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Climbing in Bavaria

Enjoy classical and sport routes, via-ferratas, and some bouldering suitable for climbers of any experience level

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Climbing season in Bavaria reaches its peak during the summer months. Some of the best regions for climbing are Frankenjura and Allgäu. In Frankenjura you can find more than 12,000 routes with various levels of difficulty for both beginners and experienced climbers. Konstein is also a destination not for the faint-hearted with 17 various sectors for climbing. If you are a beginner, try your skills around Regensburg. Kochel is a top location for experienced climbers. Some of the most beautiful via ferratas can be found at Höllental Ferner and Zugspitze. Because of the height, these places are best visited during late summer and early autumn, as in May there can still be some snow. August is usually overcrowded, thus the ideal time is September.

The Allgäu region is also a very popular climbing destination. This region offers a huge variety of sport climbing and bouldering opportunities. Some of the best places to go are Kempten, Sonthofen, Oberstdorf, and Füssen. The largest climbing area can be found between the towns of Kempton and Oberstdorf. Check out the more than 1,000 sport routes and different rock types perfect for both climbing and bouldering. Whenever you choose to go climbing, at the end of your exhausting trip you'll find a true treasure—stunning forest views, small towns, snowcovered mountain-peaks, and charming mountain lakes.

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When is the best time to go climbing in Bavaria?

Climbing time in Bavaria from May to October is best. In summer, the crowds flock to the area, so climbing from September onwards may prove more leisurely. Nonetheless, May climbing still has some snow, while August is a top favorite month for climbing. Show more

Where are the best climbing locations in Frankenjura?

With over 12,000 routes to choose from, Frankenjura in Bavaria offers climbers a variety of options. Konstein features 17 sectors of various climbing difficulty levels. Regensburg caters to beginners. Seasoned climbers enjoy Kochel. Höllental Ferner and Zugspitze are the scenes of spectacular via ferratas and should not be missed. Show more

What are some recommended beginner-friendly climbing spots in Bavaria?

For beginner climbers, Regensburg boasts routes that are easy and short, perfect for the practice of newbies. Oberstdorf and Sonthofen can provide some sport routes for those feeling more adventurous and family-friendly scenic spots. For the more daring, Frankenjura is the destination, but beware of its steep slopes. Show more

What are the different types of climbing offered in Allgäu?

Allgäu in Bavaria offers a range of climbing opportunities perfect for both experienced and novice climbers, such as bouldering and sport climbing. Sonthofen offers less-classic limestone formations, while Füssen offers traditional granite-style routes. Oberstdorf to Kempten is home to over 1,000 sport routes covering different rock types, ideal for climbers and boulderers alike. Show more

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Last updated: by Eleonora Provozin