Ammergau Alps Meditation Trail: 11. Stage – Döttenbichl - Ettal Abbey

Long distance hiking trail

Stage of the Ammergau Alps Meditation Trail from the Döttenbichl (Station 11) near Oberammergau to Ettal Abbey (Station 12).

  • Type Long distance hiking trail
  • Difficulty easy
  • Duration 0:55 h
  • Distance 5,9 km
  • Ascent 108 m
  • Descent 88 m
  • Lowest point 833 m
  • Highest point 941 m
Return via the same route until you reach the Kälberplatte. Go left downhill on the sunken path and keep left. The northern part of the large bridge system has a footpath which leads up to the main road and over the bridge in a southerly direction.

At the end of the footpath, go under the bridge. Keep left and continue alongside the River Ammer in an upstream direction. At the next crossroads, turn left and go through an underpass to arrive back in the outskirts of Oberammergau.

Follow the signs to Vogelherdweg, cross the local access road and proceed along the main road towards the rock face beneath the Laber Mountain.

Continue uphill on a forest pathway until you reach a fork. Bear left, and after a few steps you will enjoy your first views of Ettal. Vogelherdweg takes you to the abbey along a mid-elevation path above the village.

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:

Besuchen im Kloster Ettal auch das Brauereimuseum und die Klosterdestillerie innerhalb einer Führung.

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

A95, B23 to Oberammergau via Ettal
Ettaler Straße, free of charge
bus stop: Oberammergau, Bahnhof oder Eugen-Papst-Str.           
9606 Garmisch-Partenkirchen - Oberammergau - Wieskirche - Füssen
9606 Füssen - Wieskirche - Oberammergau - Garmisch-Partenkirchen
9621 Oberammergau - Saulgrub - Bad Kohlgrub - Murnau
9622 Oberammergau - Ettal - Linderhof (Schloss)
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. 

Einen Reiseführer zum Wandern auf dem Meditationsweg finden Sie in unserem Onlineshop unter

Kartenmaterial erhalten Sie im Onlineshop der Ammergauer Alpen GmbH unter oder in den Tourist-Informationen vor Ort.

Map and arrival

Elevation profile