Ammergauer Alpen

Description

Ammergauer Alpen

The Ammergauer Alpen is a lesser known area on the north side of the Alps. The area forms the border between Austria and Germany. Three quarters of the region is located in Germany, and has been declared a protected nature reserve. To the west lies the popular and well known Allgäuer Alps. And on the eastern side you will find the Bayerische Voralpen and Wettersteingebirge. The south side borders to the Lechtal in Austria.

The area is accessible from the towns of Füssen (familiar sound for tourists traveling to and from Austria) and Oberammergau.

Like other parts of the Northern Alps, the rock formations are of a limestone type, mainly Dolomite. Barren ridges rise from the steep wooded valleys. These ridges are generally easy to walk, and steep passages are secured with cables etc. Popular with hikers is the Hochplatten-Tegelberg-Gruppe. Daniel is the highest mountain, 2340 m. Klammspitze (1985 m) is an other popular summit. The huts are usually open until november, often even longer.

A long distance trail through the Ammergauer Alps is the E4, which in fact coincides with the Maximiliansweg.

Map

Map Ammergauer Alpen

Map Ammergäuer Alpen

Trails in this region

Books

Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2007
  • Across the Eastern Alps: E5
  • From Lake Constance in Germany, this guidebook describes walking the E5 trek that runs 600km through a remarkable kaleidoscope of landscapes and culture in Switzerland, Austria and Italy, to its destination at Verona. It traverses the Allgauer, Lechtaler and Ötztaler Alps. There is a good network of alpine refuges and guesthouses on the route. Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2007
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2007
  • Wandelgids Across the eastern alps: E5 | Cicerone
  • From Lake Constance in Germany, this guidebook describes walking the E5 trek that runs 600km through a remarkable kaleidoscope of landscapes and culture in Switzerland, Austria and Italy, to its destination at Verona. It traverses the Allgauer, Lechtaler and Ötztaler Alps. There is a good network of alpine refuges and guesthouses on the route. Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2011
  • Rund um die Zugspitze Wanderfuhrer 2011
  • Handzame gids met een goede beschrijving van een groot aantal dagtochten in dit gebied. De gids is in spiraalbinding en elke pagina is op scheur- en watervast papier gedrukt. Daar is echt over nagedacht! Streckencharakteristik Länge, Höhenmeter und Etappen Die insgesamt 50 Touren dieses Buches decken eine große Bandbreite von kurzen... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2011
  • Wandelgids Hikeline Rund um die Zugspitze | Esterbauer
  • Handzame gids met een goede beschrijving van een groot aantal dagtochten in dit gebied. De gids is in spiraalbinding en elke pagina is op scheur- en watervast papier gedrukt. Daar is echt over nagedacht! Streckencharakteristik Länge, Höhenmeter und Etappen Die insgesamt 50 Touren dieses Buches decken eine große Bandbreite von kurzen... Read more
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Kompass
Germany
  • Münchner Winterwanderungen
  • Destination- Das Gebiet in dem sich Winterwanderungen befinden erstreckt sich von München bis zur Österreichischen Grenze und von Garmisch bis nach Bad Aibling.- Zu den Höhepunkten zählen der Sonnenweg in den Ammergauer Alpen, die bizarre Partnachklamm, das Naturrefugium Rottachmoos, um nur einige zu nennen.- Besonderen Reiz üben die schönen... Read more
Kompass
Germany
  • Europäischer Fernwanderweg E5, Von Konstanz nach Verona
  • Destinationen:- Der Nordteil des Fernwanderwegs E5 führt vom flachen Bodenseeufer über die Hügel des Bregenzerwalds ins Allgäu. In Oberstdorf beginnt die Überschreitung der west-ost-verlaufenden Gebirgskämme, dazwischen die Abstiege ins Lechtal, ins Inntal, ins Pitztal, ins Ötztal und ins Passeirtal.- Für erfahrene Bergwanderer werden alpine... Read more
Kompass
Germany
Kompass
Germany
  • Bayerische Alpen
  • Destination:Von den Ammergauer Alpen über das Werdenfelser Land, das Karwendel, das Mangfallgebirge, die Chiemgauer Alpen bis hin zum Nationalpark Berchtesgaden zeigt sich die ganze Schönheit des alpinen Naturraums. Mit seinen Wildbächen und Wildflüssen, den steilen Tälern, Karen, Bergseen, Almen, Bergwäldern und aussichtsreichen Gipfeln bietet... Read more
Kompass
Germany
  • Kreta mit Weitwanderweg E4
