Distance: 20 km
Moving time: 5h50′
Elevation Gain: 1261 m
Max altitude: 1858 m
This hike has been completed on 22nd September 2019 according to Outdooractive description.
Oktoberfest’s time in Munich, thus better go to the mountain to work off all that biers. With the days shortening, we decided to stay close and aimed for the Halserspitzte in Wildbad Kreuth. We parked our car at the Wanderparkplatz Wildbad Kreuth, near the big hotel-conference centre.
From the hotel we followed the trail towards the Siebenhütten hut. From there we continued on the left, following the path throughout the forest, till reaching the Weißenbachkopf and the former Stangenhäusl hut. This is the easiest part of the hike, which can be takled by people of any shape.
From here the trail starts to be more difficult, requiring some scrambling skills to reach the Halserspitze peak. This is also the most enjoyable part of the hike, in my opinion, if you love climb some rocks as I do.
Reaching the peak requires a good effort of 500 m of altitude difference, that we made it in about one hour. Our works were well rewarded by the fantastic view you get from the peak over the Blauberg ridge, the Austrian Alps on the south and the Bavarian lakes on the north.
After our lunch break with view, we went back to our hike, walking the Blauberg ridge, passing by the three peaks of Karspitz, Blaubergkopf and Blaubergschneid, until we reached the Blaubergalm, where we stopped for an unmissable piece of cake.
From the hut, there are two possibilities to get back to Wildbad Kreuth. The easiest and longest way passes by the Königsalm. We, instead, opted for the shorter and hardest way of the Große Wolfsschlucht. Here, the descent is quite steep, with cables helping us to come down.
The shortcut reconnects to the main trail at the Siebenhütte hut, from which we followed back the trail to the Wildbad Kreuth parking lot.
See you next time with another classic of the Austrian hikes, the Pyramidenspitze.