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Good hike but unfriendly beer garden

We did this hike in the pouring rain which meant that there was no view but it was still worth it... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2018
Sanjo R
Langley, Canada
If you are on your exhausting way through the "Wetterstein-Mountains" this is worth a stop.

We came up from the "Partnach-Klamm" through the "Kälbersteig". An exhausting 3 hours climb with... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
Berlin, Germany
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12 Sep 2018
“Good hike but unfriendly beer garden”
7 Aug 2018
“If you are on your exhausting way through the "Wetterstein-Mountains" this is worth a stop.”
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Reviewed 13 September 2018

We did this hike in the pouring rain which meant that there was no view but it was still worth it. We were short on time and really wanted to an alpine hike. It is a steep climb but beautiful scenery, even got to see...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Sanjo R
Reviewed 7 August 2018

We came up from the "Partnach-Klamm" through the "Kälbersteig". An exhausting 3 hours climb with about 900 meters height difference in a wonderful landscape. The small castle of king Ludwig II you can only visit from June to September. But it is worth the visit....More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank hauro-no
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Getting up to Mad King Ludwig's mountain retreat takes some effort (on foot or bike are the only options) but it is "oh so worth it". Konigshaus and the nearby Linderhof are the only 2 residences he actually finished and used, and both shed a...More

Date of experience: September 2017
4  Thank Steve D
Reviewed 29 August 2017

It does take some effort indeed to get there, but it´s worth it! From Elmau it´s up to 4 hours walking and I suggest to take a break at Wettersteinalm. t´s just one of many of King Ludwig´s palaces, but the view from up there...More

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank epicureantom
Reviewed 17 August 2017

It really is beautiful scenery all the way to and from this hunting lodge BUT be warned there is no other way to reach it other than walking and it really IS a LONG walk. We allowed 8 hours and we took every minute of...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Della C
Reviewed 1 August 2017

Walked from Elmau, steeping than it looks in photos and took us 4 hrs. Views fab, Konigshaus amazing definitely worth the hike. We stayed overnight in the Schachenhaus. It's a bit basic but there is running water, the food is reasonable but the beer is...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank M H
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Did the "kings way" from Elmau. Really recommendable, we did the "enhanced" version with the steep hike after the Wettersteinalm plus the Kälbersteig down. You need good hiking shoes and water/food. We did the hike in 5h net.

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank nikolasb698
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I decided to take this hike based on the fact that we thought it was gonna be about 6 hours roundtrip. I think that's based off of if you take no stops and you keep a steady pace. The whole hike is...More

Date of experience: September 2016
3  Thank angiebaby007
Reviewed 12 August 2016

after a long and hard hike up to the top, or bike-ride, when seeing this little castle is just something really special. Especially because you have to earn this view. This is worth a visit 100% and nobody who likes the mountains should miss out...More

Date of experience: August 2016
2  Thank 467cristina
Reviewed 19 September 2015

Quite astonishing views from King Ludwig's summer folly. Don't even try it if you are unfit or suffer from vertigo. This is a serious hike uphill which will take about 5 hours from the Olympic ski station. It is worth it but you need proper...More

Date of experience: September 2015
1  Thank lucyd183
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