Sunday, 27th of July 2008 at 10:50:44 AM

Herzogstand-Heimgarten 2008

In 2007 as a preparation for my 220 km hike on the Camino de Santiago I had done the Hike to the Herzogstand (1730m). I was  in good shape then and it had took me 6 hours of quick hiking for the whole roundtrip. This year I am little bit fatty and not in good shape but I wanted to recheck if I can still do that hike in 6 hours. The hike starts in Urfeld upper forest parking lot at around 850m and in 1 h 30 min of steep nonstop climbing along a forest road I reached (totally wet from sweating) the Herzogstandhaus (1575 m). Another half hour later I reached the peak of the Herzogstand (1730 m) were I had a 10 min break with a Brezel and lot of water. I already knew that I am slower this time then the year before.

View from Herzogstand Peak (1730m) along the ridge to the Heimgarten Peak (1790m)  in the background.

The most beautiful part of the Hike is the ridge between the Peaks of the Herzogstand to the 60m higher elevated Heimgarten (1790 m). You have nice views to the Kochel Lake and the Lake Walchensee. Its always adventurous to do a ridge hike and here you have always these nice views down to the Kochel- and Walchen- Lakes, and to the Alps and you can see also very good to Lake Starnberg in the distance. Another Break at the Heimgarten where I stayed a little bit longer to enjoy the views and to relax, cause meantime I was really tired.

View back from Heimgarten to the Herzogstand peak with Lake Walchensee on the right.

Finally the easy part, another 2 hours walk down the Heimgarten from 1790m down to 850m at the small village of Walchensee directly at the same named Lake. The last part then the 4 km back to the car parking in urfeld  along the Lake  took me another 45 minutes. This year the whole trip took me 6h 30.

Down at the Walchensee Lake, view to the Jochberg (1570m).

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