Wetterstein

Description

Wettersteingebirge, Zugspitze

The busy Wettersteingebirge on the border of Germany and Austria is home to Germany's highest mountain, the Zugspitze (2962 m). Those who choose one of the two beautiful Klettersteige to reach the top, will arrive in an enormous crowd, because the summit is crowned by a "hut" (say entertainment center) which can be comfortably reached by cable car, dragging up and down hundreds (if not thousands) of tourists every day. Nonetheless, the views are beautiful.

In Germany, one speaks of the Werdenfels region, with Garmisch-Partenkirchen in its center. The area includes parts of the Ammergauer Alps and Estergebirge.

Wetterstein is sandwiched between two popular Austrian-German mountain passes: the Fernpass in the west and the Scharnitz Pass to the east. These passes are well known to holidaymakers. The area in between is interesting for climbers among us. The limestone (Wetterstein is part of the Northern Limestone Alps) here is particularly harsh: Wettersteinkalk. Walking is possible too, well catered for by the many huts, but you should have a good condition. You can make things easier by making use of the frequent cable cars. There are also quit a few Klettersteige (secured climbs) throughout the area, so you can move safely through the attractive rock scenery.

Map

Map Wetterstein

Map Wetterstein

Trails in this region

Books

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
  • Tirol
  • -Drittgrößtes Bundesland Österreichs, rund 12600 km2 Fläche, Hauptstadt ist Innsbruck, der höchste Berg ist der Großglockner in Osttirol (3798 m), in Nordtirol ist es die Wildspitze (3786 m).-Fünf Naturparks sind in Tirol zu finden: Naturpark Zillertaler Alpen, Alpenpark Karwendel, Naturpark Ötztal, Naturpark Kaunergrat, Naturpark Tiroler Lech;... Read more
Kompass
Germany
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
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
  • Wandelgids 10 Außerfern - Lechtal | Rother
  • Uitstekende wandelgids met een groot aantal dagtochten in dal en hooggebergte. Met praktische informatie en beperkt kaartmateriaal! Wandelingen in verschillende zwaarte weergegeven in rood/blauw/zwart. Außerfern - schon mal gehört? Erst wenn die Namen der bekanntesten Talorte dieser Region zwischen Allgäu und Zugspitze fallen, wird es bei... Read more
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United Kingdom
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Over the Top & Back Again
  • Book of the Year Bronze Award 2010 (travel essays category), ForeWord Magazine After hiking some of the world's great trails, Brandon Wilson was excited to hear about the Via Alpina, paths running across eight countries on the backbone of the Alps. Besides promising immersion into Alpine life and wilderness, it was the ultimate adventure. It... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
  • Over the Top & Back Again
  • Book of the Year Bronze Award 2010 (travel essays category), ForeWord Magazine After hiking some of the world's great trails, Brandon Wilson was excited to hear about the Via Alpina, paths running across eight countries on the backbone of the Alps. Besides promising immersion into Alpine life and wilderness, it was the ultimate adventure. It... Read more
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Kompass
Germany
2017
  • MARCO POLO Reiseführer Oberbayern
  • Kompakte Informationen, Insider-Tipps, Erlebnistouren und digitale Extras:Entdecken Sie mit MARCO POLO Oberbayern intensiv vom Altmühltal im Norden bis zur Zugspitze im Süden - mit dem MARCO POLO Reiseführer kommen Sie sofort in Oberbayern an. Erfahren Sie, welche Highlights Sie neben der längsten Burg der Welt in Burghausen und dem... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Reisgids Reiseführer Oberbayern | Marco Polo
  • Duitstalige reisgids over dit bijzondere eiland. Inhoudelijk goede gids met zowel praktische informatie als culturele en bezienswaardigheden beschrijvingen. Met losse kaart. Was verbinden Sie mit Oberbayern? Dramatische Berglandschaften und stille Täler; mit Putten und Rocaillen geschmückte Kirchen und bizarre Traumschlösser? Bilderbuchdörfer... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
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Belgium
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Kompass
Germany
  • Zugspitze, Werdenfelser Land
  • 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
  • Zugspitze - Werdenfelser Land
