Worthwhile climb to the Kesselalm with children
The family-friendly hiking trail to Breitenstein is located near Schliersee in the Mangfall Mountains. After parking the car at the parking lot for hikers, you start directly following the signs to Kesselalm. Through a shady path through the forest you gain the first meters of altitude. Especially in summer it is pleasant to walk despite the heat. There are always small water points for the children to play.
Afterwards, the last part runs over open terrain up to the Kesselalm. The ascent (about 2 hours) is quite challenging and in our opinion not suitable for strollers. Our tried-and-true hiking method, namely to gladly cover steep climbs with a friendly family and their children, worked out this time as well. Climbing together is simply twice the fun!
Arrived at the top there is first of all a large portion of Kaiserschmarrn. It tastes particularly good at the Kesselalm and is just the right refreshment. There is no children’s playground at the hut, but all around climbing trees to discover. At the Kesselalm, you can let your gaze wander into the distance and enjoy the wonderful mountain atmosphere.
Afterwards, you can either continue walking on the relatively flat path towards the summit (signposted Hubertushütte) or make your way back after an extensive visit to the alpine pasture. We chose the second option and were back down in the valley after a good hour. For the 8 kilometers up to the Kesselalm and back we needed a total of 3 hours.
A side trip to Schliersee is definitely worth it after the hike!
If you are looking for more inspiration for more challenging hikes or an evening activity for just the two of you, we can recommend the interactive map from Planet Sports. There are sporty outdoor activities in the Munich area for adults to choose from.
This article was created in cooperation with NeoAventgarde.