Mountain tour - Heimgarten via Kaseralm

Mountain tour

You can obtain maps in the tourist information offices as well as the municipal administration offices in the Blue Land. You can readily order brochures via our brochure ordering tool at

  • Type Mountain tour
  • Difficulty medium
  • Duration 4:45 h
  • Distance 10,6 km
  • Ascent 1016 m
  • Descent 1025 m
  • Lowest point 729 m
  • Highest point 1754 m
Starting point is the parking area at the end of Heimgartenstraße in Ohlstadt. From the parking area you follow the forest road in an eastward direction. The trail is continuously marked with the number 443.

First the trail goes steeply uphill, and after about 300 metres you follow the marking. The forest trail again leads to a steep path to the right. We follow this uphill. The forest road is crossed once again; on the other side, the trail continues to lead uphill through the forest. At the next fork in the trail, follow the signage to the left towards the Kaseralm. The trail continues here over wooden planks through the moor known as Hingmoos, which depending on weather conditions can be very slippery.

Soon you reach the Kaseralm alpine pasture, and the trail continues past the Weilheimer Kreuz and underneath the Rauchköpfl peak steeply uphill through the cirque. A certain degree of surefootedness is also called for here. After arriving on the crest of the mountain it is only a few metres up to the peak of the Heimgarten, which offers a superb view into the alpine foothills and the Alps. The alpine hut “Heimgarten Hütte” underneath the summit invites you to take a leisure rest.

The descent occurs along the crest towards Feichtel; here the trail is also marked with the numbers 443 and 441. The trail goes constantly downhill past the alpine hut “Bärenfleckhütte”. After crossing the Kaltwasserlaine stream you will come upon the ascent trail, which you now follow back downhill to the starting point.

  • Mountain boots
  • Backpack with snack and beverages
  • Functional clothing (depending on weather conditions)
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Possibly hiking sticks
  • Other personal items
The ascent via the Kaseralm to the summit of the Heimgarten is a scenically very beautiful alternative to the frequently hiked standard route via the Bärenfleckhütte.
In case of emergency, please notify the nearest rescue coordination centre. Regardless of location, you can reach this throughout Germany under the telephone number 112.
From Munich via the A95 motorway and St2062 state road as well as from Garmisch-Partenkirchen via the federal highway B2.
Parking lot at the end of the Heimgartenstraße

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 stop:  Ohlstadt Ortsmitte

Bus lines:

9607 Murnau - Ohlstadt - Ettal

9611 Kochel - Schlehdorf - Großweil - Ohlstadt - Murnau

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:

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Map and arrival

Elevation profile