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.

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Trails in this region

Books

The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2018
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2018
  • Walking in the Bavarian Alps
  • A comprehensive guidebook detailing walks in Germany`s Bavarian Alps. Lying along the German-Austrian border in a thin sliver of land roughly 300km long, this area contains some of the most spectacular walking and beautiful scenery that Germany has to offer. 70 graded walks explore mountain landscapes, wild mountain gorges and alpine meadows as... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
  • Wandelgids Beieren - Walking in the Bavarian Alps | Cicerone
  • Guidebook to mountain walks and treks in the Bavarian Alps, on the border of Germany and Austria, between Lake Constance and Berchtesgaden. Accessible from Munich, Salzburg and Innsbruck, these 70 routes range from half-day walks to 3-day hut-to-hut treks. Highlights include the Königssee and Breitach, Partnach and Höllental gorges. Read more
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United Kingdom
Bol.com
Netherlands
2018
  • 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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Bol.com
Belgium
2018
  • 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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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Wanderland Schweiz 02. Trans Swiss Trail
  • Das Wanderland Schweiz besteht aus 6 nationalen Routen und 51 mehrtägigenHighlights. Die Routen basieren auf dem bestehenden Wanderwegnetz und integrierenteilweise bereits bestehende Angebote wie beispielsweise Via Alpina, Jura Höhenweg,Via Jacobi oder Rheintaler Höhenweg.Alle 9 Führer sind mit Farbfotos, Karten und Höhenprofilen farbig reich... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Wanderland Schweiz 02. Trans Swiss Trail
  • Das Wanderland Schweiz besteht aus 6 nationalen Routen und 51 mehrtägigenHighlights. Die Routen basieren auf dem bestehenden Wanderwegnetz und integrierenteilweise bereits bestehende Angebote wie beispielsweise Via Alpina, Jura Höhenweg,Via Jacobi oder Rheintaler Höhenweg.Alle 9 Führer sind mit Farbfotos, Karten und Höhenprofilen farbig reich... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2018
  • 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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Bol.com
Belgium
2018
  • 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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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2022
  • Wandelgids 107 Zugspitze | Rother Bergverlag
  • 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. Der Wanderführer "Rund um die Zugspitze" liegt nunmehr bereits in siebter, wiederum gründlich überarbeiteter Auflage vor. Ein... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Hiking in Switzerland
  • This is the official guidebook to the Swiss section of the Via Alpina (National Route 1), published by the Swiss Hiking Federation. The Via Alpina is a network of five long-distance hiking routes which cross eight Alpine countries from Trieste to Monaco - over 5,000 kilometres of hiking trails in total. On Swiss soil, National Route 1 Via... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Hiking in Switzerland
  • This is the official guidebook to the Swiss section of the Via Alpina (National Route 1), published by the Swiss Hiking Federation. The Via Alpina is a network of five long-distance hiking routes which cross eight Alpine countries from Trieste to Monaco - over 5,000 kilometres of hiking trails in total. On Swiss soil, National Route 1 Via... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2020
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
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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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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2015
  • Wandelgids Österreich: Adlerweg - Oostenrijk | 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. Dieses OutdoorHandbuch beschreibt Tirols bekanntesten Fernwanderweg, den 320 km langen Adlerweg zwischen St. Johann i. T. im Osten und der Passhöhe des Arlbergpasses im... 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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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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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
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
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  • Bol.com, Belgium
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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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Maps

