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Winter adventures — snowshoeing in Berchtesgaden

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Winter adventures — snowshoeing in Berchtesgaden

Hiking Collection by Nationalpark Berchtesgaden

6

Tours

19:30 h

34.7 mi

9,975 ft

As Germany's only alpine national park, the Berchtesgaden represents the core zone of the biosphere region surrounding it. High mountains, deep valleys and crystal-clear mountain rivers characterise this unique protected area. Let nature be nature, that’s the motto here. This allows nature to develop without human influence. With an altitude amplitude of 2,110 metres (6,923 ft) from Lake Königssee to the Watzmann, the Berchtesgaden National Park offers the most diverse habitats for animals and plants.

In winter, these habitats often rest under a thick blanket of snow, offering snowshoe hikers great touring opportunities at various levels of difficulty. Whether it's a stop at the Schneibsteinhaus, or through the snow-covered winter forest to the Halsalm hut, there’s something for everyone.

Many starting points can be reached by public transport. Please try to not disturb animals and plants and be sure to stick to the recommended routes. Wildlife is particularly vulnerable to disturbance by winter sports enthusiasts.

Have fun exploring the Berchtesgaden National Park!

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Tours & Highlights

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    Spektakulär wandern auf dem Schattseitweg – Schneeschuhwandern in Berchtesgaden

    Intermediate
    04:20
    8.75 mi
    2.0 mph
    1,625 ft
    1,625 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    From the Wimbachbrücke car park, follow the hiking trail to the Wimbachklamm gorge and turn right onto hiking trail 61. Follow this to the Seeklause car park at Hintersee. Continue along the eastern shore, following hiking trail 62 in the direction of Wartstein. There you go via Triebenbachstraße to

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  • Difficult
    05:18
    8.71 mi
    1.6 mph
    2,625 ft
    2,600 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    From the Hammerstiel car park, the route runs along the signposted hiking trail 445 to the Grünsteinhütte, where the forest thins out and reveals the view of the Hagengebirge and Königssee. A detour to the Grünstein summit (1,304 meters above sea level) is definitely worthwhile.

    

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  • Intermediate
    02:15
    3.63 mi
    1.6 mph
    1,375 ft
    1,375 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    About 350 meters along the road behind the national park information point you will find a crossroads, where you turn right onto the signposted hiking trail to the Halsalm.

    

    

    After around 45 minutes, the forest thins out and reveals the view of the surrounding rock faces of the Reiter Alm (Reiteralpe) and

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  • Easy
    01:26
    3.18 mi
    2.2 mph
    125 ft
    650 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Leave the paved road a few meters behind the national park information point and follow hiking trail 481. Pass the eagle observation site until you reach the crossroads at the Lahnwald service hut. There you continue straight ahead until after about 700 meters you simply continue straight ahead at the

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  • Intermediate
    03:21
    5.68 mi
    1.7 mph
    2,575 ft
    475 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The starting point is the Hinterbrand car park, continue on hiking trail 497. In a good 600 meters you will reach the first crossroads and keep to the right, following the hiking trail in the direction of the snow-making pond. From there it goes on to the Königsbachalm. Here you turn left and follow

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  • Intermediate
    02:51
    4.75 mi
    1.7 mph
    1,675 ft
    1,675 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    From the starting point at the Wimbach Bridge, first follow hiking trail 441 in the direction of the Watzmannhaus. Immediately after the bridge, keep to the right and after about 500 meters you will reach a forest road, which you turn right again after another 200 meters into the dense spruce forest

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    6
  • Distance
    34.7 mi
  • Duration
    19:30 h
  • Elevation
    9,975 ft

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