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Watzmann Überschreitung

· 25 reviews · Mountain tour · Berchtesgaden Alps
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  • Morgenstimmung Watzmannhaus
    / Morgenstimmung Watzmannhaus
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  • / Watzmann-Überschreitung und Ostwand | Bergauf-Bergab | Ganze Sendung | 02.09.2018 | Doku
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  • / Hocheck
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  • / Watzmanngrat
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  • / Blick von der Mittelspitze zum Hocheck
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  • / Rückblick zum Hocheck
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  • / Mittelspitze
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  • / Wimbachgrieshütte
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  • / Auf dem Weg zu Südspitze
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  • / Abstieg zur Wimbachgrieshütte
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  • / Beginn des Abstiegs von der Südspitze
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m 3500 3000 2500 2000 1500 1000 500 20 15 10 5 km Mittelspitze Watzmannhaus
difficult
Distance 22.9 km
14:00 h
2,400 m
2,400 m
2,713 m
630 m

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Author
Michael Pröttel 
Update: August 13, 2021
Difficulty
difficult
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Risk potential
Highest point
2,713 m
Lowest point
630 m
Best time of year
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Cardinal direction
NESW

Safety information

Tips and hints

Start

Wimbachbrücke. (628 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.602429, 12.924432
DMS
47°36'08.7"N 12°55'28.0"E
UTM
33T 343989 5274200
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Destination

Wimbachbrücke.

Turn-by-turn directions

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Getting there

Parking

Coordinates

DD
47.602429, 12.924432
DMS
47°36'08.7"N 12°55'28.0"E
UTM
33T 343989 5274200
w3w 
///accomplice.vouchers.symmetries
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

M. Pröttel, Das perfekte Bergwochenende, Bruckmann Verlag, 2013.

Author’s map recommendations

Alpenvereinskarte BY21, Nationalpark Berchtesgaden, 1:25000.

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Equipment

Basic Equipment for Mountain Hikes

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Mountain Hikes

  • Climbing helmet as required
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

Questions and answers

Question from Stephan Stadler · June 21, 2020 · Community
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Answered by Roland HERMANN  · June 21, 2020 · Community
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Rating

5.0
(25)
Gerhard Schmid
September 27, 2021 · Community
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When did you do this route? September 25, 2021
Andi Radin 
August 25, 2021 · alpenvereinaktiv.com
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When did you do this route? July 19, 2019
Marcel Grieb 
August 19, 2021 · Community
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
22.9 km
Duration
14:00 h
Ascent
2,400 m
Descent
2,400 m
Highest point
2,713 m
Lowest point
630 m
Public-transport-friendly Scenic Refreshment stops available Summit route Classic via ferrata

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