Hike from Mittenwald to the Leutaschtal valley


This very interesting hike will lead you from Mittenwald to the Gletscherschliff alpine tavern and a section of the Leutasch "Ghost Gorge" to the adjacent Leutaschtal valley. The highlight of the tour is a visit to the spectacular Leutasch "Ghost Gorge," with many waterfalls and interactive stations...

Highlights of the tour

  • Leutasch "Ghost Gorge" with three different themed trails
  • Spectacular panoramic bridge, 35 meters high
  • Many other hiking and refreshment possibilities

Tour description

The starting point of this tour is directly on Innsbruckerstraße in Mittenwald. Shortly before the Isar bridge, a narrow forest road branches off to the right and leads you first along the Leutascher Ache river to where, after about 15 minutes, you can gaze into the rushing gorge for the first time from the gorge kiosk in Mittenwald. Following the forest road for about another 20 minutes, you will reach the Gletscherschliff alpine tavern, at over 1,020 meters. It's the perfect spot for a short break if you're hungry and thirsty. After this short recuperation, a well maintained hiking trail leads you along the gorge until you reach the start of the Leutaschtal valley after about a 2 hour's walk. The valley in turn is a perfect starting point for other hikes and mountain tours, and is an inviting place to rest. For the return trip, we recommend the "Klammgeistweg" ("Gorge Ghost Trail") which leads you directly through the gorge. In addition, it is also possible to ride back to the starting point with the regular bus connections between Mittenwald and the Leutaschtal valley.

Refreshment stops along the way

  • Mittenwald gorge kiosk
  • "Gletscherschliff" alpine tavern
  • Restaurants in Mittenwald

Trail numbers

  • 800

General information about the tour

Alternative routes & other tips
Those who would like to hike a bit further have the option of hiking to the nearby Ederkanzel alpine restaurant (1,181 m). The hiking trail (880) will take you to this popular excursion destination in about an hour. You can return to Mittenwald via Lautersee lake.
Parking options
  • Parking lot P1 at the train station in Mittenwald (free)
  • Parking lot P2 at Dekan-Karl-Platz in Mittenwald (fee required)
Best time of year
  • Accessible from May through October (weather-dependent)
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 02.08.2019 09:40:00

tour data

  • Duration: 02:30 h
  • Distance: 4,1 km
  • Altitude: 111 m
  • Difficulty:Easy


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