Walking in Warngau

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Warngau countryside
Warngau countryside

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Warngau (Warngau vacation rentals | Warngau travel guide) is located in the Miesbach (Miesbach vacation rentals | Miesbach travel guide) District of Bavaria, just south of Munich (Munich vacation rentals | Munich travel guide). Warngau offers natural beauty, quaint villages, and fresh air, all a short train or car ride away from the center of Munich.

The people of Warngau deeply love the beautiful countryside and they adhere to the local traditions. One such tradition is the Leonhardi pilgrimage to the All Saints Church near Oberwarngau, which takes place every year on the fourth Sunday in October. Participants dress in traditional costume as they make their way to the church.

Warngau offers some lovely hiking and walking opportunities. There is no better way to truly experience Bavaria than walking or hiking in nature. You can start your hike directly from the train station in Warngau. Simply head down Bahnhofstrasse and cross under the main road and you will reach Uber-Warngau. Follow the yellow trail signs for Taubenberg and make your way through the village. Soon you will come to a large field with grazing cows. Leisurely walk the path through the field, the cow bells tinkering in the background, as you make your way to the locality of Oster-Warngau.

Warngau is home to many churches and chapels. The most impressive of which, the Marienwallfahrtskirche, is in Oster-Warngau. It’s worth heading off the main walking trail to check out the church, and the town is so small it won’t take very long. After your visit at the church make your way back to Nüchternbrunnweg. This road will take you up into the forest and the foothills of the Alps. Enjoy this pleasant, intermediate-level hike up to a gorgeous viewpoint. If you are hiking between Thursday-Sunday, you can stop at the Berggasthof Taubenberg for a drink and a snack to refuel before heading back down to the town.

How to get there: Hop on the train headed to Tegernee from the Munich main train station. You will reach the Warngau stop in about 35 minutes. Driving from Munich takes about the same amount of time. Take the A8 and exit at Holzkirchen, and then follow the B318 to Warngau.

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Allison Stendardi-Deptolla

This travel guide has been written by Allison Stendardi-Deptolla.

Allison Stendardi-Deptolla is from the U.S. and has spent much of the past two years traveling the world. She currently lives in Munich and loves it. She holds a B.A. in English Literature and works as a freelance writer and editor.

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