Mountain tour - Laber

Mountain tour

A demanding mountain tour from Oberammergau up onto the Laber. The descent leads over the Ettaler Manndl (fixed-rope route) and the Soila Alm back to Oberammergau.

  • Type Mountain tour
  • Difficulty medium
  • Duration 5:14 h
  • Distance 11,5 km
  • Ascent 881 m
  • Descent 881 m
  • Lowest point 896 m
  • Highest point 1684 m


The views from the Laber are some of the finest in the German Alpine Region. This hiking tour offers fabulous views of the Estergebierge, Karwendel and Wetterstein stretching as far as the wilder Kaiser. Such a panorama will soon make you forget the exertions of your climb, and coffee on the terrace of the "Laber Haus" will taste twice as good.
The starting point for the hike is the car park at the WellenBerg Adventure Pool in Oberammergau. From here, you pass the valley station of the Laber Mountain Railway and go through open country and a wood up to the Laber Alm.
After a continuous climb to a height of just over 250 metres, you will arrive on the Laber and at the "Laber Haus" inn. Following a brief descent, you come to the mighty rocks of the Ettaler Manndl. Those who wish can follow a fixed-rope route to the summit of the Ettaler Manndl. Return to Oberammergau is via the Soila Lake and the picturesque Soila Alm, where refreshments are available in the summer.
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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An der Soila-Alm kommen die Getränke direkt aus dem kühlenden Brunnen vor der Hütte und schmecken somit gleich doppelt so gut. Zu empfehlen sind auch die hausgemachten Kuchen.

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

Motorway A95, B23 towards Ettal to Oberammergau
Car park swimmingpool WellenBerg Oberammergau
Busstop: Oberammergau Bhf or Eugen-Papst-Str. - Return: Ettal Klostergasthof
9606 Garmisch-Partenkirchen - Oberammergau - Wieskirche - Füssen
9606 Füssen - Wieskirche - Oberammergau - Garmisch-Partenkirchen
9621 Oberammergau - Saulgrub - Bad Kohlgrub - Murnau
9622 Oberammergau - Ettal - Linderhof (castle)
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 oder in den Tourist-Informationen vor Ort.

Map and arrival

Elevation profile