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Hochfelln

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  • Jenni

    The Hochfelln is always worth a climb. Numerous paths lead you to this popular Chiemgau summit. Understandable that there is always something going on, because the view is wonderful. Before you lies the Chiemsee and behind you a sea of mountain peaks.

    No matter which way you choose, rustic mountain pastures seduce you to sit and feast. Do not be tempted too soon, because you should not miss the summit view!

    If time is short, you can use the Hochfellnbahn to shorten the ascent or descent. Information at: hochfelln-seilbahnen.de/startseite.html

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    • August 7, 2017

  • ZEIT WISSEN Podcast

    The Chiemgau "Lookout Chest" is called the Hochfelln. Elsewhere on the edge of the Alps there are smaller, the pre-Alps, in front of the first higher mountains. Not so here at the foot of Hochfelln. To the north, the smooth Bavarian plain extends for more than a hundred kilometers. A few boulders have left behind the huge glacier, which stretched down into the valley here in the last ice age, nothing else. Every attempt of a foothill of the Alps was flattened. Up to 300 meters thick here was the tank of the glacier in the ice age. When he melted, the Ur-Chiemsee was created. So much meltwater accumulated that the lake was more than twice as big as today's excursion paradise. That was a few thousand years ago. Seen historically a few moments ago.

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    • June 2, 2017

  • Chris124

    Great view over the Chiemgau - Tip: with the cable car to the middle station and the last 500 vertical meters on foot to the summit -interessant way with alpine views. To stop then to the rustic summit house.

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    • May 7, 2017

  • Jan Verbücheln 🤠

    A great view of the Alpine foothills and the Chiemsee.

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    • September 7, 2017

  • Ralf

    An alternative route for hikers, but perhaps weakened nature lovers, begins at the Steinbergalm, from Ruhpolding to reach by car, parking EUR 2.
    From there to the middle station runs a beautiful and easy to walk forest road with very low gradients.

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    • August 17, 2018

  • Maik

    We first took the cable car from the middle station to the summit. At the top you have a wonderful 360 degree panorama. On one side the Chiemsee and on the other the mountains.
    Then we descended to the middle station. Duration approx. 11 / 2h. Was also very nice.
    For me the most beautiful day!

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    • August 23, 2018

  • Kristina🤘

    Easy to climb and the view is blocked by nothing. The nearby chapel is also very cute

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    • June 4, 2017

  • Chris124

    Great view over the Chiemgau. Easy to reach thanks to the cable car. Nice mountain inn on the summit.

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    • April 9, 2017

  • SunnyKay☀️🚴‍♀️🐾

    Wow ... you hold your breath

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    • December 21, 2017

  • 🆃🅾🅽🆁🅴🅶

    The Hochfelln was one of my first mountains that I climbed.
    At first it is very easy to walk, has wide paths that are used as ski slopes in winter, a few narrower passages and some next to three train stations (valley, middle and mountain)
    No matter which Alm you choose, it is always wonderful and, above all, delicious!
    In winter or when it is slippery, caution is advised as the path from the middle station becomes difficult. Walking on ice is just not nice. Then it's better to go up the mountain from the middle station.The view is amazing. Chiemsee and "Flachland" on the one hand and mountain views to the Central Alps on the other.Always a highlight for young and old.The snack platter at the summit is highly recommended!

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    • August 9, 2020

  • Flo

    From the summit you have a magnificent view of the Chiemsee.

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    • December 15, 2016

  • Helmut70

    The most beautiful panoramic mountain in the Chiemgau Alps, highly recommended even in winter.

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    • December 14, 2015

  • Sash86

    Nice mountain with good hiking trails and great views. There are also plenty of places to stop for a bite to eat. Due to the cable car operation, it is also heavily visited

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    • July 26, 2020

  • Kristina🤘

    On the one hand there is a wide view and on the other hand a beautiful backdrop with a chapel and Hochfellgnipfelkreuz

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    • May 18, 2017

  • Kristina🤘

    From here, the view is just as beautiful as the summit cross but a little less busy

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    • December 20, 2017

  • Jens

    On the way to the Hochfelln summit worth a detour at the Bründlingalm bruendlingalm.de 😋🍻

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    • August 20, 2018

  • Frank

    Fantastic view from up there!

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    • July 9, 2019

  • Karina

    A great mountain, even with little foresight. We had fog in the valley, but on the mountain we broke through the clouds. In front of us was a huge sea of clouds, incredibly beautiful!

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    • August 23, 2019

  • Alois

    It was a really nice tour, the path was along a small stream all the time. From the middle station, it was almost all the time in front of the mountain, over very varied paths, up to the summit cross. The way back, made my daughter, my son-in-law and our dog on foot to the starting point, I went with the cable car, because my knee downhill unfortunately does not like. In any case, it was a very worthwhile tour, with great views.

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    • October 25, 2019

  • Simon

    Highly recommended panoramic view!

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    • March 29, 2020

  • Florian Kaiser

    View of the Hochfelln summit and Lake Chiemsee

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    • July 19, 2020

  • Kristina🤘

    Very nice, but a bit tattered hut

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    • May 14, 2017

  • Jürgen Gudermann

    Without clouds probably a top view.

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    • February 1, 2015

  • Magda und Thomas

    Busy, best to be there early!

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    • July 14, 2020


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Location: Ruhpolding, Chiemgau, Traunstein, Upper Bavaria, Bavaria, Germany

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