Wildalpjoch stands north side of a Sudelfeld
ski area and is a east neighbor of TV-mount Wendelstein.
This small mountain is suitable for a season start and has only sunny
Bayrischzell Station (803m) -> Wildalpjoch (1720m, 2h25min)
Wildalpjoch (1720m, 12:00) ->
Bayrischzell (803m, 2h30min)
|Biglen (Berneroberland, Switzerland)
On such day with a nice weather, the famous
hiking ways are full of tourists from Japan. Today we tried an unknown
place Biglen, a hidden quiet hiking route but
with wonderful view of Mountains. Biglen is located at the river that
gathers water from Eigergletscher and forwards it to Trümmelbach fall.
Alpiglen (1616m) -> Kleine Scheidegg (2061m, 1h50min) -> Cross
point with the route from
Eigergletscher (2000m, 30min) -> Biglen (1735m, 1h45) -> Almend
There was a restaurant hut on Stieregg hidden
by Bäregg and was not visible from Grindelwald.
This quiet restarurant was swallowd by landslip in 2005. They built a
new hut on Bäregg just next to Stieregg.
In 2006 there was another rock fall on the other side at Eiger east
side. These both activities were caused by schrinking galcier obviously.
Grindelwald (1035m) -> Bäregg (1700m 2h50min) -> Pfingstegg
(Mayrhofen, Tirol, Austria)
Ahornspitze near Myrhofen in Ziller-Valley is
rather easy to climb in spite of its almost 3000m height. The Ahornbahn
brings us to almost 2000m height. Additionally Edel hut
in the middle of the way provides us with a comfortable rest point. But
be careful, the last several hundred meters are really steep, breakable
and unstable rocks!
Filzenalm (1955m) -> Edel hut (2238m 70 min) -> Ahornspitze
(2973m, 3h) (Uphill 3h15min)
Ahornspitze (2973m) -> Edel hut (2238m, 1h25min) ->
Filzenalm (1955m, 1h10min) (Downhill 2h25min)
(Hinterriss, Tirol, Austria)
Torscharte is an ideal view point of the East Karwendel. Somehow I
thought Karwendel was very far from my reach, but today it seemed that
I could touch with my hands! Today I tried to follow the route in the
clock wise direction.
Hinterriss (885m) -> Torscharte (1815m) (Uphill 2h40min)
Torscharte (1815m, 13:00) -> Hinterriss (928m) (Downhill
Sonnwendjoch (Tirol, Austria)
A very large mountain near the border between
Germany and Tirol in Austria. Despite of its height almost 2000m, its
south face is used as farm
because of its gentle slope, while its north face refuses any approach.
Today I took the easiest way utilizing a toll road to Ankern farm in
the middle of the mountain.
Ackern-Alm (1383m) -> Bärenband-Alm Branch (1580m) 50min ->
Hinteres Sonnwendjoch (1986m) 1h (Uphill 1h50min)
Hinteres Sonnwendjoch (1986m) -> Ackern-Alm (1383m) 1.5h (Downhill
Difficulty: Very easy
Vorderskopf located at the border between
Germany and Austria, also the entrance of the
Karwendel has a very remarkable peak. It has a very flat and wide peak
like a football field, while other
mountains in this area have normally very sharp peaks.
Bus stop Kaierhütte (885m) -> Jagthütte (1526m) 2h -> Vorderskopf
(1858m) 50min (uphill 2h50min)
Vorderskopf (1858m, 12:30) -> Hinterriss (928m, 15:20) (Downhill
(Vorder-/Hinterriss, Germany, Austira)
Schafreuter located at the entrance of the
Karwendel, which is often pronounced as "Shafraiter" according to the
local way, has one of the most attractive one-day touring route and
is well known with its Tölzer hut.
