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Grainau Autumn in Film

What does it look like, a perfect holiday in autumn? A video is worth a thousand words.

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A Perfect Holiday In Grainau: Hiking Through The Höllentalklamm Gorge To Hochalm

Autumn has arrived in the Alps. The trees boast a colourful dress in yellow, orange and red, the highest peaks are already covered with snow, but the days are still sunny and warm. A wonderful time for hikes and tours through our amazing alpine landscape. Before the Höllentalklamm gorge and the surrounding trails get closed for the winter, I will make another tour through the gorge to Hochalm.

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A Perfect Holiday In Grainau: Hiking Stangensteig Trail To Höllentalangerhütte Chalet (1.387 m)

The hike to the Höllentalangerhütte via the Stangensteig Trail is definitely one of the most picturesque alpine treks in Grainau. The route from Hammersbach through the Hell Valley is known to many mountaineers who climbed Mount Zugspitze on foot. Our hike took place late in May 2019, when the upper part of the route was still partly under snow.

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The Alps 'for Dummies': Safety In Alpine Terrain For Beginners In Summer

This article was written in cooperation with the Mountain Rescue Service of Grainau (Bergwacht Grainau).

Summer is the hiking season in the Alps. Here are a few tips that are essential for a safe stay in the mountains.

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Spitzenwanderweg Long-Distance Trail: All Sections At A Glance

The 'Spitzenwanderweg' was introduced just a few years ago. This long distance trail leads you in 12 sections across 200 kilometers through the picturesque manifold landscape of the Zugspitze region. With a total elevation of 6.800 meters, this route is quite sporty.

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Spitzenwanderweg Trail Section 8: From Kreuzeck Through The Höllentalklamm Gorge To Grainau

The Eighth Section of the Spitzenwanderweg Trail promises great views of the surrounding alpine ranges as well as into the valley, it takes the hiker along the most popular routes in the alpine village of Grainau. While the previous sections were quite demanding with multiple hundreds of vertical meters to climb, the route in Section 8 goes mainly downhill. In addition, you would visit the spectacular Höllentalklamm Gorge. The trail provides for refreshment stops as well: the 'Höllentalangerhütte' in the middle of the route and the 'Klammeingangshütte' ('Höllentalklamm Entrance Chalet') keep their doors open for the hikers.

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Spitzenwanderweg Trail - Section 9: From Grainau to Linderhof Castle

Following in the footsteps of King Ludwig II, our hike today brings you from the idyllic resort of Grainau to the Bavarian king's favourite castle. The picturesque forest route goes past the Loisach River and takes the hiker around Mount Kramer. On the way you would enjoy magnificent mountain views along with streaming water of any kind. And at the end of the tour Linderhof Castle invites you for a visit. Don't miss the opportunity for a guided tour through the small but impressive castle.

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Day Trip: Bike Tour to Lake Seebensee in Tyrol

Lake Seebensee is an alpine lake located near Ehrwald in Tyrol at 1,657 m altitude in the Mieminger Mountains below the Coburger Hut amid the idyllic high alpine terrain. The lake can be reached from Ehrwald or Biberwier on several hiking routes, on a climbing tour or from Ehrwald by mountain bike. The tour is also possible with cablecar support.

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Grainau Winter in Film

What does it look like, a perfect winter holiday? A video is worth a thousand words.

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The Alps 'For Dummies': Safety in Alpine Terrain for Beginners in Winter

This article was written in cooperation with the Mountain Rescue Service of Grainau (Bergwacht Grainau).

Winter attracts millions of tourists and winter sports enthusiasts to the Bavarian Alps. The snow builds the foundation for a unique alpine winter experience in the Zugspitze area. Here a few safety tips for those who spend their winter holiday on the slopes, as well as off-piste with ski mountaineering or snowshoeing.

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Day Trip: Winter Hike Around Lake Barmsee

Lake Barmsee is a small lake in Bavaria, located in the outskirts of Krün, to the North of Mittenwald, with a size of approx. 1.12 by 0.49 km. Surrounded by the forest and alpine meadows, with the Karwendel mountains in the backdrop, the lake is a popular destination.

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A Perfect Holiday in Grainau: Easy Winter Hikes with a View!

Snow and frost turn the local landscape in the Zugspitze area into a true winter paradise!

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A Perfect Holiday in Grainau: Winter Hike with a Visit on Mount Zugspitze

It snowed overnight and the day promises sunshine along with a breathtaking winter landscape that opens up from the window at the Hotel am Badersee. So, put your shoes on and discover the winter magic on a circular route that first goes to Mount Zugspitze and then down to Lake Eibsee by cablecar and back to Grainau on foot.

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Spitzenwanderweg Trail - Section 3: Through the Partnachklamm Gorge from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Krün

Along its 25 kilometers the third Section of the Spitzenwanderweg long-distance trail in the Zugspitze Region offers multiple highlights and fantastic views. Starting at the foot of the famous Olympic ski jumping hill in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, across the nature theatre in the Partnachklamm Gorge to the amazing panoramic views of the Wetterstein and the Karwendel chains, this is a way of nature wonders and discovery.

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Spitzenwanderweg Trail - Section 2: From Eschenlohe to Garmisch-Partenkirchen

The Second Section takes the hiker from Eschenlohe to Garmisch-Partenkirchen. The 16 km long section goes through the meadows and moor landscapes, past the famous 'Seven Springs'. If you are in the mood for more, you can make a detour to the Kuhflucht Waterfalls, one of the highest waterfalls in Germany. And the fantastic panorama of the Alps lies before your eyes all the time. Here we go!

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Spitzenwanderweg Trail - Section 1: From Murnau to Eschenlohe

The Spitzenwanderweg Trail would be my tenth long distance trail that will definitely bring me a few more insights into the German natural and cultural landscape. It would be the trail with the highest altitudes as well, and I find this really impressive. However, the first sections are easy, so you can gradually gain tempo and get used to the trail.

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A Perfect Holiday in Grainau: Hiking the Philosophers' Trail from Farchant to Garmisch-Partenkirchen

The so-called Philosophers' Trail ('Philosophenweg') connects Garmisch-Partenkirchen and Farchant. On this easy, cosy hike you can enjoy the picturesque surroundings and great views all year round.

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A Perfect Holiday in Grainau: Kramerplateauweg

What makes a perfect holiday? Taking into account the impressive choice of outdoor activities in our holiday region Grainau, it is sometimes not that easy to make a choice. In the first turn it is important who you are traveling with. This time my mother is there - 72 years old, an enthusiastic hiker as long as the trail is not so steep. It should be a trail that we can start directly from the hotel and preferably classified as 'easy'. After a brief search we decide to spend our day tomorrow on the Kramer Plateau Trail (in German 'Kramerplateauweg').

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A Perfect Holiday in Grainau: Circular Hike in Wetterstein Range over Hochalm (1.705 m) and Hell Valley Gorge

Our today's hike for experienced alpinists starts and finishes in Hammersbach in Grainau. Along the alpine routes over Kreuzeck and Hochalm, following to the Hupfleitenjoch Saddle and further through the famous Hell Valley Gorge, you would discover the mountains in Grainau in all their beauty and enjoy the most picturesque sites.

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A Perfect Holiday in Grainau: 10 Easy Routes With Panoramic Views

Mountaineering is not for everyone. Only the toughest have the endurance to walk uphill for hours. However, hiking should bring joy and make you happy, instead of being a prolongued torture making you unable to enjoy the day out in the nature. The Bavarian Alps in our area offer lots of opportunities to experience the mountains along light routes, enjoying great views and fascinating encounters with nature. Try out hiking with joy.

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