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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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
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
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
Kompass
Germany
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
  • 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
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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Bol.com
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
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
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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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
  • 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
  • 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
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Western Crete Terrain Editions 448
  • Western Crete at 1:100,000 on an indexed, GPS compatible road map from Terrain Editions, printed on light, waterproof and tear-resistant plastic paper, with a street plan of central Chania.This title is part of a series which covers Crete in three sheets. The maps have contours at 100m intervals, enhanced by relief shading with spot heights and... 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
Stanfords
United Kingdom
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Greece: Terrain Editions 100K Touring Maps of Crete
  • Crete at 1:100,000 on three contoured maps from Terrain Editions printed on light, waterproof and tear-resistant plastic paper. Each title is indexed and includes large street plan(s) of main town(s).The maps have contours at 100m intervals, enhanced by relief shading with spot heights and plenty of names of topographic features such as peaks,... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Eastern Crete Terrain Editions 450
  • Eastern Crete at 1:100,000 on an indexed, GPS compatible road map from Terrain Editions, printed on light, waterproof and tear-resistant plastic paper, with a street plan of central Aghios Nikolaos.This title is part of a series which covers Crete in three sheets. The maps have contours at 100m intervals, enhanced by relief shading with spot... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Adelboden - Lenk
  • Adelboden - Lenk area of the western Bernese Oberland, from Gstaad to Frutigen and Leukerbad 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... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Fussen - Ammergau Alps - Southern Auerbergland - Tannheim Valley
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United Kingdom
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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
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Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
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  • 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
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