Mountain tour - Teufelstättkopf, Sonnenberg and Kofel

Mountain tour

Challenging mountain tour (over ridges in some parts) of three summits with beautiful views of the Ammer and Graswang Valleys.

  • Type Mountain tour
  • Difficulty medium
  • Duration 7:00 h
  • Distance 19 km
  • Ascent 1781 m
  • Descent 1781 m
  • Lowest point 843 m
  • Highest point 1733 m

Description

It is certainly a bold venture to tackle three major peaks on one hiking tour. Although the Teufelstättkopf, Sonnenberg and Kofel are not amongst the highest summits in the Ammergau Alps, they still require mountaineering skill, stamina and a head for heights if they are to be conquered.
Ascend to the Kolbensattel Hut on foot or via the Kolben chair lift and head towards the Pürschling along broad and flat panoramic pathways.

The route becomes steeper towards the end. The ascent to the Teufelstättkopf is significantly more alpine in nature than the route thus far, although only the final 20 metres require sureness of foot. An alternative tour leads back from here on a magnificent but easy ridge to the Kühalm and on to Unterammergau. The planned route takes you back from the Teufelstättkopf to August Schuster House.

This is an ideal opportunity to fortify yourself with a tasty sandwich on the terrace before embarking upon the more strenuous part of the tour. Just below the hut, a narrow and steep path branches off to the right of the ascent route and takes you up across grassy slopes.

A little later, it changes into the steep southern face of the Sonnenberg. In some areas, you will need to be careful where you step. None of this is a problem if the weather is dry and you are an experienced mountaineer. Things may, however, become more difficult if it is wet.

The path switches to the other side of the mountain and leads over to the shady North face. Small rocky ledges, narrow sections and two vertical and narrow openings in the rock secured by wire ropes all add to the excitement. At the foot of the summit, make sure that you do not miss the path up to the peak via a damp gully.

The view over the rooftops of Graswang is stunning. The Zahn may be circumvented to the left or climbed. All your troubles are now over, and winding paths take you back down to the Kolbensattel Hut. Those who still have some energy left might like to clamber up to the top of the Kofel, the "home mountain" of  Oberammergau.

If you lack the strength in your legs, simply take the Alpine Coaster directly back to your starting point.

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

Außerhalb der Ferien ist man auf dieser Tour meist alleine unterwegs.
Im Notfall verständigen Sie bitte die nächstgelegene Rettungsleitstelle. Unabhängig vom Standort erreichen Sie diese deutschlandweit unter der Telefonnummer 112.
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Car park at the Kolbensattel (charges apply)
bus stop: Oberammergau Bhf
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train stop: Bhf Oberammergau
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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

Map and arrival

Elevation profile