Home Trip destinations Blue Rider, Blue Land - around Murnauer Moos
Radfahren im Blauen Land, Foto: Wolfgang Ehn Blick ├╝ber das Moos in die Berge, Foto: Wolfgang Ehn Murnauer Moos, Foto: Simon Bauer Radfahren im Blauen Land, Foto: Wolfgang Ehn In der Fu├čg├Ąngerzone Murnau, Foto: Simon Bauer M├╝nter-Haus Murnau, Foto: Simone G├Ąnsheimer, Ernst Jank, Lizenz: St├Ądtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus und Kunstbau, M├╝nchen Moos, Foto: Simon Bauer Das Murnauer Moos , Foto: Simon Bauer Foto: Bartlomiej Banaszak, Lizenz: Deutsche Bahn AG Foto: Pixabay Sp├Ątbarocke Wallfahrtskirche St. Nikolaus, Foto: Pfarreiengemeinschaft Murnau Murnauer Moos, Foto: Didgeman, pixabay Zusammenkommen im ├ähndl, Foto: Gasthaus ├ähndl M├╝nter Haus in Murnau, Foto: Simon Bauer

Blue Rider, Blue Land - around Murnauer Moos

Attention nature lovers! Discover the impressive moorland landscape of Murnau by bike. Experience the beauty of Upper Bavarian nature in the footsteps of the Blauer Reiter group of artists.

5 h
33 km
Key facts of the tour
A visit to the largest living moor in Central Europe: The Murnauer Moos in the "Blaues Land" south of the Staffelsee is probably the most impressive moor landscape in Bavaria. In the southern half, elongated hills rise out of the moor, the so-called K├Âchel, which combine with wet meadows and sections of forest to form a unique mosaic. In terms of its size and enclosure, its landscape forms and its flora and fauna, the moss is unique. Many endangered animal and plant species find a refuge here. After large-scale mining of coveted hard rock began in 1930, the Moos has been a nature reserve since 1980 with a core area of around 23 square kilometres.

The mystical beauty of the landscape was already appreciated by the painters of the "Blaue Reiter" at the beginning of the 20th century. The founders of the artists' group Gabriele M├╝nter and Wassily Kandinsky liked to spend time here. In numerous works, the landscape was denied. For those who want to combine nature with art, the 33-kilometre bike tour from Murnau to the Moos followed by a visit to the M├╝nter House is highly recommended.
A cycling tour for families, culture lovers and nature lovers.

Arrive relaxed and use rental bikes from the local rental companies. The capacity for taking bicycles on trains is limited and taking your own bike on the train cannot be guaranteed, depending on the capacity.

Start and end station

Start station
Bahnhof Murnau
6 tour steps
33 km / 5 Stunden
End station
Bahnhof Murnau

Our tip: Please make sure to check your train connection and the expected capacity before you start your journey.


Tour starts on Bahnhof Murnau


If you need technical assistance, you can head for this repair station on the route:

Radlstadl, Bahnhofstra├če 10, 82418 Murnau am Staffelsee, Tel. 08841 40222

DB Bicycle Service Murnau Station

There are 200 bicycle parking spaces in the immediate vicinity of the station.

Bahnhofsplatz 1

Foto: Bartlomiej Banaszak, Lizenz: Deutsche Bahn AG


If you arrive without a bicycle, you will find it at the bicycle rental "Radlstadl" at Bahnhofstra├če 10. At the roundabout in front of the station building, turn into Bahnhofsweg and follow this for about 5 minutes on foot.

Then turn right and immediately left into Bahnhofstra├če. You will arrive at the rental shop after about 10 minutes.

Bike rental Radlstadl Murnau

Whether city bike, children's bike, e-mountain bike or e-bike: the bike rental Radstadl offers a wide range of bikes to explore the area around Murnau. A day's rental for a city bike costs 12 euros, for example, and you pay 35 euros for an e-bike. Before setting off, please ask for the current availability of the bikes and opening hours.

Bahnhofstr. 10

Phone: 08841 40222
Email Address: info@radlstadl.de
Tuesday: 09:00 - 12:30
Wednesday: 09:00 - 12:30
Thursday: 09:00 - 12:30
Friday: 09:00 - 12:30
Tuesday: 14:00 - 18:00
Wednesday: 14:00 - 18:00
Thursday: 14:00 - 18:00
Friday: 14:00 - 18:00
Saturday: 09:00 - 13:00
Foto: Pixabay


From Bahnhofstra├če, cycle a little way down the Burggraben and turn left towards the old town via H├Âllgasse and Untermarkt into Schlossbergstra├če. You can already see the tower of St. Nicholas Church on the right-hand side. The cycle route in H├Âllgasse and to St. Nicholas leads over stairs.

