Ammergau Alps Meditation Trail: 12th Stage – Ettal Abbey - Ammer sources

Long distance hiking trail

Stage of the Ammergau Alps Meditation Trail from Ettal Abbey (Station 12) to the Ammer sources (Station 13) in the Graswang Valley

  • Type Long distance hiking trail
  • Difficulty easy
  • Duration 0:55 h
  • Distance 3,6 km
  • Ascent 18 m
  • Descent 36 m
  • Lowest point 841 m
  • Highest point 1004 m
Leave the courtyard of Ettal Abbey via the South Gate. Opposite you on the other side of the street, a pathway leads out of the village.

Proceed across a meadow to the edge of the forest. Keep left and follow the signs for Ettal Mill. You will pass the village sewage works and cross a road.

At the inn, turn left onto the Weidmoos Moor nature conservation area. Proceed alongside a watercourse of the Ammer straight ahead until you reach an asphalt road.

Turn left for a short stretch, cross the road and take the hikers' footpath opposite which will take you to the Ammer sources.  

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:

Genießen Sie auf halber Strecke, an der Ettaler Mühle, bayerische Schmankerl im schönsten Biergarten der Ammergauer Alpen. 
Im Notfall verständigen Sie bitte die nächstgelegene Rettungsleitstelle. Unabhängig vom Standort erreichen Sie diese deutschlandweit unter der Telefonnummer 112.
A95, B23 to Ettal via Oberau
Ettal Abbey, charges apply
bus stop: Klostergasthof
9606 Garmisch-Partenkirchen - Oberammergau - Wieskirche - Füssen
9622 Oberammergau - Ettal - Linderhof (Schloss)

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