Stephan Hartl



About Stephan Hartl

Manchmal in die Berge, manchmal einfach im Chiemgau oder im Oberland unterwegs. Aber fast immer mit der Kamera. Wenn's geht, oft, aber manchmal sind auch wieder lange Pausen dazwischen, weil es sich nicht ausgeht oder anderes wichtiger ist ...

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409 mi

Time in motion

213:14 h

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  1. Stephan Hartl went for a hike.

    August 2, 2021

    6.93 mi
    2.8 mph
    1,650 ft
    1,700 ft
    1. Stephan Hartl

      I parked for this round at the signposted Grießbachklamm car park in Erpfendorf for 8 euros for the day ticket. I got there around three-quarters of eleven and the parking lot was already well full; the two porters struggled to accommodate the last of the cars. However, you can only pay in cash and coins at the machine. One of the two directors has change with her.From the parking lot you simply follow the signposted path to the Grießbachklamm. Shortly after the parking lot I passed a small shelter with a drinks machine (!). So if you still need drinks for the hike, you can still get supplies here.The path through the gorge leads on normal and sometimes alpine paths. There where no natural path was possible, board paths are attached to the wall. On the mountain side there is also a wire rope to hold on to, on the valley side they are open. Suspension bridges also lead over the gorge, so crossing them is not a problem either. One thing you should be clear about, however, and this is explicitly pointed out at the entrance: There is no cell phone reception in the gorge.After leaving the gorge, I came across a beautiful path along the stream. Here you could also go to the Grießbach and keep your feet clean. After a while, the stream bed spreads significantly, even if only a fraction of the width is currently used by the water. But you get a clear idea of what is going on here when there is flood. Here at the latest you have reached the point where most of the tourists turn back. In any case, the number I encountered then decreased significantly.The path then continues along an agricultural road until, after a bridge, you reach the point on the left, where you then turn right and take the path up to the alpine pastures. Here I unpacked my hiking sticks, I urgently needed them. The path is then bumpy and rooted until you reach the section where you can continue almost horizontally. But only for a short time, then the second part of the ascent begins.If you have almost made it and come out of the forest, you can already guess the Angeralm: the first thing you see from here is the tip of the maypole.And then I stopped in at the Angerlalm. A place was just available. Otherwise I don't have a particularly good memory here: The hosts seemed to be a bit overwhelmed by the onslaught of visitors. I waited almost an hour for my goulash soup, and it didn't go any faster at the other tables either. It tasted good, however, and the prices were moderate. When I wanted to pay I was allowed to wait another 15 minutes. When I asked what would have been the matter because it was taking so long, the only answer I received was that it takes a while when everything is full. For me, not an experience that would make me come back. All the same.Strengthened, I decided to take the detour up to the summit cross of the Huberhöhe, which cost me maybe 30 minutes and gave me a magnificent view of the surrounding mountains.After I was back on the hiking trail I followed it to a small pond, where I then turned right and followed the signs to the Huberalm. Shortly afterwards the path forks. I left the farm road that leads directly to the Alm and followed the path that brought me to the next summit cross. This should have been the Huberhöhe.
      The path continued, past the Huberalm, which had its day of rest today. Directly at the connection to the hut, signs again indicated that I should turn right, only to leave me perplexed after perhaps 50 meters: a path turns right here. This and the one straight ahead are signposted with “Grießbachalm car park”. Here I decided to take the path straight ahead.
      After descending a few meters, I also left the pasture and reached a forest road. The signposted Almen-Rundweg would have continued straight on here, but I turned right because the signposted path would have led back through a few villages down the valley to the parking lot and I wanted to avoid that.Almost in the valley you pass the Hubertus Chapel. Here the hunters also thought practically: on the front the chapel, on the back a feeding rack for the game. Shortly after that, the path back to the parking lot would turn right. However, the bridge over the Grießbach, which one would have to use, is currently closed due to construction work and I would have had to go up the gorge again to cross the creek on one of the suspension bridges. I wanted to save myself this detour and then went straight on and reached the parking lot.

