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Heilbronner Weg

Heilbronner Weg

Mountaineering Highlight (Segment)

Recommended by 74 out of 74 people

This segment may be dangerous

Parts of this Highlight comprise highly technical, difficult, or hazardous terrain. Specialist equipment and prior experience may be required.

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  • Sebastian Kowalke

    The Königsbergweg in the Allgäu Alps. Long before the term via ferrata was invented, the Heilbronn section of the German Alpine Association set up a high alpine climb that leads over the rugged peaks of the Allgäu main ridge. Ladders, bridges and rope-secured passages promise you a breathtaking mountain adventure, a little thrill and fantastic views.

    Although the entrance to the Heilbronner Weg cannot be reached by cable car, it can get quite crowded here on summer weekends. If you want to experience the tour in more solitude, you should start during the week, in early summer or in autumn.

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    • October 16, 2018

  • The Heilbronner Weg is not without reason among the classics. Anyone who has the opportunity to go with him in good weather and the best view, really experienced a highlight. One or the other challenge is feasible and manageable. The reward is breathtaking views.

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    • September 25, 2018

  • A classic in the Allgäu Alps - conditionally very demanding in one day. Best with intermediate overnight stay, either at the Kemptener Hütte or the Rappenseehütte, make - tour description here via-ferrata.de/klettersteige/topo/heilbronner-weg-allgaeu

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    • February 26, 2019

  • Very worthwhile, even during the week many people are on the way. Always nice views, if the weather plays along.

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    • September 8, 2018

  • The Heilbronner Weg is an absolute highlight for every mountain hiker.

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    • July 11, 2022

  • The oldest high-altitude trail in the Allgäu Alps, created in 1899, which has retained its original character. The not too great degree of difficulty is compensated by the length. Starting at the Rappenseehütte, I was much closer to the Heilbronner Höhenweg than from the Kemptner Hütte, from which you have to cover almost 3 hours to the Heilbronner Höhenweg.

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    • July 12, 2022

  • Built in 1899, it is one of the most beautiful mountain trails in Germany

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    • July 11, 2021

  • Status June 26, 2019. The path is walkable, but there are still considerable amounts of snow in some sections and the safety ropes are under snow. So you have to walk on snow. E.g. the ascent to the ladder is only possible via steps made of snow.
    I would not advise anyone to walk this path without the appropriate experience and equipment.
    (If you want to get an idea, just look at the photos of me in the highlight)
    The Hohe Licht and the Mädelegabel are still not accessible (not marked)!

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    • June 28, 2019

  • probably even better without fog

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    • July 30, 2019

  • Quite technical in places, but a wonderful experience!

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    • November 29, 2020

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    1,900 ft
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Location: Holzgau, Reutte, Tyrol, Austria


  • Distance1.40 mi
  • Uphill225 ft
  • Downhill400 ft

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