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Whether for the view or for the challenge, climbing the mountainous peaks in Bavaria is the best way to experience more of this beautiful region. But with 20 to choose from, it can be tough to know which peak to proceed with. That’s why we’ve collected the best peaks and summits in Bavaria for you here — so you can easily add one to your next adventure.

The top 20 peaks in Bavaria

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    1

    Houbirg

    Hiking Highlight

    The Houbirg is a mountain near Happurg in Middle Franconia with a gone Celtic oppidum of the same name. Remains of the walls, some of which are still ten meters …

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    Herzogstand

    Hiking Highlight

    The Herzogstand offers fantastic views of some lakes in the north and the Walchensee and the Alps with all the mountains in the south. Fantastic in winter as in summer.

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    Julia
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    3

    Großer Arber

    Hiking Highlight

    There it stands majestically, at 1,456 meters, the highest mountain in the Bavarian Forest: the Great Arber. It is not for nothing that this mountain is nicknamed “King of the …

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    4

    Nußhardt

    Hiking Highlight

    I still wonder where to enjoy the better view. From the Asenturm at the Ochsenkopf or here at the Nußhardtgipfel on the Ochsenkopf. Mighty rock walls and rock towers enthrone …

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    Staffelberg

    Hiking Highlight

    We are several times a year on the Staffelberg or in the area. It's just beautiful there and is fun to hike and then good food there.

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    Werner
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    6

    Grünten

    Hiking Highlight

    Many paths lead to the Grünten. The sunrise here and at the nearby Jägerdenkmal is unique due to the exposed location. For this we recommend the fast ascent from the …

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    Lusen

    Hiking Highlight

    Many myths and legends entwine around the third highest mountain in the Bavarian Forest National Park - the Lusen (1,373 meters). The devil himself is said to have played a …

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    Daniel
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    8

    Zugspitze Gipfel

    Hiking Highlight

    If you intend to climb the Zugspitze from Ehrwald and take the train back down, you should first inquire about the operating hours of the Tiroler Zugspitzbahn.

    Several times a …

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    9

    Jochberg

    Hiking Highlight

    In my opinion, a mountain can not be better. The Jochberg is located exactly between Kochel and Walchensee. On clear autumn days, the view extends far into the foothills of …

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    10

    Hoher Kranzberg

    Hiking Highlight

    From the summit you have a sensational panorama in all directions.

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    daha
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    Riederstein

    Hiking Highlight

    From the summit with the beautiful chapel you have a very nice view of Schliersee and Tegernsee.

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    Franki
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    12

    Grünstein

    Hiking Highlight

    Beautiful climb from the Königssee past the toboggan run possible. The view above is worth the effort.

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    Wank Gipfel

    Hiking Highlight

    The Wank is particularly suitable for families in my opinion

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    14

    Gindelalmschneid

    Hiking Highlight

    Small cross with great views. For Mtb nothing as both paths are quite steep

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    15

    Rubihorn Gipfel

    Hiking Highlight

    From the top of the Rubihorn you have a fantastic view of the mountain chain to the Nebelhorn, the Gaisalpsee, Oberstdorf and the snowy peaks of the Allgäu and Tyrol.

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    Hirschenstein

    Hiking Highlight

    With its height of 1,092 meters, Hirschenstein is one of the famous 18-thousanders in the Bavarian Forest. At the top of the summit there is a seven-meter-high masonry lookout tower. …

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    Rudolfstein

    Hiking Highlight

    Here, too, is one of those oddly shaped rock castles that are so often found in the Fichtelgebirge. On the highest of these leads a staircase that allows a clear view on the clearest days to Weißenstädter See.

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    Hochfelln

    Hiking Highlight

    The Hochfelln is always worth a climb. Numerous paths lead you to this popular Chiemgau summit. Understandable that there is always something going on, because the view is wonderful. Before …

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    Jenni
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    19

    Großer Rachel

    Hiking Highlight

    In a ZDF survey on the most popular excursion destinations in Germany, the Great Rachel was number 1 in the mountain category at 1,453 meters! The highest mountain in the …

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    20

    Ofterschwanger Horn

    Hiking Highlight

    Summit with a view

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