BREATHTAKING: King Ludwig's Konigshaus am Schachen is perched
high up in the Bavarian Alps.
MADE IT!: That's me after hiking up to Ludwig's
OPULENT: The richly decorated "Türkische Saal" (Turkish Hall) inside the
Konigshaus am Schachen.
MOUNTAIN STREAM: The Partnachklamm.
The Königshaus makes a nice day trip from Garmisch-Partenkirchen in combination with a jaunt through the Partnachklamm (a spectacular natural gorge).
It’s possible to do the whole thing in a day-trip from Munich, just leave bright and early.
The path from the Partnachklamm is well made, but quite steep. It rises up 1150m from the bottom. Pack your best walking shoes and a big bottle of water.
Reckon on about three to three-and-a-half hours to get up there.
See here for a map of how to get there via the Partnachklamm.
Via Schloss Elmau
There’s a less strenuous, but longer way up starting from the car park near the hotel Schloss Elmau. From there you "only" have to climb up 850m.
You can also do this route on a mountain bike.
To get there get a connecting train from Garmisch-Partenkirchen one stop further to the village of Klais and then continue along the street Elmauer Weg.
For a map of this route see here .
And here's a map of the hiking routes around Garmisch-Partenkirchen, including those leading up to the Konigshaus am Schachen.
The journey from Munich’s train station takes about an hour-and-a-half and you can check connections here.
Don’t forget that the Bayern Ticket is great value if you’re travelling with a group of up of five people, for more details see my "buying tickets" page.
See the Partnachklamm page for details on how to do that part of the trip.
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•There are more photos and info on the gorge on the page Konigshaus Picture Gallery.
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