Mountain Hiking – Schleifmühl Gorge - Kolbensattel Hut
On the trail of the whetstone makers. From the waterfalls of Unterammergau to a balcony offering views of Oberammergau.
- Type Mountain tour
- Difficulty medium
- Duration 5:30 h
- Distance 12,9 km
- Ascent 591 m
- Descent 593 m
- Lowest point 832 m
- Highest point 1351 m
As you meet various waterfalls, you will also pass by the former workplaces of the whetstone makers of the region – the grinding mills. Until into the last century, whetstones were still used to sharpen knives, scissors, scythes and the like. The inhabitants of Unterammergau mined these stones in the mountains and used the water power supplied by the grinding mills to create finished whetstones for shipping right across Europe.
After passing the grinding mills, continue through the gorge heading for the former royal hunting lodge the Pürschling House. At St. Joseph's Chapel, which is decorated with fresco paintings, turn left onto the ridgeway heading for the Kolbensattel.
This path provides continuously fabulous views towards the Hörnle, the Aufacker and the Alpine foothills.
After crossing the mountain forest to the Kolbensattel Hut, you will enjoy further majestic panoramas of the Laber and of Oberammergau.
- GPS devices
- rucksacks, child carriers, children's jackets
- multifunctional jackets
- hiking boots
- sticks and head lamps
- 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
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