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Hindenburghütte-Fellhorn snowshoe tour

Snowshoeing

Demanding snowshoe tour to a summit cross with a breathtaking view.

  • Starting point Hindenburghütte
  • location Reit im Winkl
  • distance 10.7 kilometres
  • duration 03:30 hours
  • maximum altitude 1760 meters
  • minimum altitude 1197 meters
  • altitude difference 652 ascending
  • altitude difference 652 descending
difficult difficulty

Tour description:

The Dirnhofer family’s shuttle bus, which is subject to a charge, takes you from the Reit im Winkl hiking car park to the Hindenburghütte, the starting point of this beautiful snowshoe tour. The hike up to the Fellhorn is signposted.

Especially in the forest area, it is extremely important that you follow the green signs of the DAV alpine club so as not to disturb any animals. Initially you follow the trail for about 500 meters in the direction of the Hemmersuppenalm. The fantastic view of the northern Chiemgau Alps and Lake Chiemsee is worth every meter. At the first junction, follow trail no. 12 to the right in a southerly direction.

After another 500 meters along the trail, follow the green DAV alpine club signs into the forest and up to the Straubinger Haus. Initially it goes flat through the forest, but after a small clearing it goes uphill steeply. Good snowshoe technique is required here until the forest thins out again. You reach the pasture area around the Straubinger Haus, which is not managed in winter. Take your time for a short break at the small chapel and look out over the Kaiser Mountains, the Kitzbühler Alps and the striking mountains of the Chiemgau Alps, Geigelstein and Kampenwand.

Over a clearly visible, wide ridge, it then goes towards the summit. Following this ridge you reach the high plateau and cross the slope to the summit cross of the Fellhorn. In the last stretch up to the summit, a pronounced cornice falls sharply on the left edge to Tyrol. If visibility is poor, you should be careful here. Arrived at the summit cross you have one of the most beautiful views in the whole region. Be sure to note the mighty cornice around the summit! In good weather, the view extends to the high peaks of the Tauern chain, as well as across to the Winklmoos Steinplatte ski area. A real moment of pleasure on the mountain. Following the same path you return to the Hindenburghütte.

Note: The summer path via the forest road up to the Straubinger Haus is a bird sanctuary that is closed in winter.

Refreshments: Hindenburghütte

Learn more: Check out our trip report on https://www.reitimwinkl.de/en/snowshoe-fellhorn

Catering option

Circular tour

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Arrival by car

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

Drive from the village in the direction of Ruhpolding. After approx. 1 km turn in the direction of Blindau, approx. 1 km to the car park: -Fellhornweg Reit im Winkl.

Shuttle bus in the season from the car park to Hindenburghütte

Coming from Munich or Innsbruck on the Rosenheim - Innsbruck motorway (A93) to Oberaudorf (exit 59). On to Walchsee, Kössen and Reit im Winkl. Drive from the village in the direction of Ruhpolding. After approx. 1 km turn in the direction of Blindau, approx. 1 km to the car park: -Fellhornweg. Shuttle bus in the season from the car park.

 

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. Bus stop Tourist Info.

Paid shuttle bus to the Hindenburghütte in the season from the tourist information.