Dürrnbachhorn Summit Hike

hiking tour

A breathtaking hike with a panoramic view of the Chiemgau and the Central Alps. Only recommended for hikers with a head for heights and surefootedness!

  • Starting point Winklmoos-Alm
  • Location Reit im Winkl
  • distance 7.5 kilometres
  • duration 04:15 hours
  • maximum altitude 1770 meters
  • minimum altitude 1188 meters
  • altitude difference 624 ascending
  • altitude difference 624 descending
difficult difficulty

Tour description:

From the parking lot we walk in the direction of Dürrnbachalmen, shortly before that to the right, steeply over a narrow path under the chairlift to a forest clearing. Direction NW through the forest on a steep path to the mountain station of the chairlift (1607m).

Following the steep ascent above the railway to the summit of the Dürrnbachhorn (1775m), now following the ridge in an easterly direction on a narrow path to the junction Finsterbach / Heutal, 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 across the border to the starting point.

Special features: From the Dürrnbachhorn summit, wonderful panoramic views from the Chiemgau to the Central Alps. On this tour you can use the free hiking bus. Please note the timetable!

Catering option

Circular tour

Recommended months for this tour

Tips for this tour

A highlight for early risers: enjoy a sunrise here.


Arrival by car

Coming from Munich or Salzburg on the motorway Munich - Salzburg (A8 to Grabenstätt exit no. 109), continue in the direction of Marquartstein and on the well-developed German Alpine Road (B305) to Reit im Winkl.

At the entrance to the village (Entfelden) in the direction of Ruhpolding approx. 5 km to the Seegatterl district, then via the toll road from Seegatterl to the Winklmoos - Alm. Parking: -Klammweg, 83242 Reit im Winkl.

Coming from Munich or Innsbruck on the federal motorway Rosenheim - Innsbruck (A93) to Oberaudorf (exit no. 59), on to Walchsee, Kössen and Reit im Winkl. Continue on the B 305 to Ruhpolding approx. 5 km to the Seegatterl district via the toll road from Seegatterl. Parking: -Klammweg, 83242 Reit im Winkl.

Arrival by public transport

Connections to Reit im Winkl from Prien am Chiemsee train station (best bus connection!). Take the RVO bus line 9505 to Tourist Info, then change to line 9507. Bus stop Winklmoos-Alm

Connections to Reit im Winkl from Ruhpolding station with the RVO - line 9506. Change in Seegatterl, line 9507 to the Winklmoos-Alm. Stop Winklmoos - Alm.