Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Kitzbühel, Zillertal, the Wilder-Kaiser - Brixental region: in Munich you are never far away from the most impressive mountains in Germany and the Austrian Tyrol. We’ve put together some information for you on this page about the best areas for hiking.
Garmisch-Partenkirchen: the ‘Top of Germany’!
It’s no exaggeration: the 2,962 m (9,718 ft) high Zugspitze is a mountain of superlatives. Germany’s highest peak has three glaciers on its slopes, a unique 360° panorama with Alpine peaks from four countries and a range of attractive leisure activities.
A rack railway runs from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to the idyllic Eibsee Lake at the foot of the mountain. The ascent in the Eibsee cable car offers spectacular views before the epic panorama at the summit of the Zugspitze opens up new horizons. You can reach the glaciers at 2,600 m on the Gletscherbahn cable car before the rack railway brings you conveniently back through the Zugspitze tunnel to your departure point. The perfect round trip!
Only ca. 120 km from Munich Airport.
Kitzbühel and its surrounding mountains
Enjoy a summer full of hikes, panoramic views and mountain adventures.
In the summer cable cars operated by Bergbahn Kitzbühel, you can ride comfortably above the delightful mountain scenery of the Kitzbühel Alps to just over 2,000 metres. Once there, a summer full of mountain adventures opens up.
Hiking is the most popular sport for Kitzbühel’s summer visitors. The ‘Gamsstadt’ (Chamois city) is a true paradise for walkers thanks to its well-signed network of hiking trails. There are more than 1,000 km of well-maintained paths available. Discover colourful wild-flower meadows, broad Alpine pastures, the gentle slopes of the Kitzbühel Grasberge and the jagged peaks of the Wilder Kaiser massif – perhaps on one of the guided walking tours. Our Tyrolean mountain guides will share their knowledge with you and accompany you on the most beautiful hiking trips through the mountains – completely free of charge.
Only ca. 170 km from Munich Airport.
The Wilder Kaiser-Brixental region – Arrive. Experience. Enjoy.
Austria’s biggest mountain adventure awaits you
One hiking experience pass grants you access to 6 mountain adventure parks, unlimited use of up to 12 cable cars, discounts from many SkiWelt bonus partners and use of the regional ‘Kaiserjet’, a bus for hikers and bathers.
What’s more, waiting for you are over 700 km of well-maintained hiking trails, climbing routes or circular tours of the peaks for all levels of ability, unique experiences such as breakfast on the mountain, more than 50 rustic farm huts and inns, more than 400 km of mountain bike and eBike routes with a bike park and, of course, magnificent panoramic views of over 70 peaks towering up to more than 3,000 m.
As a golfer you have the opportunity to pursue your passion on one of our 27-hole, 18-hole or 9-hole courses. If you’d like a change, there are a further 16 golf courses within an hour’s drive.
Whether you want an apartment, a B&B or a 5-star hotel, you are sure to find a suitable family-run, holiday home-away-from-home in the villages of Brixen im Thale, Ellmau, Going, Hopfgarten, Itter, Kelchsau, Scheffau, Söll or Westendorf.
Only ca. 140 km from Munich Airport.
Zillertal: leave your cares behind and improve your wellbeing at the same time
Lush Alpine meadows and pleasant temperatures awaken our desire to head for the mountains. Surrounded by numerous ‘three-thousanders’ - mountains over 3,000 m high - the Zillertal covers all the climatic zones of the Alps. Relaxation on the green valley floor and exercise in the so-called ‘bracing climate’ from 1,500 m are ideal for the whole body. Hiking and biking in the Zillertal Alps, however, is not just about reaching the highest peaks and achieving the greatest elevation gain, but also about the best possible stops. More than 150 mountain inns offer tasty treats made from regional products.
The imposing panoramic views, the fresh mountain air and the wide choice of activities will benefit body and soul and leave you feeling great.
Only ca. 180 km from Munich Airport.