Wetterstein

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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

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Trails in this region

Books

Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Un Jubilado En Los Alpes
  • Se aproximaba el verano y era necesario decidirse. Entre unos pocos proyectos previstos hasta esos dias, que habian ido surgiendo en mi imaginacion durante el invierno, se fueron concretando a mitad de la primavera la posibilidad de caminar por el Himalaya, en Cachemira, recorrer algunos valles del Caucaso al norte de Georgia o atravesar los... Read more
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Belgium
  • Un Jubilado En Los Alpes
  • Se aproximaba el verano y era necesario decidirse. Entre unos pocos proyectos previstos hasta esos dias, que habian ido surgiendo en mi imaginacion durante el invierno, se fueron concretando a mitad de la primavera la posibilidad de caminar por el Himalaya, en Cachemira, recorrer algunos valles del Caucaso al norte de Georgia o atravesar los... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Bayerns Berge
  • Warum in die Ferne schweifen und eine weite Anreise in die Zentralalpen in Kauf nehmen, wenn das Gute so nahe liegt? Der bayerische Alpenbogen zwischen Allgäu und Berchtesgaden - die Allgäuer Alpen, die Ammergauer Alpen, das Wettersteingebirge, die Bayerischen Voralpen mit Estergebirge, Walchenseebergen, Benediktenwandgruppe und... Read more
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Belgium
  • Bayerns Berge
  • Warum in die Ferne schweifen und eine weite Anreise in die Zentralalpen in Kauf nehmen, wenn das Gute so nahe liegt? Der bayerische Alpenbogen zwischen Allgäu und Berchtesgaden - die Allgäuer Alpen, die Ammergauer Alpen, das Wettersteingebirge, die Bayerischen Voralpen mit Estergebirge, Walchenseebergen, Benediktenwandgruppe und... Read more
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Kompass
Germany
  • DuMont Reise-Taschenbuch Reiseführer Oberbayern
  • Oberbayern, der südlichste Regierungsbezirk Bayerns mit der Landeshauptstadt München, ist eines der touristischen Lieblingsziele in Deutschland. Gleich auf den ersten Seiten des DuMont Reise-Taschenbuchs Oberbayern gibt die Autorin Daniela Schetar Tipps zu den schönsten Seiten Oberbayerns: vom Münchner Museumsareal bis zur atemberaubenden... Read more
Kompass
Germany
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2014
  • Wandelgids E4 Hongarije: Putnok - Budapest, Boedapest | Conrad Stein Verlag
  • Handzaam boekje met de routebeschrijving inclusief een heleboel praktische informatie. De beschrijving is uitstekend, maar kaarten zijn beperkt en schetsmatig aanwezig. Duits. 224 Seiten, 35 Karten, 58 farbige Abbildungen, 30 farbige Höhenprofile Seit 1983 führt der Internationale Bergwanderweg der Freundschaft von Eisenach nach Budapest.... Read more
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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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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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Journey Through Upper Bavaria
  • Upper Bavaria is presented as the epitome of all things Bavarian in this travel guide, exploring its magnificent Alpine scenery as well as ancient traditions and festivals where lederhosen and the dirndl are worn with pride. Mountain chalets, their balconies a riot of floral color, are captured in lush green pastures beneath the snow-capped... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Journey Through Upper Bavaria
  • Upper Bavaria is presented as the epitome of all things Bavarian in this travel guide, exploring its magnificent Alpine scenery as well as ancient traditions and festivals where lederhosen and the dirndl are worn with pride. Mountain chalets, their balconies a riot of floral color, are captured in lush green pastures beneath the snow-capped... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Appalachian Safari
  • Join the author David Adam Atwell on his adventures high up in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Appalachia as he hikes, camps, and learns to shoot, fish, and hunt. Laugh at his family's antics and hold your breath in anticipation of success or defeat. Visit a hunting cabin, get lost in the woods, go fishing up Cripple Creek, and learn to make... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Appalachian Safari
  • Join the author David Adam Atwell on his adventures high up in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Appalachia as he hikes, camps, and learns to shoot, fish, and hunt. Laugh at his family's antics and hold your breath in anticipation of success or defeat. Visit a hunting cabin, get lost in the woods, go fishing up Cripple Creek, and learn to make... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2010
  • Wandelgids 86 Seefeld-Leutasch | 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. Sanftes Almgelände und tosende Wildbäche – überragt von Karwendel, Wetterstein, Mieminger und Lechtaler Bergen – versprechen abwechslungsreiche... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2014
  • Wandelgids E4 Duitsland: Erz- en Elbsandsteingebirge | Conrad Stein Verlag
