The mountains around busy and beautiful Schliersee within the Bavarian Prealps culminate with Rotwand summit. As Rotwand is an easy hike and well accessible from Spitzingsee trailheads and as there is Rotwandhaus, a huge alpine club hut and as there is the Taubensteinbahn>Taubenstein cableway not far away and as there is an endless view from the top of Rotwand and as it is a summer, autumn, winter and spring (ski-, snowshoe, sled-) hike, it is, you will know or guess it already, unbearable crowded.
If you look for peace and tranquility in this region I recommend the second highest mountain of Schliersee Alps: Hochmiesing.
Rotwand is only 1 meter higher so the views from neighbouring Hochmiesing are similar to those of Rotwand. Hochmiesing is an all seasons hike, too (ski, snowshoes or feet, no sleds - sorry for this invconvenience), an easy one and well accessible. Taubenstein cableway is not far away and as alpine club hut there is nearby Taubensteinhaus.
So why is Hochmiesing a forgotten corner whereas Rotwand has this attraction?
I tell you what: I couldn´t care less about that.
I simply love lying at the top of Hochmiesing on a nice summer day, nobody is babbling, the cowbells are ringing in the distance and tons of people are fighting for a place at Rotwand summit, which can be observed best from Hochmiesing .........
Hochmiesing is located north of Rotwand summit and north of the col Miesingsattel, limited by Großtiefental in the south and west and Kleintiefental in the north and east. It is the highest elevation of a subridge, branching off Rotwand summit to the north and dropping down to the little village of Geitau located in the Bayrischzell valley.
Surrounded by mainly minor peaks and summits, like Taubenstein and Lempersberg to the west and southwest, Jägerkamp and Aiplspitze to the north, Seebergspitze to the east and Ruchenköpfe, Maroldschneid and Auerspitze to the south, Hochmiesing is one of the best viewpoints of this area.
Maybe in winter and early spring Hochmiesing is frequented most because the summit can easily be included into the Rotwand Reibn, the famous skitour loop around and atop Rotwand. In summer and autumn there will be less people on the summit. A hike up Kleintiefental and down to Großtiefental and to the beautiful Soinsee on a warm and bright summer day is a nice thing to do .....
Rotwand north face as seen from Hochmiesing
Main summer and winter trailheads for Hochmiesing are:
Spitzingsee Geitau near Bayrischzell
From Innsbruck or Kufstein
The private railway BOB - Bayerische Oberlandbahn has hourly services from Munich to Bayrischzell. If you do so, best trailhead will be Geitau. There is a railway station of the BOB at Geitau, about 600 m away from the trailhead.
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