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Germany / Austria
Oberbayern
Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Wettersteingebirge

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R44 Scharnitz » Meilerhütte
  |   7h45   |   19.1 km   |   1833 m   |   437 m

A long, truly demanding stage lies ahead. The first part involves crossing over into the Leutasch valley over the 1,495m high Hoher Sattel saddle. The second part of the stage becomes high-alpine. The climb to the Meiler hut is steep and characterised by sheer terrain, as is to be expected of the Wetterstein mountain range.

Point Segment
Name Services Information Marking
Scharnitz
962 m
| B  2.8 km / 0h50
Sattelklamm
1255 m
| C  2.2 km / 1h05
Hoher Sattel
1492 m
| C  2.2 km / 0h30
Satteltal
1265 m
| B  1.4 km / 0h25
Ahrn
1096 m
| A  1.3 km / 0h20
Gasse
1114 m
| A  0.8 km / 0h10
Lehner
1101 m
| C  1 km / 0h15
Puitalm
1166 m
| C  2.9 km / 0h50
Bergleintal
1481 m
| D  1.7 km / 1h40
Leutascher Platt
2078 m
| D  2.8 km / 1h40
Meilerhütte
2354 m
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Useful topographic maps
  • Nr. 4/3 Wetterstein, Mieminger Gebiree, Ost ~ Oesterreichischer Alpenverein (1:25.000)
  • WK 322, Wetterstein, Karwendel, Seefeld, Leutasch, Garmisch Partenkirchen ~ Freytag&Berndt (1:50.000)
  • Werdenfelser Land ~ Topographische Karte (1:50.000)
  • Nr. 25, Zugspitze - Mieminger Kette ~ Kompass (1:35.000)
  • ÖK 50 118, 117 ~ Bundersamt f. Eich- u. Vermessungswesen (1:50.000)
Useful guidebooks
  • Österreichischer Weitwanderweg 01 "Nordalpenweg" ~ Styria (ISBN 3-222-11798-5)
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  • POPEYE GG - 2019-02-03
    Jeudi 21 juin 2018
    Nous avions heureusement aménagé notre découpage des étapes, et étions partis de Gasse. Une étape relativement courte donc, mais cependant assez sportive, notamment en montant au Leutascher Platt avec des passages dans des pierriers et de quasi escalade à certains endroits.
    Arrivée à la Meilerhütte sous un orage brusque et bien arrosé à ce refuge assez spartiate, avec des lavabos à l'eau froide dans un local annexe... mais sans eau. Accueil sympathique.
    Automatic translation [Google]
    Thursday, June 21, 2018 We had happily arranged our cutting stages, and left Gasse. A relatively short stage therefore, but still quite sporty, including climbing to Leutascher Platt with passages in scree and almost climbing in some places. Arrival at the Meilerhütte under a sudden and well-watered storm at this quite spartan hut, with sinks in cold water in an annex ... but without water. Friendly welcome.
  • SPYD - 2017-08-11
    Etape effectivement "exigeante". Même la montée au Hoher Sattel est assez raide le long de ce grand ravin. La pause à Ahrn est nécessaire avant d'attaquer la montée au refuge. Attention un itinéraire pour le refuge est indiqué par le chemin 817 mais pour la ViaAlpina il faut suivre le chemin 801. On ne découvre le refuge qu'à la fin ! (100m en dessous). Mais quelle situation !
    Automatic translation [Google]
    Step actually "demanding". Even the climb to Hoher Sattel is quite steep along this great ravine. The break at Ahrn is necessary before attacking the climb to the refuge. Be careful, an itinerary for the refuge is indicated by the road 817 but for ViaAlpina it is necessary to follow the path 801. We only discover the refuge at the end! (100m below). But what a situation!
  • Eva - 2017-07-21
    At Weidach, close to Gasse is a good supermarket. Spar in Scharnitz is closed. Hiking/biking trail from Scharnitz is closed due to construction work, a detour is signposted.
  • Daniel - 2016-09-26
    At the Meilerhut, the highest hut on the VA around (2366m), do not forget to make use of the original Plumsklo.
  • Daniel - 2016-09-26
    Coming from Scharnitz, on the main road turn right 50m to go to the Bergwelt house. €30 B&B, very friendly elderly lady. In the breakfast room see all the stuffed hunting trophies.
  • Elisabeth - 2012-12-24
    A la sortie ouest de Scharnitz, il n'y a aucune indication : il faut prendre à gauche ! Pas de balisage non plus à Ahrn. La personne que j'ai interrogée m'a dirigée sur l'itinéraire le plus difficile, très exposé, qui mène à un col donnant accès au site de Meilerhhütte. En prime une presque via ferrata pour rejoindre le sentier normal sous le refuge... A éviter absolument si vous êtes chargé !
    En arrivant à Ahrn, un balisage précis serait bienvenu.
    Automatic translation [Google]
    At the western edge of Scharnitz, there is no indication it must be left! No lighting no longer Ahrn. The person I interviewed had led me on the most difficult route, very exposed, leading to a pass giving access to the site Meilerhhütte. Bonus almost via ferrata to join the normal path in the shelter ... To avoid if you're loaded! Arriving at Ahrn a specific markup would be welcome.
  • Alpinisten - 2012-09-24
    Wer schon einige Etappen hinter sich hat, sollte diese Etappe unbedingt unterteilen. Wir fanden eine sehr nette Unterkunft in Ahrn im "Haus Bergwelt"(Familie Klotz, Tel.: +43/(0)5214/6609). Im Dorf kann man im einzigen (Bio)-Restaurant sehr gut Essen. Dort bekommt man auch den "richtigen" Einstieg zur Meilerhütte erklärt. Der Aufstieg (5h) über den weiteren Weg geht über den Weg Nr. 801, der Einstieg kann allerdings leicht verpaßt werden...
    Automatic translation [Google]
    Whoever already has a few stages behind, should divide this stage necessarily. We found a very nice accommodation in Ahrn in the "house mountain" (Klotz family, Phone: 43 / (0) 5214/6609). In the village you can eat very well in single (bio) restaurant. There, you also get the "right" entry to Meilerhütte explained. The rise (5h) on the way forward is through the path No. 801, the entry may, however, be easily missed ...
  • robert - 2012-07-28
    Attention , en venant de Scharnitz les premiers panneaux rencontrés indiquant la Meilerhutte conduisent à un itinéraire difficile (balisage noir)
    Automatic translation [Google]
    Attention, from the first panels met Scharnitz indicating Meilerhütte lead to a difficult route (marked black)
  • Mountain Girl - 2012-04-02
    Caution on the final 800 meters before the hut. Trail markers are few, and in fog or bad weather, trail may not be visible. There is some scrambling around boulders involved.
  • Margy - 2012-02-07
    19/6/11 Meilerhutte is a warm inviting hut on a high pass. Comfortable rooms and good food. As expected, a long steep climb.
Last update : 2019-12-16