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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 1 week ago
Berlin, Germany
Spectacular and Unforgettable

Getting up to Mad King Ludwig's mountain retreat takes some effort (on foot or bike are the only... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2017
Steve D
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1 week ago
“If you are on your exhausting way through the "Wetterstein-Mountains" this is worth a stop.”
17 Sep 2017
“Spectacular and Unforgettable”
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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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

2  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

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

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

1  Thank M H
Reviewed 27 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.

1  Thank Nikolas B
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

3  Thank angiebaby007
Reviewed 13 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

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

1  Thank lucyd183
Reviewed 7 July 2015

We walked a round-about way, which ended up being 17 miles and 1 mile vertical. We followed the road to Reintal after the gorge, which was pretty slight but steady incline; then straight up the back of the mountain at Schachen. I'll attach the gps...More

Thank Kathy H
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