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Scrambling to the summit of Watzmann via the “Berchtesgadener-weg” (East Face), 2 days

Scrambling to the summit of Watzmann via the “Berchtesgadener-weg” (East Face), 2 days | undefined

Join Daniel, an IFMGA-certified mountain guide, for a fun and scenic 2-day scrambling experience to the summit of the Watzmann's famed east face via the Berchtesgadener-weg route.



1 Day

Jun - Oct




* Conquer the largest rock wall in the Eastern Alps.

* Enjoy the stunning German scenery.

* Cross the beautiful Königsee Lake by boat.


Surrounded by the stunningly scenic Bavarian Alps and Königsee Lake, Watzmann towers above its surroundings.

With its 1.800 meter vertical limestone wall on its eastern face, or Berchtesgadener-weg, Watzmann is also a prize in the eye of serious scramblers and over the course of 2-days, we will summit part of the massif.

After meeting in Schönau am Königsee, we will make our way to St. Bartholomä by crossing Königsee Lake is a small tourist boat.

After disembarking, we will head to Ostwandlager, where we will spend the night.

The next morning, we wake up early and spend about an hour hiking toward the rock face. Once we have arrived at the base of this massive rock wall, we will spend the next seven hours scrambling, climbing and hiking the Berchtesgadener-weg until we reach the summit.

After taking some time to enjoy the view at the top, we will decide which route to descend down. Hiking back to Bartholomä will take about 3.5 hours.

So what are you waiting for? Book now for this amazing 2-day scrambling adventure to the summit of the iconic Watzmann east face via the Berchtesgadener-weg in Bavaria!

If you like the look of this trip then I think you might also enjoy my 3-day Bianco Ridge traverse to Piz Palü in the Bernina Range!

Price includes

- Guiding fee


What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
Hotel Edelweiss Berchtesgaden Germany
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Hotel AlpinaRos Demming Berchtesgaden Germany
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Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Berchtesgaden Germany
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About the guide

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Mountain Guide

Born in the Austrian Alps, the connection to the mountains was there from early on. Started skiing as a 3 year old kid, bit later climbing and mountaineering stepped in my live. Skiing and climbing all over the Alps and abroad became a huge part of my life.

One of my favorite places in the Alps are the mountains around Chamonix and Zermatt. Since graduating as a fully-certified Mountain guide, I’ve been able to share my passion for skiing and climbing with my guests. When I’m not guiding I try to push my personal limits in climbing and mountaineering. Looking forward reaching summits together.


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What people are saying about Daniel


This weekend i went with Daniel to the Grossglockner via the normal route and the experience was perfect. Everything was arranged and felt safe the whole trip. i would reccomend Daniel to everyone who wants to climb some mountains in the alps. In the future i will again make use of his services if i decide to climb in the alps once more.



Great trip! We enjoyed every minute - Daniel was great as a guide and quickly and safely gets you past the trickier sections so as to maximise the fun and enjoyment. We felt safe and confident with him at all times and wouldn't hesitate to book another tour!



Daniel is a phenomenal climbing guide. Our trip was a 1-day multipitch climb in the Hochkönig region. Daniel expresses a lifetime of experience in the region and is extremely knowledgeable about the routes and rock. Given it was our first multipitch/alpine/Austria experience, Daniel provided a safe and thorough climbing experience: reviewing gear, technique, and uniquely helpful beta. We could not have asked for a better day in the mountains and climbed on some of the coolest limestone features we have ever been on. Definitely a new high point for us. Daniel is extremely personable and made it readily known that he was there to help facilitate our adventure; whether its modifying plans or changing pace, Daniel was happy to accommodate. We are thankful for having him as a guide and for all of the additional info he provided to make our tour of the Salzburg area an awesome adventure. As others have noted, we highly recommend chatting with Daniel over WhatsApp, and he was extremely helpful in learning about the many climbing areas and options around Austria.



Daniel knows the Matterhorn like the back of his hand. If you want to get to the top as efficiently as possible he is your guy.



Daniel is a great guide, would love to go climbing with him again. Thoughtful, strong climber, and cool & collected mindset. Very communicative (would recommend coordinating with WhatsApp).

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