Ammergau Alps Meditation Trail: 1st Stage – Wieskirche church - Rottenbuch Abbey

Long distance hiking trail

Stage from the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Wieskirche church (Station 1) to Rottenbuch Abbey (Station 2).

  • Type Long distance hiking trail
  • Difficulty easy
  • Duration 3:00 h
  • Distance 10,1 km
  • Ascent 49 m
  • Descent 158 m
  • Lowest point 765 m
  • Highest point 887 m
From Wieskirche church, the Ammergau Alps Meditation Trail takes you via a cartway to the State Adult Education Centre. Once you have passed the seminar centre, follow the path around to the right to enter the forest.

Follow the forest pathway alongside the Schwarzenbach stream, which you cross at the first opportunity. Turn right to proceed in an easterly direction. After a short ascent, take a right turn to go up into a wood. After crossing a stream, you will come to a path which you follow for a short time having turned left.

You then soon come to a right turn which leads to the village of Holz. The route continues onto Wildsteig. Proceed via Kirchstraße to St. James' Church at the centre of the village. From the church, a footpath leads downhill to the left. Cross the village stream and go up the street on the other side.

At the fork at the top of this road, keep left and continue straight ahead to leave the village. An underpass will take you to the other side of the bypass. Keep right and take a path to the side of the main road that continues for about 1 kilometre. Take a turn-off to the left after about half of this distance.

Follow this trail until you pass a small wood, at which point you turn off right. Following a meadow pathway, you pass a farmstead to the left and go left at the next fork. You will soon se the outskirts of Rottenbuch to your right. Follow the street into the village until you meet the main road. Cross the main road via the pedestrian bridge and then turn left to the abbey.

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 intensivsten erleben Sie den Meditationsweg Ammergauer Alpen auf einer geführten mehrtägigen Wanderung.
Im Notfall verständigen Sie bitte die nächstgelegene Rettungsleitstelle. Unabhängig vom Standort erreichen Sie diese deutschlandweit unter der Telefonnummer 112.
A95, Murnau St2062, Bad Kohlgrub, Bad Bayersoien, Wildsteig zur Wieskirche
Caravan car park at Wieskirche church – charges apply
Bushaltestelle: Wieskirche
9606 Garmisch-Partenkirchen - Oberammergau - Wieskirche - Füssen

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