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R46 Reintalanger Hütte » Coburger Hütte
  |   6h00   |   17.3 km   |   1173 m   |   668 m

A beautiful stage full of great contrasts lies ahead. It starts off on an uphill course to the threshold of the barren Zugspitzplatte plateau, where you must cross the Gatterl gap over to the Austrian side of the border. Below the impressive Wetterwand ridge, walk over meadows to the Sebensee lake and the Coburger Hut.

Point Segment
Name Services Information Marking
Reintalanger Hütte
1375 m
| D  3 km / 2h05
2043 m
| D  2.4 km / 0h35
2053 m
| D  0.6 km / 0h10
2048 m
| C  3.4 km / 0h50
1736 m
| C  0.7 km / 0h15
1617 m
| C  4.3 km / 1h00
1576 m
| C  2.9 km / 1h05
Coburger Hütte
1889 m
Detailed route description
Natural and cultural heritage
Useful topographic maps
  • Nr. 4/2 Wettertein - Mieminger Kette, Ost ~ Oesterreichischer Alpenverein (1:25.000)
  • WK 252 Imst, Landeck, Telfs, Fernpass und WK 352 Ehrwald, Lermoos, Reutte, Tannheimer Tal ~ Freytag & Berndt (1:50.000)
  • Werdenfelser Land ~ Topographische Karte (1:50.000)
  • Nr. 25, Zugspitze - Mieminger Kette ~ Kompass (1:50.000)
  • ÖK 50 116 ~ Bundesamt 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
    Samedi 23 juin 2018
    Magnifique étape, malheureusement les nuages s'accrochent à la Zugspitze, ne la dégageant pas complètement.
    Comme déjà signalé, il ne faut pas compter sur une place à la Coburger Hütte, aussi nous poussons jusqu'à la Biberwiererscharte, d'où nous "plongeons" (descente assez raide dans les éboulis) jusqu'à Bieberwier où nous occuperons la dernière chambre disponible au sympathique hôtel Regina.
    Le soir, nous avons pu y admirer des traditionnels feux de la Saint-Jean dans la montagne, dont un justement allumé dans la Biberwiererscharte.
    Automatic translation [Google]
    Saturday, June 23, 2018 Beautiful stage, unfortunately the clouds cling to the Zugspitze, not releasing it completely. As already mentioned, do not count on a place at the Coburger Hütte, so we push to the Biberwiererscharte, where we "dive" (steep descent in the scree) to Bieberwier where we will occupy the last room available at the friendly Regina hotel. In the evening, we were able to admire the traditional fires of St. John in the mountains, including a fair in the Biberwiererscharte.
  • SPYD - 2017-08-11
    Malgré la fin de nuit rude (je rejoins l'avis de Daniel) c'est une superbe étape. Pause café à KnorrHutte puis picnic à Hochfeldernalm. Pause à Seebenalm (pour laisser passer l'orage). Très bonne ambiance et confort à CoburgerHutte.
    Automatic translation [Google]
    Despite the late night hard (I agree with Daniel) it's a great step. Coffee break at KnorrHutte then picnic at Hochfeldernalm. Break in Seebenalm (to let the storm pass). Great atmosphere and comfort at CoburgerHutte.
  • Eva - 2017-07-21
    Biberwier Camping Mariencamp is super, 10,- for a night, friendly staff and great showers. In Biberwier is a supermarket, open from 7.30 until 18.30. The path through the forest between Biberwier and Biberwier Scharte is well marked now.
  • Daniel - 2016-09-26
    Horrible night at the Reintalanger Hut, which was packed full with Zugspitze climbers. I heard the same about the next Coburger Hut (long holiday weekend in Germany). So I inquired at the Hochfelder Alm, and it turned out that since 3 weeks they had accommodation. Three very luxurious multi-bed rooms, showers, WLAN, all. €48 HP, dinner a la carte, and wine included. Very well recommended.
  • Margy - 2012-02-07
    22/6/11 Yesterday we climbed the Zugspitze from Knorrhutte--worth the climb just to see all the mobs at the top. Many gemsen on the trail to Seebeealm where we ate good studel. The climb to Coburger Hut is steep, and after a break here we continued over the Biberwierer Scharte wind gap to Lermoos.
  • Janek - 2011-07-21
    From Knorrhütte it's only few hours to the Zugspitze. One has to ascend about 600 meters to reach the ski lifts and from there it's possible to take the cable car to the top or ascend another 300m on foot. Of this last 300 the first 100m or so are not very easy 'cause it's rather steep and covered in loose scree, but it's still manageable. Highly recommended although the top itself is festered with restaurants and stuff like that. Cool museum though.
Last update : 2019-12-16