Geierköpfe | 2161m

Region and route description

Geierköpfe - vulture heads - is a rather uncommon name for a mountain. Located in the middle of Ammergau Alps, limited by the Ammerwald valley to the north and west, the Nadernach valley and Schellen valley to the south and the Neualm col to the east, the three summits of Geierköpfe - west summit, main summit and east summit - are prominent peaks within the Kreuzspitze subgroup of Ammergau Alps.

Most people climb the west summit (T3), located high above beautiful Plansee lake, a fjord - like deep mountain lake southeast of Reutte. Not too many go on, following the short ridge to the main summit (T4) with its characteristic summit cave. Only few do the whole traverse to the east summit (T5). That involves some rock scrambling in bad rock and the problem how to get back to your ascend trail head. In the “Main Routes” section there are some suggestions how to solve this problem. If you are planning a full traverse, please consider this route


Photo: Thomas Siegler / Fred Eriksson


Only by car:

Waldparkplatz am Eingang zum Teufelstal (1030 hm), Ammerwaldstraße

GPS: 47.508486 N 10.840454 E

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Geierköpfe - vulture heads - is a rather uncommon name for a mountain. Located in the middle of Ammergau Alps, limited by the Ammerwald valley to the north and west, the Nadernach valley and Schellen valley to the south and the Neualm col to the east, the three summits of Geierköpfe - west summit, main summit and east summit - are prominent peaks within the Kreuzspitze subgroup of Ammergau Alps.

Most people climb the west summit (T3), located high above beautiful Plansee lake, a fjord - like deep mountain lake southeast of Reutte. Not too many go on, following the short ridge to the main summit (T4) with its characteristic summit cave. Only few do the whole traverse to the east summit (T5). That involves some rock scrambling in bad rock and the problem how to get back to your ascend trail head. In the “Main Routes” section there are some suggestions how to solve this problem. If you are planning a full traverse, please consider this route


Photo: Thomas Siegler / Fred Eriksson


Only by car:

Waldparkplatz am Eingang zum Teufelstal (1030 hm), Ammerwaldstraße

GPS: 47.508486 N 10.840454 E

Plan Route




No Hut on the way


Technical Difficulty Difficult
Gear Hiking Boots
Popularity 1
Highest point 2161m
Total gain 1228m
Total loss 1228m
Duration 06:26
Distance 13.3Km
Rating 1372

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