Along the Thörlenweg path to the Eibseeblick viewpoint

This beautiful hike leads us to the forests of the Thörle, a 1,530 m high hilltop at the foot of the impressive Zugspitze, more precisely to the Hochthörle-Hütte mountain hut at 1,480 m asl.

The Thörlenweg path connects the locality of Ehrwald to the Hochthörlehütte mountain hut at the foot of the Zugspitze, the highest peak of Germany. Not far away, there’s the Eibseeblick viewpoint, which offers a fantastic view on Lake Eibsee and the Bavarian village of Grainau. We start our hike in Obermoos, near the valley station of the Tiroler Zugspitzbahn cable car.

The trail known as “Thörlenweg” follows an asphalt mountain road. It leads directly to the Hochthörle-Hütte mountain hut and overcomes on its way 3 kilometres and an altitude difference of 270 metres. The path is also accessible for prams and wheelchairs.

In order to reach the viewpoint, we continue our walk for a few hundred metres on a gravel path. The Eibseeblick is located on the border between Bavaria and Tyrol and offers a magnificent view on Lake Eibsee, one of the most beautiful lakes throughout Germany. If you would like to extend this rather short hike, you can start the walk in the village of Ehrwald and follow the forest path, running parallel to the state road. This doubles the below indicated kilometres, altitude difference and walking time.

Author: AT

Important: if you want to do this hike, please take information about the current conditions on site!

Starting point: Ehrwald Obermoos (valley station of the Tiroler Zugspitzbahn cable car)
Destination: Hochthörlehütte mountain hut, viewpoint Eibseeblick
Signposts: no. 42, “Thörlenweg”, “Hochthörle”, “Eibseeblick”
Distance: approx. 2.5 km (each direction)
Walking time: approx. 75 minutes (each direction)
Altitude difference: approx. 270 m
Altitude level: between 1,220 and 1,491 m asl
Experienced in: August 2016

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