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
Kaisergebirge, Austria
Austria, Kaisergebirge, Vorderkaiserfeldenhütte, hut
Kaisergebirge, Austria
Austria, Kaisergebirge, Kufstein, Peterskopfl, panorama
Kaisergebirge, Austria
Austria, Kaisergebirge, Stripsenjochhaus, Stripsenkopf, Wilder Kaiser, sunset, panorama
Kaisergebirge, Austria
Austria, Kaisergebirge, Stripsenjochhaus, Stripsenkopf, Wilder Kaiser, hut
Kaisergebirge, Austria
Austria, Kaisergebirge, Wilder Kaiser
Kaisergebirge, Austria
Austria, Ellmau, Kaisergebirge, Wilder Kaiser, sunset
Kaisergebirge, Austria
Berchtesgaden, Europe, Germany, Watzmann
Berchtesgaden, Germany
Berchtesgaden, Europe, Germany, Watzmann
Berchtesgaden, Germany
Berchtesgaden, Europe, Germany, Watzmann
Berchtesgaden, Germany
Berchtesgaden, Europe, Germany, Watzmann
Berchtesgaden, Germany
Berchtesgaden, Europe, Germany
Berchtesgaden, Germany
Berchtesgaden, Europe, Germany, Hachelkopf, Hirschwiese
Berchtesgaden, Germany
Austria, Berchtesgaden, Europe, Ingolstädterhütte
Berchtesgaden, Austria
Berchtesgaden, Europe, Germany, Watzmann
Berchtesgaden, Germany
Berchtesgaden, Europe, Germany, wildflowers, alpenrose
Berchtesgaden, Germany
Austria, Ellmau, Kaisergebirge, Söll, rainbow
Kaisergebirge, Austria
Austria, Dachstein, wildflowers
Dachstein, Austria
Austria, Dachstein
Dachstein, Austria
Adamek-Hütte, Austria, Dachstein, Große-Bischofsmütze, hut
Dachstein, Austria
Austria, Dachstein, Große-Bischofsmütze
Dachstein, Austria
Austria, Dachstein, Hallstätter Gletscher, wildflowers, sunrise, glacier, rainbow
Dachstein, Austria
Austria, Dachstein, Simony Hütte, hut
Dachstein, Austria
Austria, Dachstein, Hallstatt
Hallstatt, Austria
Austria, Dachstein, Hallstatt
Hallstatt, Austria
Austria, Dachstein, Hallstatt, reflection
Hallstatt, Austria