Hike – through the Weidmoos Moor

Hiking trail

A gentle family walk from Oberammergau along the River Ammer to Ettal and back. Possible refreshment stop at Ettal Mill.

  • Type Hiking trail
  • Difficulty easy
  • Duration 3:00 h
  • Distance 9,2 km
  • Ascent 25 m
  • Descent 25 m
  • Lowest point 833 m
  • Highest point 873 m


This hike takes you out of Oberammergau and straight through the Weidmoos Moor, a sedge fen with a number of high water islands. The area is famous for its spring snowflakes, and a short time later it is full of stemless gentians, bird's-eye primroses, globeflowers and orchids.

In fact, more than a dozen species of orchid bloom in the Weidmoos in the summer alongside marsh gentians, felwort and menyanthes.

Just before you arrive at your destination, Ettal Mill, you will pass a pond. This is a headwater, in which water that has seeped down into a huge underground body of gravel re-emerges. Mallards, tufted ducks and common merganser can all be observed.

On your return leg to Oberammergau, you will enjoy fabulous views of the Kofel, an imposing and distinctive mountain which consists of hard coral rock and was created vertically when the Alps were originally formed.

The hike begins at the "Ammergauer Haus" and proceeds left down to the River Ammer. Keep left at the bridge and follow the path alongside the river leading towards Ettal. You will leave Oberammergau to the South.

As you go, the Ammer Valley widens out and views of Graswang will open up. The Scheinbergspitze and the Große Klammspitze dominate the western horizon.

In front of you is the Weidmoos Moor nature conservation area,, which you will cross via the Ammer causeway. At the next fork in the road, turn left at the bridge to the "Ettal Mill". Take a rest in the beer garden whilst the children enjoy themselves in the inn's playground.

The return journey will once again take you back to the Ammer and the causeway. Cross the bridge and keep right. Cross the river a little further downstream to arrive back at your starting point, the "Ammergauer Haus". (This route is also accessible via pram or child's cycle.)

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

Besuchen Sie das Weidmoos im Frühling - diese Blütenbracht in umwerfender Bergkulisse sucht seinesgleichen.

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

A95, B23 to Oberammergau via Ettal
Parking spaces in Eugen-Papst-Str. opposite the Tourist Information Office
bus stop: Oberammergau Bhf oder Eugen-Papst-Str.
9606 Garmisch-Partenkirchen - Oberammergau - Wieskirche - Füssen
9606 Füssen - Wieskirche - Oberammergau - Garmisch-Partenkirchen
9621 Oberammergau - Saulgrub - Bad Kohlgrub - Murnau
9622 Oberammergau - Ettal - Linderhof (Schloss)
train stop: Bhf Oberammergau
Murnau -   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