Snow shoe hike – Laber


Snow shoe hike for beginners up onto the Laber, offering panoramic views of Oberammergau – option of descending via cable car

  • Type Snowshoeing
  • Difficulty medium
  • Duration 3:32 h
  • Distance 8,4 km
  • Ascent 500 m
  • Descent 500 m
  • Lowest point 898 m
  • Highest point 1392 m


After a comfortable ascent via the Soila Alm across attractive and open terrain, the Laberhaus Mountain Inn provides an ideal opportunity to take a break whilst taking in oustanding views of the Alps in the distance. Return down into the valley via the same route. The hot water basin at the WellenBerg Adventure Pool in Oberammergau will be waiting for your visit.

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.

From the car park at the Laber Cable Car, start by following the route taken by the cable up the first small part of the mountain until you reach the forest road. Keeping alongside the River Laine, follow this road as far as the Bärenbadflecken, where you turn off right and ascend through open terrain to the Soila Alm. The route now becomes steeper, and the course turns off from the summer pathway to the right. It continues over the ridge of the Laberjoch and on to the Laberhaus Inn.
After a well-earned rest on the sun tarrace of the Laberhaus, you can either take the Laber Cable Car back down into the valley or descend via the same route until you reach your starting point. 

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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.

For more information, visit:

Am Endpunkt der Tour wartet das Heißwasserbecken des WellenBergs in Oberammergau zur Entspannung auf Sie.

Bitte beachten Sie IMMER den Lawinenlagebericht:

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

A95, B23 via Ettal to Oberammergau
Valley station of the Laber Cable Car
bus stop: Oberammergau, WellenBerg/Laberbergbahn
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