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Mountain tour – Kreuzspitze

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Map / Mountain tour – Kreuzspitze
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The steep and rocky ascent to the Kreuzspitze involves light climbing and will reward your endeavours with the best views in the whole of the Ammergau Alps.
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6 km
7:30 h
1210 m
123 m
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This climb is the shortest route to the summit of the Kreuzspitze (2185 metres), the highest mountain in the  Bavarian part of the Ammergau Alps.
Proceeding via a rocky river bed, you will pass the site where the "Hunding Hut" once stood. This was erected by King Ludwig II in 1876. Having twice fallen victim to fire, in 1990 it was rebuilt in the park at Linderhof Palace where it can still be admired today.
The further ascent is steep and difficult. The narrow ridge of the Schwarzenkopf is very impressive and requires a head for heights. After an easy climb and having crossed the short summit ridge, you will reach the summit of the Kreuzspitze.
This is one of the most spectacular mountain tours in the Ammergau Alps, but requires a good level of fitness, alpine experience and absolute sureness of foot.

Author's recommendation

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Author
Sebastian Heckelmiller
Updated: 2016-11-03

Difficulty difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Risk Potential
Altitude
2173 m
1086 m
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Tour route
Nice views
Summit tour
exposed
assured passages

Exposition

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Safety information


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


Tips, hints and links

Start

Car park "bei den sieben Quellen" (1086 m)
Coordinates:
Geogr. 47.536573 N 10.889049 E
UTM 32T 642169 5266523

Destination

Kreuzspitze (2185)

Turn-by-turn directions

From Ammerwaldstraße bei den sieben Quellen (car park), proceed left over the debris flow of the Neualm stream and then up onto the dried river bed, from where a path leads off to the left. This takes you onto a steep path which wends its way up through the mountain forest into the Hochgrieß corrie.
You pass a refuge hut and then proceed onto the ridge at the Schwarzenkopf. Following this small ridge traverse, you continue through mountain pines up to the summit area of the Kreuzspitze. It is now time for the most strenuous part of this mountain tour. You clamber up towards the summit of the Kreuzspitze over slabs of rock and loose stone.
You will have to use your hands in many places, although you will not need to undertake any full climbing. Further up, the terrain flattens out once more. You are now nearly at your destination.
The final metres up to the summit are via a flat pathway. You will then enjoy fabulous views of the Ammergau Alps, of the Lechtal Alps and of the Wettersteinblock with Lake Eibsee Lake in the foreground.
Return down into the valley via the identical route taken for the ascent.

Public transport:

no public transport

Getting there:

Near Ettal in direction to Graswang and Linderhof to the border to Austria (7 km behind Linderhof).

Parking:

Car park "bei den sieben Quellen", right on the Austrian border after a bridge and directly underneath the hairpin bend.

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Kartenmaterial erhalten Sie im Onlineshop der Ammergauer Alpen GmbH unter www.ammergauer-alpen.de/onlineshop oder in den Tourist-Informationen vor Ort.

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Björn Becker
2017-08-26
Begangen am 27.08.2017. Herzlichstes Bergsteigerwetter am Vormittag. Der Einstieg zur Kletterpassage zum Gipfel ist der schwierigste Teil an der Tour. Der Schwierigkeitsgrad der Tour ist nicht zu unterschätzen. Man sollte schon eine gute Grundfitness mitbringen um die Tour zu meistern. Der Ausblick am Gipfel ist dafür sensationell! Anbei ein paar Fotos.
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Schotterweg
Schotterweg
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Aussicht am Gipfel
Aussicht am Gipfel
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Gipfelimpressionen
Gipfelimpressionen
Photo: Björn Becker, Community
Gipfelkreuz
Gipfelkreuz
Photo: Björn Becker, Community

Annette Brix
2016-07-09
Wunderschöne Tour heute! Bis zum frühen Mittag war der Nebel weg und alles trocken. Windig und zapfig auf dem Weg rauf.
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Samstag, 9. Juli 2016 7:22:12 PM
Samstag, 9. Juli 2016 7:22:12 PM
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Wuermtal Gams
2013-06-08 • Mountain Hike • Mountain tour – Kreuzspitze, Reutte Nature Park Region
Durch den späten Schneefall und die kalten Temperaturen der letzten Monate finden sich noch in allen Expositionen der Tour Restschneefelder (in Höhenlagen über ca. 2000 m).
Hazard statement
Vorsicht Restschneefelder! Einbruch und Abrutschgefahr!
Weather
Leichte Bewölkung. Kein Regen. Nahezu Windstill.

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Difficulty difficult
Distance 6 km
Duration 7:30 h
Ascent 1210 m
Descent 123 m

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