Kramerspitz (or Kramerspitze, 1985 m) raises above Garmisch-Partenkirchen in the Bavarian Alps in Germany, in the northwest direction from the city. It is a relatively low mountain but to get to the summit you will have to climb the height difference of around 1285 m, which is far from easy. Here I describe the route which starts directly in Garmisch.
Kramerspitz can be climbed directly from the city within 4 hours. The approach is from the east side. At the altitude of 1028 m, you will pass St. Martin hut, and continue through the woods generally in the west direction.
In many places, you will have nice views of Garmisch-Partenkirchen and of the highest German mountains on the south side of the valley. These include Alpspitze and Zugspitze and mountains in the group.
Here are a few photos from my trip.
You do not need any special equipment to climb the mountain. Any hiking shoes or boots will be good enough. Here is a short summary:
For the clothing in the Alps in general, please see my another text.
My climb to Kramerspitz
For me, this was a solo tour. I was attending a conference in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, and one Wednesday afternoon there was a conference excursion for participants to some of the nearby places. So instead of going on the trip, I decided to use the time to climb Kramerspitz.
It was late May but the mountain was under fresh snow. The weather was unstable but I decided to go. It was pleasant and quiet, I met only one person on the mountain that afternoon. The fresh snow only contributed to the great feeling in those hours, just see the photos above. It took me 3 hours and 45 minutes. The summit was in clouds and no views at all, but I had enough good views from the lower part of the route.
Going to Kramerspitz is a typical example of mountaineering in its best sense; a beautiful environment so typical for Bavarian Alps, nice paths through the woods, perfect views when you are in the upper part of the route, and a simple walk-up. You will need no special equipment for this mountain.
If you have time, you may continue and traverse the mountain in the western direction. This is a long whole-day tour.
Garmisch-Partenkirchen is a very popular touristic destination, with a lot of possibilities to find appropriate accommodation. You may visit this page within the site to find a place for you.