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Hotel Turmwirt in Oberammergau

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WandernThe Ammer Valley is home to extensive flat valley paths, hillside trails leading to easily accessible mountain inns, and high-terrain paths that are conveniently connected by mountain railway lines.

The paths lead you through dense mixed forests and moorland, across protected hillside meadows, through deep valleys and gorges, and past waterfalls. Hear, see and feel nature in its purest form. And if you like walking in company, we have guided hiking tours at least twice a week.

Themed hikes:

Get to know the properties of the indigenous natural herbs or watch golden eagles as they soar over Graswang Valley.
Guided hiking tours will take you closer to the beauty and variety of our home region.

If you are interested in finding out more about hiking, we recommend the following reading: 

  • Around the Zugspitze. Rother Walking Guide, with Ammergauer Alps and Werdenfelser Land. Order now.
  • Freytag Berndt Hiking Maps. Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Wetterstein, Werdenfelser Land. Order now.
  • Werdenfelser Land and Upper Ammer Valley. Martin and Brigitta Siepmann. Oder now.
  • Kompass Maps - Oberammergau and Ammer Valley. Oder now.
  • Kompass Maps - Werdenfelser Land with Zugspitze. Oder now.
  • Kompass Maps - Murnau, Kochel, Staffelsee. Oder now.

Ammergau Alps Meditation Trail

Hiking, meditation and switching off from everyday life come together in perfect harmony along the Ammergau Alps Meditation Trail. Starting from the Pilgrimage Church of Wies in Steingaden, the pilgrim's path passes natural power spots and cultural sights on its way to Linderhof Palace in Graswang Valley near Ettal.  (www.brennendes-herz.de)

You can pick up an extensive brochure on the Meditation Trail from reception.

Winter hiking

Clear, cool, fresh air invigorates the body. Information panels along the Altherrenweg path tell you more about the indigenous flora and fauna. In winter, this south-facing alpine path still catches the sun even as shadows are cast over the town. The Romanshöhe is a popular destination. It serves as a starting point for the onward walk to Unterammergau.

However, even the many trails in the valley are cleared during the winter season, transporting you into a magical world of ice crystals and mist. The skies of the Bavarian summer may be famed for being white and blue, but this is true of the winter landscape as well.

Nordic walking

Nordic walking is considered to be the healthiest form of walking, as it works the arm muscles and core muscles as well as the legs.
If you want to familiarize yourself with the technique or simply go on a group walk, Sportzentrale Papistock in Oberammergau is now offering a Nordic walking group every Tuesday at 9:30 a.m.

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Climbing and mountaineeringBergsteigen

Scale the Zugspitze via the Höllental Valley and dare to cross the Jubiläumsgrat ridge. The Schachen, the Wank, the Kramer, the Notkarspitze, the Scheinberg. These and many other mountains mean there is something for every level of difficulty. Not quite ready for a big climb? Naturally, there are also easier mountain routes like the Kofel, the Laber, the Pürschling, the Aufacker and the Hörnle, all of which offer an ideal introduction to mountain climbing.

Mountain Height Duration of ascent
Kofel 1342 m 1,5 hours
Laber 1683 m 2,5 hours
Pürschling 1565 m 3,0 hours
Notkarspitze 1889 m 4,0 hours
Kofel, Königsteig, Zahn, Pürschling, Brunnenkopf alpine path  

8,0 hours (incl. descent))

Guide: Hohenleitner Hannes, tel.: +49 (0) 88 22 - 9 44 13
DAV German Alpine Association 

Werdenfels Aktiv Alpin (authors: Günter Durner, Andreas Kuban, Ulrike Wiesner)

is the leisure guide for Garmisch-Partenkirchen and the surrounding area. The most beautiful routes and tour descriptions for mountain bikers, fixed-rope climbers, ski tourers, climbers and paragliders.

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In our Alpine region, there is no need for artificial climbing parks – nature has taken care of that, right on our doorstep. Immediately outside Oberammergau, there are two places that truly invite climbers to embark on a tour. With difficulty levels from 1 to 6, there is something for beginners and advanced climbers alike.

Of course, climbers must bring their own equipment. There are no equipment hire shops and no instructors - just nature in its purest form.

Die schönsten Klettersteige in den bayerischen Hausbergen (author: Heinrich Bauregger). Oder now.

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The Ammer Valley is criss-crossed by an extensive network of flat and hilly cycle and forest trails for every level of fitness.

Whether you are interested in short fitness trails, long day trips punctuated by lakeside stops and beer gardens, cross-country routes, or steep mountain paths offering breathtaking views, Oberammergau is the ideal starting point for every type of cyclist.

Our hotel staff will gladly help you plan your tours. Cycling maps can be obtained from reception.

It goes without saying that parking spaces for your bicycle are available free of charge.

Cycle hire

You can hire bicycles from the hotel reception (while stocks last) or from Sportzentrale Papistock, tel.: +49 (0)8822 - 4178
If you are interested in finding out more about cycling, we recommend the following reading:

Ammer-Amper Cycle Route. Cycling Guide. 

This guide contains all of the cycling routes in the Karwendel, Wetterstein, Werdenfels with Ester Mountains, Ammer Mountains, Lake Achen and Brandenberg Alps region and all tours with precise route maps and detailed elevation profiles. Oder now.

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From the WellenBerg pool in Oberammergau to the numerous lakes in the surrounding area, swimming is fun and keeps you fit.

Freizeitzentrum WellenBerg

Aquatic fun and water sport are paramount at one of the most attractive centers the Alps have to offer. A leisure pool that promises adventure vacations all year round:

Over 7,000 square meters of water and 3 hectares of open space where you can let off steam.

