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Climbing Watzmann Ostwand

Discover the stunning scenery and incredible climbing on southeastern Germany’s iconic Watzmann Ostwand!

Situated within Berchtesgaden National Park, Watzmann Ostwand is the third highest peak in Germany and the tallest one located entirely within Germany. Rising to 2,712 meters (8,898 feet) in elevation, Südspitze, the southern peak of the massif, is the highest point and a common destination for mountaineering enthusiasts! Compare and book a certified guide for your trip on Explore-Share.com: 1500+ guides, 70+ countries and more than 8000 different programs to choose from. Take a pick from our selection of Mountain Climbing trips to Watzmann Ostwand. The mountains are calling!

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There are many reasons for choosing Mountain Climbing in Watzmann Ostwand

Situated in the verdant mountains and forests of southeastern Germany, Watzmann Ostwand boasts plenty of stunning scenery to enjoy on any mountaineering expedition. Starting from the lovely Königssee Lake, climbers ascend high-quality granite, enjoying phenomenal views of the stunning surroundings en route to the summit.


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Best time to visit:

July to September

How to get there:

Any expedition to the summit of Watzmann Ostwand likely begins with a flight into Salzburg Airport (SZG), in Austria. From here, it is easiest to rent a car and make the one hour drive to Schönau am Königssee, at the start of the climb

What’s the weather like?

During the summer months, average daily temperatures at the base of Watzmann Ostwand rang from the low to mid-20s (high-60s to mid-70s). Rain is fairly frequent year-round in this part of Germany, with an average of 12 to 14 days per month

More info about Mountain Climbing in Watzmann Ostwand:

Situated in the southeastern corner of Germany, which is entirely surrounded by Austria and therefore closer to Salzburg than Munich, Watzmann Ostwan is an incredibly scenic part of the country. While many seasoned mountaineers opt to climb up the peak’s iconic east face – challenging themselves, their endurance and their skills on one of the toughest walls in the eastern Alps – less experienced climbers can head up the north face. This route requires a four hour hiking approach to the Watzmann Hut at 1,928 meters (6,325 feet), where most climbers will spend the night. The following day is then spent making a fairly steep but simple climb up to the Hocheck peak (2,651 meters/8,698 feet), which is the shortest on the massif

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