A winter walk on the “Philosopher’s Trail”

    Enjoy the winter on foot

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    A winter vacation in Zugspitzland isn't just about the ski slopes. Enjoy the beauty of the winter wonderland in the Zugspitze Region before or after skiing. On foot or on snowshoes, the magical landscape around the majestic Zugspitze offers you the perfect backdrop for your outdoor activities.


    A large network of immaculately groomed, well-marked winter hiking trails lets you enjoy long beautiful hikes both in the valley and on the mountains. The walk along the Philosophenweg trail is one of the highlights in Zugspitzland.


    Uphill and downhill through the snow

    Feel the snow crunch under your feet and the sun tickle your nose. Smell the fresh snow and breathe in the crisp, cold air: the start of a winter walk in Zugspitzland.

    The "Philosopher's Trail" is a leisurely walk with gentle inclines. Philosophize while walking through romantic, snow-covered mountain pastures and forests.


    Details of the Philosophenweg trail

    Begin at the bridge across the Loisach river in the town of Farchant and walk towards the pool (Schwimmbad). Shortly before the Riedhang ski slope, you will see the sign and follow the gently climbing trail. From now on, you will always be on the Philosophenweg trail. It climbs gently to the Partenkirchner pastures and then slopes down again. The trail will take you to the Schützenhaus restaurant above Partenkirchen. By now, you have truly earned a refueling stop (note: closed Tuesdays).

    After your break you have two options: you can take the bus back to your starting point or you can continue your leisurely walk to St. Anton, an exquisite Baroque church dating back to 1708.


    Good to know: As a guest in Zugspitzland, you can go on guided snowshoe hikes. Simply ask for information at the reception desk of your accommodation or ask your hosts if you are staying in a B&B.

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