  • Die Vorteile des Wanderführers auf einen Blick:- Von KOMPASS-Experten erwanderte Touren- Jede Tour mit Höhenprofil und Kartenausschnitt- Ausflugs- und Übernachtungstipps- Kostenloser Download der GPX-DatenDie Vorteile der Extra-Tourenkarte auf einen Blick:- Unterstützt die Tourenauswahl- Kartografische Gesamtübersicht- Touren können einfach... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • WF5421 Allgäu, Allgäuer Alpen Kompass
  • De Kompass wandelgids + kaart geeft een overzicht van alle wandelroutes in het gebied met nauwkeurige routeaanwijzingen en hoogteaanduidingen, De extra grote kaart, schaal 1:35 000, is ideaal om van te voren uw route uit te stippelen en om onderweg te gebruiken • naast de bekende bestemmingen, worden ook de minder bekende vermeld • openbaar... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • WF5421 Allgäu, Allgäuer Alpen Kompass
  • De Kompass wandelgids + kaart geeft een overzicht van alle wandelroutes in het gebied met nauwkeurige routeaanwijzingen en hoogteaanduidingen, De extra grote kaart, schaal 1:35 000, is ideaal om van te voren uw route uit te stippelen en om onderweg te gebruiken • naast de bekende bestemmingen, worden ook de minder bekende vermeld • openbaar... Read more
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2017
  • The Swiss Alpine Pass Route - Via Alpina Route 1
  • Guidebook to the Alpine Pass Route following the Swiss Via Alpina 1, a 360km trek east-west across Switzerland, from Sargans, on the border of Liechtenstein, to Montreux, including prologue from Liechtenstein. A demanding 3-week trek described in 18 stages, crossing 16 passes including the 2778m Hohtürli. Requires good fitness and experience. Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2017
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2017
Bol.com
Netherlands
2017
  • The Swiss alpine pass route - Via Alpina route 1
  • This guidebook presents the stunning Alpine Pass Route, now fully waymarked as Via Alpina 1. The 360km trail traverses Switzerland from east to west, from Sargans near the Liechtenstein border to Montreux on Lac Léman (Lake Geneva). Crossing sixteen Alpine passes, it showcases some of the country's most breathtaking mountain landscapes,... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
2017
  • The Swiss alpine pass route - Via Alpina route 1
  • This guidebook presents the stunning Alpine Pass Route, now fully waymarked as Via Alpina 1. The 360km trail traverses Switzerland from east to west, from Sargans near the Liechtenstein border to Montreux on Lac Léman (Lake Geneva). Crossing sixteen Alpine passes, it showcases some of the country's most breathtaking mountain landscapes,... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Wandelgids Swiss Alpine Pass Route - Via Alpina 1 | Cicerone
  • Guidebook to the Alpine Pass Route following the Swiss Via Alpina 1, a 360km trek east-west across Switzerland, from Sargans, on the border of Liechtenstein, to Montreux, including prologue from Liechtenstein. A demanding 3-week trek described in 18 stages, crossing 16 passes including the 2778m Hohtürli. Requires good fitness and experience. Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • UAE Rock Climbing
  • For the last fifteen years, expatriate climbers have been developing cliffs in the United Arab Emirates and North-West Oman. None of the climbing has previously been documented in print. Though easily accessible by 1-3 hours driving from the ultra-modern Gulf cities - Abu Dhabi and Dubai - the cliffs are located in unique and remote desert and... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • UAE Rock Climbing
  • For the last fifteen years, expatriate climbers have been developing cliffs in the United Arab Emirates and North-West Oman. None of the climbing has previously been documented in print. Though easily accessible by 1-3 hours driving from the ultra-modern Gulf cities - Abu Dhabi and Dubai - the cliffs are located in unique and remote desert and... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2019
  • Trekking in the Alps
  • A book to 20 classic trekking routes in the Alps. Exploring the best trekking areas, outline descriptions and photographs illustrate the classics such as the Tour of Mont Blanc, and Chamonix to Zermatt, as well a number of trekking routes in Slovenia, the Italian Dolomites, the French Alps, Austrian Alps and Swiss Alps. Ideal for inspiration. Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2011
  • Alps Trekking
  • An inspirational walking guide to 20 summer treks in the European Alps in Italy, Austria, Switzerland, France and Slovenia, by 8 Alpine trekking experts, including the classics such as the Tour of Mont Blanc and lesser-known routes like the Traverse of the Slovenian Alps. All the rich scenic diversity for which the Alps are renowned is... Read more