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      • August 22, 2021

  2. Stephan Hartl went for a hike.

    August 1, 2021

    4.58 mi
    2.5 mph
    1,400 ft
    1,375 ft
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    1. Stephan Hartl

      I parked in Litzldorf at the Litzldorfer Tal hiking car park. Here, depending on the park discipline, there is space for around 15 cars, free of charge.We left Litzldorf to the south and followed the signs to the former cement works (kulturnatur.de/chiemgau-wandern-litzldorf-zementwerk). After visiting the historical site, we continued on a narrow path to the waterfall. Due to the recent rain you had to be careful where you step today, but it went without any problems. Shortly before the waterfalls, you cross the Litzldorfer Bach and follow the natural stairs that took us serpentine to a commercial road.We followed this street, past the sulfur spring (chiemsee-alpenland.de/enthaben/alle-sehenswuerdheiten/litzldorfer-schwefelquelle-b6e652cbea), until the street made a 180-degree turn and then turned sharply right away. After that we got lost despite modern technology. One could also benevolently say that we have recorded a route that has not yet been recorded in OpenStreetMap in order to be able to enter it. One would have to ask less benevolently: Why didn't you just follow the signposted path to the Schlipfgrubalm? You can save yourself this dodging in the recorded tour. In any case, we are then back to the planned route and then followed the signposted path.When we got out of the forest, we only had to walk across a pasture to reach the Schlipfgrubalm (open all year round, closed on Wednesdays, open on workdays from 11 a.m., Saturday, Sunday and public holidays from 9 a.m.) . We then enjoyed the stay very extensively before we made our way back.We first followed the same path on which we climbed up to the point where we turned wrong on the way here. Here we did not follow the 180 degree bend, but continued straight ahead so that we stayed to the right of the stream. This path then led us back to the parking lot without any major surprises.

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      • August 4, 2021

  3. Stephan Hartl went for a hike.

    July 31, 2021

    4.64 mi
    2.9 mph
    550 ft
    600 ft
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    1. Stephan Hartl

      The journey to this tour turned out to be a bit exciting: Do I catch the hourly bus at the Blindau hiking car park or do I stand there for almost an hour? I actually didn't want to walk to the Hindenburghütte (hindenburghuette.de, timetable of the bus at the bottom of the page). But luck was on my side: I followed the bus from Gasteig to the parking lot. On site, I quickly took off my shoes and put on my boots and got on the bus, which drove me up for 8 euros. In contrast, the parking lot was conveniently free.When I arrived at the Hindenburghütte, I first followed the signs “All hiking trails”, which turned out to be a mistake. I actually wanted to do the tour the other way around. But when I found out, I was too lazy to turn back.After a few hundred meters on the paved path, I heard nothing more than a few cowbells. Just rest. No more tourists. Just silence. It was wonderful.Of course, I reached the Sulzner Kaser far too early (almen-und-berge.de/huetten/index.php?gebiet=8&huette=497). I wanted to stop here at the end of my tour, now of course I had him in front of me at the beginning. Well, then there was a little lunch here. You could also say that I was there a little longer, but it was also too beautiful. As we walked on, the weather got better and the sun came out. Wonderful hiking weather.After a while through the most beautiful alpine pastures I reached the St. Anna Chapel, where I took a short break to enjoy the view. Many alpine huts are scattered in the meadow (one looks very newly built and doesn't quite fit into the picture) and quietly grazing cows on the alpine pasture. From here the asphalting of the path stopped.After I saw the edge of the forest in front of me after a few hundred meters, I looked for a quiet place, built my chair and wanted to make myself a cup of tea. However, I underestimated the curiosity of the distant cows, who then wanted to know what was going on and came closer and closer to me. I was still inside the pasture. I then broke off my observation post very quickly and moved it a few hundred meters out of sight of the cows.After I had had my tea comfortably and in peace, I followed the path - a normal farm road in the forest - now on. And still: calm and no other human soul. The path itself did not offer any further highlights, it simply led through the forest. What I went downhill at a leisurely pace, I had to go uphill again at some point, but no matter, nothing dramatic.At some point I reached the Hindenburghütte again - and missed the bus to the parking lot by a few minutes. So I had to wait an hour - I thought. Unfortunately, towards the end of the shuttle service's operating hours, the timetable was no longer so precise, so I waited a good one and a half hours. When I got into my car at the parking lot, it started to rain. Well, at least light rain was reported possible for the whole day. Lucky.

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      • August 5, 2021

  4. Stephan Hartl went for a hike.

    July 30, 2021

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    1. Stephan Hartl

      Park, yes park. It wasn't that easy now. For many parking spaces, I wasn't sure whether they were public parking spaces or customer or private parking spaces. In the end, after some searching, I found a place near the church.From there it went past the municipal power station out of Brannenburg in the direction of the start. Here you already have the first beautiful views of the Inn Valley. The path then continues to Aich, partly over field and meadow paths. However, there is no peace and quiet, you can still hear the motorway down in the valley very clearly up here.At Aich I then turned right, unfortunately back onto an asphalt road. Shortly afterwards it forks and I followed the right junction to the Berggasthof Kogl (berggasthofkogl.de), which, however, "gave me the cold shoulder", which was on the day of rest on Friday. From the terrace you probably have a wonderful view of the Inn Valley. Past the mountain inn, I followed the signs to the Schwarzlack inn on a gravel forest path that leads through the forest.When I left the forest, the red sunshades of the Flötzinger brewery shone towards me, and it wasn't until a few steps later that I saw the church. First I took care of my mental well-being and visited the pilgrimage church, after which I didn't neglect my physical well-being.After a long rest, I followed the Way of the Cross (very nice boards!), Which brought me back to the church. A short visit to the church rounded off today's walk.

