Done by Stefan ⛰ and Brigitte
August 14, 2019
On the 13th day we arrived in Merano. The today's way led partly over beautiful Waalwege and lasted 4:30.Thanks to all of you who have followed our trail from Oberstdorf to Meran, liked, commented on and accompanied us in this way. Greetings from Merano. 🙋🏻♂️⛰
My congratulations Stefan for this great tour & amazing performance .... Thank you so much that we were allowed to participate with sooooo many great impressions!No one can take this memory away from you and carry it forever in your heart ... Come back home well
Congratulations Stefan for your crossing of the Alps for your super great pictures and the great descriptions and always keep the tour in your heart ♥ ️. Greetings from Thomas from the beautiful Illertal 👍😎⛰🍻👏
Congratulations and thank you that we were allowed to participate in the crossing of the Alps.Great performance, photos and reports. 👏🏆🥂👍
Great performance 👍
Congratulations, interesting pictures, great performance.
Congratulations for such a mega performance, it was great to follow this tour, Thanks for that and a nice time in Merano 😊
Thank you all 😊🙃⛰🙋🏻♂️
August 15, 2019
Respect for the performance Stefan.I have to rummage through all your great posts now mal.What is the difficulty of crossing the Alps or the E5?Wanted to do that too
August 17, 2019
Hello Lars, thank you very much. The level of difficulty is rather subjective, we found the E5 quite simple. Only the way from the Verpeilhütte to the Riffelseehütte over the Madatschjoch and the Cottbusser Höhenweg was a bit more difficult. You could also avoid this section by choosing a different route. There are several variants of the E5, some with bus and🚠, so that everyone can customize the tour according to their needs. However, the difficulty can change at any time due to rain, snow and fog. On our route there were two road closures due to wind thunderstorms or the urgent need to avoid a section of road due to a snow field. The worst thing for me was the overnight stay at the Memminger Hütte (only the bed storage - everything else was great there). We found the E5 fantastically beautiful and varied, had great experiences and encounters - and think about what we do next (maybe the Lechweg 😉). I'll write a short summary later and post it here. 🙋🏼♂️
Small summary of our hike from Oberstdorf to Meran on the E513 hiking days218 km from Oberstdorf train station to Meran Bhf12500 vertical metersno bubblesShoes: Hanwag Combi GTXBackpack: Osprey Talon with 44 liters, weighs only 1100 gTotal backpack weight: about 10 kg, of which about 2.5 liters of water and 500 g of batteries and chargers. This backpack was quite enough for two weeks hiking.about 70 € average cost / person / dayHighest night: Similaunhütte 3019 mHighest point of the tour: near the Ötzi 3240 mHighest peak: Karleskopf 2901 m5 nights in mountain huts (Memminger, Verpeil, Rifflsee, Braunschweiger and Similaunhütte)Memminger hut: very well organized, lots of ibex, large hut with a large mattress campVerpeilhütte: super friendly staff, very nice cabin with small rooms, very good food, but unfortunately only rain after arrival.Kaunergrathütte: very nice ambience, friendly staff, here we did not spend the night, because the way to Brunswick would otherwise have been very long.Rifflseehütte: the landlord likes it better if you order half board when booking, location and room good.Braunschweiger Hütte: friendly and confident staff, great food, magnificent glacier view, large hut with small campsSimilaunhütte: partly rustic, partly modern, overnight at over 3000 m, unfortunately we had almost only fog2 nights Meraner Höhenweg (Montferthof, Giggelberg)Montferthof: super friendly, very delicious food (it is eaten, which is on the table), ancient farmhouse with lots of charm, unfortunately also a number of fliesGiggelberg: nice modern rooms, great views over Meran in good weather5 nights in the valley (hotel / pension), followed by two nights in the Hotel Kessler Dorf Tirol.We had booked the most accommodations in January; but made a change during the hike due to bad weather forecast.Arrival by car - two weeks parked free in fish (P & R), return transport by bus Prenner.Conclusion: If we had not hiked the E5 yet, we would do it now. We would do much the same and change a few points with our current knowledge. We had informed ourselves a few months earlier, read guides and researched the Internet. Especially we liked the reports of Beate and Klaus (beateundklaus.de) and helped.
Very good and compact summary Stefan.Thanks for that 👍.Tips can always be used well.
August 18, 2019