Immenstadt - Wertach
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Iller near ImmenstadtPhoto: Martin Lässig, Outdooractive Editors
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Tips and hintsWe inform ourselves in good time, ideally before the start of the tour, about the departure times of the buses in Wertach, as we sometimes have no internet reception with our mobile phones in the Great Forest and on the Wertach.
From Marienplatz in Immenstadt, we walk past the Nikolauskirche to the roundabout. On the other side, we follow Salzstraße to the subway. On the west side of the railway line, we walk north to the tunnel. There we cross over to the school centre. Pass the Auwald stadium to reach the Illersteg. East of the Iller we walk along the Rauhenzell lakes. Behind the second lake we walk up to the left to the playground of Rauhenzell and straight on to the street Hirtenbichel. Here we keep to the right to Buchwaldstraße. Follow this road eastwards to the main road, which you cross underneath. Then turn left. At the Mariengrotte, we walk past the barrier into the forest. We pass a hut and reach a fork in the path. We keep straight on. After a few minutes we reach the meadows near Greggenhofen. Behind the farms we cross the district road. We walk over to Weiher. There, keep to the right and follow the signs to Rettenberg. At the cross before the brewery village we have a beautiful view into the upper Illertal.
Along the main road, we walk through the village and turn south at the last houses into the Lärchenweg. This brings us to the cemetery, which we leave on the right s side. We ll descend into the hare garden. On the other side of the stream, follow the signposts further up towards the Grünten. We pass an old quarry. At the Kammeregg-Alpe we leave the dense forest. We climb steeply over pastures to the ridge of the Grünten. At the top of the ski lift, we do not turn towards the summit, for which we do not have time today, but hike down to the Grünten hut in a few minutes. Behind the hut, the path descends steadily over to the top of the mountain lifts. After that we dive into the forest. At the next fork in the path, we keep straight on and descend to the meadows near the Alpe Vordere Kölle. The tarred road begins at the house. Walk along it to the forest playground. Shortly below, we turn south and follow the valley of the Wertacher Starzlach to the next fork. There we keep to the left. Our next stage destination is the Alpe Schnitzlertal below the Wertacher Hörnles. After a few metres, we leave this little tarred road. On a forts path south, initially south of the stream, we continue walking in an easterly direction. We cross the water twice before we start the ascent on the initially wooded ridge towards Wertacher Hörnle. Above the Kälberhütte, the Schnitzlertal alpine pasture is on the left.
After the alp we choose the path up to the saddle. On the other side we have a beautiful view into the Wertach valley. On a mostly very muddy path we hike over the slopes of the Starzlachberg. At the Sattelhütte, the ground becomes more pleasant again, as it is gravelled. There we can sensibly shorten the serpentines of the forest road via a footpath. We leave the serpentine path to Untergschwend on the right. Northwest of Jungholz we reach the federal road B310. We have to follow this road for a short distance to the next car park on the left. Again on a separate path, the Seebaldweg, we hike in about 40 minutes to Markt Wertach, where our tour ends at the town hall.
By bus and train we reach our starting point again.
Public-transport-friendlyWe reach Immenstadt station by regional train. From there we get to Marienplatz through Bahnhofstraße in a few minutes.
By roadFrom the west, we use the B308 via Oberstaufen to Immenstadt. From the north or south, take the B19 to one of the exits near Stein or Rauhenzell. In Immenstadt we follow the signs to the railway station.
ParkingThere is an underground car park slightly to the east on the Stadtspange. Larger vehicles park at Viehmarktplatz to the west of the station.
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EquipmentWe must not underestimate the length of the tour and need sufficient provisions and drinks.
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