Normal route (Reintal)

Page Type Page Type: Route
Location Lat/Lon: 47.41670°N / 10.98330°E
Additional Information Route Type: mostly hike, scramble
Additional Information Time Required: One to two days
Additional Information Difficulty: easy
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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.


Reintalangerhütte, 1366 m, DAV-München

phone Hut: +49/8821/2903 fax Hut: +49/8821/2903
Web site

summer: pentecost to third sunday in october

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

summer: mid May to beginning of october

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°

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