Munich, 11. July 2020 8:00 to 19:00

Due to inclement weather we need to postpone the hike. New date will be announced here.

At last outings together are possible again! Our first post-corona hike takes us to Heimgarten and Herzogstand, two mountains located between two lakes (Kochelsee and Walchensee) with stunning views over southern Bavaria. Herzogstand was the favourite mountain of King Ludwig II of Bavaria and attracts thousands of visitors every year. Some pictures are available at https://www.bergtour-online.de/bergtouren/bergwanderungen/schwer/heimgarten-und-herzogstand/

After a train and bus ride we arrive at the foot of the Heimgarten mountain around 10.40 and should reach the summit around 1.30 PM. Food and beverages for our lunch break near the summit need to be brought along.

We continue hiking the ridge from Heimgarten to the neighbouring mountain Herzogstand, which takes around two more hours. Fantastic views! For this part of the hike participants need to be surefooted and not prone to vertigo. It is not dangerous or very demanding, and secured in places with steel cable, but the drop to the left and right of the path is steep.

From Herzogstand we take the cable car down, and then travel back to Munich by bus and train.

Hiking boots are strongly recommended, at the very least sports shoes with good grip. Depending on the weather it can get both hot and cold on the mountain, so a light jacket will be required. Also necessary: suntan lotion and a face mask for the train/bus/cable car ride. This is a full-day hiking trip, so a decent fitness level is required. Anybody who does some sports can do it, but don’t underestimate the hike either. 10 people max.

Contact: rg-muenchen@daad-alumni.de