Close your eyes and think of a stereotypical Germany, you may be thinking of Bavaria, land of enormous beers, lederhosen, and an enrichment of alpen-goodness. The Deutscher Alpen Verein (DAV) does a nice job of maintaining access and bolts: www.alpenverein.de/ as well as hold a wonderful database and quarterly newsletter: www.dav-felsinfo.de Towns with bustling Alpine activity include Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Mittenwald, and Berchtesgaden (Oberbayern). There are many well maintained Klettersteig (via ferrata) in the Northern limestone alps as well as the Frankenjura area.
Fly Ryanair to Frankfurt Hahn for $10 and take the Deutsch Bahn www.bahn.de or pay mucho dinero and fly into Munich, Salzburg, or Innsbruck.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Bayern (Bavaria):
Alpspitze Klettersteig (ferrata) Standard route. Easy 5th Easy Snow Snow, Alpine, 2000 feet, Grade III Oberbayern Alpine : Alpspitze
Klassiker 5.5 Sport, 1 pitch, 60 feet, Grade II Garmisch-Partenkirchen Vall... : Am Herrgottschroffen (Jesus...
Platte (face) 5.6 Sport, 1 pitch, 40 feet Garmisch-Partenkirchen Vall... : Am Herrgottschroffen (Jesus...
Fahrradkante 5.6 PG13 Trad, Sport, Alpine, 9 pitches, 800 feet, Grade IV Oberbayern Alpine : Oberreintal
Riß (crack) 5.8 Sport, 1 pitch, 30 feet Garmisch-Partenkirchen Vall... : Am Herrgottschroffen (Jesus...
Direkte Gamsalmplatte 5.10- Sport, Alpine, 11 pitches, 1000 feet, Grade III Berchtesgaden : Berchtesgadener Hochthron
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Höllental Standard Easy 5th Steep Snow International : Europe : ... : Zugspitze
Höllental translates as valley of hell, you decide how heavenly this valley is. Route is most pleasant in two days, but can be realistically done in one (6-10 hrs) to the summit and take the tram down. If you miss the last tram at 4pm, you may be able to get a room at the Münchnerhaus (DAV), otherwise you would have to be real to hike back down the same day, but if you do, you have options (see OPTIONS below).Once you are in the valley from Hammersbach, follow the main trail to the Höllentalan...[more] Browse More Classics in International