Wank | 1780m

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Wank (1780 m) is one of the most visited mountains in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Thanks to the cable car which runs from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to the top. It's often very crowded because of many tourists going up on the cable car. That's why I decided to do this hike when the cable car is not running. The hike is easy in general. In winter you definitely need gaiters and spikes.

Ascent: The hike starts from Farchant and after following a forest road, you will quickly arrive on a path which goes through forest. The views of Farchant is amazing. Soon the trail merges into a forest road. Soon you will arrive at a sign post to wank. The trail goes through forest and is steep. But the views of Estergbirge and Soierngruppe is breathtaking. After walking about 1 hour, you will arrive at wank.

Descent: For the descent follow the same trail as ascent for 10 min and then walk up to Eckenberg, and follow the trail from there to Garmisch-Partenkirchen. The trail is going through forest and some parts are steep and also slippery in winter. However, the trail has the best views of Wetterstein mountains, including Zugspitze, Alpspitze, Waxenstein etc. It took us 2.5 hours from wank to Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Send a message

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By public transport:
    Train station near start point: Farchant (0.0 Km from start point)
    Bus stop near start point: Farchant, Antoni-Stüberl (207 m from start point)

    Train station near end point: Garmisch-Partenkirchen (0.0 Km from end point)
    Bus stop near end point: Achenfeldstraße (311 m from end point)
    Bus stop near end point: Chamonixstraße (379 m from end point)
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Wank-Haus (1780 m):
    Url: Homepage
    Phone: +49882156201
    Wikipedia: Wikipedia page
    Location: Google maps

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Wank (1780 m) is one of the most visited mountains in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Thanks to the cable car which runs from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to the top. It's often very crowded because of many tourists going up on the cable car. That's why I decided to do this hike when the cable car is not running. The hike is easy in general. In winter you definitely need gaiters and spikes.

Ascent: The hike starts from Farchant and after following a forest road, you will quickly arrive on a path which goes through forest. The views of Farchant is amazing. Soon the trail merges into a forest road. Soon you will arrive at a sign post to wank. The trail goes through forest and is steep. But the views of Estergbirge and Soierngruppe is breathtaking. After walking about 1 hour, you will arrive at wank.

Descent: For the descent follow the same trail as ascent for 10 min and then walk up to Eckenberg, and follow the trail from there to Garmisch-Partenkirchen. The trail is going through forest and some parts are steep and also slippery in winter. However, the trail has the best views of Wetterstein mountains, including Zugspitze, Alpspitze, Waxenstein etc. It took us 2.5 hours from wank to Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Send a message

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By public transport:
    Train station near start point: Farchant (0.0 Km from start point)
    Bus stop near start point: Farchant, Antoni-Stüberl (207 m from start point)

    Train station near end point: Garmisch-Partenkirchen (0.0 Km from end point)
    Bus stop near end point: Achenfeldstraße (311 m from end point)
    Bus stop near end point: Chamonixstraße (379 m from end point)
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Wank-Haus (1780 m):
    Url: Homepage
    Phone: +49882156201
    Wikipedia: Wikipedia page
    Location: Google maps

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Gaiters and Spikes are mandatory in winter.

Technical Difficulty Easy
Gear Hiking Boots , Hiking Poles
Popularity 5
Highest point 1780m
Total gain 1107m
Total loss 1071m
Duration 05:19
Distance 13.3Km
Rating 1064