The Partenkirchen Dreitorspitze and Herrmann von Barth Way viewed from the south
|Elevation||2,682 m (8,799 ft)|
|Prominence||346 m (1,135 ft)|
|Location||Bavarian / Tyrolian border|
|Parent range||Wetterstein Mountains|
West peak of the Partenkirchen Dreitorspitze: K. Kiendl, J. Grasegger (1854)
|Easiest route||Mountain walk (Bergtour),
Dreitorspitze is a large and very prominent, multi-peak mountain massif in the eastern part of the Wetterstein Mountains in southern Germany. It is divided into Partenkirchen Dreitorspitze (German: Partenkirchener Dreitorspitze) at 2,633 metres (8,638 ft) and Leutasch Dreitorspitze (German:Leutascher Dreitorspitze) at 2,682 metres (8,799 ft); each of which has several peaks. The main peak of the fourth highest mountain massif in Germany is the Leutasch Dreitorspitze, which is also known as the Karlspitze. The Dreitorspitze marks the spot where the main chain of the Wetterstein mountains changes direction from its primary east-west orientation to run northwards for a short distance, before turning back again onto its main axis. East of the Dreitorspitze lies the karst plateau of the Leutasch Platt, comparable to the Zugspitzplatt at the foot of the Zugspitze.
The easiest route to the main peaks may be climbed at grades 1 and 2. An easy Klettersteig runs up to the western summit of the Partenkirchen Dreitorspitze, secured with cables, which is named after the famous explorer of the Northern Limestone Alps, Hermann von Barth. All the other peaks are reserved for climbers. Climbing the peaks is usually part of a two-day tour with an overnight stop at the Meilerhütte hut. A one-day tour requires climbers to be in very good condition.
- Valley settlements: Partenkirchen (Germany), Leutasch (Austria), Mittenwald (Germany)
- Bases: Meilerhütte (Garmisch-Partenkirchen Section of the German Alpine Club)
Start of the Hermann von Barth Way