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The nature reserve Geigelstein lies in the western area of the Chiemgau Alps. The highest peak of this area, Geigelstein, is named.

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5 months ago

The kilometers are not correct- it’s more 20 kilometers. Didn’t make at all the way to the top since having a dog to carry. The cows and the view is awesome. Definitely would do it again.

August 14, 2019 - The reason I give this 4 stars and not 5 is because of the amount of cow poop we were stepping over on the trail. But ironically, I would also say the cows were a highlight of the hike. Some are standing right on or close by the trail, and many are grazing in the high fields close to the top. They add a certain charm to the atmosphere, and of course you’ll faintly hear the iconic Alpine cowbells for much of the way, which I enjoy. You’ll be in the forest the first couple miles, but once you break out, your views will be spectacular as always (assuming good weather). You will see the impressive Ellmauer Halt Peak to the south in Austria, and at the top you’ll see the beautiful Chiemsee to the north, in addition to the surrounding peaks. A great hike overall!