Explore the most popular National Parks in Bavaria with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
16 days ago

Stunning mountain and lake views! Hike down off the trail to the lakeside for even better views and privacy. You won’t be disappointed!

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rocky
25 days ago

Incredible trail with spectacular views... the last 40 minutes to the Blue Ice Hut are straight up stairs but so worth it!!! You are rewarded with beyond belief views and a wonderful food and drink selection at the hut!

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rocky
1 month ago

American here from Boise, Idaho! The difficult rating is accurate; this trail is very steep (1000+ feet per mile is no joke no matter where you are). So be prepared for a workout. But the scenery and views are fantastic! And the trail itself is well marked (as all trails are here in Europe) and in good condition. I began at 4 AM to see the sunrise. Worth it. SO BEAUTIFUL! After arriving at the Watzmannhaus, I decided to climb another 2000+ feet up to Hochek, the first summit of the Watzmann mountain. But came right back down since I didn’t have a harness or climbing gear to make it to the other Watzmann summits (Mittelspitze and Südspitze). It was a killer day, with a lot of vertical, but I would definitely recommend this hike to all my hiker friends.

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rocky
3 months ago

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scramble
3 months ago

Did this hike in one day. To do so you’ll need to start very early in the morning to avoid any chance of thunderstorms as it’s take 13+hours. Hocheck to südspitze is a klettersteig/via Ferrata route. Highly exposed as you walk down up and down a ridge line. Doing this one day is a tall order but doable. Views are breathtaking of the königsee and we’ll into Austria. Highly worth it if you’re up to the challenge!

hiking
3 months ago

Relatively easy hike, with great views of the lake and surrounding mountains. Highly recommend if you are in the area. Trail is well maintained, and only part of it is rocky/uneven. There is a connecting trail loop, but it is closed past the photo spot on the upper half, and also closed past the benches on the shore of the lake. This trail is pretty popular, especially once you reach the part of the trail leading down to the town/boat docks.

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rocky
3 months ago

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bugs
3 months ago

Great, shady trail to get to a great view point of Königssee. Trail is gravely, smooth, and a little hilly but not rigorous. I’d definitely recommend doing it at least once if you’re in the area. And it’d be a good idea to try to find your own viewing point once you arrive at the main site as it was decently crowded when I was there.

hiking
3 months ago

Decent hike, but a bit too crowded in my opinion. I would say it was easy, even boring at some point. Great views of König See from the top of Grunstein. The trail crosses big alpine meadow and passes the dairy hut - it's an insanely beautiful place, very picturesque.

walking
4 months ago

Really beautiful trip that is easily manageable with kids. We all thought that the views from the blaueishütte were even more spectacular than those from the watzmannhaus

Difficult and would recommend gloves for the Seil at the end!

hiking
4 months ago

This is an extremely overcrowded trail, but a great (and very easy) one nonetheless. Make sure to also hike up to the Rabenwand (there is a sign to the trail somewhere at the halfway point), which is a fun 10 minute hike to another overview which I prefer to the Malerwinkel itself (and a much quieter one as well). This hike is also very doable by the way in winter (I already did it in early January this year) and the views might be even better then.

hiking
4 months ago

This was a lovely trail with rewarding views, they took my breath away. Definitely bring your camera!

hiking
4 months ago

I’ve been hiking for years and was on vacation in Germany when I happened to hike this trail. It was the most beautiful landscape I’ve ever seen when you reach the end! Once you reach the lookout point, if you’re able to, climb down to the surface of the lake to enjoy a beautiful private spot. Seriously breathtaking views!

Friday, September 21, 2018

Great trail to hike! Amazing view of the city from the first peak. There is a restaurant at the top to grab a beer or coffee. Nice hike through the woods after the first summit. The trail was mostly shaded. I wouldn’t rate this trail as hard, seems more like an intermediate trail. Happy hiking!

This was a long hike, but a good one. I completely enjoyed the views and different sceneries along the way. The small wooden chapel provided cool shade on a very warm sunny day. I really liked taking the upper route to the top of Mount Rachel and the lower route back.

hiking
Sunday, August 12, 2018

This was a very enjoyable hike. I did it in the early evening and so was able to see the sunset from the Waldhäuser Panorama Lookout at the end of the hike. The path from Fredenbrücke to Martinsklause is very beautiful, but if you are going along this way on another hike, like back from Mount Rachel, then you can save the time and energy by staying on the gravel road from the Waldhäuser Fire Department going straight to Martinsklause. I would certainly recommend taking the hike as described going up the Himmelsleiter/ Heaven Stairway to the peak instead of the other way around.

beautiful day and a well worthy hike

hiking
5 days ago

on Malerwinkel

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19 days ago

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21 days ago

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