Evening loop in the fairy tale forest during sunset

Winter hiking

A leisurely evening walk through a dreamlike winter landscape with an impressive play of colours, a great mood of nature.

  • Starting point Cross-country stadium
  • Location Reit im Winkl
  • distance 1.9 kilometres
  • duration 00:30 hours
  • maximum altitude 687 meters
  • minimum altitude 679 meters
  • altitude difference 13 ascending
  • altitude difference 13 descending
easy difficulty

Tour description:

Starting point: Festsaal, cross-country stadium.

This evening tour takes you comfortably along a short stretch along the "Kaiserblick" premium trail and into the magical fairytale forest. Back to the cross-country ski station, the mountains shine in a wide variety of colors, depending on the weather.

The high valley of Reit im Winkl, which is wide open to the west and only limited by the Kaiser Mountains in the distance, offers an incomparable and unique light show 30 minutes before and after sunset, especially from November to May. During this time, it is physically possible for the sun to illuminate the clouds from below. Depending on the weather, the setting of the sun can be associated with an impressive play of colors, which sometimes not only shines in the sunset, but also has yellow or violet hues. This warm and "long" light has always "touched" us humans in a very special way.

Rest stops: Reit im Winkler Stuben, restaurants in town

Catering option

Circular tour

Recommended months for this tour


Arrival by car

From Munich or Salzburg on the federal motorway Munich - Salzburg (A8 to Grabenstätt exit no. 109), continue towards Marquartstein and on the well-developed German Alpine Road (B 305) to Reit im Winkl. Parking: Dorfstraße 38 at the Tourist Info, 83242 Reit im Winkl, Tirolerstraße 37 at the Festsaal, 83242 Reit im Winkl.

From Munich or Innsbruck on the federal motorway Rosenheim - Innsbruck (A93) to Oberaudorf (exit no. 59). Continue to Walchsee, Kössen and Reit im Winkl. Parking: -Tirolerstraße 37 at the Festsaal, 83242 Reit im Winkl, -Tourist - Info, Dorfstraße 38, 83242 Reit im Winkl.

Arrival by public transport

Connections to Reit im Winkl from Prien am Chiemsee train station (best bus connection!). With the RVO bus, line 9505. Bus stop directly at the tourist information or at the Festsaal. All timetables at www.reitimwinkl.de.

Connections to Reit im Winkl from Ruhpolding train station with the RVO bus line 9506.