Busstop Einstieg - Tölzerhütte (892m) -> Tölzerhütte (1835m) 2h
-> Schafreuter (2101m) 45min (uphill 2h45min)
Schafreuter (2101m) -> Moosenalm (1590m) 1h10min ->
Oswaldhütte (847m) 1h20min （Downhill 2h30min）
|Rechelkopf (Bad Tölz, Gaißach, Germany)
Rechelkopf is the house
mountain of Gaißach
south neighbor of Bad Tölz. Gaißach is also known with its cray
sled racing "Schnablerrennen", in
which many injured have to be treated by doctor. However, this small
hill offers 360-degree panorama from its peak.
(660m) -> Schwaiger-Alm (1123m) 1h15min -> Rechelkopf (1330m)
Rechelkopf -> Greiling (699m) 1h30min -> Reichersbeuern (718m)
The river Jachen is flowing through the village. Although Staffel is
not a well known mountain, it has an amazing
panorama view on the Karwendel mountain group. The altitude difference
is only 722 m so that it is suitable for a half
Jachenau-Point (760m) -> Staffel (1532m) 1h45min
Staffel -> Jachnau Niggeln (745m) 1h10min, Niggeln -> Point 35min
(Bad Tölz, Germany)
Zwieselberg is a house mountain of Bad Tölz. Even it has not a high
altitude, I walked around about 24km distance, because I go there with
train. Zwieselberg is a neighbor mountain of Blomberg, where lift is
operated also in summer.
Therefore many family hikers visit there.
Obergries-Station (666m) -> Zwieselberg (1348m) 2h15min, Zwieselberg
-> Pest-chapel (710m) 2h, Pest-chapel -> Bad Tölz station (687m)
Törggelen is derived from a Latin word torculum, which means wine
presser. It means also to enjoy autumn in south Tirol with its harvest
products such as wine, hams and chestnuts on the way of hiking. This
time I visited Oberbozen (Sorpabolzano) located on the north side hill
of Bozen (Bolzano) to enjoy Törggelen.
Almost flat hiking routes of 1.5h .. 3h durations
Gr.Traithen is the highest peak of the mountain groups located in the
east side of Bayrischzell village, about 60km far from Munich. Every
guide book says that the way to the peak from Fell-Alm is very slippery.
Let's see how slippery it is!
Rosengasse Parking (1033m) -> Gr.Traithen (1851m)
Gr.Traithen (1851m) -> 1478m point (1h50min)
1478m point -> Rosengasse Parking (1033m) (1h30min)
Blauberge is located in the south direction
from Tegernsee lake and just on the border to Austria. It consists of
four peaks including the highest one Halserspitz
(1863m). They are connected by a narrow ridge. The south side seems to
be a gentle farm while the north side is steep
Bus stop Siebenhütten (822m) -> Halserspitz (1862m) (3h50min)
Halserspitz (1862m) -> Wildbad Kreuth (2h30min)
Difficulty: Middle (Steep climbing from Wolfsschlucht and going down
the norh ridge need attentions)
Eschenlohe is a beautiful small village at
the Loisach river and nearly at the end of the freeway 95. Ester
mountains are located in the south direction from Eschenlohe. One of
the attractive and the most easy to climb peak is Hohe Kisten
Parkking Eschenlohe (678m) -> Pustertal Huter's Haus (1320m) 2h05min
Hohe Kisten (1922m) 1h30min
Hohe Kisten -> Pustertal Jagdhaus 2h
Parkplatz Eschenlohe 1h30min
Difficulty: Middle (Breakable Double-Kar needs careful steps.)
Heimgarten and Herzogstand at lake Walchensee
are also popular mountains because of a cabin rope way. The two
mountains are connected by a narrow edge,. where lake Kochelsee
and lake Walchensee in view. This time we took the round route in the
Parking at the rope way station - > Heimgarten (1788m) 2h35min -
> Herzogstand Pavillion (1731m) 1h30min - >
Parking at the rope way station 2h
Difficulty: Easy (Some steel ropes and poles are availabel on the
connection edge between Heimgarten and Herzogstand)
Schildenstein located at the west end of Blauberge has two different
a family friendly hiking route from west and a little climbing from
Bus stop Siebenhütten (822m) -> Wolfsschluft (984m) 1.5h ->
Schildenstein Saddle (1464m) 50min -> Schildenstein (1613m) 30min
-> Klammaufstieg (830m) 2h -> Wildbadkreuth (793m)
Difficulty: Middle (Steep climbing from Wolfsschlucht needs attentions)
Schönberg (1620m) is the neighbor mountain of Seekarkreuz (1601m).
