Max. Altitude: 1698m
This hike has been completed on 18th October 2020, according to the directions on Bergwelten.
Another of the postcard hikes in Bavaria. For our first hike of the Autumn season, we went this time in the Tegernsee region to climb up to the famous Tegernseerhütte. We parked the car at the parking lot in Klamm, and then we followed the directions for the Roß-und-Buchstein peaks.
The trail goes for a few meters on the forest road, then, crossing the bridge, it follows the Schwarzenbach river for a few kilometres on an easy flat path. Here be sure to not miss the pretty waterfall on the right, just before the picnic area.
At the picnic area, we turned left, following the directions for the Buchsteinhütte. Be sure to take the path and not the forest road, otherwise you might be in company of some cars and cyclists. After a couple of turns, we reached the crossing for the hut. In normal times, it is possible to walk to the hut and then going back to the trail. In corona time, they ask you to go there only if you wish to be guest of the restaurant (mask on).
We passed the junction and continued on a green meadow, giving the first views over the Roß-und-Buchstein and the Tegernseerhütte on the left. The trail then turns left, starting the real ascent. Before our hike, there have been some snow in the past weeks, resulting in a muddy path at the bottom and snow on the upper part of the trail. Nothing too difficult though, since this is the easiest side to reach the Tegernseerhütte.
After about a 30 minutes ascent, we reached the hut. The trail narrows quite a lot in proximity of the hut, making almost impossible for two people to walk there at the same time. From the hut, you can climb up to two peaks, the Buchstein behind the hut (climbing skills required, discouraged with snow) and the Roßstein on its right.
We opted indeed for the latter, turning right and starting the 10 minutes ascent to the peak. From there, one can take the famous postcard picture of the hut, with the Buchstein on its back and the Bavarian Alps in the background. The ascent was not particularly difficult, even with snow. The peak is large enough to accommodate a few groups of people.
If the ascent was quite easy, the descent is more challenging. The trail on the southern side is an easy ferrata (A-level), slightly harder to travel because of the presence of snow. Nothing impossible though, one has just to be focused and use the steel cable when needed.
The hardest part requires something like one hour to be done, ending up in a meadow covered with snow, with a small hut (Sonnberg Alm, closed in October), where we stopped for our lunch break.
After lunch, we continued our descent, following the directions for the Klamm parking lot. Here the path goes back into the forest, going down easily till reaching the Bayerwald parking lot. The two parking lots are connected by a walking path aside the Weissach river. We followed it for about 45 minutes to get back to our car. At the Klamm parking lot, do not miss the nice little gorge that the river creates near the pedestrian bridge.