Fancy hiking along the edge of the Alps? Then you’re in luck. We’ve discovered seven high-altitude hikes that will slide you along the Alp’s upper-north side, winding you through the Chiemgau mountains and away from the tourist trails. Exciting roundtrips include the promise of peaks, and each route demands a fair amount of clawing, sweating and a whole lot of grit. But don’t worry: For your efforts you’ll be handsomely rewarded with spectacular views over Chiemgau and Berchtesgadener Land. And you’ll be glad you made the trip.
Climbing to the top is going to take a certain amount of mountaineering experience, a sense of orientation and the ability to not get dizzy, however, as these seven Tours are not for the faint of heart. If you’re not one to shy from a challenge, the peaks of Hochries, Hochplatte, Hochgern, Hochfelln, Hochstaufen, Hochschlegel and Hochkalter sit in wait. And while you will be tested, we promise: Once you conquer one, you’re going to want to conquer them all. So off to the mountains with you!
The Hochstaufen on the edge of the Alps stands out in an impressive way. At 1,771 m, the free-standing mountain between Inzell and Bad Reichenhall guarantees magnificent views and depths.This mountain hike makes for round-trip lovers with a great deal of fitness as well as a varied tour par excellence. High above Bad Reichenhall you scramble up the Steinernen Jäger-Steig up to the Reichenalleer house and the Hochstaufen summit.On the descent you can catch new perspectives with a view towards the Chiemsee. Moving moments and lots of mountain fun await you!
You are at the feet of the Berchtesgadener Land when you are out and about in the Lattengebirge. Next to the Hochschlegel, two more promising summits await you. Conquer the rugged mountain range and be amazed!The Dötzekopf, your first summit destination, attracts many hikers as well as butterflies. Or is it the salt on your skin that magically attracts you?At the Predigtstuhl, it is probably the train that attracts people. Or maybe the view? You will find it out before you reach the top of the toe as the last peak goal of the day.Finally, you can strengthen yourself on the Alm. Because then it goes steeply downhill through the Alpgartensteig. Surefootedness is required. Fantastic mountains guaranteed!
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Hiking in the shadow of the Kampenwand, over sunny high alps up to the summit of the Hochplatte - a round trip for connoisseurs with perseverance.Splashing accompanies you at the beginning of the hike the Dalsenbach next to the forest. Enjoy the relaxation, before the path leads you through forest and meadow direction Sonnenalm steadily uphill. Come on, you can do it!
Once at the top you take the narrow path in the shadow of the Kampenwand and walk up to the Hochplatte with a view of Lake Chiemsee. The alpine cows of the Hochalm will be your companions here. Pure alpine feeling!Swing up to the high plate before descending over the Devil's Stone. The descent holds in wet again a decent challenge for you. But the enjoyment on the tour is always worth it!
Get out of the woods, get to the rocks. This tour has it all! Crunching into dizzying heights and "fast" scree runs await you at the Hochkalter.Unpack the mountaineering boots and start at the free parking lot in front of the Seeklause. Simple ways bring you purposefully to the blue hut. There you can fortify yourself or take a piece of cake for the way. Because it is exhausting!Follow the markings to the "beautiful view" over a wall, here your climbing skills are required. Again and again you have to use your hands on the way to the summit. So the ascent is really fun!Not for the faint of heart is the screeching descent through the Ofental. Fun factor in scree surfing included.
Finally, you can cool your tired feet in the Klausbach or kneippen in the icy Hintersee. A refreshing end to a round trip that demands all your mountaineering skills.
A great round trip leads you to Hochries. Cozy alpine pastures and worthwhile peaks are the reward for your rambles on this tour. Everything your mountaineer heart desires!Are you an expert in pathfinding? Then the climb over Hammerstein and Zellerhorn should be a breeze for you. The rest of the way to the summit of the Hochries is easy to find, but will make you sweat a lot again.The way back via the Riesenalm is easy and leads you back to Hofalm. After a comfortable stop you hit the path towards Hammerbach - a great panoramic path opens up views of the castle Hohenaschau. But beware in the wet and rockfall!Fancy a bit of adventure off the beaten track? What are you waiting for...
Hochfelln is a popular summit destination thanks to the climbing aid. You do not want to miss this scenic mountain, but do not feel like "mass migration"? Then we have exactly the right round trip for you.You start in Ruhpolding / Maiergschwendt and set off on lonely paths towards "Egg" on the way to Hochfelln. The Strohnschneid brings you on the sunny side to the summit. Enjoy the calm before the storm.For the summit you will share with many others who do not want to miss this view over the Chiemgau and the surrounding mountains. But you know: soon it will be quieter again, if you go the descent in the direction of "Färnbodenalm".You are a geology fan? Then you should make a trip to the old marble quarry before you return to the parking lot.
Attention summit collectors! This round trip to a popular excursion summit on the edge of the Chiemgau Alps has a total of four summit destinations to offer!You start with a climb over the Schnappenkriche up to Hochlerch. Shortly afterwards you are already standing at the summit cross of the Zwölferhorn, before the actual summit goal of the day calls, the Hochgern.Finally, you can test your pathfinding skills: Find your way across meadows over to the Silleck. Be careful when descending: this can be quite slippery in wet conditions.Look forward to four summit conquests with vision and a varied round trip.