The 50 mile (80 km) trek is known to Germans as the Berliner Höhenweg and to Brits as the Zillertal Rucksack Route. The entire tour takes eight. Zillertaleralpen – Berliner Höhenweg – Hut-to-Hut (revised ) is a multiday high alpine tour in the Zillertaleralpen, following the Berliner. On the Berliner Höhenweg, mountain hikers can hike through genuine Alpine history. In the middle of the 19th century, the Zillertal was a hotbed of mountain.

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Better safe than sorry. At the top, you cross the border from Austria Tirol to Germany Bavaria. I have read the privacy policy. The Zugspitze is the highest mountain in Germany. So, what the heck is hut to hut hiking? Gilgen Now three, we drove to Salzburg and toured the old city and the fortress. Drinks Ride down on the Ahorn lift Possible extra fee it the minimun numbers of participanst is not reached.

From my initial booking request, to receiving the packet in the mail, took just over a month to complete.

Berliner Höhenweg

The last day finally is a hard and long walk, crossing 7 ridges. The Book Depository United Kingdom We stayed there two nights. And while we can give ourselves some slack because it was hot as hell hiking that week, we were often bested by fellow hikers of the German persuasion.

While this is no doubt better than cold and rainy, it did present some issues. Late July through early September is the best opportunity for non-technical hiking in the Austrian Alps.


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Fly Atlanta to Munich, arrive morning of Day 2 Day 2: This also brought an end to our time together with Gerd and Martina. Hike the Zillertaler Runde cut 1 day short due to weather threats. So in the afternoon, we sought refuge in the Lake District by visiting St.

And we opted to bring harnesses and via ferrata gear Black Diamond Easy RiderPetzl Aspir and gloves for negotiating some of the cable sections. So we periodically had to stop and air out our boots, socks and wrinkly feet.

Tour Salzburg and St. Post was not sent – check your email addresses! In June and early July you may need equipment to safely pass snow fields. This day, as the previous, counts 6 hours on foot. As an Alpenverein member, you get insurance and discounts at the huts.

Guides and maps File: Gilgen, Austria, overnight in Ruhpolding Day Detailed information can be found here: Gilgen, Austria, overnight in Ruhpolding. Since this tour is very popular, you will meet lots of other hikers to share your joys. Despite the very slow going on the boulder fields, we were making very good time. Drive to Munich, tour Altstadt, overnight in Munich. We then ask you to make a deposit. Moleskin offered only temporary relief as it would soon detach and start shifting around in our socks.

Especially the second part of July and first part of August are busy: However, walking sticks are a must. And in those wet circumstances, with softened skin, we were prone to and did get blisters. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Daniel with Zugspitze summit cross in background.


Trekking the Berliner Höhenweg

Where appropriate, ladders and cables are provided hoehehweg safety. You are commenting using your Twitter account. I thoroughly enjoyed the high alpine hiking and tourism with Daniel.

We stayed at the outstanding Platzl Hotellocated in the old city adjacent to the world-famous Hofbrauhaus. There, we parted with Hannah at the train station and Daniel and I went on to tour the old city. This section is as busy as it is beautiful and you might find yourself in a deadlock with other walkers going up and down.

View down to Mayrhofen from Ahornbahn. Reservation of huts well before you plan your walk is necessary. If you enjoy life and having berlkner, I recommend it. Because no glacier crossings are involved, crampons and ice axes are not needed for this tour. Hannah and Daniel, re-united in Ruhpolding. Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

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No glacier crossings are involved. The path is a challenge, not for its difficulty, but because days are very long and climbs are strenuous. The next morning, we got up early and drove back to the Munich airport for our return flight to Atlanta.