This hike has been completed on 5th April 2021, according to the direction of the "Bayerische Hausberge" book.
A perfect Easter Monday for a hike in the Bavarian Alps. Aiming for a low peak, we decided to climb the Riesenkopf in the Tegernesee region. In normal times, this hike is a must for food lovers, featuring two nice huts on the way to the peak.
We parked our car at the local hiking parking lot in Flintsbach am Inn and started our ascent. After a few meters, we encountered the ruins of the Falkenstein castle, sit of the powerful count of Falkenstein in the Middle Age, which are visitable freely.
We continued on the forest way up to the Petersberg (847 m) hill, which hosts the Berggasthaus Petersberg hut, with a little church from the 12th century. On Easter Monday there was a function there, where they played the local Bavarian music, which accompanied us up to the peak.
We resumed our hike on the main forest road, emerging in a large flat meadow. The road continues to ascend then, up to the Hohen Asten, which hosts another nice hut and the highest farm in Germany (1104 m).
From there we followed the directions for the Riesenkopf peak. We went behind the farm, and turned right following the flat muddy path, emerging in another meadow, with a little hut (Riesenkopfalm). We path goes here on the rights, ascending inside a wood, and after about 15 minutes we found ourselves on the peak (1337 m).
The peak donates nice views over the underlying town and the Inn’s valley. There we turned right, following the short ridge, completing the little loop for the Riesenkopfalm, where we stopped for our lunch break.
After we went back on our steps towards the Hohe Asten, turning left at the cross with the muddy path on the forest way. This connects eventually again with the main way just a few meters below the Hohe Asten. There we turned left on the main forest road, and we retrace the same path of the way up, up to the parking lot.