I organized this day trip from Munich in November 2018 for the Munich Travel Community and now I decided to create a travel guide for this so that you can also plan this trip for your yourself, friends or family. This plan includes Mittenwald and the Leutascher Geisterklamm. Mittenwald is very cute Bavarian town about 105 km from Munich and around 16 km from Garmisch-Partenkirchen. It’s lying in the valley of the Isar river in foothills of the Alps. The Leutascher Geisterklamm is a gorge near Mittenwald situated in the Bavarian-Tyrolean border area. The total length of this extremely steep-sided gorge is 1650 metres.
Table of contents
1. Getting to Leutascher Geisterklamm from Munich
1.1. To Mittenwald from Munich by train
The cheapest ticket is the Bayern-Ticket for this trip.
If you want to know how Bayern-Ticket works, check out my blog about it. 🙂
Bayern-Ticket: Travel cheap in Bavaria, Germany
My advice it to start the day early with a train departing around 8 am. When you search for the schedule, enter Mittenwald in the destination field. With the regional train it takes around 1 h 45 mins to reach to Mittenwald.
1.2 To Mittenwald from Munich by car
If you don’t want to plan with the train schedule, go for renting a car from Auto Europe.
You can read more about my personal experience with renting a car in my blog on Plansee.
2. Walking from Mittenwald to Leutascher Geisterklamm
About the names
Mittenwald could be translated into middle forest. Mitten means middle and Wald means forest in German. Leutascher Geisterklamm is Leutasch Spirit Gorge in English. Geister means spirit and Klamm means gorge.
Leutascher Geisterklamm opening times
Every day from the beginning of May until the end of October
The Leutasch River over the Panorama bridge in the Leutasch Gorge
From Mittenwald train station to the waterfall in Leutaschklamm
Distance: 2 km
Duration: ~30 mins
The Leutasch-Geisterklamm walk
Distance: 4,5 km.
Duration: 1 hour
Of course, if you want to take it slow and take photos, it can take 2 hours. 🙂
The track itself
– Wasserfallsteig which is a 23 meter high waterfall (200 m)
– Panoramabrücke (Panorama Bridge)
– Klammgeisterweg (2,5 km)
– Koboldpfad (2 km)
The waterfall is not always accessible. You can call the information center in Seefeld in Austria to check it before you leave: +43 508800
The Leutasch River
The Leutasch River flowing from the Isar River
3. Afternoon and dinner in Mittenwald
Mittenwald is a small town in the Garmisch-Partenkirchen district of Upper-Bavaria by the foothills of the Alps in Germany. Mittenwald is famous for the St. Paul and St Peter church, and the houses with colorful frescoes.
Around 15:00 we were back in Mittenwald where we walked around the town a bit and then had a long break in one of their restaurants.
In the end we took the train in the evening back to Munich.
4. Budget for Mittenwald and Leutascher Geisterklamm
Bayern Ticket: €9.80 (if you are five persons)
Leutascher Geisterklamm: free
Wanna know more? Ask me, The Globetrotting Detective!
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