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Blue Land

A Walk Through Nature and an Old Market Town

This tour in a nutshell

Let's head south from Munich to beautiful Lake Staffelsee and the Murnauer Moos (it is actually a moor, but literally called "moss" in Bavarian). Look forward to gorgeous views of the Ester, Ammergau, Karwendel and Wetterstein Mountains that usually appear in a magical blue light here. Locals therefore affectionately call the area "Blue Land". Our hike takes us to the lake, through a gorgeous alley, past a waterfall and to a beer garden inside the moor with excellent views. And onwards to Murnau.


From Murnau's amazing old town, it sometimes feels as if you can touch the mountains in the backdrop. The little town also boasts some great shopping. And for those who are interested in expressionism: The whole area around Murnau was home to "Der Blaue Reiter" (which literally translates as "The Blue Rider" – also adding to the region's nickname). Murnau itself boasts the famous "Münter House", a museum in the former home of Gabriele Münter and Wassily Kandinsky. So the town is well worth a visit in its own right.  


This flat hike (you might even call it a walk) is great if you want to stretch your legs, immerse yourself in nature and explore a cute little town along the way. You want to check out the museum as well? Please let us know beforehand.

Short facts

  • Easy guided hike

  • Hiking distance: 7.5 km

  • Hiking time: 3 h

  • Elevation gain: 110 m

  • Meet-up at Munich central station: around 9 am (specified during the booking process)

  • Train ride: approx. 1 h one way

  • Total duration: approx. 7 h (depending on walking speed / transport)

What's included

  • One of our three dedicated guides

  • Public transportation tickets (1st or 2nd class)

  • Basic raincoats

  • Snacks to keep you going between meals

  • Up to two kids between 10 and 14 y/o are included free of charge in your group ticket. Please count additional kids and older kids as extra guests in your booking. Your kids are younger than 10? Please drop us an email at before you book.

What's extra

  • Food and drink

What you need for your hike

  • Comfortable walking shoes with profile / grip

  • Backpack

  • Sunglasses / hat

  • Extra layers – the weather can change quickly in and near the mountains

  • Water (1.5 to 2 litres per person)

  • ID for the train

  • Cash for lunch and personal expenses

Fitness level

Please see our "Must know" section for more info on the required fitness levels.​


Please note that the return time may vary according to the amount of time we spend hiking as well as the public transport from and to Munich. Please let us know if you have any time restrictions. 

Due to the weather conditions, we may have to opt for a different hiking destination at short notice. Kindly check your e-mail the night before your tour. If you haven't heard from us after 7 pm, the tour goes ahead as planned. Otherwise, we will send you all the details regarding the new plan. All our tours are equally beautiful, so don't worry – you will enjoy the alternative tour just as much!

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