Wendelstein/Bavaria

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Snowy peak "Wendelstein"
With 1838 meters this is the highest mountain in my region. You can hike to the top from pretty much every side. My favorite hike up starts in Bad Feilnbach. Depending on how much time you have you can either start all the way in the valley and town of Bad Feilnbach or you can drive up for a while. Which will probably cut at least 3 hours off your hike. I just like starting from the bottom because the "Jenbachtal" Jenbachvalley is very pretty. The hike takes you along a river with fresh mountain water. There are a lot of waterfalls along the way. There are also lots of little rest stops called Alm along the way. If you do take the Jenbachtaltour you should defenitly stop at the Wirtsalm. There is signs for it once you get closer.
View from Bayerischzell to the Wendelstein
They have some of the best Brotzeit snacks you can imagine. Started with fresh baked bread and cold cuts or just a bottle of Radler (it's beer and lemonade mixed, delicious and very refreshing)  if you are very thirsty from your hike.
If hiking is not your thing or you don't have enough time you can either use the cable car or you can also take the train (!) up to the restaurant. There is still a little hike left to the very top and the Kipfelkreuz (a big cross at the peak).
The cable car base station is located in Bayerischzell and the peak is only about 7 minute ride away. If you like to take the longer route up and see more of the mountain itself you should use the train. It takes about half an hour to the top and is also a little pricyer. The train base station is located in Brannenburg.
Well, if you think that the restaurant and the peak is all that there is to see, you are wrong. There is the Wendelstein Chapel (where you can actually get married), the Wendelstein cave (a limestone cave that admits you 300 m into the mountain and it's only a euro) and there is also an observatory and weather station at the peak.
From the top you have a beautiful view of the Inntal (the Inn river valley) and the Austrian alps on the other side. On a clear day you can see all the bigger cities like Rosenheim and the Chiemsee lake in the far distance.
If you want to know any more about this place just ask or check out their website

Mount Wendelstein Info
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Snowy peak Wendelstein
Snowy peak "Wendelstein"
View from Bayerischzell to the Wen…
View from Bayerischzell to the We…
Map of the mountain
Map of the mountain
Looking down from the cable car
Looking down from the cable car
View from the top of the Wendelste…
View from the top of the Wendelst…
looking down at Bayerischzell
looking down at Bayerischzell
The Wendelstein chapel
The Wendelstein chapel
The observatory and weather statio…
The observatory and weather stati…
Looking down at the Soinwand 1751 m
Looking down at the Soinwand 1751 m
My dad hiking up
My dad hiking up
Found some snow
Found some snow
View from the top
View from the top
Looking down at my hometown in the…
Looking down at my hometown in th…
blue Enzian (Gentian)
blue Enzian (Gentian)
The Kipfelkreuz
The Kipfelkreuz
The Austrian Alps
The Austrian Alps
The weather station on top of the …
The weather station on top of the…
I need a break
I need a break
My dad and I
My dad and I
Bad Feilnbach
photo by: missandrea81