The Book Depository
United Kingdom
  • Crete West 2013
  • Western Crete on a double-sided, contoured and GPS compatible map at 1:100,000 from Harms Verlag, with highlighting for numerous places of interest and 20 recommended hiking trails, plus street plans of central Heraklion, Rethymnon and Chania and a plan of the archaeological site at Knossos. All place names are in both Greek and Latin alphabet.... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart Kreta west | Harms IC Verlag
  • Western Crete on a double-sided, contoured and GPS compatible map at 1:100,000 from Harms Verlag, with highlighting for numerous places of interest and 20 recommended hiking trails, plus street plans of central Heraklion, Rethymnon and Chania and a plan of the archaeological site at Knossos. All place names are in both Greek and Latin alphabet.... Read more
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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
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United Kingdom
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United Kingdom
  • Fragokastelo - Plakias 2016
  • Uitstekende topografische kaarten van een deel van Griekenland: zonder meer hele goede kaarten voor wandeltochten in een onbekend stuk Griekenland! Ze zijn gedrukt op scheurvast en watervast papier op een schaal van 1:25.000 met een UTM grid voor GPS gebruikers. Op de meeste kaarten is geven de hoogtelijnen een interval van 20m. aan. Met... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Frangokastelo - Plakias Anavasi 11.17
  • The Frangokastelo – Plakias area on the southern coast of Crete at 1:25,000 in a series of contoured, GPS compatible hiking maps of Crete from Anavasi, printed waterproof and tear-resistant paper. Annotations provide useful hints for walkers. Coverage extends from Imbros Gorge in the west to Plakias in the east.Topography is shown by contour... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart 11.17 Frangokastelo - Plakias - Kreta | Anavasi
  • Uitstekende topografische kaarten van een deel van Griekenland: zonder meer hele goede kaarten voor wandeltochten in een onbekend stuk Griekenland! Ze zijn gedrukt op scheurvast en watervast papier op een schaal van 1:25.000 met een UTM grid voor GPS gebruikers. Op de meeste kaarten is geven de hoogtelijnen een interval van 20m. aan. Met... Read more
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United Kingdom
  • Exo Mani 2018
  • Uitstekende wandelkaart op scheur- en watervast papier van het wandelgebied rond Kardamyli maar ook nog met Agios Nikolaos. De wandelpaden staan er op ingetekend, zo ook alle bezienswaardigheden als klooster, kastelen en meerdere opgravingen. Mani is the middle and southernmost peninsula of the Peloponnese and is split between Laconia and... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Exo Mani - Verga - Kardamyli - Trachila Anavasi 8.10
  • The northern part of the western coast of the Mani Peninsula, the “middle finger” of the Peloponnese, on a light, waterproof and tear-resistant, double-sided, contoured and GPS-compatible map at 1:20,000 from Anavasi highlighting 24 hiking trails and various facilities and places of interest. Coverage, with a good overlap between the sides,... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart 8.10 Exo Mani | Anavasi
  • Uitstekende wandelkaart op scheur- en watervast papier van het wandelgebied rond Kardamyli maar ook nog met Agios Nikolaos. De wandelpaden staan er op ingetekend, zo ook alle bezienswaardigheden als klooster, kastelen en meerdere opgravingen. Mani is the middle and southernmost peninsula of the Peloponnese and is split between Laconia and... Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
  • Dachstein - Ausseerland - Filzmoos - Ramsau Hiking + Leisure Map 1:50 000
  • 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
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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
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
  • Samaria - Sougia 2016
  • Uitstekende topografische kaarten van een deel van Griekenland: zonder meer hele goede kaarten voor wandeltochten in een onbekend stuk Griekenland! Ze zijn gedrukt op scheurvast en watervast papier op een schaal van 1:25.000 met een UTM grid voor GPS gebruikers. Op de meeste kaarten is geven de hoogtelijnen een interval van 20m. aan. Met... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Samaria - Sougia - Paliochora Anavasi 11.13
  • Samaria – Sougia area of the White Mountains on Crete on a waterproof and tear-resistant, GPS compatible and contoured hiking map at 1:25,000 from Anavasi, extending from the famous Gorge of Samaria westwards to Azogyres and Plemeniana, and north past Omalos and the peaks of Troili and Kaimeni Kafala.Topography is shown by contour lines at 20m... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart 11.13 Samaria - Soughia - Kreta | Anavasi
  • Uitstekende topografische kaarten van een deel van Griekenland: zonder meer hele goede kaarten voor wandeltochten in een onbekend stuk Griekenland! Ze zijn gedrukt op scheurvast en watervast papier op een schaal van 1:25.000 met een UTM grid voor GPS gebruikers. Op de meeste kaarten is geven de hoogtelijnen een interval van 20m. aan. Met... Read more
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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
  • 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
  • Hungarian National Long-distance Blue Trail (E4): Visegrad to Irott-ko
  • Hiking guide to the north-western section of Hungary’s National Blue Trail which forms part of the E4 European long-distance footpath. The guide covers the route from the historic town of Visegrád on the Danube, across the Buda Hills on the outskirts of Budapest and the Bakony Hills along the north-eastern shore of Lake Balaton, to Írott-ko in... 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
  • 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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