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Gletscherblick
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Premium hiking trail - Gletscherblick Alpin

hiking tour

Alpine flowers, mountain forests, petrified corals and a spectacular view of the eternal ice all come together on a varied circular route in the Hemmersuppenalm hiking area.

  • Starting point Hemmersuppenalm
  • location Reit im Winkl
  • distance 12.7 kilometres
  • duration 05:30 hours
  • maximum altitude 1615 meters
  • minimum altitude 1217 meters
  • altitude difference 520 ascending
  • altitude difference 520 descending
difficult difficulty

Tour description:

Directions: The long, alpine day hike starts in the Hemmersuppenalm hiking area (1200m). Paid shuttle buses from the Alpengasthof Hindenburghütte run every hour (high season: every half hour) from the car park at the Tourist Info and the Blindau hiking car park up to the Hindenburghütte.

From the serviced Hindenburghütte, the tour initially leads for 1.5 kilometers on a paved mountain pasture road to St. Anna's Chapel (1242 m) above the Upper Hemmersuppenalm. The area is beautifully situated and offers a wonderful view of the Hörndlwand and the Hochgern mountains. After St. Anna's chapel, a forest path takes you through the pasture area in an easterly direction to the Pflegereck - Diensthütte hut. Behind the last pasture, a meadow path continues to the tree line. The section on the forest path over to the Pflegereck - Diensthütte hut is picturesque and represents the historical connection between the Hemmersuppenalm and the Winklmoos - Alm.

After 45 minutes on the forest path, the forest road crosses the path at the Pflegereck - Diensthütte hut (1306m), a forest hut of the Bavarian State Forests. On the other side of the forest road, the path runs through the mountain forest up to the Durchkaseralmen (1475m). The path gets steeper in some places, but it's always flat. A special highlight of this section are the larches along the way at about 1,300 meters above sea level. The sometimes mighty trees do not stand alone, but in groups of individual tree families. A botanically extraordinary phenomenon, stop and enjoy!

Above the tree line, the view of the mighty summit wall of the Steinplatte mountain opens up. The highlight of this tour begins at the Durchkaseralmen, the path across the high plateau to the Straubinger Haus hut (1550m). A beautiful view opens up in all directions. To the north Lake Chiemsee, the Hochplatte peak and to the east the Dürrnbachhorn summit. To the south you can marvel at the glaciers of Austria's highest mountains, as well as the majestic Kaiser Mountains to the west. The fantastic path leads 5 km over the plateau before you reach the Eggenalm pasture area.

The narrow path faces south in several places, but it is beautiful to walk on. If you want, you can climb to the summit of the Fellhorn (1765m) in about 30 minutes from the Eggenalm. The premium hiking trail Alpin Gletscherblick leads directly to the managed Straubinger Haus hut with a view of the Kaiser Mountains. Here you can rest and enjoy the view before descending past the chapel in the direction of the Hemmersuppenalm. The narrow path is interspersed with rocks at the beginning. At the managed Sulzner Kaser hut (1240m), the path leads back to the starting point of this fantastic hike via the asphalted road.

Refreshment stops: Straubinger Haus, Sulzner Kaser, Alpengasthof Hindenburghütte

Catering option

Beautiful view

Circular tour

Recommended months for this tour

Tips for this tour

A special kind of hike. Certified with the German hiking seal. In the right season, very special types of flowers can be admired. Gentian and alpine rose are at home here.

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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 Marquartstein 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 and approx. 1 km to the Fellhornweg car park, 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. 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 Fellhornweg car park, 83242 Reit im Winkl. Chargeable shuttle buses in the season from the car park.

Arrival by public transport

Connections to Reit im Winkl from Prien am Chimesee 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.

Stop directly at the tourist information office. Paid shuttle bus in the season from the tourist information office.