Alpine Club Guide

The Alpine Club Guides (German: Alpenvereinsführer, commonly shortened to AV Führer or AVF) are the standard series of Alpine guides that cover all the important mountain groups in the Eastern Alps. They are produced jointly by the German (DAV), Austrian (ÖAV) and South Tyrol Alpine Clubs (AVS). They have been published since 1950 by the firm of Bergverlag Rother in Munich, Germany.

The AV guides contain all the routes – hiking trails, mountain hut approaches and summit climbs as well as ice and high mountain routes and klettersteigs in each mountain range. The descriptions are factual and dry, with few illustrations - rather unlike mountain books by e.g. Walter Pause – and despite introductory sections require general Alpine knowledge and experience. Examples are the AVF Allgäuer Alpen and the AVF Verwallgruppe.The AV guides are often used as the basis for other publications and complement the Alpine Club maps or other map series.

Available guides

Out-of-print guides

  • Ankogel- and Goldberggruppe (Liselotte Buchenauer und Peter Holl, 1986)
  • Brentagruppe (Heinz Steinkötter, 1988)
  • Chiemgauer Alpen (Marianne and Helmuth Zebhauser, 1988)
  • Dachstein Ost (Willi End, 1980)
  • Dachstein West (Willi End, 1980)
  • Dolomiten: Cristallogruppe (Jürgen and Angelika Schmidt, 1981)
  • Dolomiten: Marmolada (Heinz Mariacher, 1983)
  • Dolomiten: Rosengartengruppe (Heinz Mariacher, 1988)
  • Dolomiten: Schiaragruppe (Richard Goedeke, 1981)
  • Hochschwab (Günter and Luise Auferbauer, 1990)
  • Kitzbüheler Alpen (Georg Bleier and Kurt Kettner, 1984)
  • Loferer und Leoganger Steinberge (Nikolaus Stockklauser and Adi Stocker, 1991)
  • Lienzer Dolomiten (Hubert Peterka and Willi End, 1984)
  • Rätikon (Günther Flaig, 1974)
  • Rieserfernergruppe (Werner Beikircher, 1983)
  • Rofangebirge (Rudolf Röder, Ernst Schmid and Rudger v. Werden, 1983)
  • Schobergruppe (Walter Mair, 1979)
  • Tannheimer Berge (Marcus Lutz, 1992)
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