Herzogstand & cable car

König Ludwigs II´s favourite mountain. Unmatched panoramic views across the Land of Two Lakes open up during the 4-minute ascent and when you step out of the cable car cabin at lofty 1600 metres above sea level. On the Herzogstand summit, you have bavaria, all the way to Munich, at your feet. To the north, the 360-degree vista sweeps from expansive Bavarian foothills of the Alps across the mountain lakes, Kochelsee and Walchensee. From there it continues to the towering chain of Alps in the south, from the proud summit of the Zugspitze across the Karwendel range far into the Tyrolean mountains. This overwhelming panorama is what made Herzogstand the favourite mountain of " Kini", the nickname of King Ludwig II.

Herzogstand Cable Car
Only the travel times posted at the valley station are valid. Travel times may change due to the weather conditions, the season or other circumstances.

Current information when the cableway is closed for maintenance in autumn/spring can be found at www.herzogstandbahn.de. It is possible to take wheelchairs, folding pushchairs and dogs up,  but not bicycles

Herzogstandbahn GmbH, Am Tanneneck 6, 82432 Walchensee, Tel. +49 (0)8858-236,

The best peaks come in threes:
Fahrenberg, Martinskopf and Herzogstand 

The ride up on the Herzogstandbahn cable car lets you admire three peaks at once - or a different one each time. After reaching the top station, you can climb up Fahrenberg and visit the King of the Castle´s memorial chapel. Another path takes your from the mountain lodge to the top of Martinskopf and yet another to the summit of  Herzogstand.

The mountain for families
Be it a nature trail, a climb to the summit or simply a leisurely stop for a bite to eat and drink - Herzogstand is the perfect mountain for the whole family. Other advantages: just a 4 minute ride to the top, reasonably priced family tickets and the ability to transport foldable prams. With a length of 2,5 km and easy terrain, the panoramic path with a nature trail is perfect for a leisurely walk with the whole family. It offers ever new impressive panoramic vistas of the mountains and lake with plenty of benches for a rest. The geological theme path gives both young and old an opportunity to learn about the gigantic shifts in the earth´s crust, which can be seen particularly well on Herzogstand. The route starts directly at the top station and can be walked with no significant elevation change.

Gipfelschmaus ("Summit Feast"=) at Berggasthof Herzogstand
The Zauner family extends a warm welcome to you in the lodge at 1575 m above sea level, on King Ludwig´s favourite mountain. Whether during a stop while skiing or walking or just a brief time out, you can enjoy Bavarian specialities, hearty snacks, cake and coffee and in the cosy Bavarian Stuben rooms or on the spacious sunny terrace. The lodge also offers attractive overnight options for up to 65 guests with advance booking.

Opening times:  www.berggasthaus-herzogstand.de/offnungszeiten