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Gipfelkreuz Dürrnbachhorn
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Bike and Hike to Dürrnbachhorn


A combined demanding tour for bikers and hikers with a great panorama.

  • Starting point
  • location Reit im Winkl
  • distance 29.4 kilometres
  • duration 04:00 hours
  • maximum altitude 1756 meters
  • minimum altitude 671 meters
  • altitude difference 1173 ascending
  • altitude difference 1175 descending
intermediate difficulty

Tour description:

From the starting point we head to Entfelden, ride past lush meadows and St Mary's chapel, follow the main road to the right in the direction of Seegatterl.

At the end of the connecting road that we cross, we keep briefly to the right, then left directly into the industrial park and finally after the Loferbrücke bridge onto the bike path. Along the cool Schwarzlofer river, we cycle comfortably to Seegatterl, where we cross the large parking lot and finally reach the Schwarzlofer forest road (ski run in winter).

Here, next to the ditch of the same name, we always go uphill, after a good stretch past the valley station of the ski lift to the Rossalm, where we are greeted by horses.

We keep right and left again in the direction of the parking lot at the church of St. Johann im Gebirg, leaving the road that opens in the direction of the Dürnnbachhorn valley station. Once there, we take the nostalgic chairlift and arrive comfortably and rested at the mountain station at 1607 m.

From here a narrow path goes between the mountain pines up to the summit cross of the Dürnnbachhorn (1775 m). We are rewarded with an unforgettable panorama of the surrounding mountains. In ideal weather, the view extends to the Zugspitze. Lake Weitsee is nestled in its valley.

The way back is the same to the mountain station and then we continue along the meadow path towards Dürrnbachalmen to the Winklmoos-Alm. Caution, risk of slipping when wet.

Those who want to extend their hike, are sure-footed and have a head for heights, have sturdy shoes, follow the ridge eastwards on the narrow path to the junction Finsterbach / Heutal valley, another steep descent to the Heutallift lift station.

Head west in the steep forest area, descent to the Finsterbachalm. After the Alm on an easy forest path back to the valley station of the railway, continue with the bikes on the road in the direction of the parking lot (on the left the Maria Himmelfahrt chapel), we turn right at the Bundeswehr hut, and follow the path to Seegatterl and back to Reit im Winkl to the starting point.

Catering option

Beautiful view

Recommended months for this tour

Tips for this tour

Bring some time to walk along the Dürrnbachhorn ridge. Surefootedness, a head for heights and good footwear are required.


Arrival by car

Coming from Munich or Salzburg on the Munich - Salzburg motorway (A8 to Grabenstätt exit no. 109), continue in the direction of Marquartstein and on the well-developed German Alpine Road (B 305) to Reit im Winkl. Parking spaces: - Dorfstr. 38 at the Tourist - Info, 83242 Reit im Winkl, -Tiroler Straße 37 am Festsaal, 83242 Reit im Winkl.

Coming from Munich or Innsbruck on the Rosenheim - Innsbruck motorway (A93) to Oberaudorf (exit no. 59). On to Walchsee, Kössen and Reit im Winkl. Parking spaces: -Tiroler Straße 37 am 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.

Stop directly at the tourist information.

Connections to Reit im Winkl from Ruhpolding train station with the RVO line 9506. Stop directly at the Tourist Information.