Climbing area - Frauenwasserl

Alpine climbing

This is an area which offers everything from easy climbing for the whole family to extreme routes.

  • Type Alpine climbing
  • Difficulty medium
  • Duration 0:10 h
  • Distance 0,2 km
  • Ascent 71 m
  • Descent 0 m
  • Lowest point 840 m
  • Highest point 912 m


The Frauenwasserl is probably the most popular area in the Oberammergau region. The "An der Straße" sector has been completely renovated by the Oberammergau Mountain Rescue Service.

The "Obelix" offers steep climbing and is concealed behind trees. A quieter but still very rewarding area is the  "Nasser Riss". The "Siesta" sector has once again become interesting following renovation and newly drilled routes.

Difficulty: 3 to 10-

Nature protection: The area is located in the Ammer Mountains Nature Conservation Area and in a water protection area. The "Nasser Riss" sector may be closed from January to August because of hatching owl eggs. Please behave accordingly.

Please note: closure at some times because of breeding birds! Information on current conditions on the rock is available at 
This section merely contains information on accessing the climbing area.

Access: coming from Oberammgau, go past the Kolbenalmlift, and parking is available on the right-hand side approximately 100 metres further on. There is a further car park below the Calvary statue.

Turn left onto the flat hiking trail (Grottenweg) heading towards the Kofel and follow this path for about 10 minutes until it descends sharply for the first time.
Now turn off right into the woods and follow the "Maxersteig" uphill. The trail will become increasingly apparent. After a further 15 minutes, you will reach the first routes located directly next to the uphill path (Max and Moritz).
You will now see the routes of the Bergwacht climbing crag at regular intervals (every 5 to 10 minutes ). You will need to turn off the path to the left. Continuing to follow the path, you will soon arrive at a gorge. The routes Edge and Bätsch are located at its entrance on the right-hand side.
Nach der Kletterei empfiehlt sich ein Abstecher ins Ortszentrum von Oberammergau um ein leckeres Eis in der Eisdiele Paradiso zu probieren. 
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
Oberammergau, car park at the Frauenwasserl, further parking is available 100 metres before (heading towards the village) and 200 metres further on at the Falkenwand. Please only park on the right-hand side.
bus stop: Oberammergau, Eugen-Papst-Str. or Hexenstube
9606 Garmisch-Partenkirchen - Oberammergau - Wieskirche - Füssen
9622 Oberammergau - Ettal - Linderhof (Schloss)
train stop: Bahnhof Oberammergau
Murnau - Oberammergau

Guests in the Ammergauer Alps Region can use their electronic guest pass or the "KönigsCard" to obtain free bus travel. 

Kletterführer Oberammergau - Autor: Robert Heiland,
Kartenmaterial erhalten Sie im Onlineshop der Ammergauer Alpen GmbH unter oder in den Tourist-Informationen vor Ort.

Map and arrival

Elevation profile