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The Herzogstand is a mountain in the Bavarian foothills of the Alps, 75 kilometres south of the city of Munich. It has an elevation of 1,731 metres and is northwest of Lake Walchen. Maximilian II of Bavaria had a hunting lodge built underneath today's so-called Herzogstand-house in 1857. His successor, King Ludwig II, had a royal lodge built further up the mountain in 1865. The Herzogstand Aerial Tramway, renewed in 1994 following a fire in 1992, runs to Herzogstand-house at 1,575 metres above sea level, and then continues on to the summit of Farnkopf at 1,627 metres .
The most popular ascent leads from the valley station of the aerial tramway across the south side to Herzogstand-house and on to the summit of the mountain. An alternative descent leads along the somewhat exposed but well-secured ridge to the Heimgarten mountain , passing a lodge to the south of the Ohlstaedter Alm . The descent east of the Rotwandkopf continues down to the spa town of Walchensee .


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