Wandert alleine oder mit den Kindern in den Bergen zwischen Schliersee und Plansee. Oder in den Tälern zwischen München und Kochel. Im Urlaub auch gerne wo anders. Läuft in und um München oder in der Heimat rund um Penzberg. Zeit- und Höhenmeter Rekorde sind nicht mein Ding. Dafür die Liebe zur Natur.
Since hikes / walks close to the city are more in demand at the moment and probably also for the next few weeks, I am publishing one of my favorite rounds on the outskirts of Munich today. Of course, everyone who has lived in the greater Munich area for a long time or for their entire life is familiar with the extensive forests to the east and south of the city. In conversations, however, I often noticed that many people from New Munich are not really familiar with this possibility of local recreation. Therefore I would like to contribute to make this diverse and actually quiet area a little better known. It doesn't always have to be Spitzingsee or Walchensee (which in my opinion are not that beautiful at all, characterized by a ski area with large parking spaces). Of course, the Forst Kasten or Forstenrieder Park are not high-alpine adventures, but neither is the ascent to the Neureuther Alm.
The tour can be expanded as required and is suitable for every season. A nice variant would be via Gauting northwards along the Würm to e.g. the Kraillinger brewery.
On the road between Neuried and Gauting and at the Forsthaus Kasten there are various hiking parking spaces that are suitable as a starting point - all free and not overcrowded. The village of Buchendorf is located in a large forest clearing, which makes this tour varied. There is also something for fans of ancient history. The old Roman road between Augsburg and Salzburg (Via Julia) leads directly past the relatively well-preserved Keltenschanze.
4 days ago
I usually prefer to hike up smaller mountains or in the valley in winter. Today I was drawn to one of my favorite places on earth - the Ammergau Alps. The Kienjoch is a rather inconspicuous mountain and, among other things, forms a U-shaped mountain range with the less well-known Notkar. In this area, there is a lack of infrastructure. There are no mountain railways or mountain pastures here. The hiking trails are not really well developed either. May it stay that way forever.
At short notice, I decided to descend over the ridge. However, I don't want to encourage anyone to do any nonsense here, because this ridge is not an easy walk. There are no rope fuses. Grödeln are essential in winter. Absolute surefootedness and full concentration are just as important as sufficient residual fitness. In my opinion, the ridge is better suited for the climb.
January 9, 2021
Small, wintry tour, but only in places with snow. The descent from the Enzenauer Kopf is not that famous. The paths are strongly characterized by forestry and tractor tracks and are therefore sometimes difficult to walk. As always, I liked the calm angler head very much. From the viewpoint of the view, the ever popular Zwiesel has the most to offer and, in my opinion, a lot for such a small pre-alpine mountain. The direct and unobstructed view of the Großvenediger is always nice.
December 18, 2020
The winter hiking season opened successfully today. Let's see what else winter 20/21 will bring 🙄. The Rabenkopf is my local mountain, so to speak, and the area around the mountain has been with me since I was a child, especially the nearby Achala Alm. At the summit there was about 10cm of snow with only a few icy spots. Grödeln helped a lot on the ascent along the small ridge.
December 11, 2020
December 4th, 2020: Since I still had to get something in town and didn't want to miss out on the Alpine panorama when the weather was nice, I chose the route over the Olympiaberg and Schwabinger Schuttberg. The mountains are no longer so close, but you have the all-round view from the Watzmann to the Allgäu.
December 4, 2020
I had already resigned myself to the thought that this year there will only be winter tours in the mountains. But significant amounts of snow are not yet available. And so the nice weather and the short-time work of my employer every Friday prompted me to do today's tour, which is more or less complete on the south side and you get a lot of sunlight despite the short days. From the Linderhof parking lot, we first went up to the Brunnenkopf with a great view of the Klammspitze. Shortly before the Brunnenkopf Hütte, the path turned into a real ice rink (despite the south side). The climb to the Hennenkopf is a beautiful, narrow path, sometimes it goes down steeply to the side, but never really dangerous. The ascent and descent from the Hennenkopf required full concentration. Frost and snow remnants almost caused some to slip. The way to the Pürschling was still planned. But I was too late for that and unfortunately there was no longer enough daylight.
November 27, 2020
For the slow but safe end of the non-winter hiking season in a memorable year, I pay a visit to my personal classics. After the last few weeks on the local mountains Benediktenwand and Rabenkopf, today we went back to the Ammergau Alps, even if only on the edge.
The Notkar is one of my favorite mountains because it is so versatile. The ascent is not too difficult, but also not too sweaty. There are some exciting parts, but they are never dangerous. And the tour can be combined and expanded as required. A descent in the direction of Garmisch is just as possible as the direct route to Ettal. Or you take a lot of time and do the big round over the Zunderkopf to the Kienjoch. But that is better done on long summer days and not when it is slowly getting dark around half past four. Today we went over the beautiful Gießenbach back to the Ettaler Sattel, a popular hiking car park.
November 13, 2020