SchwimmenA 25-meter indoor pool, 120-meter and 60-meter giant slides, a leisure pool, indoor/outdoor heated bubble pools. The leisure center has three pools for children alone. And for the summer months, a large 90-meter natural pool and a 50-meter sports pool with 1-meter and 3-meter diving platforms.

With sandboxes, a playground, a jungle gym, trampolines, a beach volleyball court and extensive grassed areas for football and frisbee games, there is plenty to keep young and old busy all day long.

The WellenBerg is also a place for rest and relaxation. A 560-square meter sauna facility with a Finnish sauna, sanarium, steam bath, cool-down area, relaxation room, day room and outdoor areas means there is plenty of space for recuperation and rejuvenation.
Tanning beds and heat therapy booths can be found throughout the center.
The surrounding lakes of the Alpine foothills, which are many and varied in size, are described in detail under Culture/Excursions/Lakes.

Schwangau Royal Crystal Spa

Thermal and wellness spa with two therapeutic pools (water temperature 32°C and 36°C and salinity of 2.5% and 5% respectively). Numerous wall jets and floor jets ensure a luxurious water massage experience.

A swimming channel leads from the spa to the outdoor pool with whirlpool channel. Open all year round with a water temperature of 36°C, you can bathe and relax in the open air while enjoying the unique Alpine panorama and clear views of Neuschwanstein Castle.
In addition to the "Venusgrotte" salt sauna and a natural brine therapeutic pool, the sauna facility boasts the "Bergsauna", with its unique atmosphere of wellness. With a total of seven themed saunas offering different temperatures and fragrances and a wide range of special infusions, you are sure to have an unforgettable sauna experience.
Massages are also available in the Turkish hammam.

For more information: 
Royal Crystal Spa,  Am Kurpark, 87645 Schwangau
Telefon +49 (0) 83 62 - 81 96 30, kristalltherme-schwangau.de

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From Alpine mountain passes to the romantic sights of Upper Bavaria and its breathtaking natural features, the region offers everything a biker's heart could desire.
Detailed information on day tours across passes in Bavaria, Austria, Switzerland and South Tyrol is available from the hotel.
Including personal reports and tips from the head of the hotel!
As well as enjoying our comfortable guestrooms and breakfast, an overnight stay with us gives you access to a parking space, a drying room, and tools for making minor repairs.

You can find our motorbike package  here

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Sports Center

Power gym - tennis - squash - badminton - table tennis - sauna - solarium.
All under one roof.

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Downhill & cross-country skiingSkifahren 

With nine ski lifts and many kilometers of well-prepared pistes, winter in Oberammergau is a true pleasure for skiers.

Alpine sport takes precedence in the winter months, from tobogganing to skiing and snowboarding. The Kolben is an ideal ski resort for beginners and advanced skiers alike. Every winter, it plays host to a snowboarding contest whose appeal goes far beyond the young people of the region. The AktivArena am Kolben has plenty to offer: www.kolbensattel.de

LABER ski resort

Freeriding on the unprepared terrain of the Laber is strictly for experts only - but they will gladly testify to its appeal. The northern slope is Germany's steepest downhill run. Challenging moguls between closely spaced trees test the skills of those who dare take on the slopes.
To the website:  laber-bergbahn.de

Night skiing

Steckenberglift Unterammergau; illuminated night-time operation from 7 p.m. till 10 p.m. every day except Saturday and Sunday
To the website: steckenberg.de

Cross-country skiing

Oberammergau is a cross-country skier's paradise thanks to its altitude and its location within the extensive Ammer Valley. Elite cross-country skiers can put their skills to the test when the King Ludwig Race is held every year on the first weekend of February.
50 kilometers of maintained ski trails are available for cross-country skiers:

  • King Ludwig Trail: Oberammergau - Graswang - Linderhof and back (approx. 26 km)
  • Sonnenloipe Trail: WellenBerg - Unterammergau and back (approx. 8 km) / Oberammergau - Unterammergau and back (approx. 6 km)
  • Rossweide: Oberammergau - Ettaler Mühle and back (approx. 6 km)
  • Ettaler Runde: Ettaler Mühle - Ettaler Sattel and back (approx. 4 km)

Die schönsten Loipen zwischen München und Zugspitze (authors: Maria Riffler, Bernd Riffler, Stefan Herbke).

Curling and ice skating

The curling rink is located immediately behind the sports center.
The tourist office organizes weekly curling sessions for guests and evening events with music for ice skaters.

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You can hire toboggans and bobs at reception.

More than just a piste pursuit, you can also enjoy the fun of tobogganing along a forest path to one of the alpine lodges that are also open in the winter. Warm up and gather your strength after the climb with a hearty snack or some sweet Kaiserschmarrn and a hot Jagertee punch at lodges such as the one on the Pürschling mountain (ascent 1.5 hours) or the St. Martinshütte (45 minutes) on the Kramer mountain.

Summer toboggan run

Alpine Coaster

With a length of 2,600 meters and an elevation difference of 400 meters, Oberammergau boasts the summer toboggan run to end all summer toboggan runs. The AktivArena am Kolben offers tobogganing fun for young and old alike. In addition to the Alpine Coaster, the Kolbensattel is home to an alpine adventure playground and, of course, the food and drink on offer at the Kolbensattel Lodge.


The summer toboggan run in Unterammergau is 650 meters long, with three tunnels and an elevation difference of 80 meters. Fun for young and old alike!
For safety reasons, please note that the toboggan run is closed in rainy weather.

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