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The 50 mile (80 km) trek is known to Germans as the Berliner Höhenweg and to Brits as the Zillertal Rucksack Route. The entire tour takes eight. Zillertaleralpen – Berliner Höhenweg – Hut-to-Hut (revised ) is a multiday high alpine tour in the Zillertaleralpen, following the Berliner. On the Berliner Höhenweg, mountain hikers can hike through genuine Alpine history. In the middle of the 19th century, the Zillertal was a hotbed of mountain.

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Gilgen, Austria, overnight in Ruhpolding Day This section is as busy as it is beautiful and you might find yourself in a deadlock with other walkers going up and down. But here, in the Alps, we were merely adequate with respect to pace. The entire eight day tour covers 50 miles 80 km and consists of gains of nearly 22, feet 6, m.

Especially the second part of July and first part of August are busy: But for me, the biggest challenge of this tour was what was most unexpected: I’m intrested in receiving regular updates about offers and news.

To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: In the middle of the 19th century, the Zillertal was a hotbed of mountain climbing, and Ginzling was the mountaineering village of that time.


I booked all the huts in advance via the Zillertal National Park website. Daniel with Zugspitze summit cross in background.

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Each evening offers the comfort and refuge of overnighting in a hut, which means a warm bed, dinner, beer, schnaps, breakfast and good company.

So in the afternoon, we sought refuge in the Lake District by visiting St. De Zwerver Netherlands It is still a walk, not a climb.

You are commenting using your Facebook account. I used Bergfex for mountain weather conditions. And while we can give ourselves some slack because it was hot as hell hiking that week, we were often bested by berkiner hikers of the German persuasion.

Each day consists of 5 — 10 hours of hiking through various alpine environments including: Fixed cables provide security on the way around the near vertical berliiner and difficult sections that form the Elsenklamm gorge.

Technically spoken the trail is a trail, not a climb, though there are quite a few sections secured with rope and steps.

The trail connects seven mountain huts at heights between and m. Detailed information can be found here: Gerd and I slept in the Matratzenlager. So we berlienr had to stop and air out our boots, socks and wrinkly hoeuenweg. Post was not sent – check your email addresses! Kettlebell, I’m Lovin’ It. Once thing is certain.

Where appropriate, ladders and cables are provided for safety. The proprietors there treated us well with a very nice breakfast buffet, a room with a balcony and great views.


I would not enjoy climbing down from the Horn in the opposite direction from which we ascended. And we opted to bring harnesses and via ferrata gear Black Diamond Easy RiderPetzl Aspir and gloves for negotiating some of the cable sections. Just a note about money. A friendly group offered us some to try hoehenweb these did prove more resilient than the moleskin under those hot conditions.

While hiking up, in the heat, it was impossible to keep our socks and feet dry. Tour Salzburg and St.

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Gilgen, Austria, overnight in Ruhpolding. Guides and maps File: Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau, drive to Ruhpolding Day Yoehenweg route made negotiating the cable section much easier.

Rainier NP] 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 [Pitztaler Hoehennweg 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 After the hut to hut hiking, we toured Austria and Bavaria for several days to visit various essential tourist destinations.