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8 delightful winter hikes in Upper Bavaria

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8 delightful winter hikes in Upper Bavaria

Hiking Collection by Oberbayern

8

Tours

13:31 h

29.7 mi

3,300 ft

Glistening snow, white peaks and icy lakes – welcome to winter hiking in Upper Bavaria! Whether you prefer a leisurely stroll along a lake or a more challenging mountainous hike, we’ve put together eight hikes in this Collection that are sure to amaze you!

A large network of excellent winter hiking trails runs through this region, guiding through the snow-covered landscapes that are straight from the pages of a picture book. The region also has special routes known as the Landscape Cinema Trails which transport you to exceptionally beautiful places.

Follow the traces of salt mining along the Soleleitungsweg and enjoy a magnificent view of Lake Tegernsee or discover the home of Olympic champion Magdalena Neuner. Along the Weiße Wanne circular trail in Kampenwand im Chiemsee-Alpenland, you can discover alpine pastures, covered in powdery snow, high up in the mountains.

The Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers fantastic views of the Zugspitze and its neighboring peaks. If you are looking for a family-friendly route, the Barmsee trail in Krün and Kaiserblick trail in Reit im Winkel offers gentle climbs. Each of the eight routes has its own charm and stunning panoramic views.

In this Collection, winter mountain panoramas, rustic huts and Bavarian hospitality await. Seven of the eight starting points can be reached by car or public transport. The Weiße Wanne circular trail starts at the Kampenwand mountain station so you can travel by gondola.

You don't have to worry about your meals as there are inns or mountain restaurants serving regional delicacies on every hike.

Whether you are looking for an alternative to skiing or simply want to relax in magnificent nature, leave everyday life behind and experience Upper Bavaria.

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  • Intermediate
    03:05
    6.19 mi
    2.0 mph
    1,125 ft
    1,450 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    On this almost ten-kilometer tour, you'll be following the trail of salt mining: For a long time, the "White Gold" was the region's main source of income and was sent down the mine from the mine in the form of brine. The brine pipeline route today leads along the former line through the beautiful mountains

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  • Intermediate
    00:28
    1.09 mi
    2.3 mph
    150 ft
    175 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Great for any fitness level. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The Kampenwand is a well-known ski resort. That here also winter hiking trails lead through the beautiful landscape, is still an insider tip. The Weisswanne circular route starts at the Kampenwand mountain station, which you can reach by cable car from Hohenaschau. You can hike to more than 1,500 meters

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  • Intermediate
    02:14
    5.31 mi
    2.4 mph
    225 ft
    225 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This easy circular walk is characterized by fantastic views of snow-capped peaks and iced lakes. From Krün, which is surrounded by wide snow fields, you hike across hilly mountain meadows to the large-scale Barmsee. Karwendelspitze and Wettersteingebirge always in view, the winter hiking trail leads

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  • Intermediate
    01:52
    3.41 mi
    1.8 mph
    1,025 ft
    775 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The trail is named after the biathlon Olympic champion Magdalena Neuner and offers beautiful views not only in summer but also in winter. You start at the edge of Wallgau, Magdalena's hometown. At the winter forest edge it goes direction Krepelschrofen. If you do not want to climb the mountain, just

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  • Intermediate
    01:40
    3.92 mi
    2.4 mph
    300 ft
    300 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Great for any fitness level. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    A winter landscape, as if from a fairytale, awaits you on the Premium Wanderweg Panoramablick. To recharge your batteries and enjoy the fantastic nature, the Hemmersuppenalm is the perfect place. You start at the Hindenburgh hut, which you reach in winter from Reit im Winkl with a four-wheel-operated

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  • Easy
    01:15
    2.84 mi
    2.3 mph
    150 ft
    425 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This wintry hike takes you high above the beautiful Tegernsee from Gasse to Tegernsee Castle. The starting point is at the hiking car park Gasse at the farm Stemecker. If you want to arrive by public transport, you can start from the nearby Gmund train station. This extends the hike by about half an

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  • Easy
    01:39
    3.99 mi
    2.4 mph
    150 ft
    125 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The flat and snow-covered plain in which Reit im Winkl is located is perfect for hiking and cross-country skiing. This round is particularly attractive and bears the quality seal "Premium Winter Hiking Trail". You start at the cross country stadium and walk relaxed through the beautiful landscape. You

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  • Easy
    01:18
    2.93 mi
    2.3 mph
    200 ft
    325 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This inspiring path offers impressive views of the snowy Zugspitze and leads you from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Farchant. Along the winter hiking trail are various stations with benches, on which quotes of famous philosophers are attached. The starting point is at the Schäfflerbrunnen and from there

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    8
  • Distance
    29.7 mi
  • Duration
    13:31 h
  • Elevation
    3,300 ft

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