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Exploring the "Waldbahn" railway

hiking tour

A forest railway used to run from Reit im Winkl to Ruhpolding. Follow in the footsteps of a bygone era.

  • Starting point Tourist Information Reit im Winkl
  • location Reit im Winkl
  • distance 15.0 kilometres
  • duration 04:45 hours
  • maximum altitude 916 meters
  • minimum altitude 676 meters
  • altitude difference 314 ascending
  • altitude difference 314 descending
intermediate difficulty

Tour description:

Via the Wimmerkreuz hiking trail you get to the RVO bus depot, then you follow the route of the former "Waldbahn" to Seegatterl (774m). The hiking trail goes along the Schwarzlofer river.

From Seegatterl you first go along the B 305 in the direction of Lake Weitsee, after about 250m you cross the B 305 and go north along the B 305 to the "Jochbergalmen" junction. From here it goes up again on a forest path to the Jochbergalmen (898m) and further down the Alzbach to "Entfelden" and here on the sidewalk next to the B 305 to the starting point.

Special features: Bathing possibilities at Lake Weitsee. In the area of the Jochbergalmen wonderful alpine fauna.

Attention: The path from RVO - industrial area to Seegatterl is also a cycle path, also the path via Jochbergalmen is used by MTBs. Please show mutual consideration.

Catering option

Circular tour

Recommended months for this tour

Tips for this tour

When the temperatures are warm, a dip in Lske Weitsee is a must.

Don't forget your bathing suit.


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: -Dorfstr. 38 at the Tourist Info, 83242 Reit im Winkl, -Tirolerstraße 37 at the Festsaal, 83242 Reit im Winkl.

From Munich or Innsbruck on the autobahn 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 Chimesee train station (best bus connection!). With the RVO bus line 9505. Stop directly at the tourist information or in the center.

Connections to Reit im Winkl from the Ruhpolding train station with the RVO bus line 9506. Stop directly at the tourist information or in the center.