Mangfall Mountains


The summit of Deer Mountain, in the background the Kampen, Tegernsee Mountains


The Mangfallgebirge is the easternmost part of the Bavarian Alps, which in turn belong to the Northern Limestone Alps. The name derives from the Mangfall that drains via its tributaries Rottach, Weißach, Schlierach and Leitzach large parts of the area and is an important drinking water reservoir for Munich.

  • 2.1 ski resorts
  • 2.2 huts


Geographical location

The mountain region is bounded on the west by the Isar valley and to the east by the Inn Valley and the south by the Brandenberg Alps ( the Rofan ). North of the Mangfall mountains, the foothills of the Alps connects. The region has an area of ​​752.40 km ².

The Mangfallgebirge is in the Tegernsee Mountains ( from the Isar to the line Tegernsee Rottach- White Valepp ), Schliersee mountains divided (up to Leitzachtal ) and the Wendelstein group ( between Leitzachtal, Ursprungtal and Inn valley ).


The highest peak of the Mangfall mountains is located in Tyrol, 1986 m above sea level. A. High Rear Sonnwendjoch. The highest peak in Bavaria is the Croda Rossa area with 1884 m above sea level. NN, one of the most popular home mountains of Munich in every season. The Wendelstein is located a few kilometers to the northeast of the Croda Rossa, but is separated from it by the Leitzachtal. A popular destination is the Brünnstein. Popular climbing summits are the Ruchenkoepfe, horse and carrying stone and Plankenstein.

Below is a list of the most important summit of Mangfall mountains, sorted by height in meters ( m) above mean sea level ( MSL ):

  • Rear Sonnwendjoch ( 1,986 m), the district of Kufstein (Tirol )
  • Croda Rossa ( 1,884 m), Miesbach
  • Halserspitz ( 1,862 m), Miesbach
  • Big Traithen ( 1,852 m), the district of Rosenheim / Miesbach
  • Wendelstein ( 1,838 meters), Miesbach / Rosenheim
  • Risserkogel ( 1,826 m), Miesbach
  • Flayer ( 1,808 m), Miesbach
  • Ruchenkoepfe ( 1,805 m), Miesbach
  • Wallenberg ( 1,722 m), Miesbach
  • Trainsjoch ( 1,708 m), Miesbach
  • Buchstein ( 1,702 m), Miesbach
  • Brecherspitz ( 1,683 m), Miesbach
  • Hirschberg ( 1,670 m), Miesbach
  • Brünnstein ( 1,619 m) ​​, the district of Rosenheim


Like the Alps as a whole, is also the Mangfallgebirge strongly by the last ice age ( Würm glaciation ) was coined. Just as the Tegernsee and the typical U-shaped valleys formed eg lakes, glacial.


The Mangfallgebirge is among the longest -used parts of the Bavarian Alps. In the environment of the Croda Rossa oldest human artifacts of the German Alpine region were found. Soinsees of a stone unit to the saddle between Tanzeck and Rauhkopf north of the Croda Rossa were two, just to the east are discovered as a reading Fund. Two of the deductions are made radiolarite, one dated flint, all of which are in the Beuronian, the oldest phase of the Middle Stone Age. Further findings from the same period are known position on the Austrian side near the rear Sonnwendjoch and on both banks of Lake Achen.

Ski Resorts

In Mangfallgebirge are the Sudelfeld Spitzingsee and the two of the most important German ski resorts. Other ski resorts are located at the Wendelstein, near Oberau village on Hocheck and at Hirschberg in Kreuth.

The Mangfallgebirge is accessed by a dense network hut. In the following, an overview of mountain huts with accommodation:

  • Aiblinger Hut ( DAV), 1311m
  • Brünnsteinhaus (DAV), 1342 m
  • Kesselalm ( Private), 1278 m
  • Albert Link Hut ( DAV), 1053 m
  • Book stone hut (Private) 1240, m
  • Lenggrieser Hut ( DAV), 1338 m
  • Blaubergalm ( Private), 1540 m
  • Archduke Johann -Klause ( private ), 814 m
  • Mitteralm (DAV ), 1200 m
  • Bleck Steinhaus ( DAV), 1022 m
  • Forest House Valepp ( private ), 872 m
  • Rotwandhaus (DAV), 1737 m
  • Bodenschneid House ( DAV), 1365 m
  • Hirschberghaus ( Private), 1530m
  • Tegernsee Hut ( DAV), 1650 m
  • Width Berghaus ( Friends of Nature ), 1050 m
  • Idealhang hut ( private ), 1550 m
  • Wallenberg House ( Private) 1512, m
  • Schönfeld Hut ( DAV), 1410 m