Schönberg itself does not provide any challenge, but the way to
Seekarkreuz seems to be much more interesting.
Fleck (735m) -> Röhrelmoos-Alm (1100m) 1h40min -> Schönberg
(1620m) 1h50min -> Mariaeck (1469m) 20min -> Lenggrieser hut
(1338m) 1h -> Fleck 1h30min
Difficulty: Middle (Passage from Mairaeck to Seekar needs attentions)
Seekarkreuz (1601m) is a gentle mountain for family hiking located near
of Lenggries. The tour includes further 3 peaks; Spitzkamp, Auerkamp
Ochsenkamp. Lenggrieser hut shortly under the peak of Seekarkreuz is
also worth to visit.
Lenggries (679m) -> Lenggrieser Huette (1333m) 2h -> Seekarkreuz
(1601m) 30min -> Spitzkamp (1603m) 35min -> Auerkamp (1607m )
-> Ochsenkamp (1594m) 15min -> Hirschsattel (1224m) 35min ->
Difficulty: Middle (South face of Spitzkamp is very steep)
Hintertux is a famous village in Tirol with
its glacier for
summer skiing. It is very beautiful area not only for skiing but also
for hiking. Thanks to its higher altitude, different scenes like
vegetation like edelweiss are expected.
Sommerberg-Alm (cabin station, 2030m) -> Tuxer-Joch-Haus (2316m)
40min -> Weissjoch (2518m) 30min -> Tuxer-Joch-Haus 20min ->
Water fall (2020m) 55min -> Sommerberg-Alm 1h25m
One of the most easy and popular mountain Jägerkamp (1745m) is located
at just in front of the door of Munich.
On such a hot summer day, we took a forest route at the west shadow of
Parking (945m) -> Jaegerbauer-Alm (1544m) 1h20min, Jaegerbauer-Alm
-> Jaegerkamp (1745m) 30min, Jaegerkamp -> Schoenfeld-Aml (1420m)
40min, Schoenfeldalm -> Spitzingsee (1084m) 1h10min, Spitzingsee
-> Parking via Sattel(1127m) 40min
Difficulty: Short and easy tour
Scharling is located in the south of Tegernsee.
Hirschberg is one of the most popular mountain in the Tegernsee area.
Its massive body is recognizable from all over the area. In spite of
its scale, Hirschberg is easy also for family. Its popularity may be by
a mountain hut Hirschberghaus, which is open through the year (except
for Christmas season).
Scharling(767m) -> Hirschberg(1670m): 3:00, Hirschberg ->
Hirschberghaus -> Scharling: 2.30.
Difficulty: Short and easy tour.
Kreuth is located in the south of Tegernsee.
Leonhardstein is like a symbol of Kreuth. This pyramid mountain is
visible from everywhere of the village Kreuth. Although this mountain
is small, the second half part becomes an interesting climbing.
1450m,Kreuth (772m) -> Leonhardstein (1450m):01:30 (tried to go as
fast as possible. Standard time would be about 02:00), Leonhardstein
-> Kreuth: 01:30
Difficulty: Short and easy tour with steep climbing that children can
Guffertspitze is the highest one in Achensee
valley area. It looks like Matterhorn sometime from certain view
angles. Because it stands isolated from other mountains, it provides an
incredible panorama view from the peak.
2195m, Uphill: about 3.5h, Downhill: about 3.0h
Difficulty: Easy tour with a little steep climbing guided with several
ropes at the knife edge near the peak.
