Konig Ludwig Lauf

How to reach the area

To reach Oberammergau by car from main cities with international airports the following itineraries could be considered useful:

From Travel by Distance (km) Travel time*
Munich Highway south A95 dir. Garmisch Partenkirchen . In Oberau turn to the right, Innsbruck, Seefeld, D/A border, Mittenwald, Garmisch Partenkirchen, Oberau
71
1h10m
Vienna Melk, Salzburg, A/D border, Irschenberg, Steinbach, Bichl, Sindelsdorf, Oberau
505
4h50m
Zürich St. Margareten, CH/A border, Bludenz, Imst, Ehrwald, A/D border, Garmisch Partenkirchen, Oberau
306
3h15m
Milan Verona, Trento, Bolzano, Bressanone, Brenner pass, I/A border, Innsbruck Next as from Innsbruck
415
3h50m

*Dry road conditions. Base: Microsoft Auto Route Express Version 6.0.

When arriving at Munich airport the train connection to Oberammergau is convenient and you don’t necessarily need to rent a car.

Travel by train: consult www.bahn.de where you find train numbers, platform numbers and walking times. Approximate travel times by train from some international airports:

From Trains First Train Last Train Duration Transfers
Munich airport
13/day
5:45
19:45
2h25m – 3h00m
2
Zürich airport
4/day
7:45
17:45
6h26m – 7h00m
2

From the Munich airport, change at Pasing (easy platform change), not Munich downtown. Return connections are also frequent. The first leaves Oberammergau at 5:05 (bus) and reaches Munich airport at 7:28 but it involves 3 changes. (Updated October 2012; always check actual timetables)

Accommodations

In Oberammergau there is a vast variety of accommodations ranging from very cheap to expensive. 5 day all-inclusive arrangement seems to be very interesting. The race’s web-page contains the entry Travel information where you find the web-site of the city’s tourist office, http://www.oberammergau.de . The latter contains the list of hotels, guesthouses and B&Bs with addresses and prices plus the entry Service where you find the town map with street directory.

It is possible to get an accommodation at the tourist office the day of your arrival. Also accomodation are available in towns around Oberammergau, like Unterammergau, Ettal for example. But here you need own car or rental car.

Where to eat

Oberammergau as well as environmental villages has very good restaurants and inexpensive snacks. Ask for advice at the local Tourist Office

Things to see

Oberammergau is famous for its Passion Play, performed every decade by towns-people. Passionstheater, (Passionwiese 1) where the performances take place, include the history of the play and a peek at the costumes and seats (join guided daily tours 9 to 18).

Schloss Linderhof. About 12km west of Oberammergau is King Ludwig II’s smallest but most magnificent place. This castle is closed during the winter. König Ludwig Lauf (55km) is passing by in the proximity of the castle. At 25km after food station 300m watch to the left.

The restaurant in the castle’s premises allows a small stop during training tour.

Garmisch is around 30 km away with ski alpin possibility and the highest german mountain Zugspitze with 2.962m over sealevel.

Weather

The forcast is available at AccuWeather.

Web site

The race web site is at www.koenig-ludwig-lauf.com.

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