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Crossing of the Entschenkopf

· 35 reviews · Mountain Hike · Allgäu
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  • View to the lake "Oberer Gaisalpsee"
    View to the lake "Oberer Gaisalpsee"
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m 2000 1500 1000 500 10 8 6 4 2 km Unterer Gaisalpsee Entschenkopf (2043 m) Gaisalpkapelle Oberer Gaisalpsee Gaisalptobel Rubi-Hütte Gaisalpe Gaisalpkapelle
Distance 11.4 km
6:00 h
1,287 m
1,287 m
2,032 m
851 m
Moderately difficult mountain hike over the summit and ridge of the Entschenkopf (2043 m) with breathtaking views of the Allgäu alps

The Entschenkopf is a 2043 m high summit in the Allgäu alps. The tour to the summit is regarded one of the most beautiful in the region, due to its fantastic views. We hike from Reichenbach to the alpine hut Gaisalpe and to Falkenjoch and then climb the summit. We continue on a ridgeway with beautiful views of Rubihorn and the mountain lakes Gaisalpseen. You should bring a head for heights and surefootedness, climbing equipment is not necessary. We climb down over Gängele, passing the lakes Oberer and Unterer Gaisalpsee where we can enjoy a refreshing bath in the summer. At the alpine huts Gaisalpe and Untere Richteralpe we have the possibility to stop and get a snack or meal.

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True to the slogan “Only on new paths you leave visible traces” I am a passionate hiker and explorer. I love to be in the mountains, regardless of the activity. I am the founder and CEO of Outdooractive, thus turning my hobby into a career spending my whole time with my passion. By the way, we are always looking for people to join our team at Outdooractive, maybe you will find your future job here:

Questions and answers

Question from Christian Köchert  · December 15, 2020 · Community
Liegt am Entschenkopf schon Schnee?
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Answered by Hartmut Wimmer  · December 15, 2020 · Outdooractive Editors
Ja, jede Menge sogar :-)
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Question from Nico S · August 29, 2020 · Community
Hallo, ist der Abstieg vom Geisalpsee ohne Kletterpassagen o.Ä.?
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Answered by Leo G · August 29, 2020 · Community
Der Abstieg vom Geisalpsee ist meiner Erinnerung nach einfach und auch ohne Kletterpassagen. Auf diesem Teil der Strecke sind aber wieder mehr Wanderer unterwegs.
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Question from Alexander Kats · May 17, 2020 · Community
Hallo ihr Lieben, ich würde geren diese Wanderung noch einmal machen diesmal mit Nebelhorn... gibt es weiter oben möglichkeiten zu Einkehr? ggf. nur hütten?
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Answered by Ralf Ackermann  · May 18, 2020 · Community
Griass di Alexander. Momentan wird die Nebelhorn Bahn renoviert und es gibt keinen Sommerbetrieb. Ob das Edmund Probst Haus öffnet kannst du bei der DAV Sektion nachfragen.
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Toby Mountana
October 28, 2021 · Community
War meine erste ernstzunehmende Bergtour. Wunderschön. Die Aussicht ist einfach atemberaubend.
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Radvile Andriukaityte 
September 06, 2021 · Community
Sehr schöne Tour!!!
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When did you do this route? September 04, 2021
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