Hike - Pürschling

Hiking trail

A gentle hike from Unterammergau up onto the Pürschling. The attractive terrace at Pürschling House (August Schuster House), where refreshments are available, provides a tempting treat at the end of the route.

  • Type Hiking trail
  • Difficulty medium
  • Duration 4:00 h
  • Distance 8,9 km
  • Ascent 683 m
  • Descent 683 m
  • Lowest point 900 m
  • Highest point 1715 m


Leisurely hike from Unterammergau through the Schleifmühlklamm, past the Joseph Chapel up to the Pürschlinghaus (August Schuster House).
This hike begins at the Pürschling car park in Unterammergau. The route then takes you through the Schleifmühl Gorge.

At the end of the gorge, you meet a broad forest road. A path to your left leads to St Joseph's Chapel. You pass the Langentalalm (no refreshments available) and then reach the Pürschling House (August Schuster House)

Hikers with experience of the mountains and with stout climbing boots may choose to return via the Teufelstättkopf (1757 metres). A wire rope support is in place in some areas. A narrow and steep path through the nature conservation area takes you to the summit and brings you back to your starting point via the Kühalm and past the grinding mill.

There is also a simpler option: At the Pürschling House, a pathway leads over the ridge of the Plattenberg back down into the valley.

You can enjoy an unforgettable hiking experience in the Ammergau Alps as long as you have the right gear. Visit the "Best of Wandern" Test Centre in Bad Kohlgrub to try out the latest outdoor equipment free of charge.

- GPS devices

- rucksacks, child carriers, children's jackets

- multifunctional jackets

- hiking boots

- sticks and head lamps

- binoculars

- tour software

- snow shoes

- backpacking umbrellas

The Best of Wandern Test Centre is located at Hotel Schillingshof, directly opposite the Hörnlebahn ski lift. adress: Fallerstraße 11, Bad Kohlgrub tel.: +49 8845 7010.

For more information, visit: www.ammergauer-alpen.de/testcenter

From June to September, the grinding mill in the Schleifmühlklamm is open for guided tours on the 2nd Saturday of the month from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Im Notfall verständigen Sie bitte die nächstgelegene Rettungsleitstelle. Unabhängig vom Standort erreichen Sie diese deutschlandweit unter der Telefonnummer 112.

A95, B23 towards Oberammergau and Unterammergau
Parking for hiking next to restaurant Schleifmühle
Busstop: Unterammergau Rathaus (15 Min. walk to the starting point )
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9606 Füssen - Wieskirche - Oberammergau - Garmisch-Partenkirchen
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Trainstop: Bhf. Unterammergau (20 Min walk to the starting point )
Murnau - Unterammergau - Oberammergau

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

Kartenmaterial erhalten Sie im Onlineshop der Ammergauer Alpen GmbH unter www.ammergauer-alpen.de/onlineshop oder in den Tourist-Informationen vor Ort.

Map and arrival

Elevation profile