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Schwarzbachtalwachtsattel

Stringing works together like this can be disconcerting to native English speakers. The name means black-creek-valley-guild-saddle. But even to German map makers seem to be consternated by the length of this one. On my map it is abbreviated to Schwarzbachwacht. The only interesting part of this small saddle is a section of alternate highway on the south side, coming up from Ramsau.


1.START-END NORTH:jct B305-B324, in Unterjettenberg,at bridge over river Saalach
2.TOP, 868m
3.Ramsau bei Berchtesgaden
4.Berchtesgaden, Bahnhofsplatz


Approaches

From North.
Even after staring at the map I am still somwhat confused how I got to the starting point of the profile from Bad Reichenhall. But it involved Thumsee and a short section through a deep, straight Graben, apparently called Schwarzbachschlucht. According to the map there is a much easier way following Saalachsee.

The profile starts at the bridge over the river Saalach, and at this point it seems all roads head to Reichenhall (or in my case all others are closed). Here is the turnoff to "Deutsche Alpenstrasse" and a long fairly eventless climb in fast and moderately heavy traffic leads to a restaurant at the top.


From South. (described downwards). But this side is really much nicer - so nice it makes the ride more than worthwhile. The turnoff to a section of older highway is at the very top. The profile follows this old road "Alte Bad Reichenhallstr." which is just as smooth and newly paved and the main road, but contains many more turns and cows by the wayside. A turnoff to Hintersee seems worthwhile. The landscape is more open on this side. Watzmann and the other peaks around Berchtesgaden liven up the texture between the patches of sky.

 
      


Dayride with this point as highest summit:

COMPLETELY PAVED

( < Rossfeldstrasse s(u) | Hirschbichlpass > )

Schwarzbachtalwaldsattel  , B20 Berchtesgaden - Bad Reichenhall , SR2101 Thumsee s(u) : Womostellplatz above Oberau > Bischofswiesen > Winkl > Bad Reichenhall with several km of sightseeing detours > Thumsee > B305 south > Schwarzbachtalwachtsattel <> out and back to highest point on road towards Hintersee >> B305 south > Ramsau > Berchtesgaden > back to starting point above Oberau: 50.5miles with 3940ft of climbing in 5:14hrs (garmin etrex30 r5:21.8.7)

      



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