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Low altitude walking in Bavaria

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Low altitude walking in Bavaria

My husband and I were due to go walking in the Austrian alps in August but as he has just had a mild stoke we can no longer go into the mountains on this trip.

However, as our flight are to Munich and we were going to take a train, can someone recommend a place to go with lower level walking round lakes and through forests, rather than up mountains

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1. Re: Low altitude walking in Bavaria

Hi Anne L,

There are many, many such walks when based in Garmisch. Here are some ideas:

Around the Eibsee (90 minutes)

Kramerplateauweg (30 minutes to 3h)

Philosophenweg (from Farchant to Garmisch, about 2h)

Krün to Mittenwald (2h)

Just today I walked the Hammersbacher path from Garmisch to Hammersbach, and it took 90 minutes round-trip.

Have fun as you plan!


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2. Re: Low altitude walking in Bavaria

The Bavarian Forest National Park area might suit you. There are many many walks that are pretty much on the level. There are walks around lakes such as the Grosser and Kleiner Arbersees or gentle river side walks along the River Regen and others. You can take the cable car to the top of Grosser Arber and walk around the top of the mountain (1456m). There is a treetop walkway trail and a 7km level walk through the native Animal enclosures in the forest at the Nationalparkzentrum Lusen. And much more.

You can also cross over the border into the Sumava NationalPark which has some wonderfully peaceful lower alpine walks









The Bavarian Forest can be reached by train from Munich and once there travel on local buses and trains are free to guests for the duration of their stay if staying in one of the participating villages.



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3. Re: Low altitude walking in Bavaria

The Altmühltal Naturpark region is a major area for walking and is crossed by many low-level paths, including the well-regarded Altmühltal Panoramaweg.

As you are travelling by train, the small city of Eichstätt (itself worth visiting for its baroque centre) is reachable from Munich by train and would make a good base.

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4. Re: Low altitude walking in Bavaria

Lake Chiemsee, a big lake more or less between Munich and Salzburg at the base of the Alps, is a nice place to go. There are islands in the lake, and on one of the islands is a place modeled after Versailles, with an incredible Hall of Mirrors. To get there you take the train to Prien, then a little steam train to the ferry dock, then a ferry to the islands.

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