Trip Reports: Best Of: 3 Weeks Of Hut Trekking In The Northern Limestone Alps, Germany & Austria - July 2017

In July we spent three wonderful weeks hut trekking in the northern limestone Alps of Bavaria (Germany) and Tyrol (Austria). We hiked through the Karwendel range, crossed over the rugged Kaisergebirge, toured the Berchtesgaden mountains, and traversed the Dachstein — sleeping and eating in alpine huts all along the way with a few stays in villages in between. Though not as tall as the central ranges of the Alps, these jagged limestone mountains boast ultra rugged profiles that rival the famous Dolomites in Italy.

Here are all my favorite photos from the trip. You can see the full individual Trip Reports here!

Europe, Germany, Mittenwald, rainbow, Karwendel, Bavaria, Alps
Bavaria, Germany
Austria, Karwendel, Karwendeltal, wildflowers, Alps
Karwendel, Austria
Austria, Karwendel, Karwendelhaus, Alps, hut
Karwendel, Austria
Austria, Karwendel, cows, Alps
Karwendel, Austria
Austria, Falkenhütte, Karwendel, Alps, Laliderer Spitze, hut
Karwendel, Austria
Austria, Falkenhütte, Karwendel, Alps, hut, panorama, Laliderer Spitze
Karwendel, Austria
Austria, Engalm, Karwendel, Alps, Spritzkarspitze, Engtal, Eng Alm, maple tree
Karwendel, Austria
Austria, Binsalm, Karwendel, goats, Alps
Karwendel, Austria
Austria, Karwendel, Lamsenjochhütte, Alps
Karwendel, Austria
Austria, Karwendel, Lamsenjochhütte, Lamsenspitze, Alps
Karwendel, Austria
Austria, Karwendel, Lamsenjochhütte, Lamsenspitze, Alps
Karwendel, Austria
Austria, Kaisergebirge, Naunspitze, sunset, Inn River, Kufstein, Alps
Kaisergebirge, Austria
Austria, Kaisergebirge, Vorderkaiserfeldenhütte, hut, Alps
Kaisergebirge, Austria
Austria, Kaisergebirge, Kufstein, Peterskopfl, panorama, Alps
Kaisergebirge, Austria
Austria, Kaisergebirge, Stripsenjochhaus, Stripsenkopf, Wilder Kaiser, sunset, panorama, Alps
Kaisergebirge, Austria
Austria, Kaisergebirge, Stripsenjochhaus, Stripsenkopf, Wilder Kaiser, hut, Alps
Kaisergebirge, Austria
Austria, Kaisergebirge, Wilder Kaiser, Alps
Kaisergebirge, Austria
Austria, Ellmau, Kaisergebirge, Wilder Kaiser, sunset, Alps
Kaisergebirge, Austria
Berchtesgaden, Europe, Germany, Watzmann, Alps
Berchtesgaden, Germany
Berchtesgaden, Europe, Germany, Watzmann, Alps
Berchtesgaden, Germany
Berchtesgaden, Europe, Germany, Watzmann, Alps
Berchtesgaden, Germany
Berchtesgaden, Europe, Germany, Watzmann, Alps
Berchtesgaden, Germany
Berchtesgaden, Europe, Germany, Alps
Berchtesgaden, Germany
Berchtesgaden, Europe, Germany, Hachelkopf, Hirschwiese, Alps
Berchtesgaden, Germany
Austria, Berchtesgaden, Europe, Ingolstädterhütte, Alps
Berchtesgaden, Austria
Berchtesgaden, Europe, Germany, Watzmann, Alps
Berchtesgaden, Germany
Berchtesgaden, Europe, Germany, wildflowers, alpenrose, Alps
Berchtesgaden, Germany
Austria, Ellmau, Kaisergebirge, Söll, rainbow, Alps
Kaisergebirge, Austria
Austria, Dachstein, wildflowers, Alps
Dachstein, Austria
Austria, Dachstein, Alps
Dachstein, Austria
Adamek-Hütte, Austria, Dachstein, Große-Bischofsmütze, hut, Alps
Dachstein, Austria
Austria, Dachstein, Große-Bischofsmütze, Alps
Dachstein, Austria
Austria, Dachstein, Hallstätter Gletscher, wildflowers, sunrise, glacier, rainbow, Alps
Dachstein, Austria
Austria, Dachstein, Simony Hütte, hut, Alps
Dachstein, Austria
Austria, Dachstein, Hallstatt, Alps
Hallstatt, Austria
Austria, Dachstein, Hallstatt, Alps
Hallstatt, Austria
Austria, Dachstein, Hallstatt, reflection, Alps
Hallstatt, Austria