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      • August 3, 2021

  5. Stephan Hartl went for a hike.

    July 29, 2021

    5.17 mi
    2.6 mph
    775 ft
    750 ft
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  6. Stephan Hartl went for a hike.

    July 27, 2021

    3.03 mi
    2.9 mph
    850 ft
    800 ft
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    1. Stephan Hartl

      I parked in the parking lot shortly before reaching the Adersberg inn. This is free and has space for 15-18 vehicles.We started our hike between the two buildings and followed the signs towards Lindlalm and Herrenalm.At the beginning the path is a little uphill and then turns left to the Lindlalm. After crossing the forest, on the right hand side there are wonderful views of the Chiemsee. The Lindlalm itself does not offer any gastronomy, but a bench on which you can enjoy the view of small and large monkeys, Hochplatte and Gederer Wand, etc. At this bank we turn left and follow the path downhill.Shortly after passing the cattle gate, the path to the right to the Herrenalm is signposted, which we then also took. After crossing the pasture fence, we took the path that leads directly into the forest and then to the Herrenalm. However, this variant is not necessarily recommended in wet road conditions. Here it would make more sense to continue straight ahead at the signpost until you reach an agricultural road, which you follow to the right and then to the right to the (signposted Herrenalm). We have chosen this variant for the route from the Herrenalm.In any case, we then reached the Herrenalm to find, disappointed, that it is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. So nothing came of solid food intake. But the landlords were so foresight that they had self-service drinks in the water trough and rely on the honesty of the hikers both when paying and that no one robbed the cash register.After a break, freshly strengthened, we went back to the already mentioned signpost. Here the barely recognizable but signposted path to Adersberg turns right and leads across the pasture. After about 100 meters you can see the path going left to Schleipfer Maisalm, but we turn right. A sign on the tree also takes away doubts as to whether this is the right way.The path doesn't get any nicer when you reach the forest. It's just a better trail that turns into a stream when it rains. Accordingly, it was bad for us to leave. It wasn't fun here. At the end of the forest you finally reach a reasonable path again, again through a cattle pasture. In our case also directly through a herd that has made itself comfortable on the way. At this point I would like to point out the rules of conduct for hikers with dogs, which are also mentioned on numerous boards.We follow the path, pass a couple of fish farms and then come back to the parking lot.

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      • July 30, 2021

  7. Stephan Hartl went for a hike.

    July 26, 2021

    3.89 mi
    2.6 mph
    950 ft
    975 ft
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    1. Stephan Hartl

      I parked at the Sagbruck hiking car park. There is space here for maybe 15 cars, which can park here for free.At the beginning, the path leads fairly quickly over a tar road into the forest. After a short time, a forest path turns right. At this point there would be free parking for maybe 7 cars. From this point the signs to the Schlipfgrubalm point to the right. There is currently a sign here that the path is in poor condition due to construction work and that you walk at your own risk. I followed the path and had absolutely no problems. In some places it was a bit muddy and therefore slippery, but that was more due to the rainfalls of the last few days. Proper footwear and surefootedness, then you can walk here without any problems.After a while the path leads back to the road that we left before and you just follow it. After crossing the bridge over the Kirchbach, the path is graveled, leads directly along the creek, sometimes shady, sometimes sunny, simply beautiful to walk.We follow the path until you reach the Schlipfgrubalm on the right hand side (open all year round, closed on Wednesdays, open on workdays from 11 a.m., Saturday, Sunday and public holidays from 9 a.m.).On the Schlipfgrubalm I first strengthened myself until I started to march on.The further path then leads back into the forest, along the stream. More scenic for me, like the ascent to the hut. After a while the path left the stream and it became quieter and quieter. Apart from a few birds there was nothing to be heard. I regretted not taking my hammock with me, because otherwise I would have hung this up and had a longer break.After you have passed a pasture, you reach a farm road that goes downhill and brings you back to the road from the Sagbruck parking lot to the Schlipfgrubalm, which you reach a little below the Alm. I then comfortably followed this street to the car.

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      • July 28, 2021

  8. Stephan Hartl went for a hike.

    July 24, 2021

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  9. Stephan Hartl went for a hike.

    June 5, 2021

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