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R45 Meilerhütte » Reintalanger Hütte
  |   4h25   |   12.9 km   |   324 m   |   1308 m

After the last utterly demanding stage, you can look forward today to a leisurely hike, which is mostly downhill. You will take some impressive scenic memories away with you from the heart of the Wetterstein mountain range.

Point Segment
Name Services Information Marking
2354 m
| D  2 km / 0h55
1861 m
| D  2 km / 0h30
Pt. 1820
1692 m
| D  3.4 km / 1h20
1063 m
| C  2.4 km / 0h45
Vordere Blaue Gumpe
1185 m
| C  1.2 km / 0h25
Hintere Blaue Gumpe
1242 m
| C  1.1 km / 0h20
1298 m
| C  0.8 km / 0h10
Reintalanger Hütte
1375 m
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Natural and cultural heritage
Other long-distance trails and alternative routes
Detour to the Oberreintal Hut (1,532m), 1h 30min from the Schachenhaus lodge.
Useful topographic maps
  • Nr. 4/2 Wetterstein, Mieminger Gebirge, Mitte ~ 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)
  • ÖK 50 117, 116 ~ Bundesamt f. Eich- u. Vermessungswesen (1:50.000)
  • Nr. 25, Zugspitze - Mieminger Kette ~ Kompass (1:50.000)
Useful guidebooks
  • Österreichischer Weitwanderweg 01 "Nordalpenweg" ~ Styria (ISBN 3-222-11798-5)

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  • Julien Trieste Monaco - 2022-08-28
    Long and difficult way down to the bottom of the valley. One that breaks the legs!
    Reintal is awesomely beautiful.
  • POPEYE GG - 2019-02-03
    Vendredi 22 juin
    L'étape R45 n'est pas très longue. Nous en profiterons pour aller jusqu'à Knorrhütte où il y a encore quelques places libre pour nous affranchir de la Coburgerhütte où il n'y a plus de place demain samedi.
    Descente sur Schachenhaus (pavillon de chasse de Louis II de Bavière, visitable) sans difficulté. Par contre la suite est plus délicate, chemin glissant, parfois aménagé, jusqu'au point bas (Bockhütte).
    Encore 700m à grimper pour accéder à la Knorrhütte, point de départ d'escalade de la Zugspitze, donc aussi très fréquenté.
    Automatic translation [Google]
    Friday, June 22 R45 step is not very long. We will take the opportunity to go to Knorrhütte where there are still some free places to free us from the Coburgerhütte where there is no more place tomorrow Saturday. Descent on Schachenhaus (hunting lodge of Louis II of Bavaria, visitable) without difficulty. By cons the suite is more delicate, slippery path, sometimes landscaped, to the low point (Bockhütte). Another 700m to climb to reach the Knorrhütte, starting point for climbing the Zugspitze, so also very busy.
  • SPYD - 2017-08-11
    Très grande descente, magnifique mais raide depuis le refuge Meiler jusqu'au BockHutte. Belle situation du refuge Reintalanger, mais l'ambiance est "grand tourisme", avec réveil sans aucune discrétion à 5h00. A 5h30 on pense être dans une gare, à 6h00 on a droit à la guitare... donc pas vraiment un bon souvenir de la fin de nuit...
    Automatic translation [Google]
    Great descent, beautiful but steep from the Meiler refuge to BockHutte. Beautiful location of the Reintalanger refuge, but the atmosphere is "grand tourisme", with alarm clock without any discretion at 5:00. At 5:30 we think to be in a train station, at 6:00 we are entitled to the guitar ... so not really a good memory of the late night ...
  • Eva - 2017-07-21
    In the valley near Reintalanger Hütte is camping (officially) not allowed, too bad, because the area would be perfect. The hut has a sweet terrace around the river. Despite the crowds, a good atmosphere.
  • Elisabeth - 2012-12-29
    La descente à partir du pavillon de Ludwig II est vraiment très raide et peu agréable. A noter que le lac Vordere Blau Gumpe n'existe plus depuis trois ans.
    Automatic translation [Google]
    The descent from the house of Ludwig II is very stiff and not very pleasant. Note that the lake Vorderen Blau Gumpe not existed for three years.
  • Margy - 2012-02-07
    20/6/11 Steep downhill from Meilerhutte, then a beautiful valley up to the crowded Reintalanger Hut. We continued ahead to Knorrhutte to be in a better location to climb the Zugspitze tomorrow.
  • Mountain Girl - 2011-11-28
    I'm told there's almost never a day when Reintalanger Huette isn't packed with people. This was also true when I was there in July 2011.
Last update : 2019-12-16