Climbing area - Falkenwand

Alpine climbing

The highest rock in the Ammer Valley with traditional and modern multi-pitch routes

  • Type Alpine climbing
  • Difficulty hard
  • Duration 0:15 h
  • Distance 0,4 km
  • Ascent 185 m
  • Descent 0 m
  • Lowest point 851 m
  • Highest point 1036 m


Approaching from the East, the highest rock in the Ammer Valley is a real eye catcher for every climber.
The South face is dominated by difficult to very difficult climbing. There are, however, also traditional and modern multi-pitch climbs for experienced Alpine climbers.

Difficulty: 7 to 10

Please note: limited climbing bans may be in force at some times and in some places.

The area is located in the Ammer Mountains Nature Conservation Area. From March to May, the multi-pitch routes may not be climbed because of breeding falcons. Please behave accordingly.

Information on current conditions on the rock is available at 
This section merely contains information on accessing the climbing area.

Access: coming from Oberammgau, go past the Kolbenalmlift, and parking is available on the right-hand side approximately 100 metres further on. There is a further car park below the Calvary statue.

Turn left onto the flat hiking trail (Grottenweg) heading towards the Kofel and follow this path for about 10 minutes until it descends sharply for the first time.
Now turn off right into the woods and follow the "Maxersteig" uphill. The trail will become increasingly apparent. After a further 15 minutes, you will reach the first routes located directly next to the uphill path (Max and Moritz).
You will now see the routes of the Bergwacht climbing crag at regular intervals (every 5 to 10 minutes ). You will need to turn off the path to the left. Continuing to follow the path, you will soon arrive at a gorge. The routes Edge and Bätsch are located at its entrance on the right-hand side.
Nach der Kletterei empfiehlt sich ein Abstecher ins Ortszentrum von Oberammergau um ein leckeres Eis in der Eisdiele Paradiso zu probieren. 
Im Notfall verständigen Sie bitte die nächstgelegene Rettungsleitstelle. Unabhängig vom Standort erreichen Sie diese deutschlandweit unter der Telefonnummer 112.
A95, B23 via Ettal to Oberammergau
Oberammergau, car park at the Falkenwand. Another car park  is located 100 metres further on, closer to the village. Please only park on the right-hand side.
bus stop: Oberammergau, Hexenstube
9606 Garmisch-Partenkirchen - Oberammergau - Wieskirche - Füssen
9622 Oberammergau - Ettal - Linderhof (Schloss)
train stop: Bahnhof Oberammergau
Murnau - Oberammergau

Guests in the Ammergauer Alps Region can use their electronic guest pass or the "KönigsCard" to obtain free bus travel. 

Kletterführer Oberammergau - Autor: Robert Heiland,
Kartenmaterial erhalten Sie im Onlineshop der Ammergauer Alpen GmbH unter oder in den Tourist-Informationen vor Ort.

Map and arrival

Elevation profile