LABER - SOILASEE - OBERAMMERGAU
Follow the direction sign "Soilasee” after app. 25 minutes you pass the lake, which often dries out during summer time. Continue your way through the forests and meadows passing Bärenbad on a forest road, or alternatively through the Lainetal Valley back to the base station of the cable car. This alternative walk is especially recommended for families with children. Refreshments: Laber-Restaurant (opening hours see cable car), Soila-Alm below Lake Soila (partly serviced); estimated time app. 2-2.5 hours;
LABER - ETTAL MONASTERY
||Following the sign "Ettaler Mandl/Ettal”, after 15 minutes you will reach the junction to Ettal. The way through the forest on the south side of the mountain ends in Ettal next to the famous monastery. From there, return to Laber cable car station with the RVO- bus to Oberammergau, bus stop "Aufackerstrasse" or walk along at the Ammer River (about 1.5 hours). Refreshments: Laber- Mountain Restaurant (opening hours see cable car). Estimated time 1.5-2 hours /3 – 3.5 hours)
Schedules RVO (Regional Bus Services, only in German language): click here
AROUND ETTALER MANDL PEAK
|This tour begins like the "Laber Mountain - Ettaler Mandl Peak" trip until you reach the junction at Lake Soila. Don't follow the path down to the valley but keep left. Passing the lake zigzags lead uphill to the already passed "first junction." This part provides wonderful views of the surrounding mountains. In spring and summer you will be charmed by the rich flora, and with a little luck you may spot some mountain goats. The trip leads you back to the top station, where the patron is looking forward to your visit! Estimated time 1.5-2 hours;
LABER - ETTALER MANDL SUMMIT- LAKE SOILA - OBERAMMERGAU
Following the sign "Ettaler Mandl”, and passing the way to Ettal Monastery after 15 minutes you will reach within another five minutes the climbing trail secured with chains and cables up to the Ettaler Mandl Peak. The thirty minutes climbing trip is rewarded by a wonderful view. People easily feeling dizzy or not used to climbing should avoid this trail. They should use path to Lake Soila. – After having done Ettaler Mandl Peak follow the way towards Lake Soila/Oberammergau or alternatively via the Lainetal Valley back to the base station of the cable car.
Laber-Restaurant (opening hours see cable car), Soila-Alm below Lake Soila (partly managed);
estimated time 2.5 – 3 hours.
LABER - SCHARTENKÖPFE - OBERAMMERGAU (for experts only)
At the top station, follow the sign "Oberammergau über Schartenköpfe." After having passed under the the cable car your way changes to a sort of a climbing trail sometimes secured with fixed cables and ladders over rocks and along ridges. This tour offers a lot of marvellous views down to the Ettal Monastery, to the River Ammer-Valley and Graswang-Valley. High steps and rocky terrain require secure walking and good physical condition.
Laber-Mountain Restaurant (opening hours see cable car).
Walk 1, 5-2h.
The trails are closed during winter season!