The Nördlinger Hütte with the Reither Spitze in the background, © Region Seefeld /Sebastian Stiphout
The Nördlinger Hütte with the Reither Spitze in the background, © Region Seefeld /Sebastian Stiphout

Summit Hike
Reither Spitze

What a view! To the west the Seefeld Plateau all the way to the Zugspitze. To the east the Karwendel Mountains. To the south the glacier-covered Stubai Alps with the mighty peaks of the Hohe Tauern in the distance. A fine reward indeed for all that legwork, but one you will have to earn. It is a pretty long approach from the railway at Reith bei Seefeld, passing the Nördlinger Hütte before topping out at the summit of the Reither Spitze. Hikers will need a good overall level of fitness as well as sure-footedness in alpine terrain for the final push to the top. The descent leads down to the railway station in Seefeld, making this an ideal hike for those who wish to give their car a day off and use the train instead.

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Starting point  

Railway station in Reith bei Seefeld

Hike to

Reither Spitze

Finishing point

Railway station in Seefeld

Mountain chain

Karwendel Mountains


12 km

Total hiking time

5 h 30 min


  • Wheelchair-accessible Hiking Route
  • Circular hike

Difficulty rating

intermediate (red mountain trails)


2,375m 1,120m

Elevation uphill 1,304m
Vertical metres downhill 1,234m

Fitness level


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* These are approximate values and recommendations. Please take your personal fitness level, technical ability and the current weather conditions into account. Tirol Werbung cannot guarantee that the information provided is correct and accepts no liability.

Public transport

  • Accessible using public transport
  • The railway stations in Reith bei Seefeld and Seefeld are accessible by train from Innsbruck and Garmisch-Partenkirchen (these trains can be used free of charge with a guestcard).
  • During the summer months there are express trains from München and Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Seefeld.


Parking at the railway station in Reith am Bahnhof as well as at the bottom of the Rosshütte cable car in Seefeld


Trail description

From Reith bei Seefeld railway station, the route initially follows the Roman road into the village centre, turning left at the church and continuing steeply uphill. Turn right at the first junction, then left at the second. The route then bypasses a stately home before continuing northwards. The route then continues to climb steeply in numerous hairpin bends through the forest. At some point, the hairpin bends and the gradient ease and the trail crosses below the Rauenkopf to the Schartlehnerhaus (closed to the public).

The trail then follows the ridge through mountain pines towards the Nördlinger Hütte. After a right-hand bend, the Nördlinger Hütte becomes visible for the first time and is reached after the last few metres of ascent. Behind the hut, the path leads up to the rocky summit of the Reither Spitze, which is reached with the help of some easy scrambling.

The descent first leads back to the Nördlinger Hütte on the familiar path and then a little further along the ascent path to the junction to the right in the direction of Seefeld. The trail descends steeply, crossing a stream and soon joining a forest path. The Reither Jochalm is passed or can be taken on a short detour, otherwise continue downhill towards the valley on trail 84. Once you reach the main road, continue towards the outskirts of Seefeld and finally to Seefeld railway station.

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Ihr Ziel: Reither Spitze (47.301046,11.200623)

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