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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    Großer Arber

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    It looks like a majesty, the highest mountain of the Bavarian Forest at 1,456 meters: the Großer Arber.

    It is not for nothing that this mountain bears the epithet "King …

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    Grünten

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    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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    Zugspitze Gipfel

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    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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    Grünstein

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

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    The last meters up to the summit lead along wire ropes. Those who are free from giddiness and sure-footed will not have any problems here. Unfortunately, this does not apply …

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    Jochberg

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    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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    Nebelhorn

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    Just an overwhelming view of mountain peaks as far as the eye can see.

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    Hochfelln

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    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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    Dreisessel

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    The Dreisessel (1,312 meters) is certainly one of the most striking mountains in the Bavarian Forest.

    Impressive along the way is especially the "Stone Sea", a huge cluster of large …

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    Aggenstein Gipfel

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    Beautiful climb over the Bad Kissinger hut with small climbing passages below the summit. Lyre very crowded on nice days. The view, however, compensates for everything ....

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    Taubenstein

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    The tour to Taubenstein is a nice short afternoon hike in the Bavarian Alps. With breaks and a cozy wheat beer on the Taubenstein Alm, you can easily make the …

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    Wallberg

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    The Wallberg is also often called the mountain of the Tegernsee. Although a cable car goes up to just below the summit, still many people opt for the sporty ascent. …

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    Laber Berg

    Hiking Highlight

    If you make the tour on Soila-Alm and -see (komoot.de/smarttour/103623), it's a nice, simple family tour. Until Lake Soila more or less a walk - then the last 200 meters …

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    Stuiben

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    Especially on beautiful and clear autumn days, from here you have a magnificent view of the Allgäu main Alps. Especially impressive is the scenery, when there is snow on the higher peaks!

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    Burgberger Hörnle

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    The sunset on Hörnle is a dream. The quickest way leads over the south side, following the "Winterweg", then left at about 1150m. If you take the winter path in …

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    Hochgern Gipfel

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    The Hochgern is with a height of 1748 m a brilliant view summit on the edge of the Chiemgau Alps. You can climb it on easy trails and let yourself …

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    Teufelstättkopf

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    Great view of the Ammergau Alps. Worth a recommendation for those who have some experience and do not want to miss this highlight of the Ammergau Alps.

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    Jägerkamp

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    The summit on the Jägerkamp is something special. Grandiose view of the dark blue Spitzingsee, cowbell bells from the Schönfeldalm, fragrant alpine meadows and a peace that make you forget everyday life.

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    Iseler

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    On Iseler there is a via ferrata since 2008 (up to difficulty C). For reasons of nature conservation, it is closed from November to June.
    Due to the nearby 6-seater …

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    Olympiaberg

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    The approximately 60 m high hill from war mines is today a wonderful vantage point on the harmonic-modern art landscape of the Olympic Park and of course, at Föhn, with …

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