Finsterbachalm Loop

hiking tour

An easy hike that the whole family can do. Refreshments, great locations and phenomenal views included.

  • Starting point Winklmoos-Alm
  • Location Reit im Winkl
  • distance 5.2 kilometres
  • duration 02:15 hours
  • maximum altitude 1417 meters
  • minimum altitude 1144 meters
  • altitude difference 263 ascending
  • altitude difference 263 descending
intermediate difficulty

Tour description:

From the starting point, take path No 12 in the direction of Dürrnbachalmen, past the valley station of the Dürrnbachhorn chairlift. Shortly before the Dürrnbachalmen turn right to the Finsterbachalm. Return on the wide forest road downhill, always through beautiful high forest. After approx. 700m downhill (approx. 15 minutes) the forest road turns right, but we continue straight back to the Winklmoos Alm.

Special features: The circular route starts out over the beautiful alpine pastures of the Dürrnbachalmen, with a view of the Dürrnbachhorn. From the Finsterbachalm there are beautiful views towards the Heutal valley and Loferer Steinberge as well as the Steinplatte summit.

Tip: In bad weather, the forest path can only be walked to the Finsterbachalm. The same route goes back. Note the opening times of the Alm. 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 stop at the Finsterbachalm (organic farming) with a great view of the nearby mountains.


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.

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 Rosenheim - Innsbruck motorway (A 93) to Oberaudorf (exit 59), then on to Walchsee, Kössen and Reit im Winkl. Continue on the B 305 to Ruhpolding approx. 5 km to the Seegatterl district then via the toll road to Winklmoos-Alm. Parking: -Klammweg, 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 to Tourist Info, then you can change to lines 9506 and 9507. Bus stop Winklmoos-Alm

Connections to Reit im Winkl from Ruhpolding train station with the RVO - line 9506, change in Seegatterl to lines 9506 and 9507. Bus stop Winklmoos-Alm.