Routes leading to this Highlight may be dangerous
Routes may comprise technical, difficult, or hazardous terrain. Specialist equipment and prior experience may be required.
With 3,134 meters, the highest point of the Berlin mountain trail and in any case worth a long break including a wonderful view! The Schönbichler Horn can be reached from both access sides only via insured via ferratas that lead through bizarre stone slopes. The assured descent towards Berliner Hütte is long and demanding, but leads into one of the most beautiful sections of the Berlin Höhenweg. On a very narrow ridge, it goes down on stone slabs, which were layered to a huge open-air staircase. A masterpiece of care and really sensational!
July 20, 2015
From the Schönbichler Horn there is a wonderful panorama of the Zillertal main ridge with its prominent representatives Hochfeiler (Gran Pilastro, 3,509m), Gr. Möseler (Gran Mesule, 3,480m), Hochweisszint (Punta Bianca, 3,372m) to the Tux main ridge with the Olperer (3,476m). In between, the view extends towards the WSW to the Ortler and Bernina groups.
Ascent and descent lead over steep, blocky terrain where hands are needed - but are insured with steel cables that make it much easier to get ahead.
The stage is not overly long at approx. 11 km, with more than 1,000 meters of ascent and descent - some of which are in a via ferrata-like form - quite demanding.
February 15, 2018
Due to the course of the Berliner Höhenweg, which connects the refuges Furtschaglhaus (2293 m) in the south-west and Berliner Hütte (2042 m) in the north-east, the Schönbichler Horn can be easily climbed from both directions. In the upper area below the summit there are wire rope insurances on both sides. The mountain with the stately height of over 3,100 m can be climbed without any rock or ice equipment in a contemplative round trip, provided the conditions are right! Up on the summit you have a magnificent panorama of the impressive Zillertal glacier world, especially the striking Hochfeiler north face, the Großer Möseler, the Hornspitzen and the Schwarzenstein. From the Schönbichler Scharte, the path leads in a few minutes up the breezy block ridge to the summit cross of the Schönbichler Horn.
July 28, 2020
Simply a great experience, absolute sure-footedness and a head for heights provided.
March 26, 2019
The Schönbichler Horn is the highest point on the Berliner Höhenweg and an absolute highlight.
Absolute freedom from vertigo, surefootedness and mountain experience is necessary! The approach from both sides is more similar to a via ferrata and this section is longer on the east side (Berliner Hütte).
June 20, 2020
Must: Sturdy footedness, vertigo free, Path might be slippery in between, walk on your own pace and enjoy the nature. Slightly difficult but hey, most rewarding experience always comes after a bit of struggle.
July 2, 2020
The mountain with the stately height of over 3,100 m can be climbed without any rock and ice equipment in a contemplative round tour, provided the conditions are right! At the top of the summit, you have a grand view of the impressive Zillertal glacier world, especially the striking north face of the Hochfeiler, the Großer Möseler, the Hornspitzen and the Schwarzenstein. From the Schönbichler Scharte the path leads in a few minutes up the airy block ridge to the summit cross of the Schönbichler Horn.
September 23, 2020
East ascent to the Schönbichler Horn.
Partly with rope insurance and more like via ferrata, partly very exposed sections.
Kudos to the maintenance of the path, the plates offer very pleasant progress.
However, nothing for families with children. Absolute surefootedness and a head for heights are necessary, and when it is wet you have to be particularly careful, if you do not have that much experience, you should only walk this section when it is dry.
June 20, 2020
Very nice climbing and a wonderful view of the glacier world
August 31, 2022
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