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2011
  • Trekking in the Alps
  • An inspirational guidebook to 20 classic treks in the Alps. As well as introducing new hiking areas in the Alps, classics such as the Tour of Mont Blanc, and Chamonix to Zermatt are included. Trekking in the Alps is immensely satisfying, and this book celebrates the rich and scenic diversity for which this great mountain range is renowned. Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
2011
  • Trekking in the Alps
  • An inspirational guide to the delights of Alpine multi-day hikes. With 20 hikes described, including classics such as the Tour of Mont Blanc and the Tour of the Vanoise as well as new multi-day routes like the Traverse of the Slovenian Alps, this guide celebrates the rich scenic diversity for which the Alps are renowned.The eight talented... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
2011
  • Trekking in the Alps
  • An inspirational guide to the delights of Alpine multi-day hikes. With 20 hikes described, including classics such as the Tour of Mont Blanc and the Tour of the Vanoise as well as new multi-day routes like the Traverse of the Slovenian Alps, this guide celebrates the rich scenic diversity for which the Alps are renowned.The eight talented... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2011
  • Wandelgids Trekking in the Alps | Cicerone
  • An inspirational guidebook to 20 classic treks in the Alps. As well as introducing new hiking areas in the Alps, classics such as the Tour of Mont Blanc, and Chamonix to Zermatt are included. Trekking in the Alps is immensely satisfying, and this book celebrates the rich and scenic diversity for which this great mountain range is renowned. Read more
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Kompass
Germany
  • Ammergauer Alpen
  • Die Vorteile des Wanderführers auf einen Blick:- Von KOMPASS-Experten erwanderte Touren- Jede Tour mit Höhenprofil und Kartenausschnitt- Ausflugs- und Übernachtungstipps- Kostenloser Download der GPX-DatenDie Vorteile der Extra-Tourenkarte auf einen Blick:- Unterstützt die Tourenauswahl- Kartografische Gesamtübersicht- Touren können einfach... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Ammergauer Alpen
  • Destination. Geprägt ist das Ammergebirge von tiefen Wäldern, markanten Gipfelhöhen, eindrucksvollen Königsschlössern und einer Fülle von beliebten und still gebliebenen Wanderwegen. Es breitet sich nördlich von Reutte, Ehrwald und dem Werdenfelser Land aus. Im Süden ist es von den Lechtaler Alpen und dem Wettersteingebirge begrenzt, nach... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
  • Ammergauer Alpen
  • Destination. Geprägt ist das Ammergebirge von tiefen Wäldern, markanten Gipfelhöhen, eindrucksvollen Königsschlössern und einer Fülle von beliebten und still gebliebenen Wanderwegen. Es breitet sich nördlich von Reutte, Ehrwald und dem Werdenfelser Land aus. Im Süden ist es von den Lechtaler Alpen und dem Wettersteingebirge begrenzt, nach... Read more
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2015
  • The High Mountains of Crete
  • Guidebook of walking routes in Crete's mountains, covering the Lefka Ori (White Mountains), Mount Ida (the Psiloritis range), the Lassithi mountains and E4 trail. The 87 walks are graded, and range between 2 and 28km with various longer options, covering a multitude of terrains from rugged mountain ridges to forested crags and beaches. Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2015
  • Crete High Mountain Walks, the White Mountains, Mt Ida and Lassithi - 3rd ed.
  • The High Mountains of Crete is Loraine Wilson’s authoritative Cicerone guide to the best walking routes in Crete’s mountainous regions. The guide covers walks in the well-known Samaria Gorge and the other dramatic gorges and numerous peaks rising to over 2100m, alongside high mountain plains, forested crags, massive cliffs and remote beaches.... Read more
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2015
Bol.com
Netherlands
2015
  • The high mountains of Crete
  • Guidebook to walking and trekking the high mountains of Crete. The largest of the Greek Islands, Crete's mountains provide breathtaking walking and wilderness on this popular island. The routes in this guidebook are graded for difficulty and range from short, easy strolls to challenging, multi-day treks, providing options for all walkers. In... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
2015
  • The high mountains of Crete
