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A hiking tip at Walchensee

The Walchensee. The setting for film productions. Holiday resort for guests from all over the world and the perfect place for hiking enthusiasts.

Not for nothing is this lake also called the Bavarian Caribbean. The crystal clear water invites you to swim on sunny days and serves as a retreat for everyone.

Many guests come to Bergblick to visit the nearby Walchensee. Our accommodation in Kochel am See is the perfect base camp for this, as you can reach the Walchensee in less than 15 minutes by car.

Walchensee is the perfect starting point for many great hikes. Today we would like to introduce you to one of the most famous hikes.

The hike to the Herzogstand:

With its 1,731 metres of altitude, the Herzogstand is certainly not one of the largest mountains in the Bavarian Pre-Alps, but it is certainly one of those with the most beautiful views!

The starting point is on Kesselbergstraße in Kochel, where you will find a car park.

The trail is well signposted and shortly after the start of the hike you can let your eyes wander far into the distance and look down on Lake Walchen.

You can find a detailed map and more information about the ascent on the Internet, for example at Bergtour-Online.

We can especially recommend a stop at the mountain inn on the Herzogstand. There you can enjoy delicious Bavarian delicacies with the best distant view – just the right refreshment.

Passing the inn, you reach the Herzogstand summit in another 45 minutes. A must if you have already made it to the mountain inn. We promise you, the view will be worth it!

For all hiking enthusiasts, there is the option of continuing on the Panorama Trail to the neighbouring Heimgarten. There you have a wonderful view of the lowlands to the north and Lake Kochel. This secured ridge walk with magnificent views is also one of the absolute highlights for Munich excursionists.

Despite its title as an easy mountain hike, the hike to the Herzogstand is not to be underestimated. We recommend a climb with good fitness and good weather. Besides, the weather in the mountains can often change quickly. That’s why you should always have warm clothes with you.

A special tip: The Herzogstand is a perfect mountain for a sunrise hike. At the top of the mountain inn, you can spend the night and experience the sunrise up close. If you need refreshments after the descent, our hostel & village café is just the right place.

In summer, we offer delicious breakfasts and aromatic coffee at weekends. Perfect for hikers who were already busy in the morning hours. We look forward to seeing you!