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Mountain tour – Große Klammspitze

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  • Bergtour - Große Klammspitze
    Bergtour - Große Klammspitze
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Demanding mountain tour starting at Linderhof Palace. Possible refreshment stop at the "Brunnenkopfhäuser".
difficult
Distance 13.4 km
6:30 h
1,078 m
1,078 m
1,904 m
946 m
This is one of the most attractive mountain tours in the Ammergau Alps. Beginning near Linderhof Palace, it takes you up to the top of the Große Klammspitze via the "Brunnenkopfhäuser".

A ridge walk offering great views continues onto the Feigenkopf, and the return route passes through the idyllic Säger Valley. The final ascent to the Große Klammspitze and the ridge walk to the Feigenkopf mean that the tour is not appropriate for inexperienced hikers.

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Sebastian Heckelmiller
Update: February 17, 2022
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1,904 m
Lowest point
946 m
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Start

Linderhof Palace (946 m)
Coordinates:
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47.569736, 10.953519
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47°34'11.0"N 10°57'12.7"E
UTM
32T 646928 5270329
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Destination

Große Klammspitze (1924m)

Turn-by-turn directions

The tour begins either at the free car park beyond Linderhof Palace at the entrance to Säger Valley or at Linderhof Palace itself (bus stop and car park for which a charge is made).

From the car park at the end of Säger Valley, follow the forest pathway into the woods and, after crossing a bridge, immediately turn right towards Linderhof Palace. The climb to the "Brunnenkopfhäuser" begins on a broad and shady path. The "Brunnenkopfhäuser" is the only possible refreshment stop on the tour, unless you later make a diversion to the "Kenzenhütte".

If you wish to conquer your first summit of the day whilst at the Brunnenkopfhäuser, follow the steep path up to the Brunnenkopf. Returning to the Brunnenkopfhäuser, follow the steep path towards the Große Klammspitze. After half of this section, you may choose to make a diversion over challenging terrain to the Kleine Klammspitze (only recommended for experience mountaineers). Otherwise follow the marked trail into the corrie under the Große Klammspitze and proceed up to the summit.

The fantastic views you will now enjoy make this the ideal place to stop for a rest. Then continue along the ridge to the Feigenkopf. There are a number of rocky sections which require sureness of foot, and there is also one area with a wire rope.

After the elongated Feigenkopf, the route leads comfortably down from the ridge to the "Hirschwanghütte", which is unstaffed. The route now becomes steeper again. A sloping meadow will take you down to the Bäckenalm col.

From here, a steep path leads on into the long Säger Valley. This trail later becomes a forest pathway, via which you return to the valley and to your original starting point.

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

bus stop: Linderhof
9622 Oberammergau - Ettal - Linderhof (Palace)

Guests in the Ammergauer Alps Region can use their electronic guest pass or the "KönigsCard" to obtain free bus travel. 

Getting there

A95, B23 via Ettal and Granswang to Linderhof

Parking

Hikers' car park at the palace (charges apply)

Coordinates

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47.569736, 10.953519
DMS
47°34'11.0"N 10°57'12.7"E
UTM
32T 646928 5270329
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Wanderkarte Naturpark Ammergauer Alpen

Author’s map recommendations

Kartenmaterial erhalten Sie im Onlineshop der Ammergauer Alpen GmbH unter www.ammergauer-alpen.de/onlineshop

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Equipment

You can enjoy an unforgettable hiking experience in the Ammergau Alps as long as you have the right gear. Visit the "Best of Wandern" Test Centre in Bad Kohlgrub to try out the latest outdoor equipment free of charge.

- GPS devices

- rucksacks, child carriers, children's jackets

- multifunctional jackets

- hiking boots

- sticks and head lamps

- binoculars

- tour software

- snow shoes

- backpacking umbrellas

The Best of Wandern Test Centre is located at Hotel Schillingshof, directly opposite the Hörnlebahn ski lift. adress: Fallerstraße 11, Bad Kohlgrub tel.: +49 8845 7010.

For more information, visit: www.ammergauer-alpen.de/testcenter


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4.7
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Bernhard Fischer
June 13, 2022 · Community
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When did you do this route? June 12, 2022
Michael tutNichtsZurSache
September 14, 2021 · Community
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When did you do this route? August 17, 2014
Arvis Robalds
October 28, 2020 · Ammergauer Alpen GmbH
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Photo: Arvis Robalds, Ammergauer Alpen GmbH
Photo: Arvis Robalds, Ammergauer Alpen GmbH
Photo: Arvis Robalds, Ammergauer Alpen GmbH
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
13.4 km
Duration
6:30 h
Ascent
1,078 m
Descent
1,078 m
Highest point
1,904 m
Lowest point
946 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Summit route Secured passages Ridge traverse

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