  • Handzaam boekje met de routebeschrijving inclusief een heleboel praktische informatie. De beschrijving is uitstekend, maar kaarten zijn beperkt en schetsmatig aanwezig. Duits. Dieser Wanderführer beschreibt den sächsischen Abschnitt des 2.700 km langen Freundschaftswegs Eisenach - Budapest, der von Plauen durch das Vogtland und das Erzgebirge... Read more
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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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2017
Stanfords
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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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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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2015
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
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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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Winterwandern Bayerische Alpen
  • Die Bayerischen Alpen, beliebtes Ausflugsziel im Sommer, bieten auch im Winter zahlreiche M glichkeiten, in den Bergen unterwegs zu sein. Auch ohne die "langen Latten" an den F en kann man dabei jede Menge Spa haben. Frisch verschneite W lder, Gipfelstunden mit verbl ffender Fernsicht, behagliche H tten und Almen sowie rasante Rodelbahnen... Read more
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Belgium
  • Winterwandern Bayerische Alpen
  • Die Bayerischen Alpen, beliebtes Ausflugsziel im Sommer, bieten auch im Winter zahlreiche M glichkeiten, in den Bergen unterwegs zu sein. Auch ohne die "langen Latten" an den F en kann man dabei jede Menge Spa haben. Frisch verschneite W lder, Gipfelstunden mit verbl ffender Fernsicht, behagliche H tten und Almen sowie rasante Rodelbahnen... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • WF5442 Seen in Oberbayer Kompass
  • Die KOMPASS Wanderführer überzeugen durch . nützliche Tourenübersicht zur schnellen Orientierung . übersichtliche und präzise Wegbeschreibungen . XXL Kartenausschnitte für einen großzügigen Überblick . aussagekräftiges Höhenprofil zur einfachen Planung . persönliche Empfehlungen der AutorenDe Kompass wandelgids + kaart geeft een overzicht van... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • WF5442 Seen in Oberbayer Kompass
  • Die KOMPASS Wanderführer überzeugen durch . nützliche Tourenübersicht zur schnellen Orientierung . übersichtliche und präzise Wegbeschreibungen . XXL Kartenausschnitte für einen großzügigen Überblick . aussagekräftiges Höhenprofil zur einfachen Planung . persönliche Empfehlungen der AutorenDe Kompass wandelgids + kaart geeft een overzicht van... Read more
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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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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Dachstein - Ausseerland - Filzmoos - Ramsau F&B WK281
  • Dachstein - Ausseer Land - Filzmoos - Ramsau - Bad Ischl - Schladming area of the Austrian Alps 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... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Kufstein - Kaisergebirge - Kitzbühel F&B WK301
  • Kufstein - Kaisergebirge - Kitzbühel - Wörgl - St Johann in Tirol area of the Austrian Alps 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... 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
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
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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
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
  • Lake Maggiore - Lake Orta - Lake Varese K+F Outdoor Map 8
  • Lake Maggiore - Lake Orta - Lake Varese area at 1:50,000 in a series of waterproof and tear-resistant, GPS compatible and contoured recreational maps from Kümmerly + Frey with both local and long-distance hiking and cycling trails, ski routes, sites for other outdoor pursuits, accommodation, bus stops, etc. An inset provides a small road map of... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
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
Stanfords
United Kingdom
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
  • Lake Como K+F Outdoor Map 9
  • Lake Como area at 1:50,000 on a double-sided, waterproof and tear-resistant, GPS compatible and contoured recreational maps from Kümmerly + Frey with both local and long-distance hiking and cycling trails, ski routes, sites for other outdoor pursuits, accommodation, bus stops, etc. Coverage includes the northern part of Lake Lugano and extends... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Fussen - Ammergau Alps - Southern Auerbergland - Tannheim Valley UK50-48
  • 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
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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
  • In deze relatief onbekende hoek van Tirol gaat het zacht glooiende Miemingerplateau over in ruige kalkbergen. Bij Familie-Landhotel Stern begrijpen ze helemaal wat nodig is om het families naar de zin te maken. Bovendien doen ze alles met aandacht voor milieu en traditie; je verblijft hier CO2-neutraal en ze verwennen je met gezonde, eerlijke... Read more
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