Snow shoe hike – Kolbensattel Hut


Piste tour up to the cosy surroundings of the Kolbensattel Hut and its magnificent sun terrace

  • Type Snowshoeing
  • Difficulty easy
  • Duration 2:26 h
  • Distance 4,8 km
  • Ascent 417 m
  • Descent 417 m
  • Lowest point 861 m
  • Highest point 1278 m


Easy ascent and descent to the Kolbensattel Hut via the ski tour educational trail. The route winds its way up the ski piste, meaning that there is a good guarantee of snow.

The course was developed in 2015 by the German Alpine Association working in conjunction with local representatives (forestry, hunting and farmers) as part of the “Environmentally friendly mountain skiing and climbing” project.
The ascent to the Kolbensattel Hut is via an extremely straightforward route. All you need to do is to follow the signposted ski tour educational trail, which begins at the top car park at the Kolbensattel. The path mostly leads along the edge of the piste as it snakes its way upwards. Please be sure to descend alongside the uphill route for the ski tourers at all times so as not to destroy the trail. In the upper section of the tour, your route will occasionally take you through mountain forest.
The descent is via the same route as the ascent.

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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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Genießen Sie auf der Sonnenterrasse der Kolbensattelhütte bayerische Schmankerl. Wem es hier gut gefällt kann hier noch länger verweilen und den Abstieg bequem mit der Kolbensattelbahn machen.

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A95, B23 via Ettal to Oberammergau
Car park at the Kolbensattel
bus stop: Oberammergau, Bahnhof
9606 Garmisch-Partenkirchen - Oberammergau - Wieskirche - Füssen
9622 Oberammergau - Ettal - Linderhof (Schloss)
train stop: Oberammergau Bahnhof
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