  • Die KOMPASS Wanderführer bieten neben spannenden Destinationen und tollen Wandertourenauch viele praktische Tipps und Zusatzinformationen wie z. Bsp. Sehenswürdigkeiten oder Einkehrmöglichkeiten.Alle Touren sind von den jeweiligen Autoren selbst erwandert und enthalten detaillierte Angaben zu Schwierigkeitsgrad, Höhenmetern und Gehzeit.De... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
  • Zugspitze - Werdenfelser Land
  • Die KOMPASS Wanderführer bieten neben spannenden Destinationen und tollen Wandertourenauch viele praktische Tipps und Zusatzinformationen wie z. Bsp. Sehenswürdigkeiten oder Einkehrmöglichkeiten.Alle Touren sind von den jeweiligen Autoren selbst erwandert und enthalten detaillierte Angaben zu Schwierigkeitsgrad, Höhenmetern und Gehzeit.De... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
  • Wandelgids Tourist route E4 in Bulgaria | Oilaripi
  • Verrassend goede wandelgids van een deel van de E4 in Bulgarije. Goede kaarten, hoogteprofielen, prima beschrijvingen en praktische informatie maken het een volwaardige wandelgids die je in eerste instantie van dit gebied niet zou verwachten. Guidebook along the main ridge of the great alpine route E4 in Bulgaria, also known as the fiv... Read more
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Over the Top & Back Again
  • Book of the Year Bronze Award 2010 (travel essays category), ForeWord Magazine After hiking some of the world's great trails, Brandon Wilson was excited to hear about the Via Alpina, paths running across eight countries on the backbone of the Alps. Besides promising immersion into Alpine life and wilderness, it was the ultimate adventure. It... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
  • Over the Top & Back Again
  • Book of the Year Bronze Award 2010 (travel essays category), ForeWord Magazine After hiking some of the world's great trails, Brandon Wilson was excited to hear about the Via Alpina, paths running across eight countries on the backbone of the Alps. Besides promising immersion into Alpine life and wilderness, it was the ultimate adventure. It... Read more
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Kompass
Germany
  • DuMont Bildband Best of Bavaria/Bayern
  • Bayern, das flächenmäßig größte deutsche Bundesland, ist reich an Kulturschätzen und an landschaftlichen Highlights. Der deutsch-englische Bildband zeigt in rund 200 stimmungsvollen Bildern die herausragendsten Sehenswürdigkeiten und Naturschönheiten zwischen Bamberg und der Zugspitze: Städte mit großer Vergangenheit wie Augsburg, Nürnberg oder... Read more
Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2012
  • The Adlerweg
  • Comprehensive guidebook to walking the Adlerweg, or Eagle's Way across the Austrian Tyrol. The 300km (186 mile) waymarked trekking route from St Johann to St Anton follows established mountain and valley tracks. 6 low-level alternative stages and a challenging 8 stage variant are included, with suggestions for a 15 day and 21 day itinerary. Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2012
Bol.com
Netherlands
2012
  • The Adlerweg
  • The Adlerweg (or Eagle's Way) is a well maintained and waymarked 300km path traversing the length of the Austrian Tyrol from St Johann in the east to St Anton in the west. It follows established mountain and valley tracks to traverse the length of the Austrian state of Tyrol from east to west. 6 low-level alternative stages and a challenging 8... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
2012
  • The Adlerweg
  • The Adlerweg (or Eagle's Way) is a well maintained and waymarked 300km path traversing the length of the Austrian Tyrol from St Johann in the east to St Anton in the west. It follows established mountain and valley tracks to traverse the length of the Austrian state of Tyrol from east to west. 6 low-level alternative stages and a challenging 8... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2012
  • Wandelgids The Adlerweg | Cicerone
  • An essential guidebook for anyone walking the Adlerweg, or Eagle's Way across the Austrian Tyrol. The 300km waymarked route from St Johann to St Anton follows established mountain and valley tracks. 6 low-level alternative stages and a challenging 8 stage variant are included, with suggestions for a 15 day and 21 day itinerary. Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Heimattrekking
  • Bayerns Berge für Quergeher - Sechs Trekking- und Kulturwochen in Bayerns Bergen. Lenggries - Garmisch - Schwangau - Oberstdorf - Hohenstaufen - Starnberg - Zugspitze - Chiemgau. überarbeitete Auflage. Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Heimattrekking
