"Hiking around Steingaden" Steingaden Sports & Outdoors Tip by Trekki
Steingaden Sports & Outdoors: 1 reviews and 2 photos
Steingaden is an ideal base for easy and prime hiking. It is located at two major prime long distance hiking paths:
Prälatenweg, or Prelate Path (another word for priest), is 145 km long between Marktoberdorf and Kochel am See (Kochel at the lake). Its symbol is two croziers (bishop’s crook) like in my photo: the white sign at the bottom right side. The website is in German only but already the main page gives a lot of impressions of the several towns it leads through. And it reminded me to upload also the photo of the cute fountain in Steingaden, the one with the round little monk who sits there, feet in the water and his sandals on the fountain enclosure. The name of this hiking path comes from the many churches and monasteries along the way. It can be hiked in steps or on an approx. 7 days hiking tour with our without backpack (luggage transport can be organised). The advantage of this path is certainly the view to the Alps; it is often also called “Alpenpanorama-Weg” (Alp Panorama Path). On the German Pfaffenwinkel website (sadly not on the English version) is a description of the path and a small map with little picture icons for download (right side on that website link).
König Ludwig Weg („mad“ King Ludwig Path), which is approx. 120 km long and leads from Berg at Starnberger See, where the king drowned in 1886, to Neuschwanstein Castle near Füssen. This one at least has a path description in English.
And then there is the hiking path from Steingaden to Wies church. It is 8 km long and takes approx. one hour one way and leads through the forest and partly marshland. The marsh parts are covered by planks, that is why this path is being called “Brettlesweg” (Brett = plank). The website link is in German only but has path and altitude information.
© Ingrid D., October 2011 (So please do not copy my text or photos without my permission.)
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