St. Nicholas

The parish church of St. Nicholas, consecrated in 1734, dates from the late Baroque period and is one of the most beautiful places of worship in the Blue Country. The simple exterior barely hints at the imposing rococo interior. The light-flooded nave, surmounted by a mighty dome, highlights the architectural details. This building thus had a decisive influence on the development of Bavarian sacred architecture. St. Nicholas also became famous because it served the expressionist Wassily Kandinsky as a motif for his oil painting "Murnau with Church" in 1910.

Dates for free guided tours are announced on the website.

Mayr-Graz-Weg 10
Murnau a. Staffelsee

Phone: 08841 1326
Email Address: st.nikolaus.murnau@bistum-augsburg.de
Sp├Ątbarocke Wallfahrtskirche St. Nikolaus, Foto: Pfarreiengemeinschaft Murnau
Innenansicht St. Nikolaus, Foto: Pfarreiengemeinschaft Murnau
St. Nikolaus Murnau , Foto: Pfarreiengemeinschaft Murnau


Cycle southwards back to Untermarkt until you reach a cycle path. This takes you left to the Loisach. There you take a well-paved dirt road towards Eschenlohe, where views of the Murnauer Moos against a spectacular mountain backdrop are captivating.

After about ten kilometres you reach Eschenlohe. If you want to take a break from cycling here: at the village square, the Luidl bakery offers regional delicacies. Behind the bakery, it is worth taking a look at the late Baroque parish church of St. Clemens with its impressive frescoes.

At the village square, turn into H├Âllensteinstra├če and follow it until you cross the motorway bridge, then turn right again. After about 15 minutes you will reach the feeder road to the Murnauer Moos nature reserve, which will take you directly to Langer-K├Âchel Lake. Please stay on the main paths and do not enter the nature protected areas of the Murnauer Moos. Further on, the route follows the Bodensee-K├Ânigsee cycle path.

Langer-K├Âchel Lake

Pure idyll in the former open-cast mine: On the western edge of the Murnauer Moos lies the shimmering turquoise Langer-K├Âchel Lake, where you will find plenty of peace and quiet far away from the often well-frequented Moos circular hiking trail. The lake is not of natural origin, but the open-cast mining remnant of the former Werdenfels hard stone works. In the past, hard stone was mined at Langer K├Âchel. After mining ended, the lake filled up naturally in a short time. Natural forest grows on the ridge of Langer K├Âchel. It is hard to imagine that here - in the middle of the Murnauer Moos - blasting was carried out regularly for 70 years.

Between 1930 and 2000, glaucoquartzite was extracted there, which was mostly used as ballast in railway construction. Since the excavators stopped, nature has reclaimed the Langer K├Âchel, and so you can observe rare animals such as the dwarf dragonfly here alongside adders or corncrakes. The lake is part of the Murnauer Moos nature reserve, so please note that swimming or fishing is not allowed here.

Murnauer Moos, Foto: Didgeman, pixabay


Back on the road, continue to the small village of Grafenaschau, with its Caf├ę Habersetzer. After one kilometre, turn right at the bridge into the Murnauer Moos, back to Murnau. As pedestrians have the right of way in this area, please be considerate. At the edge of the path there are always places to rest and look out.

A little further on, the Ramsach Church of St. George, which served as a motif for the painter Gabriele Münter in 1928, greets you on the left. Popularly known as the "Ramsachkircherl" or "Ähndl", it is one of the oldest churches in the region. It is worth a visit for its hand bell alone, which is probably over 1200 years old and was rung by the Iro-Scottish missionaries in Bavaria. Opposite, the "Ähndl" inn invites you to a rustic cycling snack.

Gasthaus Ähndl Ramsach

More Bavarian idylls are hard to find: on the left the little church "Ähndl" (Ahnin, Ahne) with its onion dome, on the right the rustic inn with the same name, behind it the Murnauer Moos with its mountain panorama. "Ähndl" is a popular destination for hikers and mountain bikers, but also for Murnau gourmets. Owner Thilo Bischoff is one of the top chefs in the Blaues Land and already boasts a Michelin star. On the menu, you will find mainly classics of Bavarian cuisine - such as crusted roast and Kaiserschmarren - to snacks or cakes, in addition to refined own creations. In summer, the beer garden offers fantastic views towards the Alps.

