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A snowy dream – winter hiking in Upper Bavaria

A snowy dream – winter hiking in Upper Bavaria

Hiking Collection by Oberbayern

8

Tours

10:03 h

23.5 mi

1,250 ft

Glittering icicles hang from the rooftops, bright white snow blankets the rolling hills and dusts the trees and mountain peaks like icing sugar. It’s time to fill the thermos with hot cocoa and slip into your warm winter boots. It’s time to breathe in the ice-cold, crystal-clear winter air and trudge through the crunching snow. It’s time for peace and contemplation.

Where better to enjoy all of this than in beautiful Upper Bavaria in Germany? On eight wintry Tours from the Pfaffenwinkel in the south of Munich to the Austrian border near Salzburg, we take you through a winter wonderland. Each Tour is short and relaxed, with no significant elevation gain, so you can enjoy making your way through the snow. Snow-covered castles and steam trains create romantic alpine scenes that are perfect to explore on a winter hike. Even if you are holding off on trips at the moment to help keep us all safe and even if you plan to spend the Christmas holidays mainly at home, we can already look forward to our hikes in the snow when we are able to head back into nature.

The cowbells have never sounded more beautiful – on the Pfaffenwinkler Milchweg Pfaffenwinkle Milk Trail), you'll learn lots of exciting things about dairy farming whilst having fun at different outdoor game spaces. The artist's trail in Dachau, on the other hand, offers fantastic landscape painting. The Forest Idyll Trail near Bad Reichenhall town and the Weltwald (World Forest) near Freising offer nature in abundance. Here you can even hike from continent to continent. Have you ever visited the Himalayas or the Rocky Mountains in winter? Perhaps the world’s longest castle in Burghausen will also inspire you.

Whichever Tour you choose, pack some warm clothes and a bag of roasted almonds too. We don't yet know when all the stops on the Tours will open again, but until then, just bring your own snacks and a thermos of steaming cocoa. We wish you lots of fun on your Tours in the Upper Bavarian winter wonderland.

Are you looking for more winter inspiration? Then take a look here: komoot.de/collection/1068425/winter-auf-ober-bayerisch-7-herrliche-wanderungen.

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    Im Winter auf dem Loisachweg – Winterwandern in Oberbayern

    Easy
    01:22
    3.29 mi
    2.4 mph
    100 ft
    50 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Draped with icicles and decorated with a light blanket of snow, the wooden Sebastianisteg spans the picturesque flowing Loisach. The St. Andreas parish church rises proudly in front of the snow-covered tops of the mountain forest behind. A top-class winter wonderland awaits you in romantic Wolfratshausen

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  • Easy
    00:53
    2.04 mi
    2.3 mph
    150 ft
    200 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The snow has covered the roofs of the fairytale-like and world's longest castle above Burghausen like icing. High above the Salzach and the shimmering Wöhrsee, the numerous towers and majestic walls lure you to a romantic winter hike on the panorama path.

    

    You start the approximately three and a half kilometer

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  • Easy
    01:08
    2.58 mi
    2.3 mph
    175 ft
    200 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    White as snow, but so much tastier - on the Pfaffenwinkler Milchweg you can learn exciting things about milk and agriculture in the snowstorm at ten adventure stations. Read, touch, try out is what hikers big and small alike can do on the relaxed, four-kilometer tour in Rottenbuch. Allow around two hours

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  • Easy
    01:05
    2.52 mi
    2.3 mph
    150 ft
    150 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    From the always white Himalayas to the snow-capped peaks of the American Rocky Mountains in just one hour - on foot. This works out! On a discovery-rich winter walk through the Weltwald in the Kranzberger Forest near Freising.

    

    For around four and a half kilometers you walk past giant sequoia trees, thick

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  • Easy
    00:50
    1.86 mi
    2.2 mph
    175 ft
    200 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    When the tree tops and paths are covered in snow, an incredible calm returns to the landscape. On the forest idyll path on the Maisweg you are surrounded by a magical winter wonderland and invite you to take a leisurely stroll. For a relaxed circular hike, plan around two hours in the snowstorm.

    

    The approximately

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  • Easy
    01:31
    3.60 mi
    2.4 mph
    125 ft
    125 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    When the snow has gently settled over the surrounding hills of Dachau, you can immerse yourself in the landscape painting that made Dachau famous with a walk along the Künstlerweg. On the almost six kilometers circular route, you will discover motifs from the time of the artist colony around 1900 and

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  • Easy
    01:33
    3.81 mi
    2.5 mph
    25 ft
    50 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Summer or winter - you can make a pilgrimage at any time of the year. In the cold months, however, an incomparable silence and contemplation returns, which guarantees a perfect break from everyday life. You don't even have to travel hundreds of kilometers to do this. On the six-kilometer-long Way of

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  • Easy
    01:42
    3.84 mi
    2.3 mph
    325 ft
    325 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This cozy round at the Staffelsee not only spoils you with wide views, but also takes you into the legendary world of lindworms and dragons. It goes into the narrow Drachenstich gorge, where a scaly monster is said to have been up to mischief once.

    

    It starts at the train station in Murnau am Staffelsee

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    8
  • Distance
    23.5 mi
  • Duration
    10:03 h
  • Elevation
    1,250 ft

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