Watzmannhaus

Watzmannhaus at Falzköpfl, Nationalpark Berchtesgaden, Berchtesgaden, Bavaria, Germany. September 2010.

Watzmannhaus at Falzköpfl, Nationalpark Berchtesgaden, Berchtesgaden, Bavaria, Germany. September 2010.

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Watzmannhaus is a mountain hostel run by the German alpine club (Deutscher Alpenverein). It is one of the most popular hostels at the Berchtesgaden National Park in the Bavarian alps, located on the Falzköpfl at an elevation of 1930m (~6330 feet), on the northern slopes of Mount Watzmann. Mount Watzmann is the second highest mountain in Germany (only Zugspitze is higher) and people are using Watzmannhaus as a rest stop or overnight stay to do the famous Watzmann traverse (Watzmannüberquerung) as a two day hike.

The hike starts at the Wimbach bridge near Ramsau, goes up to Watzmannhaus, then traverses Watzmann’s three peaks to then descend into the Wimbach valley, where the Wimbach hut provides shelter and rest for those who do not wish to complete the long stint back down to Wimbach bridge in one go.

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