The Watzmann (Bavarian: Watzmo) is a mountain in the Bavarian Alps south of the village of Berchtesgaden. It is the third highest in Germany, and the highest located entirely on German territory.
Three main peaks array on a N-S axis along a ridge on the mountain's taller western half: Hocheck (2,651 m), Mittelspitze (Middle Peak, 2,713 m) and Südspitze (South Peak, 2,712 m).
The Watzmann massif also includes the 2,307 m Watzmannfrau (Watzmann Wife, also known as Kleiner Watzmann or Small Watzmann), and the Watzmannkinder (Watzmann Children), five lower peaks in the recess between the main peaks and the Watzmannfrau.
The entire massif lies inside Berchtesgaden National Park.
There's a difficult alpine trail (T6) leading to the summit.
The nearest mountain hut is Watzmann-Ostwand-Biwakschachtel located 266m/872ft E of the summit.
By elevation Watzmann-Südspitze is
# 10 out of 8134 in Bavaria # 2 out of 172 in Nationalpark Berchtesgaden # 10 out of 37308 in Germany # 2 out of 321 in Landkreis Berchtesgadener Land # 9 out of 1048 in the Northern Salzburg Alps # 9 out of 590 in the Berchtesgaden Alps # 2 out of 24 in the Watzmann
By prominence Watzmann-Südspitze is
# 38 out of 172 in Nationalpark Berchtesgaden # 64 out of 321 in Landkreis Berchtesgadener Land # 92 out of 590 in the Berchtesgaden Alps # 6 out of 24 in the Watzmann
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