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

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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
Kompass
Germany
Kompass
Germany
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
  • 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
  • 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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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
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
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
  • Uistekende wandelgids van de Via Alpina dwars door Zwitserland. 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... 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
  • 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
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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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
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
  • Klimgids - Klettersteiggids Bayern, Vorarlberg, Tirol, Salzburg | Rother
  • Duitstalige klettersteiggids met 92 beschreven routes. Met, zoals we dat van Rother gewend zijn, alle informatie over de routes: van hoe er te komen, hoe lang de tocht duurt, tot overnachtingsplekken en aanlooptijden. Die bereits 9. Auflage des Klettersteigführers zum Alpengebiet zwischen Rhein und Salzburg bietet auf 272 Seiten die... Read more
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
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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 to walking and trekking the high mountains of Crete. The largest of the Greek Islands, Crete's mountains provide breathtaking walking and wilderness to this popular island. The routes in this guidebook are graded for difficulty and range from short, easy strolls to challenging, multi-day treks and summit climbs, so there are options... 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
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
  • Val Brembana - Valsassina - Le Grigne: Lecco - Bergamo 50K IGC Map No. 22
  • Val Brembana - Valsassina - Le Grigne area including Lecco and Bergamo in a series contoured hiking maps at 1:50,000 with local trails, long-distance footpaths, mountain accommodation, etc. from the Turin based Istituto Geografico Centrale.Maps in this series have contours at 50m intervals, enhanced by shading and graphic relief. An overprint... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Via Alpina Long-distance Hiking Trail
  • Via Alpina across Slovenia at 1:50,000 from Kartografija in Ljubljana, covering the route northwards from the Slovenian Istria to the Julian Alps and then eastwards from Triglav to Jezerski Peak. Accommodation for hikers is included.The route from Krvavi Potok to the Austrian border just north of Kranjska Gora in the Julian Alps is 220km long... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Montreux
  • Montreux - Col du Pillon 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... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Albenga - Alassio - Savona 50K IGC Map No. 15
  • The coast of the Italian Riviera around Albenga, Alassio and Savona in a series contoured hiking maps at 1:50,000 with local trails, long-distance footpaths, mountain accommodation, etc. from the Turin based Istituto Geografico Centrale.Maps in this series have contours at 50m intervals, enhanced by shading and graphic relief. An overprint... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Matterhorn / M. Cervino - Monte Rosa IGC 5
  • The Italian side of the Matterhorn and Monte Rosa, with coverage extending from Zermatt to Aosta, in a series contoured hiking maps at 1:50,000 with local trails, long-distance footpaths, mountain accommodation, etc. from the Turin based Istituto Geografico Centrale. Maps in this series have contours at 50m intervals, enhanced by shading and... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Maritime and Ligurian Alps IGC 8
  • A cross-border area of the Maritime and Ligurian Alps at 1:50,000, with coverage on the Italian side including Limone, Alpi Maritime PN and Alta Valle Pesio e Tanaro PN, plus in France Tende, Vallée des Merveilles and Saorge, in a series contoured hiking maps with local trails, long-distance footpaths, mountain accommodation, etc. from the... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
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
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Maira, Grana and Stura Valleys IGC 7
  • Maira, Grana and Stura Valleys in a series contoured hiking maps at 1:50,000 with local trails, long-distance footpaths, mountain accommodation, etc. from the Turin based Istituto Geografico Centrale.Maps in this series have contours at 50m intervals, enhanced by shading and graphic relief. An overprint highlights local footpaths 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
  • Wettersteingebirge - Zugspitze
  • Wettersteingebirge - Zugspitze, map No. BY 8, in a series of highly detailed, GPS compatible hiking maps at 1:25,000 of the German Alps, published by the Deutscher Alpenverein, the German Alpine Club, with cartography of the German topographic survey from the Bavarian state survey organization. The maps use the survey’s excellent detailed... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Prespa - Vitsi - Voras Anavasi 6.2
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Walking holidays

Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Bavaria & The Leutasch Valley Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • This beautiful and peaceful Leutasch Valley area on the Bavarian and Austrian border will be yours to explore. This idyllic Alpine trail meanders through the tranquil and colourful Leutasch Valley abundant with wild flowers and green pastures. Marvel at the spectacular mountain views towards Zugspitze - Germany’s highest mountain, breathe in... Read more
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
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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
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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