Germany’s largest state sits in the southeastern corner of the country and is home to its highest mountains. Various via ferrata routes lead up the tallest of these peaks, providing incredible views out over the rest of Germany and the Alps.
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Overall, there are about 22 via ferrata routes interspersed throughout the Bavarian Alps. While Alpspitze and Zugspittze are by far the most popular, there are plenty of other great routes as well.
Among the easier routes are the Hausbachfall Klettersteig (via ferrata in German), which lasts about 2.4 kilometers and takes about an hour to complete, and the Von der Schlechtenberg Alm zur Kampenwand / Gipfelkreuz Ostgipfel, which is 2.4 kilometers in length and takes about an hour as well. Both of these are ideal for children and fist-time climbers.
More advanced climbers are also likely to enjoy the 13.1-kilometer Pidinger Klettersteig aud den Hochstaufen, which is an epic climb that includes gaining 1,400 meters in elevation and enjoying some of the best scenery around. This one has a few shorter variations as well.
During the summer, the average daily temperatures hover around 20 ºC in the alpine region of Bavaria. Temperatures decrease steadily at higher elevations. Summer is also the wettest time of year, with an average of 105 millimeters of rain falling each month.
Flying into Munich International Airport (MUC) is the first step for any one headed to climb via ferrata in Bavaria. From here, most climbing destinations are an easy 1.5 hour drive down the A95. It is also easily accessible by rail and bus.
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