  • Bayerns Berge für Quergeher - Sechs Trekking- und Kulturwochen in Bayerns Bergen. Lenggries - Garmisch - Schwangau - Oberstdorf - Hohenstaufen - Starnberg - Zugspitze - Chiemgau. überarbeitete Auflage. Read more
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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • 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
  • 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
Stanfords
United Kingdom
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United Kingdom
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Stara Planina Central: Uzana to Vratnik Domino Map
  • Stara Planina Central: Uzana to Vratnik map at 1:50,000 from Bulgarian publishers Domino, contoured and GPS compatible, with hiking trails, accommodation options including a list of local mountain refuges, etc. The map is double-sided and covers the mountains from just west of the Uzana massif, the geographical centre of Bulgaria, eastwards to... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Stara Planina Western: Belogradchik to Berkovita Domino Map
  • Stara Planina Western: Belogradchik to Berkovita map at 1:50,000 from Bulgarian publishers Domino, contoured and GPS compatible, with hiking trails, accommodation options including a list of local mountain refuges, etc. The map is double-sided and covers the mountains from the peak of Byala Voda near Belogradchik eastwards to just beyond... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Prespa - Vitsi - Voras Anavasi 6.2
  • Prespa - Vitsi – Voras area of northern Greece at 1:50,000 on a light, waterproof and tear-resistant, GPS compatible, contoured map from Anavasi, with recommendations for three hiking trails and notes on the E4 and E6 cross-European trails. The map is double-sided; coverage in the west starts from the Prespa Lake on the border with Albania and... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Il Cuneese: Cuneo - Saluzzo - Carmagnola 75K IGC Map No. 24
  • Il Cuneese area of Piedmont, including Cuneo, Saluzzo and Carmagnola, at 1:75,000 in a series contoured hiking maps with local trails, long-distance footpaths, mountain accommodation, etc. from the Turin based Istituto Geografico Centrale. This title also includes an overprint showing cycle routes.Maps in this series have contours at 50m... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
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United Kingdom
  • Stara Planina Western: Berkovita to Zlatitsa Domino Map
  • Stara Planina Western: Berkovita to Zlatitsa map at 1:50,000 from Bulgarian publishers Domino, contoured and GPS compatible, with hiking trails, accommodation options including a list of local mountain refuges, etc. The map is double-sided and covers the mountains from Varshets (directly north of Sofia) to just beyond Etrepole.Maps in the... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Italy: IGC 50K Walking Maps of North-Western Italy
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • 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
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United Kingdom
  • Greece: Terrain Editions 100K Touring Maps of Crete
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Walking holidays

Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Walk from Oberammergau to the Zugspitze
  • Explore the Bavarian Alps on this hotel to hotel walking tour. This walking holiday takes you to the foot of the Zugspitze, Germany’s highest mountain at 2,962m. Follow panoramic trails through mountainous scenery and traditional Alpine towns and villages. Immerse yourself in Germanic Alpine culture; hike from town to town, and enjoy loop... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Oostenrijk - Miemingerplateau
  • Op het Oostenrijkse Miemingerplateau ligt in het kleine dorpje Obsteig (1000 m) het gezellige familiehotel Stern. Een huis vol tradities en sfeer, maar vooral veel oog voor de kleinste wintersporters. Er is een uitgebreid programma voor de kids en de ouders kunnen langlaufen en sneeuwwandelen. 's Avonds kan je gezellig met z'n allen genieten... Read more
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Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Oostenrijk - Miemingerplateau
  • Een lichte sneeuwwandelvakantie op het Miemingerplateau in Tirol. Vanuit een comfortabel familiehotel in het dorpje Obsteig maak je dagwandelingen op sneeuwschoenen met een lokale Wanderführer. Veel tijd om te genieten van de Kaffee mit Kuchen, de wellness en de stad Innsbruck. Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
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