Page Type Page Type: Mountain/Rock
Location Lat/Lon: 47.44257°N / 10.82432°E
Activities Activities: Hiking
Seasons Season: Spring, Summer, Fall
Additional Information Elevation: 7149 ft / 2179 m
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PitzeneggPitzenegg as seen from Wiesjoch col

Pitzenegg is one of the summits of Daniel subgroup within Ammergau Alps. With Kohlbergspitze / Zingerstein to the west and Hochschrutte / Plattberg to the east, Pitzenegg is rarely summited for its own. Most people traverse the summit going from Kohlbergspitze to Hochschrutte or vice versa.

Like nearly all summits of Daniel subgroup, Pitzenegg shows two faces: a steep meadow slope to the south, dropping down to Lähn, the main trailhead for this summit, and a steep to perpendicular rockface to the north. Pitzen valley is the northern limitation of Pitzenegg.

The summit itself is a sharp and long, nearly level meadow ridge without a summit cross. A badly marked foot track traverses the summit coming from Wiesjoch col in the east and going down to Zahnjoch col in the west. The Wiesjoch ascent has some exposed but easy rock scramble involved. A nearly unvisible foot track winds up the steep south slopes with again sparse and withered red dots. All in all this seem not too inviting.

But if you look for a lonely autumn hike in a remote and beautiful landscape with a breathtaking mountain scenery, Pitzenegg - as part of a longer traverse - is a good option.

And - maybe - the attached pics are inviting enough to give it more than a thought.

Getting There

PitzeneggPitzenegg as seen from Geierköpfe

Main trailheads are

  • Lermoos

  • Lähn

  • Wengle and

  • Bichlbach,

  • all located in the valley south of the Daniel chain alongside road number 179 of Austria.

    You reach these villages

    from Munich

  • by using highway A 95 and road number B 2 to Garmisch-Partenkirchen, then

  • road number B 23 to the German - Austrian border and road number 187 to Lermoos,

  • start at Lermoos or continue on road number 179 to the other trailheads.

  • from Innsbruck / Sankt Anton

  • by using highway A 12 (toll sticker) to the exit Stams / Haiming, then

  • road number 189 to Nassereith and 179 to Fernpass, Lermoos or the other trailheads.

  • PitzeneggPitzenegg and Hochschrutte as seen from Kramerspitz ascent
    Pitzenegg"Aerial" view of Pitzenegg from Hochschrutte
    PitzeneggPitzenegg (right) and Kohlbergspitze (left)

    from Reutte / Lechtal / Füssen

  • by using road number 198 (Lechtal) or 179 (from Füssen) to Reutte, continuing on

  • road number 179 to the trailheads.

  • by railway

    The “Außerfernbahn” links Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Reutte with railway stations at each trailhead village.

    Check the railway schedule here .

    Main Routes Overview

    Southern ascent:

  • Lähn or Wengle - Alpenrosensteig - Wiesjoch - Pitzenegg.

  • Lähn or Wengle - Alpenrosensteig - south slope - Pitzenegg.

  • PitzeneggPitzenegg south ridge ascent route
    PitzeneggPitzenegg east ridge ascent route
    PitzeneggPitzenegg upper east ridge route scrambling part


  • Wiesjoch - Pitzenegg - Zahnjoch or vice versa; from Zahnjoch go on to Zahn and Kohlbergspitze; from Wiesjoch go on to Hochschrutte and Daniel.

  • Red Tape & Accommodation

    PitzeneggSummit view to the west

    There are no special regulations as far as I know.

    You find accommodation at:

  • Ehrwald

  • Lermoos

  • Lähn

  • Reutte

  • Mountain huts:

  • Bichlbacher Alm offers food and drinks in summer and autumn (no overnight stay)

  • Gear & Mountain Condition

    Pitzenegg is a spring, summer and autumn hike on sometimes steep and sometimes nearly invisible foot tracks, sparsely marked with withered red dots.

    The traverse from Wiesjoch to Zahnjoch needs some easy rock scrambling in exposed terrain. The traverse to Zahn and Kohlbergspitze is in short parts UIAA I climbing.

    You need normal hiking gear and good shoes.

    PitzeneggAutumn view to Bleispitze
    PitzeneggGentiana amarella
    PitzeneggA view to Mieminger Berge

    Current Weather:

    Maps & Guide Book

    PitzeneggSummit view to Hochschrutte, Daniel and Zugspitze


  • Alpenvereinskarte 1 : 25.000, Wetterstein- und Mieminger Gebirge, West, Number 4/1, Deutscher Alpenverein

  • Topographische Karte 1 : 50.000, Karwendelgebirge, Werdenfelser Land, UK L 5, Bayerisches Landesvermessungsamt München

  • Topographische Karte 1 : 50.000, Füssen und Umgebung, Bayerisches Landesvermessungsamt München

  • Guide Book

    Alpenvereinsführer alpin
    Allgäuer Alpen und Ammergauer Alpen
    Bergverlag Rother, München, 2008