© © Tourist Information Reit im Winkl

Church of St. Johann im Gebirg

The Roman Catholic church of St. Johann im Gebirg on the Winklmoos-Alm near Reit im Winkl is a modern church building that was built between 1963 and 1966 by Prof. Josef Wiedemann. The mountain church is located at 1150 m above sea level and is registered as a monument with the Bavarian State Office for the Preservation of Monuments.

The church complex is surrounded by a wall of boulders. The northern half of the complex is designed as a church room. The bark huts of the woodworkers, which used to be found in large numbers in the surrounding mountain landscape and served as summer dwellings, served as a model for the construction.

The church is a popular sightseeing spot and offers a fantastic view over the entire Winklmoos-Alm to the Steinplatte summit and the Loferer Steinberge mountain range. The church is also popular for weddings and baptisms.

The "Angelus Bergsteig" pilgrimage route on the Winklmoos-Alm is short with just 4 stations but particularly beautiful due to the unique location and the view.

The ascent to the church and to the pilgrimage route is via the toll road from Seegatterl to the Winklmoos-Alm.

Contact details

Kirche St. Johann im Gebirg
83242 Reit im Winkl