Hike - Drachenstich circular route
On the nearly six kilometre long circular route you get an impression of the landscape variety around Murnau, such as the Murnau Moor and the Staffelsee.
- Type Hiking trail
- Difficulty easy
- Duration 2:10 h
- Distance 6,1 km
- Ascent 110 m
- Descent 110 m
- Lowest point 642 m
- Highest point 713 m
While you are walking further through an impressive grove of trees – a detour on the way leads to the “Lourdes Grotto”, which is hidden in a shady gorge and invites you to pray –fabulous views of the Murnau Moor and the chain of mountains behind it, along with the Zugspitze, Germany’s highest mountain, soon opens up. Only a short stretch further along, hikers can opt to visit “Ähndl” (also called Church of St. Georg), the oldest church in the Staffelsee region (built in the 8th century) and a stop off for refreshments in the adjacent beer garden or in the nearby Alpenhof.
The actual circular route continues towards a small waterfall known as “Drachenstich” and a romantic gorge, where legend has it that the Murnau Dragon is said to have eaten his many damsels. Over a small ridge you can reach the Staffelsee with its seven islands, where there are many opportunities to engage in sports and end the day relaxing in the Murnauer Bucht (“Murnau Cove”).
Please note: guests in “The Blue Land” and the “Ammergau Alps” regions can park free of charge at a variety of municipal parking areas (maximum parking time may not be exceeded) with the electronic guest card or the KönigsCard.
Bus lines around Murnau:
9601 Weilheim - Huglfing - Uffing - Murnau
9607 Murnau - Ohlstadt - Ettal
9611 Kochel - Schlehdorf - Großweil - Ohlstadt - Murnau
9620 Murnau - Riegsee - Aidling - Murnau
9621 Murnau - Seehausen - Grafenaschau
9631 Murnau - Obersöchering / Uffing - Eglfing
9641 Murnau - Seehausen - Uffing - Kirnberg
Train stations: Murnau Bahnhof and Murnau Ort (Route Murnau - Oberammergau), Murnau Bahnhof (Route München - Murnau - Garmisch-Partenkirchen)
Guests in “The Blue Land” and the “Ammergau Alps” regions can use a variety of bus lines free of charge with the electronic guest card or the KönigsCard. You can obtain further information at: www.dasblaueland.de/Service/Kostenlos-Busfahren