Daniel is the highest peak of the Ammergau Alps.
The Daniel is part of a chain which extends in east west direction north of the Zwischentorental. It can easily be reached from Ehrwald or Leermoos or Lähn and provides splendid views of Zugspitze
and Ehrwalder Sonnenspitze
Daniel from across the Ehrwald field, from Mieminger mountains.
Photo Vid Pogachnik
Overview Ammergau Alps
The Ammergau Alps are part of the Northern Limestone Alps on the border between German and Austria.
The limits of the Ammergau Alps are the rivers Lech and Loisach,
In the Weidmoos between Oberammergau and Ettal is the spring of the river Ammer from which the name of the mountain group is derived.
The Ammergau Alps are usually divided into 8 subgroups:
1. Trauchberge (Hohe Bleick, 1638 m)
2. Hochplattengruppe (Hochplatte, 2082 m)
3. Klammspitzkamm (Klammspitze, 1925 m)
4. Laber-Hörnle-Gruppe (Laber, 1686 m)
5, Säulinggruppe (Säuling, 2048 m)
6. Kreuzspitzgruppe (Kreuzspitze, 2185 m)
7. Kramergruppe (Kramer 1985 m)
8. Danielkamm (Daniel 2340 m).
Most of the German part of the Ammergau Alps is a nature preserve.
The region between Ettal, Oberammergau, Graswang and Linderhof is famous for cross country skiing. The first weekend of February, the önig Ludwig Lauf (cross country ski race) takes place with thousends of participants:
König Ludwig II. build two famous castles in the Ammergau Alps (Neuschwanstein and Linderhof).
The normal ascent routes from south start at
These villages can be reached :
1) By car
105 km from München
75 km from Innsbruck
250 km from Stuttgart
260 km from Zürich
180 km from Bozen
2) By train
Main station in the reagion Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Stations in Ehrwald, Lermoos, Lähn-Wengle, Bichlbach
3) By plane
160 km from airport München
75 km from airport Innsbruck
260 km from airport Zürich
Daniel is a mountain for hikers but the level difference to climb is important : 1370 meters.
- The normal route is from Lermoos
- The Tuftlalm can also be reached from Ehrwald
- Grüner Ups route
: used mostly as descend route
- from Lähn
: this route is more demanding.
In the east the Zugspitzmassif, in the south Mieminger Kette, in the south behind Fernpass, view to Ötztal und Pitztal Alps, in the west Lechtal und Allgäu Alps und in the north Ammersee.
View on the next valleys of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Ehrwald, Lermoos.
No red tape
When To Climb
Daniel is usually climbed in summer and fall.
Because of its steep south facing slopes it is snow free early in the season.
It can also be done with skis in winter, but be aware of the avalanche risk (steep south facing slopes)
Tuftlalm 1485m (Privat)
Open begin May to begin November
Camping is not allowed.Daniel can be climbed easily in a day (3-4 hours up, 2-3 down), no accomodation is needed.
Camping in the valley :
- AV-Map (AV Blatt 4/1) Wetterstein and Mieminger Kette covers the Daniel chain.
- ÖK 50 Blatt 116