Ramsach 2

Phone: 08841 5241
Email Address: info@aehndl.de

03.01.2021 - 28.02.2021
Wednesday: 12:00 - 20:00
Thursday: 12:00 - 20:00
Friday: 12:00 - 20:00
Saturday: 12:00 - 20:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 20:00

01.03.2021 - 30.06.2021
Wednesday: 12:00 - 22:00
Thursday: 12:00 - 22:00
Friday: 12:00 - 22:00
Saturday: 12:00 - 22:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 22:00

01.07.2021 - 30.09.2021
Tuesday: 12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday: 12:00 - 22:00
Thursday: 12:00 - 22:00
Friday: 12:00 - 22:00
Saturday: 12:00 - 22:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 22:00

01.10.2021 - 30.12.2021
Wednesday: 12:00 - 20:00
Thursday: 12:00 - 20:00
Friday: 12:00 - 20:00
Saturday: 12:00 - 20:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 20:00
Zusammenkommen im Ähndl, Foto: Gasthaus Ähndl
Kulinarische Genu╠łsse im Gru╠łnen, Foto: Gasthaus ├ähndl
Blick vom Gasthaus Aehndl, Foto: Gasthaus Ähndl
Gastraum, Foto: Gasthaus Ähndl


Behind the Ramsachkircherl, continue to the right past the Alpenhof Murnau, then left into M├╝hlstra├če and from there left again into Kottm├╝llerallee. You will find the M├╝nter-Haus at number 6.

M├╝nter House Murnau

It is considered the birthplace of the Expressionist artists' group "Blauer Reiter": the handsome M├╝nter House at the gates of Murnau's old town. The artist couple Gabriele M├╝nter and Wassily Kandinski spent their summer holidays here at the beginning of the 20th century with painter friends such as Alexej Jawlensky and Marianne von Werefkin. Soon called the "Russenhaus" by the people of Murnau, it quickly became a meeting place for the avant-garde of the time.

On 21 August 1909, Gabriele M├╝nter bought the house on Kottm├╝llerallee. The Murnau landscape, the house itself and its garden became important sources of inspiration for M├╝nter and Kandinsky. They often took the view from the window to the church, the castle as well as the mountain range as the motif for their abstract works. Franz Marc, who lived in nearby Sindelsdorf, also visited, as did fellow painter August Macke and composer Arnold Sch├Ânberg.

At the outbreak of the First World War, M├╝nter and Kandinsky fled to Switzerland, as Kandinsky, as a Russian, was counted as part of the enemy camp. In November 1914 he returned to Moscow, where he would remain until 1921. Gabriele M├╝nter lived in Sweden and Denmark from 1915 onwards. M├╝nter returned to Germany in 1920. From 1931 until her death, the painter lived in the Murnau house again, from 1936 with her partner, the art historian Johannes Eichner. In the cellar of the house she kept an immense treasure of paintings by the "Blaue Reiter" and its circle. In this way, M├╝nter saved numerous works from their destruction by the National Socialists.

At the artist's request, the M├╝nter House has been open to the public as a place of remembrance since 1998. Even today, parts of the original furnishings, numerous paintings, graphics and reverse paintings on glass, furniture painted by M├╝nter and Kandinsky as well as examples from the popular collection of the two artists can be seen.

Kottm├╝llerallee 6

Phone: 08841 62 88 80
Tuesday: 14:00 - 17:00
Wednesday: 14:00 - 17:00
Thursday: 14:00 - 17:00
Friday: 14:00 - 17:00
Saturday: 14:00 - 17:00
Sunday: 14:00 - 17:00
M├╝nter Haus in Murnau, Foto: Simon Bauer
Essecke im M├╝nter-Haus Murnau, Foto: Simone Gaensheimer, Ernst Jank , Lizenz: Sta╠łdtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus und Kunstbau, M├╝nchen

Tour ends on Bahnhof Murnau


You cycle back onto Burgraben and follow the road northwards until it joins Bahnhofstra├če. There you can leave your bike again and walk the way to the station via Bahnhofstra├če.

If you still have time and fancy a dip in the cool water, you can pay a visit to the Staffelsee, which is only a few minutes away by bike. To do so, cycle towards the station and follow the subway south of the station along Seeblickweg and Bergstra├če to the lake. Here you will find a beautiful lido with a snack bar.

Tour map


Bahnhof Murnau

Bahnhofsplatz 1

82418 Murnau

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