Ammergau Alps Meditation Trail: 08. Stage – Hörnle - Oberammergau Passion Play Theatre

Long distance hiking trail

Stage from the Hörnle (Station 8) near Bad Kohlgrub to the Passion Play Theatre in Oberammergau (Station 9).

  • Type Long distance hiking trail
  • Difficulty easy
  • Duration 2:55 h
  • Distance 8,9 km
  • Ascent 205 m
  • Descent 772 m
  • Lowest point 832 m
  • Highest point 1544 m
The tour begins at the Hörnle Hut on the home mountain of Bad Kohlgrub. From the hut, take the path that leads to Unterammergau. Rather than climbing the Mittleres Hörnle, however, you remain on the path to the left below the summit.

The route then descends for a short stretch before climbing again in the direction of the Hinteres Hörnle. Bear left at the next fork and follow the path to the Stierkopf at an approximately constant elevation. 

After rounding the Stierkopf, continue across mountain meadows, which will lead you slightly downhill to the edge of the forest. At the end of this descent, you will reach the crossroads at Drei Marken.

Follow the sign for Oberammergau via the Romanshöhe. Bear left at the next fork to pass a log cabin on the left of the path. Shortly afterwards, go straight on at a gate and remain on the same path until you reach the next fork, at which you descend down to the right. 

You now pass a clearing to your right-hand side before immediately descending very steeply down into the valley via a sunken path. When you arrive at the bottom, you will find yourself on Altherrenweg, on which you turn left to reach the Romanshöhe.

Your route continues downhill on an asphalt path. Leave this path at a bridge and turn right onto a trail running alongside a stream. Turn left into the next asphalt road, cross the bridge and continue into the village of Oberammergau.

From Warbergstraße, take the second street on the right into Furch to enter Theaterstraße. Follow the street around to the right for a brief stretch to arrive at the building housing the Passion Play Theatre.

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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Es lohnt ein Halt bei der vom Hirten bewirtschafteten "Hörnle Alm". Genießen Sie ein Glas frische Kuhmilch und dazu ein "Kas'brot"

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

A95 to Bad Kohlgrub via Murnau (St2062)
Car park (charges apply) beneath the Kappel Church on the outskirts of Unterammergau coming from  Saulgrub if you have previously hiked the 7th stage. If you begin from the Hörnle, you can park at the valley station of the Hörnlebahn.
train stop: Kurhaus Bad Kohlgrub
Murnau - Bad Kohlgrub - Oberammergau 
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Map and arrival

Elevation profile