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hiking tour

The path leads over gentle alpine meadows to the most beautiful vantage points in the Hemmersuppenalm hiking area. At the alpine huts and restaurants there are alpine snacks and local delicacies.

  • Starting point Hemmersuppenalm
  • Location Reit im Winkl
  • distance 7.3 kilometres
  • duration 03:30 hours
  • maximum altitude 1665 meters
  • minimum altitude 1238 meters
  • altitude difference 480 ascending
  • altitude difference 480 descending
intermediate difficulty

Tour description:

Directions: The tour starts in the Hemmersuppenalm hiking area (1200m). You can get to the starting point with the chargeable shuttle bus operated by the Hindenburghütte restaurant. The buses run hourly in summer, and more frequently in the high season from the Tourist Information car park and from the Blindau hiking car park up to the alpine pasture area.

The first destination of the tour is the picturesque St. Anna's Chapel (1242m) above the Upper Hemmersuppenalm. After just a few meters in the alpine area, the view of the surrounding alpine meadows and the mountains of the Chiemgau Alps opens up. 300 meters behind St. Anna's Chapel, in the middle of the Obere Hemmersuppenalm pastures, the hiking trail branches off to the right up to the Straubinger Haus hut. Marmots have established their colonies around the trail, their warning calls may be heard on the way up.

Walk 20 minutes uphill on the alpine meadows of the Obere Hemmersuppenalm until you reach a short stretch of forest. This separates the pastures of the Eggenalm from those of the Obere Hemmersuppenalm. 45 minutes after the Hemmersuppenalmen, at the Felsenquelle spring (1400m), the path branches off to the left in a southerly direction. Following the signs in the direction of Schuhmacher Kreuz, you can enjoy the wonderful view when you arrive at the Eggenalmkogel peak. The distant view stretches in the direction of the Chiemgau Alps and Lake Chiemsee as well as to the south in the direction of the Hohe Tauern range and to the west to the Kaiser Mountains.

The path then continues to the managed Straubinger Haus hut in the Eggenalm pasture area. Passing the chapel, a narrow mountain path takes you back to the Hindenburghütte restaurant. At first it goes rocky downhill before you reach a forest. Be careful here when it's wet. Passing the Sulzner Kaser hut (1240m) the path leads over a paved road to the Hindenburghütte.

Refreshment stops: Alpengasthof Hindenburghütte, Sulzner Kaser, Straubinger Haus

Catering option

Circular tour

Recommended months for this tour

Tips for this tour

The alpine rose blooms in June.


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.

Drive from the village in the direction of Ruhpolding. After approx. 1 km turn in the direction of Blindau and approx. 1 km to the car park: - Fellhornweg, 83242 Reit im Winkl. Chargeable shuttle buses in the season from the Fellhornweg car park.

Coming from Munich or Innsbruck on the Rosenheim - Innsbruck motorway (A93) to Oberaudorf (exit 59). On to Walchsee, Kössen and Reit im Winkl. Parking spaces: -Tirolerstraße 37 am Festsaal, 83242 Reit im Winkl, -Tourist - Info, Dorfstraße 38, 83242 Reit im Winkl. Paid shuttle buses in the season from the tourist information office.

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.

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

From the tourist information center, there is a paid shuttle bus during the season.