HIRSCHBERG is a wide mountain in the Bavarian Alps in Germany. It arises southwest of Tegernsee. The village at the feet of the mountain is SCHARLING. HIRSCHBERG is climbed the whole year, especially in winter by ski, because it is the one of populariest skiing-summits for the area of Munich the capitol of Bavaria. All the routes to HIRSCHBERG are short and undifficult to find, and the big summit-cross, the wondeful view of the Toelzer Alps and the western summits around Schliersee and Spitzingsee contribute to the popularity of the summit. HIRSCHBERG is one of the classic bavarian summits.
From Germany: From MUNICH or ROSENHEIM on A8 (Gemran highway #8) Exit #97 "HOLZKIRCHEN" towards B318 Tegernsee. Along Tegernsee and BAD WIESSEE to ROTTACH EGERN and on B307 towards Achenpass. After 4km you arrive at Scharling. For ascents in summer you can park at LEITEN and for ascents by ski you should park at the ski-lifts "Hirschberg-Lifte".
From Austria: From INNSBRUCK on A12 (Austrian Highway #12) Exit #39 "Achensee - Zillertal" northward to Achensee. You drive at the east side of Achensee and you could enjoy a view to the eastern part of "Karwendelgebirge". After Achensee you drive through Achenkirchen toward the border of Germany and Austria. After the forsaken border you reach Achenpass and drive on B307 to WILDBAD-KREUTH, KREUTH and SCHARLING, the origin for the ascents to HIRSCHBERG.
German Railraod-Company: Deutsche Bahn AG
Bavarian Railroad-Company: Bayrische Oberlandbahn BOB
When To Climb: Weather, Webcam and general Informations
You could climb HIRSCHBERG the whole year. In winter and spring you have to observe the rules of avalanche-security.
WEATHER IN THIS REGION
DANGER OF AVALANCHES - BAVARIA
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Routes to Hirschberg
Summer-ascent (SCHARLING/LEITEN - BOLZECK - HIRSCHBERG HAUS - HIRSCHBERG:
From parking in Leiten westward to BOLZECK (1065m) and onward to HOLZPOINT-ALM and the station of the material-cablecar of the HIRSCHBERG HAUS. You reach the private hut 2,25h after leaving the parking. From the hut to HIRSCHBERG it is an ascent of 30min. You can descend on the same way.
Winter-ascent (SCHARLING/POINT - GRUEND HÜTTE - RAUHECK ALM - HIRSCHBERG:
From parking in SCHARLING/POINT at the ski-lifts you can ascent by ski on the ski-piste to GRÜND HÜTTE or you can start the tour at the hut by taking the ski-lifts. From GRÜND HÜTTE westward through the forrest untill the HIRSCHBERG appears throungh the trees. After that you should ascent to ridge on the right hand side. Now you can take a break at RAUHECK ALM and enjoy the view before ascending to HIRSCHBERG with the steeper part of the tour. After reaching the top you have to cross a few minutes to the main summit with the big summit-cross. 2,5h from SCHARLING or 1,5h from GRÜND HÜTTE. The descend follows the ascent.