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The Alpspitz Ferrata above Garmisch Partenkirchen

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The Alpsitz via ferrata (Alpspitz Ferrata) is an easy via ferrata to one of the most shapely German peaks. The Osterfelderbahn makes the ascent and descent much easier. The view from the summit is fantastic.

 

moderate
Distance 9.8 km
3:30 h
1,838 m
1,836 m
2,579 m
747 m

The Alspitz Ferrata leads from the mountain station of the Osterfelderbahn (Alpspitzbahn) to the 2628 m high Alpspitze high über Garmisch Partenkirchen. The Osterfelderbahn makes the ascent and descent much easier. If you like, you can also ascend or descend on foot. The mountain station and a café near the valley station are located directly on the trail. The via ferrata is excellently secured and not too difficult. Beginners can also venture on this via ferrata with experienced guidance. The route faces north-east. If you want to enjoy the sun and the fantastic view at the summit for a long time, note the times of the last cable car descent.

 

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Kilian Müller 
Update: March 04, 2021
Difficulty
B moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Alpspitze, 2,579 m
Lowest point
Osterfelderbahn valley station, 747 m
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Cardinal direction
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Safety information

The via ferrata is suitable for beginners, sure-footedness and a head for heights are a prerequisite. It is recommended to check the current weather forecast for the destination region.

Tips and hints

Garmisch Partenkirchen
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Start

Bottom station of the Osterfelderbahn (748 m)
Coordinates:
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47.471720, 11.061859
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47°28'18.2"N 11°03'42.7"E
UTM
32T 655366 5259647
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Turn-by-turn directions

Access:

From the mountain station of the Osterfelderbahn cable car, we turn in an easterly direction, pass the Höllentorköpfle and in this way quickly reach below the Alpspitze. A rock tower leaning against the wall shows us the way to a fork. The right path leads us after a few metres to the entrance.

Route:

At the beginning, an iron ladder awaits us, which leads us over a slab (A/B). Then we follow a flat ridge under the summit structure (B). The wire rope (B in places) leads us in serpentines to the summit of the Alpspitze.

Descent:

We follow our ascent route down to the mountain station of the Osterfelderbahn and take this down to the car park, our starting point. Alternatively, we can descend via the normal route (also wire-rope-secured) in a southerly direction and then hike around the Bernadeinwände back to the Osterfelderbahn.

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Public transport

Good train connections from Munich to Garmisch-Partenkirchen; train, bus or taxi connection to the Osterfelderbahn valley station.

Getting there

A95 to Eschenlohe, continue üvia the B2 to Garmisch-Partenkirchen, then to the valley station of the Osterfelder cable car.

Parking

Car park of the Osterfelderbahn

Coordinates

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47.471720, 11.061859
DMS
47°28'18.2"N 11°03'42.7"E
UTM
32T 655366 5259647
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Equipment

Via ferrata equipment with rockfall helmet and via ferrata gloves.

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Difficulty
B moderate
Distance
9.8 km
Duration
3:30 h
Ascent
1,838 m
Descent
1,836 m
Highest point
2,579 m
Lowest point
747 m
Out and back Scenic Refreshment stops available Cableway ascent/descent

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