee lakes
  • Numerous rest and refreshment opportunities

Tour description

This extensive hike around the 1,391 meter-high Kranzberg in Mittenwald begins at the base station of the Kranzberg chair lift (parking lot) and first leads over the Geological Educational Trail to Lautersee lake and the Water Trail above the lake, on up to Ferchensee lake. On this hiking trail, you will soon reach Ferchensee lake and hike further along the Ferchenbach river, past the world-famous Schloss Elmau palace hotel, to the former Alpengut Elmau. You will then hike either on the seldom-driven road, or through the Drüsselgraben rift valley, which also leads to nearby Schloss Kranzbach. Follow the course of the road until shortly before Klais, and then turn to the right, to enter the Mittenwald Buckelwiesen "hummock meadows" via the "Quicken" and the railway crossing. Follow the signs to Schmalensee lake, and onward to the Gröblalm lodge in Mittenwald. Following Gröblweg, you will reach the base station of the Kranzberg chair lift, the starting point of the hike, in just a short while.

Refreshment stops along the way

  • Lautersee-Alm tavern
  • Seehof at the Lautersee lake
  • Lautersee-Stub´n
  • Restaurant at Ferchensee lake
  • Gröblalm lodge

Trail numbers

  • 828
  • 820
  • 843
  • 401
  • 400

General information about the tour

Alternative routes & other tips
To shorten the route somewhat, you can use the free tourist and hiking buses of the Alpenwelt Karwendel region. Ride either to Lautersee or Ferchensee lake, or back to Mittenwald from Klais.
Parking options
  • Parking lot P1 at the train station in Mittenwald (free)
  • Parking lot at the base station of the Kranzberg chair lift (fee required)
Best time of year
  • Accessible year-round
In case of emergencies:
In case of emergency, please inform the closest rescue coordination center. You can reach this regardless of your location, and across Germany, at 112.

Alpenwelt Karwendel Mittenwald Krün Wallgau Tourismus GmbH
Alpenwelt Karwendel Mittenwald Krün Wallgau Tourismus GmbH
hubermedia GmbH - eT4
Zuletzt geändert am 01.08.2019 14:26:00

tour data

  • Duration: 05:00 h
  • Distance: 22,0 km
  • Altitude: 175 m
  • Difficulty:Easy


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