Chiemsee-Chiemgau

A little help to the top – mountain railways & cable cars in Chiemgau

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A little help to the top – mountain railways & cable cars in Chiemgau

Hiking Collection by Chiemsee-Chiemgau

10

Tours

16:04 h

29.1 mi

4,050 ft

In this Collection, shortcuts are allowed. We present 10 mountain railways in Chiemgau that take you quickly and comfortably up to vantage points and the start of hikes in the Chiemgau mountains. The Chiemgau’s Alpine foothills in Upper Bavaria in Germany are a beautiful area to discover. Keep your camera on hand as you climb up the mountainside in a cable car – fantastic mountain panoramas await.

The 10 mountain railways in the Inn Valley, the Chiemgau, and the district of Berchtesgadener Land allow you to reach lofty heights without working up a sweat. In this Collection, we present day hikes featuring each cable car ranging from family-friendly loops to exhilarating summit hikes. Afterward, you can either walk back down into the valley or take the cable car. On every route, there are numerous opportunities to stop for refreshments so you won’t go hungry on your hikes.

The routes in this Collection offer something for everyone, both young and old. Young hikers will especially enjoy the Hocheck Legend Trail and the Staffen Mountain Forest Adventure Trail. The Bründling Alm circular route takes you through a rocky canyon whilst the Kampen Forest Panorama Trail lives up to its name with panoramic views over the Chiemsee. You can climb three peaks in just two and a half hours on the Predigtstuhl route thanks to the cable car. You can discover fascinating sculptures on the Rauschenberg whilst the Triassic Park in the Steinplatte region takes you back to the time of the dinosaurs. The Unternberg summit hike is ideal for all ages; even small children can reach the top as it’s only a short distance from the cable car station. The famous Wendelstein mountain also has a lot to discover and the countless huts around the Winklmoosalm will keep foodies happy.

The mountain railways and cable cars make it easy to access the magical high mountain peaks. You can look forward to an effortless ascent, breathtaking views, and cosy alpine huts. Unforgettable mountain experiences and your exhilarating summits await.

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    Easy
    00:48
    1.59 mi
    2.0 mph
    175 ft
    575 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The Sagenweg is a relaxed hike for the whole family and starts at the mountain station of the Hocheck mountain railway. From Oberaudorf you gondola up to the mountain and …

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  • Intermediate
    01:43
    3.29 mi
    1.9 mph
    200 ft
    1,800 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Great for any fitness level. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    After the ascent to the middle station with the Hochfelln cable car, this tour starts with wonderful views of the idyllic Bründling Alm. In front of the mighty peaks of the Hochfelln and Rötelwandkopf, rustic huts nestle into the alpine meadows. Three of them are managed and invite you to a snack. Strengthened you follow the Hochfellnweg downhill through the forest and can enjoy the wonderfully fresh forest air.

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  • Intermediate
    01:21
    2.44 mi
    1.8 mph
    675 ft
    675 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Great for any fitness level. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    After you have comfortably covered the first vertical meters with the Hochplatten double chairlift from Niedernfels, the circular route starts at the mountain station. The family-friendly prices of the Hochplattenbahn …

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  • Intermediate
    00:55
    1.91 mi
    2.1 mph
    325 ft
    325 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Great for any fitness level. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    At the beginning of this tour you take the Kampenwandbahn from Hohenaschau up to the Sonnen Alm: From the mountain station, go uphill on path number 20 to the devotional cross, where you can enjoy a fantastic panorama.After you have admired the view of the Chiemsee with its islands, you hike on to the Staffelstein, a striking rock formation. Here you can take wonderful photos before marching along the northern flank of the Kampenwand massif at a constant height.

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  • Intermediate
    02:23
    3.85 mi
    1.6 mph
    950 ft
    950 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    After you have relaxed taken the cable car from Bad Reichenhall up to the Predigtstuhl, the circular route starts at the mountain station. You can climb the first summit of …

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  • Intermediate
    03:01
    5.49 mi
    1.8 mph
    150 ft
    3,100 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Your hike begins and ends at the valley station of the Rauschbergbahn, where there is an inn and a hotel. Already during the ascent with the gondola you can enjoy …

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  • Intermediate
    01:42
    2.71 mi
    1.6 mph
    675 ft
    625 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Great for any fitness level. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Already while driving the gondola from Waidring to the starting point of your circular hike, you can enjoy fantastic views. Once at the top, you follow the Triassic Trail through Triassic Park, which takes you back to the time of the dinosaurs. With a view of the surrounding mountains, you will discover models of primeval lizards and interesting facts about their lives.

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  • Intermediate
    01:22
    2.21 mi
    1.6 mph
    25 ft
    1,675 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Great for any fitness level. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Fresh mountain air blows your nose as you ascend with the chairlift: from the valley station at 740 meters, you can easily climb up to 1,425 meters. Once at the top, a family-friendly high-altitude hiking area awaits you with a wonderful 360-degree panoramic view from the Central Alps to Lake Chiemsee. If you get hungry or thirsty, you can stop at the Unternbergalm with a sun terrace and enjoy the view for now.

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  • Difficult
    00:50
    1.39 mi
    1.7 mph
    325 ft
    375 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Great for any fitness level. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    The Wendelstein is an Eldorado for those interested in geology and a prime example of visible earth history. That's why you can experience a journey through time on the popular …

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  • Intermediate
    01:59
    4.28 mi
    2.2 mph
    575 ft
    575 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Great for any fitness level. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Pure mountain idyll awaits you on this circular hike on the idyllic Winklmoosalm on the Bavarian-Austrian border. The starting point of the tour is right in the Winklmoosalm alpine area. There you are spoiled for choice - one rustic mountain hut is lined up after the other and would like to pamper you with delicious delicacies. The best thing to do is to choose a stop for before and after your hike.

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    10
  • Distance
    29.1 mi
  • Duration
    16:04 h
  • Elevation
    4,050 ft
Chiemsee-Chiemgau

A little help to the top – mountain railways & cable cars in Chiemgau