Mountain Hike - Laber over Schartenköpfe

Mountain tour

Moderately difficult mountain tour from Oberammergau to the Laber over the Shartenköpfe. Ascent and descent with the Laber mountain railway possible

  • Type Mountain tour
  • Difficulty medium
  • Duration 4:45 h
  • Distance 8,8 km
  • Ascent 763 m
  • Descent 764 m
  • Lowest point 896 m
  • Highest point 1684 m


The Laber is one of the most beautiful panoramic mountains in the German Alpine region. On this hike you can experience the fantastic view over the Ester Mountains, Karwendel, Wetterstein and the Wilder Kaiser yourself. With this panorama, the troubles of the ascent are quickly forgotten and the coffee on the terrace of the Laberhaus tastes twice as good.
The starting point for the hike is the car park at the WellenBerg adventure pool in Oberammergau. From here you walk past the valley station of the Laber mountain railway and continue on the signposted path over the Shartenköpfe. At the beginning, the trail meanders alternately through the mountain forest and open spaces before the view of the Graswang valley opens up. Height of the Schartenkopf (1636m) there are always wonderful views of the Graswang valley and the Zugspitze.

Continuing steadily upwards, you get to the Laber and the managed Laberhaus. Here it is worthwhile to linger a little longer on the terrace before taking the same route or taking the Laber mountain railway back to Oberammergau.


Our recommendation:

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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:

Long Thursday on the Laber in summer. Mountain railway operation until 11 p.m.

Im Notfall verständigen Sie bitte die nächstgelegene Rettungsleitstelle. Unabhängig vom Standort erreichen Sie diese deutschlandweit unter der Telefonnummer 112.

Motorway A95, B23 towards Ettal to Oberammergau
Car park swimmingpool WellenBerg Oberammergau
Busstop: Oberammergau Bhf or Eugen-Papst-Str. - Return: Ettal Klostergasthof
9606 Garmisch-Partenkirchen - Oberammergau - Wieskirche - Füssen
9606 Füssen - Wieskirche - Oberammergau - Garmisch-Partenkirchen
9621 Oberammergau - Saulgrub - Bad Kohlgrub - Murnau
9622 Oberammergau - Ettal - Linderhof (castle)
Train stop: Bhf Oberammergau
Murnau -   Oberammergau

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

Wanderkarte Naturpark Ammergauer Alpen

Kartenmaterial erhalten Sie im Onlineshop der Ammergauer Alpen GmbH unter oder in den Tourist-Informationen vor Ort.

Map and arrival

Elevation profile