Winter hike from Mittenwald to the Ederkanzel alpine tavern


This fascinating winter hike from Mittenwald to the Ederkanzel alpine tavern, at 1,181 m, leads through the snow-covered landscape above Lautersee lake near Mittenwald. Why not take a sled along, to ride down the rapid descent back to Mittenwald?

Highlights of the tour

  • Ideal for group excursions to the Ederkanzel alpine tavern
  • "Ederkanzel" specialty: the turkey meal
  • You can descend by sled back into the valley

Tour description

This winter hike from Mittenwald to the Ederkanzel alpine tavern (1,181 m) begins at the junction of Leutascher Straße / Lauterseestraße. From here, first follow the road toward Lautersee, before occasionally steep climb to the traditional alpine tavern above Lautersee lake begins. After several steep rises toward the Ederkanzel, hikers will reach the infamous "Bavarian Curve," a steep and narrow turn, which must be particularly looked out for on the descent. After a short flat section and the subsequent final climb, you've reached the Ederkanzel alpine tavern and are rewarded with a lovely view of the surrounding valleys. Please note that this route to the Ederkanzel is not a posted sled run; use at your own risk.

Refreshment stops along the way

  • Restaurants in Mittenwald
  • Ederkanzel alpine tavern (1,181 m)

Trail numbers

  • 842
  • Note signs

General information about the tour

Alternative routes & other tips:
Those who do not wish to walk on the road between Mittenwald and Lautersee lake can also first hike on cleared winter hiking trails to Lautersee lake, via the Laintal valley (826) or the Geological  Educational Trail (826), and then climb from there directly to the "Ederkanzel."
Parking options
  • P1 – Parking lot at the train station in Mittenwald (free)
  • Parking spaces on Leutascher Straße (free)
  • P2 – Parking lot at Dekan-Karl-Platz in Mittenwald (fee required)
Best time of year
  • December to March (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 12.08.2019 12:57:00

tour data

  • Duration: 02:30 h
  • Distance: 6,0 km
  • Altitude: 200 m
  • Difficulty:Moderate


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