  • Guidebook to walking and trekking the high mountains of Crete. The largest of the Greek Islands, Crete's mountains provide breathtaking walking and wilderness on this popular island. The routes in this guidebook are graded for difficulty and range from short, easy strolls to challenging, multi-day treks, providing options for all walkers. In... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2015
  • Wandelgids The high mountains of Crete - Kreta | Cicerone
  • Guidebook of walking routes in Crete's mountains, covering the Lefka Ori (White Mountains), Mount Ida (the Psiloritis range), the Lassithi mountains and E4 trail. Each of the 87 walks is graded, in a range between 2 and 28km with various longer options, covering a multitude of terrains from rugged mountain ridges to forested crags and beaches. Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Goms - Aletsch
  • Goms - Aletsch area of the Bernese Oberland at 1:50,000 in a series from Hallwag covering Switzerland’s popular hiking regions on light, waterproof and tear-resistant maps highlighting long-distance paths: the nine national routes plus special regional routes, as well as other local hiking trails.Cartography is similar to that used both in... Read more
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  • Styrian Winelands - Southwest Styria F&B WK411
  • Styrian Winelands area south-eastern Austria presented at 1:50,000 in a series of contoured and GPS compatible outdoor leisure map from Freytag & Berndt with hiking and cycling routes, mountain huts, campsites and youth hostels, local bus stops, plus other tourist information. To see the list of currently available titles in this series please... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Peloponnese Anavasi Road Atlas
  • Road Atlas of the Peloponnese from Anavasi, in an A4 paperback format, with contoured, GPS compatible mapping at 1:50,000, very detailed road classification, hiking paths, and place names in both Greek and Latin alphabets.The main section of the atlas has 178 pages of detailed maps with contours at 100m intervals, altitude colouring and relief... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Lake Lucerne
  • Lake Lucerne area at 1:50,000 in a series from Hallwag covering Switzerland’s popular hiking regions on light, waterproof and tear-resistant maps highlighting long-distance paths: the nine national routes plus special regional routes, as well as other local hiking trails.Cartography is similar to that used both in Hallwag’s hiking atlases and... Read more
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  • Fussen - Ammergau Alps - Southern Auerbergland - Tannheim Valley
  • Füssen and the Surrounding Area - map no. 50-48 including the famous castle of Neuschweinstein, Ammergau Alps, Auerbergerland and the Tannheimer Valley and extending to Garmisch-Partenkirchen and the peak of Zugspitze, in a series of special contoured and GP-compatible recreational maps from the Bavarian state survey organization, with... Read more
Stanfords
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  • Bregenz F&B
  • Indexed street plan of Bregenz extending north along the Bodensee coast to Lochau and Unter Hochsteg. Detail includes pedestrianised areas, railways, bus routes and cycle paths. Notable buildings are highlighted in red, and symbols indicate post offices, hostels, campsites and car parks.On the reverse is a 1:50,000 contoured map of the... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Pfaffenwinkel - Northern Ammergau Alps
  • Pfaffenwinkel - Northern Ammergau Alps, map no. 50-49 covering an area around Weilheim, Schongau, Staffelsee, Kochelsee and Walchensee, in a series of special contoured and GP-compatible recreational maps from the Bavarian state survey organization, with cartography of the German topographic survey at 1:50,000 and extensive additional tourist... Read more
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  • Greece: Attika and Central Greece Road Atlas
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  • Italy: IGC 50K Walking Maps of North-Western Italy
  • Italian Alps and Piedmont, the lakes and northern Lombardy, and the Italian Riviera at 1:50,000 from the Turin based Istituto Geografico Centrale on contoured hiking maps with local trails, long-distance footpaths, mountain accommodation, etc.The maps have contours at 50m intervals, enhanced by shading and graphic relief. An overprint... Read more
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  • Val Brembana - Valsassina - Le Grigne: Lecco - Bergamo 50K IGC Map No. 22
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