Murnauer Moos bog

© Tourist Information Murnau, Barbara Jungwirth


While vast litter meadows adorn themselves with European globe flowers (Trollius europaeus), iris, and wild orchids in the springtime, they are decorated with berry bushes, gentians, and sweet garlic (Tulbaghia fragrans) in late summer. Our specially trained hiking guides will lead you past deep bog lakes and small streams winding their way through the upland peat bog.

Bavaria's deepest peat bog is up to 18 meters (59 feet) deep, but have no fear, you will be able to return home with dry feet unless, of course, you're not wearing suitable footwear! On the guided hikes, you will learn all about the origin of the peat bog and also about more recent developments like the protection project of the German government.

Here you can find an overview of the guided tours of the peat bog offered.
The guided tours are in German.

History and stories of the Murnauer Moos bog

This tour focusses on how the Murnauer Moos bog was formed, then developed into a lowland and highland peat bog, with sinkholes, lakes and its Köchel (quarries). Traudl or Stefan Bergmeister will tell you all about the plants and animals that one finds in the peat bog, the bog raffle and the work in this precious nature reserve.

Tip: With sturdy shoes or rubber boots, as well as binoculars or a camera, you will be able to enjoy a memorable and delightful experience.

  • Meeting point: the information board at the Murnauer Moos hikers' parking lot, Ramsachstraße
  • Number of participants: 3 persons, max. 18 persons
  • Tour fee: EUR 6 per person, EUR 5 with the Kurkarte (guest card)

No registration is required for this tour of the peat bog. You can obtain information on the programme, dates and terms & conditions directly from Traudl Bergermeister (guide) or the Tourist Information Centre Murnau.


Tourist Information Murnau
Kohlgruber Straße 1
82418 Murnau a. Staffelsee

Telephone: +49 (0)8841 6141-0
Fax: +49 (0)8841 6141-21

Traudl Bergmeister (guide)
Telephone: +49 (0)8841 9312


Easy hike in the Murnauer Moos bog

Hike to the Drachenstich of Murnau, along a panoramic trail with stunning vistas of the peat bog and the surrounding mountains. Continue on a raised plank trail through the Langer Filz and the Murnauer Moos bog and back to the Ähndl Restaurant, where you can stop for a bite to eat and drink – and enjoy a stunning view of the bog and mountains to boot. Reinhard Klein, the visitor guide who has been with us for many years, will be glad to tell you all about Murnau, the Blue Land and its inhabitants. The tour is also ideally suited for families.

Tip: Wear water-resistant shoes or rubber boots and you will be able to walk through the Murnauer Moos bog without getting your feet wet. Make sure to also bring along rain and sun protection as well as a snack.

  • Meeting point: The information board at the Murnauer Moos hikers' parking lot, Ramsachstraße
  • Tour fee: EUR 6 per person, EUR 5 with the Kurkarte (guest card)
  • Number of participants: min. 3 persons

Information on the route, dates and terms & conditions are available directly at the Murnau Tourist Information Centre. No registration required.

Bog ghosts & more

Explore the Murnauer Moos peat bog while playing. Spooky stories about bog bodies and Murnau's mascot, the dragon, put us in even more awe of this fascinating biotope. Catching the Bog Ghost turns out to be quite a challenge! You will also find out all about the geological and ecological specialties as well as the enormous diversity of species of this nature reserve, the largest peat bog bordering the Alps in Central Europe. Sabine Drexler, a trained nature education specialist, invites you and your children to discover an incredible corner of our earth.

Tip: Weatherproof clothing and sturdy footwear along with a tasty snack will help make this the perfect outdoor experience.

  • Meeting point: hikers' parking lot (Wanderparkplatz) at the Murnauer Moos bog, Ramsach Straße
  • Tour fee: EUR 12 for adults, EUR 6 for children age 5 and over
  • Number of participants: min. 8 persons, max. 25 persons

You can obtain information on the programme and dates directly on Sabine Drexler's website.
You can register by contacting Sabine Drexler at her phone number.


Heilkräuter & Naturpädagogik
Kirchstraße 12
82449 Uffing a. Staffelsee

Telephone: +49 (0)8846 914292
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Telephone: +49 (0)8841 6141-0 
Fax: +49 (0)8841 6141-21



Kohlgruber Straße 1
82418 Murnau a. Staffelsee

Opening hours:

1 May to 30 September
Mon. to Fri.09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Sat., Sun., holidays 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM


1 October to 30 April
Mon. to Fri.09:00 AM - 12:30 PM
and01.30 PM - 05:00 PM
Sat.10:00 AM - 12:00 noon