Mountain Hike – Hörnle-Zeitberg

Mountain tour

High-altitude circular hiking trail starting in Wurmansau and a nature trail with a fantastic 360 ° panorama and beautiful resting stations.

Please avoid the area from the middle and rear Hörnle between dusk and dawn. See photo

  • Type Mountain tour
  • Difficulty easy
  • Duration 4:10 h
  • Distance 10,1 km
  • Ascent 545 m
  • Descent 545 m
  • Lowest point 869 m
  • Highest point 1404 m


At the end of 2012, an educational trail by the name of "Zeitberg" was developed in the three Hörnle peak area. This comprises various stop-off points which provide information on the topics of "Prehistoric times" (origin of the Alps), "Breeding times" (Alpine birds), "Pasturage times" (agriculture in the Alps) and "Generation times" (development of animals in the mountain climate).

All the stop-off points also offer an opportunity to relax. A 3D nature cinema, sun loungers in the form of mudbaths, reading chairs, a games table and even massage beds have been installed up on the mountain. Further information on the Zeitberg is included in a flyer available at the valley and mountain stations of the Hörnlebahn ski lift.

From the hiking car park in Wurmansau near the Ammertaler-Hof restaurant or at the 2radstadl Wurmansau, first follow the hiking signs to the south. Soon you will reach a crossroads where several hiking trails separate. The ascent to the Hörnle and the Zeitberg begins here.

Behind the mountain station of the cable car, the circular route begins at the summit cross of the Zeitberg. You will also find the Hörnle Hut here.

Alternatively, you can also take the Hörnlebahn lift from Bad Kohlgrub to the top.

The descent is in the direction of Bad Kohlgrub. You follow the hiking signs to Sonnen and then to Kraggenau to the starting point in Wurmansau.

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.

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Im Winter können Sie mit dem Rodeln zurück ins Tal fahren.

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

A95 to Bad Kohlgrub via Murnau (St2062)
At the valley station of the Hörnlebahn or at the Tannenbankerllift
bus stop:Feuerwehrhaus Bad Kohlgrub
9621 Oberammergau - Saulgrub - Bad Kohlgrub - Murnau
train stop: Kurhaus Bad Kohlgrub
Murnau - Bad Kohlgrub - Oberammergau

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

Wanderkarte Naturpark Ammergauer Alpen

Kartenmaterial erhalten Sie im Onlineshop der Ammergauer Alpen GmbH unter

Map and arrival

Elevation profile