This photo report describes the walk from
Ehrwald (Austria) to the Zugspitze. The walk
can be realized in one day, if you walk briskly.
However, if you want to enjoy the beautiful landscape,
you can take the opportunity to spend a night at
And here we enter the route. At the bottom terminal
of the Ehrwalder Almbahn in Austria.
The train ride takes us to Ehrwalder Alm.
After arriving, it looks like a pleasant stroll.
But the journey goes on, and it becomes steeper. And
for this gravel it is recommendable to put on some
On the way to Zugspitze
we receive a view to a wonderfull landscape ...
... in almost untouched nature.
And after a short climbing tour ...
... we cross the border,
And on the German side continues
our tour towards the Zugspitze.
After a while we see our first place for a rest
in the distance - the Knorrhütte (see arrow).
Here we can stop for a short snack,
here there are beverages,
even here we can spend the night.
And from now on we go uphill ...
... and the way continues uphill.
A hard path to the Zugspitze.
Getting near to the top, even in August,
there is waiting there for us,
partly snow ...
... partly rock.
And we will be facing
yet another place for a rest,
From here, we can decide to take the cable car
to reach our next resting place (see yellow arrows),
or carry on to take the footpath (see red arrows).
We decide to take the footpath.
The path goes first over a scree slope ...
... and then comes the actual via ferrata.
Almost on the top.
And when we get to the top of the fixed rope route,
a view into the valley
on the other side of the mountain.
But we have not yet reached our targets.
First of all,
we have to cross over this mountain ridge.
Also a small break is considered.
And the next longer break awaits us here,
at the Münchner Haus.
Here we see many people without backpack.
Because both the cog railway Zugspitzbahn
and the cable railway reach this point.
And also the already mentioned cable car
to Sonn Alpin.
But we have not yet reached our destination.
We leave the safety area and enter the Jubiläumsgrat.
First we move downhill ...
... and then uphill again.
And because that the trains
brings a number of people to Münchner Haus,
the last stage of our tour is very populous,
and there is one or another tailback.
At the last part of our via ferrata one sees
many brave ones without any safety equipment.
In a little while our target will be achieved.
We are just a few metres away from ...
... the summit cross of the Zugspitze
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