Alpine peaks seen north face from Osterfelderkopf from

The Alpine peaks is a 2628 m high mountain in the Wettersteingebirge. As the symbol of Garmisch -Partenkirchen is considered the pyramidal summit as one of the most famous and beautiful mountain shapes of the Northern Limestone Alps. It consists mainly of Wettersteinkalk from the upper Triassic.


On the Alpine peaks out several via ferrata. The shortest ascent starts from the mountain station Osterfelderkopf ( 2033 m) of the Alpspitzbahn of Garmisch -Partenkirchen. From Osterfelderkopf the Alpine peaks, either directly via the " Alpspitz Ferrata ", a light, largely secured and heavily used ferrata be ascended (approx. 2 hours from Osterfelderkopf ) or you reach the summit via the north face climbing, the ins in an arc to the east Oberkar and from there on the left edge of the cirque leads to the summit.

Another ascent and descent possibility of the Grießkarscharte ( 2460 m), either of the Höllentalanger hut in hell valley on the Mathaisenkar reached ( via ferrata ) or from Stuibensee about the Grießkar.

The often committed Lead of the Alpine peaks on the Jubiläumsgrat the Zugspitze is a difficult and long routes, are to cope with the points in the third difficulty of the UIAA scale.

Summit cross

The summit cross was erected in 1946 by Richard Weber and Kaspar Jocher together with the Kolping family Garmisch. On the 25th and 50th anniversary of the formation, respectively, a memorial plaque was placed on the cross.

Viewing platform

On July 4, 2010, the prospect AlpspiX was opened. About 50 meters above the mountain station of Alpspitzbahn protrude two steel arms hovering over the 1000 m deep abyss.


Summit cross of the Alpine peaks with summit log

Alpine peaks (right) and Hochblassen (left) from Schachen increase

Alpine peaks with paragliders

Alpine peaks in winter

Alpine peaks with mountain station Osterfelder