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Grüntenseeweg - nice and easy around the quiet lake

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  • The Grünten mountain towers above the autumnal Grüntensee lake.
    The Grünten mountain towers above the autumnal Grüntensee lake.
    Photo: Siegfried Garnweidner, AV-alpenvereinaktiv.com
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Popular, easy and scenically very appealing circular lake walking route at the foot of the Allgäuer Alps
easy
Distance 8.6 km
2:15 h
60 m
60 m
890 m
875 m
At first sight, it is hard to believe, but the Grüntensee is a reservoir that primarily serves to retain floodwaters, generate electricity and regulate the water of the Wertach. It was completed in 1961 and has since developed into a biotope and leisure area.
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Author
Siegfried Garnweidner
Update: July 28, 2020
Difficulty
easy
Technique
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Highest point
Haslach, 890 m
Lowest point
Parking, 875 m
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Start

Parking on the north-western lakeshore on the B310, 875 m (888 m)
Coordinates:
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47.621870, 10.441840
DMS
47°37'18.7"N 10°26'30.6"E
UTM
32T 608337 5275281
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Destination

Parking on the north-western lakeshore on the B310, 875 m

Turn-by-turn directions

From the parking space for hikers, we walk northeast along a wide path between the main road and the lakeshore and turn right after a bridge in front of the sports field. The path takes us behind the children's playground and the camping site into open meadows. If you like, you can follow the promenade or keep to the right to cross over to the lake on a dead-end road. Follow the shore to the forest. After the woods, the footpath turns left and leads you back to the above-mentioned promenade at the edge of a meadow.

On the wide path, you now walk slightly uphill to the Seehaus restaurant and pass the high ropes course behind it. Behind the "Kletterwald" (climbing forest) go to the left, on a narrow road up to a hilltop and down in hairpin bends to the dam. Cross the dam and turn right down to the lake. Then follow the lakeside path for a long stretch, go straight on at the Buronstadel and pass the fishermen's hut, water-guard building and camping site. Then you cross some brooks and reach the south-western tip of the lake and the Wertach. At a signposted point, the hiking trail branches off from the road to the right to a footbridge crosses the Wertach and dives into the beautiful alluvial forest.

At the next junction, turn right, walk through a charming moorland landscape and come back into the alluvial forest behind the youth campsite. The last part of the circular hike follows a wide promenade back to the starting point.

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Public transport

Bus connection from Oy-Mittelberg railway station

Getting there

A7 to Oy - Mittelberg, then on B 309 and B 310 to the starting point

Parking

Parking at the beginning of the route

Coordinates

DD
47.621870, 10.441840
DMS
47°37'18.7"N 10°26'30.6"E
UTM
32T 608337 5275281
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Topografische Karte des Bayer. Landesamtes für Vermessung und Geoinformation 1:50000, Blatt UKL17, Kempten und Umgebung

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Rating

4.3
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Martin Maier 
July 04, 2019 · Community
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When did you do this route? July 04, 2019
Informationstafel des Grüntensees
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Badeanlage beim Grüntensee
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Talspeere
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Tobias Sabisch
October 15, 2018 · Community
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15. Oktober 2018. 17 uhr
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Didi
September 18, 2016 · Community

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
8.6 km
Duration
2:15 h
Ascent
60 m
Descent
60 m
Highest point
890 m
Lowest point
875 m
Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Family-friendly

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