Ridge walk Herzogstand - Heimgarten

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    Ridge walk Herzogstand - Heimgarten

    Wonderful tightrope walk between Herzogstand and Heimgarten and down to Walchensee.

    Update: 17.5.2017 - takes no cable car help The Tour a bit longer: from Murnau or Ohlstadt via Bärenfleckhütte high, descend over the ridge and to Walchensee.

    Starting point of the Heimgarten hike is the mountain station of the Herzogstandbahn (Ascent € 7) at Walchensee. A broad bridle path leads to a branch up to the Martinskopf, whose summit view gives a first impression of the ridge - and the first summit of the day is bagged. On this day, the ascent to the duke's stand (1731m) becomes a heat battle in the short term, the sun burns into the southeast flank, and quite a few tourists drag themselves up the wide hiking trail. Once at the top, we just have a drink and make our way to the ridge. The first, a bit trickier meters down to the ridge are well insured, but you should still be free from giddiness and slightly sure-footed. But you really are not in danger of falling, in my opinion.

    The majority of the ridge is very nice to walk, the way is consistently wide enough to overtake and avoid in oncoming traffic. Some trail runners snake through the not a few hikers who use the beautiful day. At about half we rest again and enjoy the shady spot under the mountain pine trees and strengthen us for the climb to the home garden. The view from the ridge has something very special: Kochelsee, Walchensee, the Benediktenwand, then turn right then Zugspitze and the snow-capped peaks of the high mountains and karwendel, behind us the Staffelsee, Lake Starnberg and the Munich plain. 

    On the ascent to Heimgarten are still small, muddy remains of snowfields, but serve as a welcome cooling, and finally, this upswing is done. At the summit and at the hut is high activity, all sorts of people are hanging around here, so we have to choose between panorama and people looking. We leave the retreat in the hut, too much excitement, and so we soon make the descent, following the sign Walchensee / valley station to the south.

    A promising and popular tightrope walk, the few tricky places on the ridge are very well insured.

    Bumpy at first, but then more gentle, the trail meanders over a thousand meters down to Walchensee. At the meadow saddle of the Ohlstädter Alm airs the bedding, we enjoy the view of the Walchensee. Pure mountain romance! A short ascent crosses under the Rotwandkopf through, and it goes cool and shady through the beautiful mountain forest further down. In the creek below, we jump like children in the cool water, laughing, giggling, and with squeaky shoes we march the last few meters to the parking lot. 




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