Mountain hike to Weilheimer Hütte alpine hut near Krün

Mountain climbing/hiking,

The mountain hike to the Weilheimer Hütte alpine hut will require a certain amount of fitness. But once you arrive at the top, on lovely summer days you can enjoy an alpine panorama from the Karwendel range to the Staffelsee lake near Murnau. You can wrap up this fantastic tour by stopping for refreshment at the Weilheimer Hütte alpine hut and recharging your batteries for the descent...

Highlights of the tour

  • Trail through the impressive Finzbachklamm ravine
  • Dreamlike, all-around view from the Karwendel range to the Staffelsee lake
  • Detour to the Krüner Alm alpine hut

Tour description

The starting point for this strenuous tour is the parking lot on Krottenkopfstraße in Krün. Follow the signs for the Krüner Alm, through the fascinating Finzbachklamm gorge, to the left at the fork, on the forest road to the "Am Graben" junction. Here, take the center trail toward the Krüner Alm alpine hut. At the supplies cableway (only for the Krüner Alm), climb the ascent to the Krüner Alm alpine hut, with a fantastic panorama. Behind the hut, the route continues on a narrow climb through an alpine bowl to the Michelfeld plateau, from which the alpine hut on the Krottenkopf can already be seen. After crossing this somewhat rocky field, climb a steep rise, keeping to the left, and arrive at the Weilheimer Hütte alpine hut. Descent options via Esterbergalm and Kuhalm – Wallgauer Steig-Wildsee – Schwarzer Gragen – Wallgau - Krün.

Refreshment stops along the way

  • Krüner Alm alpine hut (operated part-time, July – August, see posting)
  • Weilheimer Hütte alpine hut (early June to mid-October)

Trail numbers

  • 450
  • 455

General information about the tour

Alternative routes & other tips
The starting point is the Maxhütte parking lot in Wallgau. Cross the street and go to the bus parking spot about 100 meters toward the center of town. From there, follow the forest road (471) toward Simetserg/Kuhalm, keeping to the left, to the fork at the Lexengraben. Here, take the mountain trail, keeping to the left, passing the Wildsee lake, to the Kuhalm via the Wallgauer Steig climb.  At the trail junction, turn to the right and then keep left again, reaching the Weilheimer Hütte via the Hohe Kisten mountain.
Parking options
  • Parking lot at the Krottenkopfstraße in Krün (free with parking permit)
Best time of year
  • Accessible from May to October (weather-dependent)
In case of emergencies:
In case of emergency, please inform the closest rescue coordination center. You can reach this regardless of your location, and across Germany, at 112.

Autor
Alpenwelt Karwendel Mittenwald Krün Wallgau Tourismus GmbH
Alpenwelt Karwendel Mittenwald Krün Wallgau Tourismus GmbH
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tour data

  • Duration: 05:35 h
  • Distance: 11,8 km
  • Altitude: 1201 m
  • Difficulty:Moderate

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