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Dürrnbachhorn Ridge Walk

hiking tour

Demanding mountain tour with great impressions and beautiful mountain panoramas.

  • Starting point Seegatterl car park
  • location Reit im Winkl
  • distance 15.2 kilometres
  • duration 07:20 hours
  • maximum altitude 1774 meters
  • minimum altitude 765 meters
  • altitude difference 1025 ascending
  • altitude difference 1021 descending
difficult difficulty

Tour description:

From the starting point Seegatterl take path 111 and continue on path 112, always in the direction of Dürrnbachalmen and Dürrnbachhorn. After a little over 2 hours you reach the pasture area of the Dürrnbachalmen.

Here hiking trail No. 12 goes steeply up under the chairlift to the mountain station of the Dürrnbachhornbahn. The path then leads directly to the summit at an impressive 1776 m above sea level, where an alpine feeling is created.

From here the ridge hike begins for approx. 30 minutes. The path leads over a steep descent and a narrow path over the alpine meadows directly to the Finsterbachalm. The way back follows via path 111 over the Kohlstatt and finally back to the starting point Seegatterl.

Special features: beautiful long hike starting in the valley (765m) to the high altitude (1776), great views of lakes Weitsee, Mittersee and Lödsensee, as well as into the Chiemgau Alps to the Central Alps. This tour should not be taken when it is wet. Furthermore, good equipment is required, a good physical condition and a head for heights must be given in any case!

Catering option

Beautiful view

Recommended months for this tour

Tips for this tour

A sunrise on the Dürrnbachhorn is an unforgettable experience. This tour can also be started from the Winklmoos-Alm (approx. 400 m less), use the toll road to the Winklmoos-Alm from Seegatterl. The starting point is the Winlmoos-Alm car park in the direction of the Dürrnbachhorn nostalgic charilift valley station.


Arrival by car

Coming from Munich or Salzburg on the Munich - Salzburg motorway (A8 to Grabenstätt exit no. 109), continue towards 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. Parking: -Seegatterl, 83242 Reit im Winkl.

Coming from Munich or Innsbruck on the Rosenheim - Innsbruck motorway (A93) to Oberaudorf (exit 59). On to Walchsee, Kössen and Reit im Winkl. At the entrance to the village (Entfelden) in the direction of Ruhpolding approx. 5 km to the Seegatterl district. Parking: -Seegatterl 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 office, then change to lines 9506 and 9507. Seegatterl stop.

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