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Hohe Munde – When the mountain is calling

18. May 2017

The Hohe Munde might be the most beautiful mountain of the Olympiaregion Seefeld. You can spot and admire it from afar and (almost) all directions. Wherever you are, it always looks a little different – sometimes more gentle, at others rugged, but always impressive. The Hohe Munde does not only have one, but two summits. It is a wild mountain – and that’s just what its climb is like, too. For all those with good fitness, sure-footedness and a head for heights, the Hohe Munde is a must-do!

 

One mountain, two summits, several options: Climbing the Hohe Munde

I love thinking back to the day I climbed the Hohe Munde. I won’t ever forget the stunning views. Looking down from one of the highest summits of the region, you can see the Inntal valley with its sparking river, the Gaistal valley and the five villages of the Olympiaregion Seefeld. Far away, you can even see Germany’s highest peak, the Zugspitze. Oh, and not to forget the delicious food they serve at the mountain cabin Rauthütte! Hmmm, what enchanting memories!

I love thinking back to the day I climbed the Hohe Munde. I won’t ever forget the stunning views. Looking down from one of the highest summits of the region, you can see the Inntal valley with its sparking river, the Gaistal valley and the five villages of the Olympiaregion Seefeld. Far away, you can even see Germany’s highest peak, the Zugspitze. Oh, and not to forget the delicious food they serve at the mountain cabin Rauthütte! Hmmm, what enchanting memories!

The Hohe Munde via Rauthütte

This is the rather less challenging, but just as beautiful option. The route leads you through alluring woods and magnificent meadows to the mountain cabin Rauthütte. But first, you leave the cabin behind and follow the signs to the summits. The path slowly becomes more demanding, rocky and strenuous. But then you can finally see it: The east summit! With its flat plateau and the pretty cross that marks the summit, it is the perfect spot to take a break. But this is just the first of two summits.

Those who want to fully climb the mountain must go a little further from here. A narrow trail along the ridge leads you to the west peak. You made it! Again, you can take in the breathtaking views. When descending from the Hohe Munde, make sure not to miss a rewarding break at the Rauthütte! Here, you can enjoy finest Tyrolean dishes and good drinks. Your tired legs and a hungry stomach will be more than happy about i.

 

Climbing the Hohe Munde: The crossing

More experienced mountain climbers should consider doing the crossing. It is longer and more demanding than the hike via the Rauthütte and requires good planning. You must also be physically strong as you will be climbing for many hours. But it is totally worth it – Not only because it’s a great challenge, but also because of the mountain cabin Tillfussalm that you will come along.

The ascend – or descent, depending on where you start your climb; both ways are possible – is the right thing for all those who love climbing. The route is secured with steel cables and clamps (level of difficulty of the climb: 1) and will make your heart beat a little faster. But once you’ve reached the peak, you will know: This is a very special, well-earned experience!

The mountain cabin Tillfussalm located in the picturesque Gaistal valley is the most wonderful and peaceful opportunity to take a break. The cabin is not only eccentric, but also offers home-made mountain butter, “Graukas” (a special Tyrolean cheese) and – pssst, inside tip! – home-made buttermilk. Is there anything better after a long day spent in the mountains?

 

The mountain cabin Tillfussalm located in the picturesque Gaistal valley is the most wonderful and peaceful opportunity to take a break. The cabin is not only eccentric, but also offers home-made mountain butter, “Graukas” (a special Tyrolean cheese) and – pssst, inside tip! – home-made buttermilk. Is there anything better after a long day spent in the mountains?

The Hohe Munde is calling!

 

Further link:
Climbing in the Olympiaregion Seefeld

 

Photos: Lisa Krenkel/ Elias Walser

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