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Cicerone Guides: Walking in the Bavarian Alps: 85 Mountain Walks and Treks

Walking / Outdoor Guide

Series: Cicerone Guides

By: Grant Bourne and Sabine Korner-Bourne

320 pages, colour photos, colour maps

Cicerone Press

Paperback | waterproof PVC cover | Mar 2012 | Edition: 3 | #196690 | ISBN-13: 9781852847081
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NHBS Price: £15.95 $20/€18 approx

About this book

The Bavarian Alps lie along the German-Austrian border in a thin sliver of land roughly 300km long. Crammed into this area is some of the most spectacular walking and beautiful scenery that Germany has to offer. The region is also home to picturesque villages and towns, and to King Ludwig's world-famous fairy-tale castles. Reasonable prices and an excellent tourist infrastructure make the Bavarian Alps the perfect destination for an easy-to-organise and affordable walking holiday.

Although Germany's small slice of the European Alps offers few peaks that compare in height to those in neighbouring Austria, the scenery is no less rewarding for walkers.

Scenic highlights include the breathtakingly beautiful K#nigssee, a pristine lake in the Berchtesgaden Alps, the romantic Breitach, Partnach and H#llental gorges, and the rack-railway trip to the summit of the Zugspitze, Germany's highest mountain.

- 85 walks, including graded mountain routes, gentler valley walks and two multi-day tours
- the range described by region from west to east
- practical information on transport and accommodation providers



Getting There
Mountain Huts
Flora and Wildlife
Clothing and Equipment
Safety in the Mountains
How to Use this Book

Part I The Allgau Alps
1 The Nagelfluhkette: A Ridge Walk between the Mittagberg and Stuiben
2 Over the Grosser Ochsenkopf to Riedberger Horn
3 A Ridge Walk between Sonnenkopf and Falken Alpe
4 The Rubihorn
5 Edmund-Probst-Haus to the Oytal
6 Prinz-Luitpold-Haus to Landsberger Hut/Tannheim
7 Gerstruben
8 From the Gerstrubental to the Oytal
9 Kanzelwandbahn to Fellhorn and Sollereck
10 Fiderepass Hut
11 Gottesacker Plateau
12 Around the Grosser Widderstein
13 Tannheim to Vilsalpsee
14 Fussener Jochl to Bad Kissinger Hut

Part II The Ammergau Alps
15 Kalvarienberg
16 A Walk above Hohenschwangau
17 Bad Kohlgrub to Oberammergau
18 Over the Laberjoch to Ettal
19 The Kofel
20 Along the Sonnenberggrat to August-Schuster-Haus and Linderhof
21 The Notkarspitze

Part III The Wetterstein, Ester and Walchensee Mountains
22 Wank, Esterberg Alm and Gams Hut
23 Partenkirchen to the Krottenkopf
24 Wamberg, Berggasthof Eckbauer and the Partnachklamm
25 Schachen Haus and the Konigs Haus
26 Schachenhaus/Meiler Hut to Leutasch
27 The Zugspitze
28 Kreuzeck, Knappenhauser and the Hollentalklamm
29 Soiern Haus, Schottelkarspitze and Seinskopf
30 Dammkar Hut, Hochland Hut and Wornersattel
31 Kranzberg, Grunkopf and Ederkanzel
32 The Brunnsteinspitze
33 Herzogstand and Heimgarten
34 The Jochberg

Part IV The Tegernsee and Schliersee Mountains
35 Brauneck, Achselkopfe and Benediktenwand
36 The Seekarkreuz
37 Above Tegernsee
38 Wallberg and Risserkogel
39 Wildbad Kreuth to the Schildenstein
40 The Blauberge
41 The Rossstein
42 The Wendelstein
43 The Breitenstein
44 Taubensteinbahn - Soinsee - Taubenstein Haus
45 Jagerkamp, (Aiplspitz), Taubenstein and Taubenstein Haus
46 Tatzelwurm - Brunnstein - Tatzelwurm

Part V The Chiemgau Alps
47 From the Kampenwand to the Geigelstein
48 Marquartstein to the Hochgern
49 To Hindenburg Hut, Straubinger Haus and the Fellhorn
50 Winklmoos Alm and Durrnbachhorn
51 Winklmoos Alm to the Steinplatte
52 The Hochfelln
53 The Rauschberg
54 From Inzell-Adlgass to the Zwiesel
55 The Aibleck

Part VI The Berchtesgaden Alps
56 The Lattengebirge (Predigtstuhl)
57 To the Alm Meadows above Ramsau
58 The Reiteralpe Massif: Hintersee to Neue Traunsteiner Hut
59 The Hochkalter Massif: Ramsau to Blaueis Hut
60 Wimbachklamm, Wimbachtal and Wimbachgriess Hut
61 Kuhroint Alm (Watzmann Haus and Hocheck)
62 The Untersberg Massif
63 The Schellenberg Ice Cave
64 The Almbachklamm
65 Kehlstein: The Eagle's Nest
66 The Jenner
67 The Hagengebirge above Konigssee
68 A Three-day Hike through Berchtesgaden National Park

Part VII Multi-Day Tours
69 Via Alpina: The Bavarian section of the Purple Trail
70 Via Alpina: The Bavarian section of the Red Trail

Valley Walks
i The Breitachklamm
ii To the Freibergsee
iii The Eibsee
iv Grubsee and Barmsee
v Leutaschklamm
vi Muhlbach - Lasseln - Holz - Muhlbach
vii Around the Spitzingsee
viii To Kronberger Alm
ix The Smuggler's Trail
x Around the Falkenstein
xi Around the Frillensee
xii Around the Thumsee
xiii The Zauberwald
xiv The Malerweg
xv The Salzhandelsweg

Appendix A: Further Reading
Appendix B: Alpine Hut Accommodation
Appendix C: Useful Addresses
Appendix D: Glossary

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