Bad Kohlgrub is accessible from Munich-Pasing or Munich Main Station. Both stations are connected well to the German ICE network. Take the regional train to Murnau and change train there to another regional train to Bad Kohlgrub.
Take the highway A95 heading from Munich to Garmisch-Partenkirchen and exit at "Murnau/Kochel" and head to "Murnau a.Staffelsee/Kochel a.See/Großweil/Ohlstadt". Later follow the signposts to "Garmisch-P./Ohlstadt/Murnau/Schwaiganger" and "Bad Kohlgrub".
Munich Airport is approx. 130 km away from Bad Kohlgrub. After arrival, take the urban railway (S-Bahn) S1, heading to München Ost and exit at München Hauptbahnhof (Munich Main Station). Take the regional train to Murnau and change train there to another regional train to Bad Kohlgrub.
Between mid December and mid March 09 am - 4 pm
The ski resort Bad Kohlgrub / Hoernle is a rather small one - but the advantage is the familiar atmosphere and that it's not really overcrowded. Especially for parents with children it's a perfect choice!
Close to Garmisch-Partenkirchen and the Zugspitze (Germany's highest mountain), the ski resort of Bad Kohlgrub / Hoernle offers 9 km of slopes. 6 km are "blue" slopes (easy), and 3 km are "red" slopes (intermediate). Three t-bar lifts and one chairlift help you to get to an altitude between 900 and 1,390 meters. The longest run ("family run") is 3.8 km. The slopes are usually rather wide than narrow, so it's a perfect environment for beginners.
There is plenty to discover and explore away from the hustle and bustle of the large ski resorts - and even though the resort of Bad Kohlgrub is small, there is nothing missing at all. The slopes are well prepared every morning - a perfect start. The "Hoernlehuette" invites you for a break with a cool beer before leaving or a snack during the day.
Of course one will find a ski school with courses for beginners as well as intermediates. There are special courses for children, as well as the kids are taken care of, if you wish. The 4.5 km long tobbogan run from the top of the resort down to the valley is very popular.
Additonally there is an opportunity to rent skis and ski boots, so you don't have to bring your own ones. And if you prefer cross country skiing - there are 10 km of tracks with connection to another 150 km of ski-tracks in the Ammergau Alps area.
Escape Address: Stickelsgrabenstraße, 82433 Bad Kohlgrub , Bad Kohlgrub, Bavaria, Germany
Linderhof Palace is just half an hour away from Bad Kohlgrub. The castle was built under King Ludwig II. (sometimes called "the Swan KIng" or "the Fairy Tale King"). It's a nice spot even during the winter, as the park seems to be a winter-wonderland when snow did fall; and it's considered one of the most beautiful historic garden creations at all.
The brewery of the Benedictine Abbey Ettal was founded in 1609, and since then beer is brewed here without cease. The beer is brewed with only four ingredients (as common in Germany due to the German Beer Purity Law from 1516): hop, malt, barm and water. 5 different sorts of beer are brewed and can be tasted and bought here. A large museum about the brewing history of the abbey can be visited (and viewing the exhibitions is really advisable).
There are several lakes around in the area, waiting for being explored and hiked. The Staffelsee is the nearest one. It has seven islands, which can be explored as well (there are boat trips available). The Walchensee is the largest one. And it's one of the deepest alpine lakes in Germany at all. The Kochelsee is the third one, and the Riegsee is the smallest one. All lakes did arise during the boulder period out of a glacier.