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Normal route (Reintal)

 
Normal route (Reintal)

Page Type: Route

Location: Tirol / Bavaria, Austria/Germany, Europe

Lat/Lon: 47.41670°N / 10.98330°E

Object Title: Normal route (Reintal)

Route Type: mostly hike, scramble

Time Required: One to two days

Difficulty: easy

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Page By: Luidger

Created/Edited: Jan 17, 2002 / Jul 15, 2004

Object ID: 156090

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Approach


Starting point is the Olympic stadium in Partenkirchen (parking, 30 min. on foot from the train station Garmisch-Partenkirchen)

Route Description


The hike begins with the very interesting Partnach Klamm. The Partnach Klamm is a narrow canyon, cut deep into the lime stone by the Partnach River. Entrance fee.
Having passed the Partnach Klamm, one continues on well paved and marked pathes up the Reintal (not to be confused with the big German river Rhein).
A leisurely, very easy hike, not much gain of altitude. On passes a small lake (Blaue Gumpe). At the end of the valley, the Reintalanger Hut refreshes the hiker.
Now the hike starts to get more serious. A steep ascent of 700 m leads up to the next hut, the Knorr Hut. The Knorr hut is situated at the bottom of a wide high limestone plateau (called Platt which means flat, ski resort in winter). Usually, one find some snow patches here. One hikes up another 700 m to the Schneeferner House (mountain station of the Zugspitzbahn). Some scrambling (cables) gets us finally to the summit.

Alternatively, there is a more difficult and interesting way to get to Reintalangerhütte. From Kreuzeck (cable car) via the so called Schützensteig (some scrambling I, most marked path). From Kreueck to Mauerscharte (1900 m) and then slowly descending on the south side of the Blassen ridge. 5-6 h from Kreuzeck, hot in summer, no water!

Essential Gear


Normal hiking equipment.

Accomodation


Reintalangerhütte, 1366 m, DAV-München

phone Hut: +49/8821/2903 fax Hut: +49/8821/2903
E-mail: info@charly.wehrle.de
Web site

Warded
summer: pentecost to third sunday in october

accomodation
beds in rooms: 20
beds in dormitory: 80
winter room: 15 beds, you need the standard AV-key to unlock

getting there
next train station: Garmisch-Partenkirchen
next bus stop: Olympia-Schistadion

Maps: Freytag & Berndt Karte WK 322, 1:50 000, Alpenvereinskarte 4/2, 1:25 000

coordinates, graphicat, WGS 84
Geographical latitude: 47° 24,337
Geographical longitude: 11° 2,160
UTM x: 5252250, UTM y: 653610, Bezugsmeridian: 9°

Knorrhütte, 2052 m, DAV-München

phone Hut: +49/8821/2905, fax hut: +49/8821/2905
web site

warded
summer: mid May to beginning of october

accomodation
beds in rooms: 20
beds in dormitories: 100
Winter room: 4 beds, unlocked

getting there
next train station: Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Ehrwald
next bus station: Olympia-Schistadion, Eibsee, Obermoos
starting points for ascent to hut: Ehrwald, 1000 m, 05:30
Ehrwalder Alm, 1460 m, 03:00
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, 700 m, 07:00

maps Freytag & Berndt Karte WK 322, 1:50 000, Alpenvereinskarte 4/3, 1:25 000, Alpenvereinskarte 4/2, 1:25 000

coordinates, graphical, WGS 84
Geographical latitude: 47° 24,598 Geographical longitude: 11° 0,752
UTM x: 5252687 UTM y: 651827
Bezugsmeridian: 9°

Miscellaneous Info


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Images

Zugspitzplatt and Plattspitze...Reintal Route looking east....DescendReintalangerhütte (26 June...View from Mauerscharte to the...KnorrhutteReintal Route