Hiking destinations Zugspitze mountain station 
(2.962 m)

Knorrhütte (2.051 m)

2,5 hoursdifficult to the Sonnalpin, then medium

Climb down via the Klettersteig to the Schneefernerhaus and from there onwards in the direction of the Sonnalpin. Hike across the zugspitz plateau to the Knorr Hut.

Ehrwalder Almbahn – Mountain station (1.500 m)

via Gatterl

5 Stundendifficult-medium

Climb down via the Klettersteig to the Schneefernerhaus and from there onwards in the direction of the Sonnalpin. Hike across the Zugspitzplateau to the Knorr Hut and follow the path to the Gatterl. Walk across the 'feldernjöchl' to the Brandjoch and then past the Hochfeldernalm and the Pestkapelle to the mountain station of the Ehrwalder Alm cable car. You then have the choice of taking the cable car down as the path from there is quite long.

Hiking destinations Zugspitze valley station (1.220 m)

Village Center Ehrwald (1.000 m)

45 Minutes
easy

From the car park follow the forest path in the direction of Ehrwald past the Hotel Diana Thörle towards the Caravan Park. Take the marked path through the caravan park to a flagstone pathway and follow this to the end . Cross the bridge over the Lähngraben and then follow the road to the village centre.


Hochthörle-Hütte (1.459 m)

45 Minutes
easy

The path starts behind the valley station of the Tiroler Zugspitzbahn and climbs gently through the forest until you reach the Hoch Thörle Hütte.

Gamsalm (1.280 m)

50 Minuteseasy

Follow the forest path, which runs parallel with the road, from the valley station of the Tiroler Zugspitzbahndown towards a sign reading 'Höhenweg'. Turn into the 'Höhenweg' and from there it is a gentle 30 minute climb to the Gams Alm.

Eibseeblick (1.476 m)

1 houreasy

The path starts behind the valley station of the Tiroler Zugspitzbahn and climbs gently through the forest to the Hochthörle Hütte. From there it is a 15 minute walk to the Eibsee Blick.

Wiener Neustädter Hütte (2.209 m)

2,5 hoursmedium

The path starts behind the old valley station of the Tiroler Zugspitzbahn (signposted Wiener Neustädter Hütte, Zugspitze) and follows the ski route. Stay on this path to the start of the 'Schotterreise' (scree gravel field): Cross the gravel field until you reach a steep track taking you to the 'Wiesengrat'. By-passing Pylon 2 of the Tiroler Zugspitzbahn you climb a secured walkway leading to the Austrian Schneekar. To the right is the Wiener Neustädter Hütte (walking time approx. 2.5 hours).

Thörle-Circular Tour

3 hourseasy

From the car park take the forest path in the direction of Ehrwald until you reach the Hotel Diana Thörle. Cross the road and follow the tarmac path into the forest. You will then come to a narrow forest belt where you follow the path to the end of the forest pasture. from there the path climbs up through the mountain forest, after approx. 2 hours you reach the Hochthörle Hütte and from there you follow the path back down to the valley station of the Tiroler Zugspitzbahn.

Schützensteig – Circular Tour

3 hoursmedium


The path starts behind the car park of the Tiroler Zugspitzbahn in the direction of the Hochthörle Hütte. At the end of the tarmac path you will come to a signpost marked Schützensteig, turn right and continue along this path until you reach the memorial. Continue along this path until you reach a forest path (detour to the Eibsee Blick is possible from here).

Zugspitze (2.962 m)

5-6 hoursdifficult- fixed rope route

The path starts behind the old valley station of the Tiroler Zugspitzbahn (signposted Wiener Neustädter Hütte, Zugspitze) and follows the ski route. Stay on this path to the start of the 'Schotterreise' (scree gravel field): Cross the gravel field until you reach a steep track taking you to the 'Wiesengrat'. By-passing Pylon 2 of the Tiroler Zugspitzbahn you climb a secured walkway leading to the Austrian Schneekar. To the right is the Wiener Neustädter Hütte (walking time approx. 2.5 hours). 

From the hut the path leads across scree and climbs slightly to the left until you reach the top of the 'Schneekars'. This is where the Klettersteig, which is secured with metal brackets and metal rope, starts. You continue to climb upwards to a sloping, chimney like chute known as the 'Cork Screw'. from the end of the chute there is another steep climb where safety ropes guide you to another channel over the slightly sloping mountain face. You continue to climb across the mountain face until you reach the ridge, then you follow the ridge path all the way to the peak (walking/climbing time an additional 2 -3 hours).