Hiking Highlight (Segment)
adidas TERREX planned a mountaineering Tour.
July 23, 2019
Most visitors travel comfortably on the cable car or rack railway up to the highest German summit - and miss the incredible nature of the Wetterstein mountain range. So that you can enjoy the mountain landscape, we have put together this route for you: From the valley station of the Zugspitz cable car you first walk in the direction of Gaistal and then on the tame southern flank of the Wetterstein massif up to the summit. From there you finally float with the cable car down to the valley.Although the trails are not difficult overall, you should be sure-footed and above all good shape. With a stopover at Knorrhütte, it's a pretty comfortable two-day tour. If you are very athletic and ambitious, you can do the tour in one day - but then you should definitely inform yourself about the departure time of the last gondola.The starting point of the route, the parking lot at the valley station of the Tyrolean Zugspitzbahn, can be reached both by car and by bus. From here you leave the tourist bustle behind you. The path initially leads almost flat through dense mountain forests until it slowly rises towards Gaistal. Here you pass various alp inns, which are also well suited for a first break.After you have hiked past the Hochfeldernalm, the steadily steeper Max-Klotz-Steig begins. The forest clears noticeably and gives way to barren mountain meadows and gravel fields. Directly above you are already building the first peaks and with each step, the view is better. At the upper end of the climb, a short, cable-secured Kraxel Passage awaits you and you're already standing at the Gatterl, the pass passage from the Gaistal to the Reintal. The view in both directions is simply fantastic.From here, the path leads you out onto the rocky plateau of the Zugspitzplatt, before you reach the stage destination Knorrhütte a short time later. From the Knorr hut you continue on the Zugspitzplatt and in the direction of the Schneeferners. If you like, you can climb over a narrow but insured path to the lonely snowman's head. Alternatively, it's just up to the Zugspitze. At the top of Germany's highest peak you can enjoy a breathtaking view before you take the gondola down to the valley.
July 25, 2019