Hiking the Höllentalklamm
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Pack your rain jacket or parka and head out on a hike in the Höllentalklamm. Hiking the gorge is a delight for hikers of all ages and abilities, just be sure to come prepared. Good boots and water proof clothing are a must for this hike.
The gorge is situated in the vicinity of Zugspitze, the highest mountain in the German Alps. During the 19th century this area was a lead mine and was eventually turned into the attraction that it is today: a glimpse into nature and the amazing power and beauty of water. The gorge spans over 1000 meters and is sure to impress. Waterfalls, rock formations, winding paths, and beautiful views make this hike a must when visiting the Zugspitze region. After passing through the main entrance take a moment to view the small exhibition that details the creation of the gorge. The descriptions and images of the construction of the gorge will add to your experience. The hike is suitable for beginners as well as more experienced hikers. The gorge is a great inclusion in a longer multi-day hike as well. In fact, about half an hour’s hike beyond the gorge there is a hut operated by the DAV (German Alpine Club), the Höllental Angerhütte, where you can get something to eat and drink, and even stay the night.
The Höllentalklamm is only open in the snow-free season. The gorge normally opens in May and closes at the end of October, weather permitting. The cost is 4 Euros for adults and 1 Euro for children. Alpine club members with their club ID cards can enter for 1 Euro. A hike through the gorge, which was developed for tourists over 100 years ago, is an unforgettable experience.
How to get there: The Höllentalklamm is located near Grainau (Grainau vacation rentals | Grainau travel guide), the village at the foot of Zugspitze. Grainau is about 1 hour and 20 minutes driving distance from Munich (Munich vacation rentals | Munich travel guide) and you can find parking in town.
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This travel guide has been written by Allison Stendardi-Deptolla.
Allison Stendardi-Deptolla is from the U.S. and has spent much of the past two years traveling the world. She currently lives in Munich and loves it. She holds a B.A. in English Literature and works as a freelance writer and editor.
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