If you’re dreaming of an exciting hut-to-hut trek in one of Germany’s most spectacular mountain regions, you’ve come to the right place. I’ve put together a six-day hike from the picturesque Königssee through the breathtaking Steinerne Meer (the Rocky Sea). It’s a real adventure for summit raids, hut lovers and wild swimmers.
Pure variety awaits you on your journey through forest and rock, valleys and plateaus. Climb peaks of all sizes, cool your feet in crystal-clear alpine lakes and spend the nights in the dreamlike surroundings of the mountain huts. The landscapes around Königssee, Schönfeldspitze and Watzmann will enchant and inspire you.
On the fourth day, you have a choice between a long and technically demanding hike or a more pleasant amble. For ambitious mountain hikers, stage 4b is a challenging Tour and a great alternative route from the Kärlingerhaus to the Riemannhaus. It features the thrilling accent of the Schönfeldspitze for some staggering views. For hut hikers with less alpine experience, I recommend the normal route (stage 4a) over the waves of the rocky sea, which offers equally varied and magnificent views.
No matter which route you choose, you’ll be amazed by the bizarre beauty of the rocks as you hike through the barren plateau of the Steinernes Meer. However, you should be careful in fog and during cold spells. When visibility drops on the plateau, navigation can be very challenging.
I’d recommend that you plan your adventure on the Steinerne Meer well in advance, because the huts are popular and book up quickly. You should definitely make reservations to be sure of a place each night. You can easily plan your arrival and departure by public transport or car. The start and end points are located at bus stops and car parks.
Ready to get going? Create and customize your own version of this adventure using the full Tour below as a template.
Last updated: March 28, 2023
The first day of the tour into the Steinernes Meer starts with a highlight - the Königssee. You should definitely take a look over the crystal-clear lake at the beginning before you hike to the Carl von Stahl house.
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Your last day on the tour begins. If you feel like it, you can shorten this stage and add an overnight stay in the Wimbachgrieshütte.
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