Hike Schleifmühlenklamm in the Zugspitz-Region: Position on map

Hike Schleifmühlenklamm



Min: 23 ft
Max: 52 ft
Uphill: 2297 ft
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Distance: 7.46 miles
Duration:4 h 30 min
Min: 23 ft
Max: 52 ft
Uphill: 2297 ft

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Trail characteristics

Forest track
Hiking trail
Experts only

Route description

Past Schleifmühl Chapel and Stunning Waterfalls

Starting at the car park, walk right past the chapel Schleifmühlenkapelle and turn right at the first junction to the ravine Schleifmühlenklamm. After starting off plane, the path gets steadily steeper after passing the old mill Schleifmühle and leads up to the waterfalls. Continue over the different steep tracks and enjoy the incredible waterfalls and little pools that form underneath them. At the end of the ridge, a bridge leads across a huge waterfall, enjoy that incredible natural spectacle.

Steep Up-Hill

Now turn right past former mills and hike upwards. After a short time you will reach a junction at a bridge where you can choose which way you want to go. We went to the left. It follows an approximately 1.5 km long steep ascent on rocky roads.

To Langenthal and Back With a View of Zugspitze

At the end of that road, continue on a forest road into valley Langenthal. At the end of the valley, keep left and continue walking up. You will have a great view of the mountains, the Alps and grazing cows. Finally at the top, reward yourself with a meal at Pürschlinghaus and enjoy the view of Germany's highest mountain Zugspitze. Afterwards, take the same way back to the car park.

Sturdy shoes necessary
Eating options available

Interesting facts

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  • You're traveling a distance of 7 miles on this strenuous trail. The average length of all hikes in Bavaria is 27 miles.
  • Sturdy hiking boots are recommended on this track. There are places to buy beverages and food along the track. However it’s always recommended to bring enough water and food along with you.

Highlights of the tour

Schleifmühlen gorge is definitely the highlight of the hike. With its waterfalls and puddles, it is an impressive natural spectacle.

Getting here

Drive to Pürschling car park, above Unterammergau.

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