Mountains & Rocks
Page Type: Mountain/Rock
Bavaria, Germany, Europe
47.65201°N / 11.64302°E
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
5253 ft / 1601 m
Created/Edited: Aug 21, 2016 / Aug 21, 2016
Object ID: 980471
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Seekarkreuz behind Spitzkamp summit as seen from Auerkamp
The Bavarian Alps are hosting many summits which can serve for a half days hike or can be part of a longer traverse. Seekarkreuz, only 1601 m high, is such a mountain.
The 900 m of altitude difference from the Isar valley at the village of Lenggries combined with a short and quick approach from the Munich region makes a late start possible.
A traverse of Geierstein, Fockenstein, Kampen, Seekarkreuz or alternatively of Kampen, Seekarkreuz, Schönberg and Roß- and Buchstein will make a long day.
Seekarkreuz is located between Isar valley to the west and Söllbach valley / Schwarze Tenn to the east. To the south stands slightly higher Schönberg, to the north stretches the long Kampen ridge with its four distinct summits.
Seekarkreuz, sometimes also called Silberkopf, has a nice mountain hut, Lenggrieser Hütte, on its west side and offers hiking and ski tour possibilities all year round.
Seekarkreuz as seen from the ascent from Lenggrieser Hütte
Main trailheads are:
You reach Lenggries and Fleck
The trailhead / parking area (daily fee) is at the end of Hohenburgstraße. Leave road B 13 at the main exit to Lenggries, turn on Schützenstraße, Bahnhofstraße and Karwendelstarße by just following the main road through Lenggries center. Follow Karwendelstraße until Hohenburgstraße branches off to your left (outside, south of Lenggries.
The village of Fleck is situated at the B 13 south of Lenggries. Turn on road Höhenreut until you reach the parking area.
The “BOB – Bayerische Oberlandbahn” does the service between Munich and Lenggries. See the schedule here
North ascent to Seekarkreuz
You reach Kreut / Klamm
The parking area requires a fee.
The “BOB – Bayerische Oberlandbahn” does the service between Munich and Tegernsee. See the schedule here.
From Tegernsee there is a regular bus service of “RVO – Regionalverkehr Oberbayern”, lines 9550 and 9556 to Kreut and further on. Bus stop “Kreut Klamm”. See the bus schedule here
Seekarkreuz hiking routes overview
Ascent Lenggries - Seekarkreuz, lower part West slope of Seekarkreuz as seen from Lenggrieser Hütte
Summit view to Roß- and Buchstein Summit view to Kampen ridge
Ski and Snow Shoe Routes
Seekarkreuz summit ridge Summit view to the south
Red Tape & Accommodation
Lenggrieser Hütte as seen from the summit
No general Red Tape as far as I know.
There are winter wildlife protection areas around Zinnerleite, a ridge south of Seekarkreuz near Mariaeck. They should not be entered during ski or snow shoe tours from November through May every year.
You find all kinds of accommodation at
Gear & Mountain Condition
Seekarkreuz in winter(left) with Kampen ridge as seen from Hirschberg ascent (february 2013)
Seekarkreuz is not a difficult mountain.
In late spring, summer and autumn Seekarkreuz is an easy hike which requires normal hiking gear.
In winter and early spring Seekarkreuz is an easy ski tour, also for beginners, or an easy snow shoe hike. Nevertheless you need full ski tour and avalanche gear for winter undertakings.
Check the Bavarian avalanche bulletin here.
Alm meadows in the Isar valley near Lengrries trailhead
Mangfallgebirge, Tegernsee, Schliersee, Rosenheim, Holzkirchen; number UK 50-53, scale 1 : 50.000, with UTM grid; Bayerisches Landesvermessungsamt, München
Tegernsee, Schliersee, Mangfallgebirge; number WK D6, scale 1 : 50.000, with UTM grid, Freytag & Berndt
Alpenvereinskarte Mangfallgebirge West, Tegernsee, Hirschberg; number BY13, scale 1 : 25.000, with UTM grid, Deutscher Alpenverein, 2009