Muckklausen Loop

hiking tour

An easy hike with refreshment stops and breathtaking scenery

  • Starting point Winklmoos-Alm
  • Location Reit im Winkl
  • distance 6.2 kilometres
  • duration 02:00 hours
  • maximum altitude 1183 meters
  • minimum altitude 1106 meters
  • altitude difference 124 ascending
  • altitude difference 135 descending
easy difficulty

Tour description:

Tip: This tour is also a good idea in bad weather, as you hike on paved forest roads, good hiking shoes are recommended.

From the starting point towards Muckklause (circular route). Visit of the Muckklause. Return via Mösererstube and then on to the starting point Winklmoos - Alm.

Special features: The Muckklause was first mentioned in 1626 and built from solid red marble in 1792. It was used as a dam for "wood drifting". The saltworks in Bad Reichenhall needed huge amounts of firewood from the surrounding forests for the evacuation of the brine (salt springs from the mountain).

With the hermitage closed, the felled and shortened trunks were collected in the dry stream bed. The flood of water from the then opened hermitage washed the wood down the Unkenbach into the Saalach river, which flows through Bad Reichenhall.

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 leisurely hike with a story. The Muckklause served as a dam for drifting wood. In 1792 it was built from massive red marble. Still in good condition today, it is a popular hiking destination.


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 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 then via the toll road from Seegatterl 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 change to line 9507.

Bus stop Winklmoos - Alm.

Connections to Reit im Winkl from Ruhpolding train station with the RVO bus line 9506. You can change to Seegatterl line 9507 to the Winklmoos-Alm. Stop Winklmoos - Alm.