We have long wanted to do a hike in the snow and combine it with a funny sleigh ride, as a family trip. Being outside for the whole day in the snow covered mountains, playing and go sledding makes our kids very happy.
The Obere Firstalm is no longer an insider tip when it comes to a snow-sure toboggan run in the Munich area. The big rush that we expected did not show up.
So we hiked pretty relaxed from the parking lot of the Stümplfingbahn (no parking fee) over a snow-covered path up to the Untere Firstalm. It took us about 1.5 hours with children for this route. If you already have a sled, you can use it to rest tired children’s feet during the hike.
The Untere Firstalm is ideal for a lunch stop. Every hungry hiker will find something on a well-filled menu with Bavarian dishes.
From there it is only a short way to the Oberen Firstalm (10 minutes), where the toboggan run starts down the valley. The toboggan rental station is also on the Obere Firstalm. By the way, they are in very good condition and whiz down the mountain with a monkey tooth. The toboggan run at Spitzingsee is not only ideal for a family trip because of the snow guarantee, but also because of the well-groomed route. There are no drooping curves or dangerous spots for children. Still you can go very fast. Once at the finish, just leave the rented toboggan and walk back the route to the car.
That is a good 10 minutes from the end of the toboggan run. If that’s too far for you, you can send dad in and have it conveniently picked up at the valley station – just as an idea.