The Hochkalter massif lies west of the Watzmann massif and, like it, is located within the Berchtesgaden National Park.
The most important base for climbing this alpenstock is the German Alpine Club's Blaueis Hut (Blaueishütte, literally "Blue Ice Hut") which lies at a height of 1,653 metres (5,423 ft) in the Blaueis Cirque (Blaueiskar) below the Blaueis, the most northern glacier in the Alps. From Ramsau (Pfeiffenmacherbrücke) it takes about 3 hours.
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