Wikipedia

Wikipedia

HomeRoutesPlaces of interest

This site uses cookies to improve your experience and the quality of our services. By using this site you agree to its use of cookies. More information Hide

Höllentalferner

Sponsored links

Mountain

DE |

Public | GermanSpanish

Source: HeinrichStuerzl

Copyright: CC 3.0

The Höllentalferner is a glacier in the western Wetterstein Mountains. It is a cirque glacier that covers the upper part of the Höllental valley and its location in a rocky bowl between the Riffelwandspitzen and Germany's highest mountain, the Zugspitze, means that it is well-protected from direct sunshine.
With an area of 24.7 hectares it is almost as big as the nearby Northern Schneeferner, the largest glacier in Germany. It is about 1 kilometre long and up to 700 metres wide. It is the only German glacier with a proper glacial tongue. In spite of its relatively low elevation of just 2,570 m to 2,200 m, the glacier is not in acute danger because it is located in a deeply hollowed bowl and is fed by avalanche snow and is therefore less badly affected by global warming.

Source: Wikipedia.org

Copyright: CC 3.0

More information

Address

Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Germany

More about this place of interest

Routes nearby

Related channels

Sponsored links

© 2006-2018 RouteYou - www.routeyou.com