Walking Description

Date: 5-6-96 Day of week: Wednesday
Location: Berchtesgadener Alps
Category: Mountain tour
Starting point: Car park "Dielalm" (Werfen)


Starting altitude (m): 1016 Highest altitude (m): 1630 Difference of altitude (m): 614
Characteristic: Interesting path without any danger towards a recommendable alpine hut
Difficulty: Easy, in the beginning steep ascent
Weather: Blue sky, very warm, hazy
Participants: Annemarie (32), Johanna (4), Andrea (8), Gerhard (10) und Rupert (40)

Time of departure (hour): 14.20 Time of return (hour): 17.40
Distances Time
Breaks (hours)
Car park "Dielalm" - "Blühnteggalm" 2.05 0.15
"Blühnteggalm" - Ostpreussenhütte 0.40 0.20
Total time: 2.45 0.35

"KOMPASS" hiking map no. 15, scale:1:50 000

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The path started at the car park directly in front of "Dielalm" and quickly reached considerable ascent, thus two thirds of the difference in altitude had already been managed when wie had only walked half of the way. Light and shade were constantly changing and all along the way grew many different alpine flowers in full bloom: Trollblume, Gold-Pippau, Stengelloser Enzian, Rote Lichtnelke, Frühlingsenzian, Vergißmeinnicht, Wundklee, Gelbe Akelei, Herzblättrige Kugelblume und Kriechender Hünsel. The higher we got, the better was our view to "Hagengebirge" and "Tennengebirge".

Especially remarkable was that Johanna managed to climb those 600 m of difference in altitude. To make this possible, drinks and food were as important as little breaks near a brook or rock.

The alpine hut "Ostpreussenhütte" is situated beautifully on a rounded hilltop, in safe surroundings near the "Hochkönigstock". It is highly recommendable, clean, tidy and its rooms are well-proportioned. By the way, we were the only persons sleeping in the matress camp!

View to south (massif of Hochkönig)!

Signpost near Ostpreussenhütte!