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Winter in Upper Bavaria – 8 wonderful hikes

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Winter in Upper Bavaria – 8 wonderful hikes

Hiking Collection by Oberbayern

8

Tours

22:12 h

51.9 mi

2,825 ft

In winter, Upper Bavaria has its own unique charm. Its wide fields and hills disappear under a glittering layer of snow. Proud mountain peaks – including Germany's highest mountain, the Zugspitze – present themselves in all their wintry glory. The region’s well-known cities such as Munich and Rosenheim, also dress up in their most beautiful winter attire.

After autumn, which often far too grey, people are particularly keen to venture outside again. Wrapped up warm, you trudge off through the winter world. Even if we currently have our trips on hold and spend the Christmas season mostly at home to take care of our fellow human beings, we can already look forward to Tours in snowy nature.

These Tours will take you to places in the region that are especially beautiful in winter. You hike to the shore of the picturesque Egglburg Lake and follow in the footsteps of Empress Sisi. You'll make your way through the almost meditative landscape around Maria Thalheim, explore the popular Tegernsee region, and embark on the unforgettable Kammerl-Runde near Saulgrub. Of course, you can't miss Königssee, one of the most popular photo motifs in the region, and the city of Munich itself on your list of things to see in Upper Bavaria.

If you want to know more about what we are raving about here, browse through our Tour recommendations and get a taste of winter hiking in Upper Bavaria. Sturdy shoes with a non-slip sole are recommended, warm clothing is essential, and hiking poles will give you additional stability.

We don't yet know when all the refreshment stops on the Tours will open again, but until then, just bring your own snacks and a thermos of steaming tea. You can look forward to an unforgettable time in the winter paradise.

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  • Intermediate
    02:36
    5.97 mi
    2.3 mph
    425 ft
    425 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    A spiritual circular path, peppered with beautiful sculptures, useful information and wonderful winter natural spectacles awaits you around Maria Thalheim. The Marienweg is the perfect way to get to know the natural beauty of the border area between “Holzland” and “Moos” or to enjoy it in depth.

    

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  • Intermediate
    02:54
    6.88 mi
    2.4 mph
    300 ft
    300 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The Königssee is not only a wonderful natural spectacle and a popular excursion destination that should be seen in the warmer months of the year. This eleven-kilometer circular route, which incidentally was awarded the title “Germany's most beautiful hiking trail” in 2016, always leads you beautifully

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  • Intermediate
    03:09
    7.67 mi
    2.4 mph
    125 ft
    175 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Yes, winter hiking can also be really fun in the middle of the city. In this case: in Munich. You can expect a nearly twelve and a half kilometer round that will not only please weekend vacationers. Both natural and cultural thirsts are reliably quenched.

    

    The tour starts in the middle of Prinzregentenplatz

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  • Intermediate
    02:09
    4.88 mi
    2.3 mph
    400 ft
    400 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The pure winter idyll and several breathtaking views await you on this roughly eight kilometers of manageable hike near Saulgrub in the heart of the Ammergau Alps Nature Park. It starts in the nice village, which you can also reach from Garmisch-Partenkirchen by bus, and from further afield even by train

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  • Intermediate
    02:04
    4.81 mi
    2.3 mph
    275 ft
    250 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    To the east of Munich, the Ebersberger Forst is an extensive hiking area that also exudes its charms in winter. On this round, wide, well-groomed paths lead you through pristine forest and once around the picturesque Egglburg Lake - great views included, of course. Last but not least - how could it be

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  • Intermediate
    04:25
    10.2 mi
    2.3 mph
    625 ft
    625 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    If you are looking for a “winter wonderland” at its finest, you should not miss the Kloo-Ascher Valley. Nature lovers from all corners of the world, on cross-country skis or on foot, make their way here during the cold season to discover the wonderfully snowy world at the foot of the Kreuzberg.

    

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  • Intermediate
    02:22
    5.45 mi
    2.3 mph
    375 ft
    350 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Take a walk in the (winter) footsteps of Empress Sisi - this is made possible for you at Lake Starnberg. The lady must have had good taste. It can hardly be more idyllic - and somehow more regal - than here during the cold or warm season.

    

    The almost nine-kilometer round starts in Feldafing, which you

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  • Intermediate
    02:33
    5.98 mi
    2.3 mph
    300 ft
    300 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This winter hike takes you from Oberaudorf to the snowy banks of the Inn and the Auerbach. At the foot of the Hocheck, you can walk on well-groomed paths through the magnificent landscape, which has a special charm in winter. It starts at the church in the center of Oberaudorf. You go south and soon

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    8
  • Distance
    51.9 mi
  • Duration
    22:12 h
  • Elevation
    2,825 ft

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