Between Teegernsee and Schliersee was also an
open issue. The highest one of this area is Baumgartenschneid (1448m).
Another panorama point with a small chapel Riederstein is on the way
from Tegernsee station. Some gentle peaks with lunch huts can be
1826m, Uphill: about 2.1h, Downhill through several other peaks to
Schliersee: about 2.75h
Difficulty: Very easy tour without critical passage. (The second half
is possible also by moutain bike.).
This hiking route just beneath of the Eiger
north face was opened in 1997. You can see the details of the north
face and how great and crazy the climbers are, who tried and succeeded
or lost to challenge the wall. This route is closed as long as any
danger such as valance is alarmed. It is recommended to try in autumn.
2326m, Uphill from Alpiglen to Eigergletscher: about 2.6h, Downhill to
Kleine Scheidegg: about 0.8h
Difficulty: Easy traversing (The route may be closed when any danger
like avalance is expected.)
The route from Bussalp(1800m) to Faulhorn
(2680m) was still open. A nice panorama view to the Berner mountains
maks us never being tired. Tour in high temperature might be to hot,
because whole route is facing to south without tree. This might be an
easy but interesting ski tour route because of its constant inclination.
1826m, Uphill: about 2.6h, Downhill to Gr. Scheidegg via First: about
Difficulty: Easy with no critical passage.
A hidden highest peak in the south area of
(1826m) showed almost all the surrounding pre-alpine mountains and nice
view on the Austrian alpine. The neighboring Blankenstein shows also
amazing wild rock figure.
1826m, Uphill: about 2.4h, Downhill: about 2.2h
Difficulty: Easy with one steep climbing guided with several steal
ropes at the north side of Risserkogel.
(Lenggries/Bad Wiessee Germany)
On the east side of Isar river at Lenggries, 1
hour train trip from Munich, Geigerstein (1491m) seems to be one of the
good panorama point. The second peak on the way to lake Tegernsee,
another peak Fockenstein (1564m) was also waiting. This tour is rather
long but is not so hard as expected.
Total altitude difference is about 1200m, Uphill 3.0h, downhill 2.5h.
Easy tour with some steep rock cliff.
Trainsjoch (1708m) is just on the border between
Germany and Austria.
We can go along the border on the edge finding border stones.
The start point "Ursprung" (830m) means "origin", that matches exactly
to this tour.
878m, Uphill 3.0h, Dowhill with round tour 2:40. Easy tour with one
steep slope at the west aproach of the top.
Brünnstein (1619m) was also open. To park at
Rosengasse Parking (1060m), at the east side of Sudelfeld ski area,
motorcycle is easier.
It was hard to decide whether Brünnstein or Gr. Traithen to hike up
today. Another friendly group made me a decision to go with them to
559m, Uphill 2.5h, Downhill with round tour 3.0h. Middle difficulty
with steep cliffs equipped with steal wire ropes and other support
Roßstein (1698m) and Buchstein (1701m) are famous with their
remarkable hut, Tegernseerhuette, which is pasted between two rocks.
It takes only about 45 minutes from munich to Bayerwald on the foot of
This tour has an interesting steep cliff as a small challenge.
840m, 5:00 easy round tour with a steep cliff equipped with steal wire
St.Gilgen and St.Wolfgang at Wolfgangsee in
Salzkammergut are connected by a hiking route. Mountain bikers are also
on the way..
250m, 3:30 easy tour also for children.
Zillertal (Ziller valley) is one of the most beautiful and attractive
area of Tirol in Austria.
It takes only about 2 hours from Munich.
Everything is inexpensive there in spite of its very modern
300m, 5:00 easy round tour.
||Juifen: (Tirol Austria)
Only several km from the border of Germany and Austria, Juifen is
hidden with other mountains. Juifen has a rather long reach but not
approach, which makes it possible to bike up or hike up with skis.
The picture is not Juifen but Guffert, almost Matterhorn of Achen
1100m, Uphill 3:30, downhill 3:00. Easy tour.
