The ruins of Werdenfels Castle are located about 80 metres above the Loisachtal valley between Garmisch and Farchant. Since the 13th century, it’s been an important landmark and it even gave the Werdenfelser Land region its name. What used to be an impressive fortress is now a ruin full of mysteries and a popular excursion destination for hikers.
Hiking tip for the whole family: The fortress educational trail lets little and grown-up hikers walk in the footsteps of old counts and lords. The four-kilometre-long trail takes you on a journey back in time. A total of 15 info boards along the edge of the trail tell you more about the history of the castle and its former residents.
And in case you’d like to try some culinary delicacies, you’ve got two amazing opportunities to do so: Berggasthof Pflegersee (inn) and the Werdenfelser hut.
You want more info about the routes around Lake Pflegersee? With the tour planner, you can simply enter the keyword “Pflegersee” and search for routes.
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from June 26 to 28, 2022, the G7 summit will take place in the immediate vicinity of Garmisch-Partenkirchen. This results in severe restrictions for locals and guests, as large parts of the everyday infrastructure remain closed throughout the district. We recommend that you avoid the entire area for excursions, hikes and day visits during this period. You can find more information on our website (in german language only).
The Tourist Info-Point on Richard-Strauss Platz has open Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday from 9 am to 12 am. It will be closed on Monday. If you have any question related to the restrictions belonging G7, please call the Bürgertelefon (free with German mobile nummer).
We look forward to welcoming you back after the G7 summit.