Snowshoe trek from Elmauer Alm to Eckbauer


This varied snowshoe trek will take you from Kranzbach, near Krün, to Elmauer Alm (1,203 m) and then Eckbauer, above Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Experience a hike through the snow with unique views of the Karwendelgebirge mountains.
Trek highlights

  • Pleasant excursion destination – Elmauer Alm
  • For experienced showshoers
  • Trek through the alpine landscape, covered in a deep blanket of snow
Trek description
This varied snowshoe trek takes participants to Elmauer Alm (1,203 m), above Schloss Elmau, near Krün, and Wamberger Rücken to Eckbauer (1,250 m) in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Trek starts near Schloss Kranzbach, where parking is available. The starting point can also be reached on foot from Klais in about one hour. The snowshoe trek first follows the hiking trail (860) through a small section of forest and then passes the cross-country skiing trail and continues up to Elmauer Alm, at about 1,203 meters, which is open in good weather. From there, follow the forest path toward Wamberg / Eckbauer until you reach a junction. The destination, Eckbauer, is about 15 minutes away from here. Take the
Eckbauerbahn cable car for a comfortable ride down to Garmisch-Partenkirchen and then use public transit (bus or rail) to get back to Mittenwald.
Refreshments along the way
  • Elmauer Alm (1,203 m)
  • Berggasthof Eckbauer (1,236 m)
Route numbers
  • 860
General information on the trek
Alternative route & additional tips:
If you don’t want to take the Eckbauerbahn cable car back down to the valley, you can also hike down to Kaltenbrunn or Garmisch-Partenkirchen from Wamberg in about an hour and 15 minutes. If the parking lot in Kranzbach is full, you can also park at the hikers’ parking lot (Wanderparkplatz) in Elmau and start the trek from there.
Parking options
  • Kranzbach parking lot (free)
  • Hikers’ parking lot (Wanderparkplatz) in Elmau (free)
Best season
  • December through March (depending on weather conditions)
Emergency information:
In the event of an emergency, please contact the nearest emergency response center. You can reach your closest emergency response center anywhere in Germany by dialing 112.

All treks, hikes, and drives in the Alpenwelt Karwendel area are at your own risk. It is not possible to guarantee that the content is up to date or complete.

Alpenwelt Karwendel Mittenwald Krün Wallgau Tourismus GmbH
Alpenwelt Karwendel Mittenwald Krün Wallgau Tourismus GmbH
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tour data

  • Duration: 02:11 h
  • Distance: 6,7 km
  • Altitude: 300 m
  • Difficulty:Easy


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