Grünstein belongs to Watzmann group. From the summit have a very impressive view to the valley of Berchtesgaden and the Berchtesgadener Alps.

Map : Official map of bavaria, 1 : 50 000 ( meters), sheet Berchtesgadener Alpen.

From the parking Königssee ( appr. 2000 ft ) on marked pathes partially on a steep forest carriage road, to hut Grünsteinhütte ( 4260 ft). Managed in summer, no passing for the night. 1 1/2 h.

On path to the summit.1/2 h.

Descent to Grünsteinhütte. Some ft below the hut follow a path over a ridge, at last a carriage road to pasture Kührointalm ( 4658 ft), managed in summer. 1 1/2 h. From Kühroint on a marked path to view point Archenkanzel ( 4415 ft).1/2 h Here you have the most impressive view to lake Königssee 2600 ft vertical above.Return to Kühroint , 1/2 st. Descent on an path, later on forest carriage roads, partially extremely steep, to Königssee 1 1/2 st.

Kühroint is from Hinterschönau, inn Hammerstiel also a nice Mountainbike excursion. There is also a marked path from Hammerstiel to Grünsteinhütte, but it is less interesting.

Elevation (feet): 4,277
Elevation (meters): 1,304
Continent: Europe
Country: Germany
Range/Region: Bavarian Alps
Latitude: 47.588336
Longitude: 12.958031
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov
Nearest major airport: Salzburg
Convenient Center: Berchtesgaden

Thanks to peter lyssy for adding this peak.

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