It was almost not possible in last year because of broken trees by
I just heard from a old lady, whom I met some times in the train, said
that the route is just opened.
738m, Uphill 2:30, downhill 2:00. Easy round tour.
In autumn once it becomes cold, then again warm. They call it Altweiber
Sommer. This week through it was very hot really like in summer. On
the temperature reached almost to 30 degrees.
863m, uphill 1:35, traverse and downhill 2:00. Easy tour except for
critical point just underneath the peak of the Brecherspitz.
Miesing(1883m) is located in Mangfall group, which can be said as
1103m, uphill 2:40, downhill 2:30. Easy but rather long round tour.
||Tre Cime di Lavaredo:
Is there any other mountain with such a remarkable figure?
Tre Cime di Lavaredo is not so far from Munich.
I would take about 4 to 5 hours with car or motorcycle.
This funny mountain is near from Cortina d'Ampezzo in Italy.
Light up-down in 3:30. Easy round tour.
Scheidegg: (Berner Oberland, Switzerland)
Grindelwald is one of the most popular area in Switzerland.
In 2003 we had experienced the hottest summer, so the hiking course
had to be higher than 2000m.
Maenlichen-Kleine Scheidegg 2h light walk
Kleine Scheidegg-Grund 3:00 long downhill.
(Berner Oberland, Switzerland)
Hiking from First to Schinigeplatte is also nice for summer.
The highest Hotel on the top of Faulhorn is waiting for us with lunch.
First(2167m) -Faulhorn(2680m) 2:30 Faulhorn-Schinigeplatte(2067m) 3:45,
long walk with no difficulties (before July could be difficult because
Scheidegg: (Berner Oberland, Switzerland)
It takes about 30 minutes to Grosse Scheidegg by bus from Grindelwald.
Today I have to leave to Munich again. This route is the optimum one
for the last tour.
Grosse Scheidegg （1962ｍ）- First (2167m), 2:00, easy tour.
A pyramid form mountain is seen from Geitau.
Compare with its north face, the approach from south is very easy.
Geitau (780m) - 3:00 -Aiplspitz(1756m) -3:15- Fischhausen-Neuhaus
rather long and middle difficulty.
A small hiking with a great view of Pasterze Glacier and Gr. Glockner
starting from Glocknerhaus down to Margaritzenstausee.
Glocknerhaus(2135m) - Steinzeichen - Pasterze Glacier -
- Glocknerhaus, about 400m height difference, 3:30, easy round tour.
Breitenstein is a small mountain at the north end of Alps.
Geitau(790m) - 2:30 - Breitenstein (1622m) - 2:00 - Geitau.
832m, easy tour.
One of the most popular mountain for the people in Munich is
Normally cabin rope way (Taubensteinbahn) is used for a family hiking.
From Spitzingsee it is also easy to reach.
Spitzingsee(1100m) -2:45- Rotwand (1884m) -1:15- Taubenstein (1692m)
- 2:00 - Spitzingsee
780m, easy tour.
Benediktenwand is located also the north end of Alps.
Utilizing the Brauneck cabin rope way (Brauneckbahn), we got additional
time for optional peaks such as Latschenkopf and Achselkoepfe.
Brauneck Station (1480m) -1:00- Latschenkopf (1712m) -1:00-
2 (1675m) - 1:00 - Benediktenwand (1800m) - 3:00 - Jachnau (790m),
Total uphill about 900m, middle difficulty.
Hirschhörnlkopf, a difficult to pronounce but easy to hike up, is
just near of Jachenau.
Hiking up along the south face is great for a sunny winter day.
Jachenau (790m) -2:00- Hirschhörnlkopf (1514m) -1:30 - Jachenau
724m, very easy tour.
Schinder has remarkable "Kar" at the north side.
It looks like a volcanogenic mountain.
A mountain toll road from Rottach-Egern brings us to Valepp.
Valepp (900m) -2:45- Austria Schinder (1808m) -2:30 Valepp.