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Rauschberg 1.645 m

hiking tour

Art on the mountain, wooden spirits and a panorama with over 600 peaks.

Rauschbergbahn car park - Hutzenauersteig - Sandreissn - southern slope (formerly ski lift) - Vorderer Rauschberg

  • Starting point Pigeon lake
  • location Ruhpolding
  • distance 20.5 kilometres
  • duration 08:00 hours
  • maximum altitude 1645 meters
  • minimum altitude 674 meters
  • altitude difference 1100 ascending
  • altitude difference 1100 descending
difficult difficulty

Tour description:

To be clear: the tour requires surefootedness and a head for heights - it is really long and physically demanding. Past the Taubensee, the small path over the "Sandreissn" crosses a huge, almost brilliant white rubble field, which dates back to the time of lead-zinc mining in the 16th and 17th centuries. Century. "Rausch" means "lead-containing stone" and thus became the name giver. The Hutzenauersteig winds steeply on serpentines through the mountain forest and offers great views of Ruhpolding and the Chiemgau Arena again and again. On the southern slope of the now abandoned ski lift, young cattle graze and the golden summit cross of the Vorderen Rauschberg is not far anymore. The terrace of the Rauschberghaus entices you with a refreshment before you go to the striking works of art by Angerer the Younger. One of the sculptures represents "Adam's Hand" and is oriented towards Rome. The wooden spirits on the interactive theme trail not only inform children in a playful way about the need for protective forests and the task of dead wood. There is always something going on at the launch site for hang-gliders and paragliders and it is impressive to watch the take-offs over the steep launch ramp into the "felt nothing". And of course a lot of panorama and a fantastic view down into the Miesenbach valley and countless alpine peaks. Don't waste too much time marveling and continue following the path to the Kaitlalm via the Kienbergalm. From here it's very relaxed, but long over the Schwarzachenalm with a view of the Sonntagshorn back to the parking lot at the Rauschbergbahn.

Catering option

Beautiful view

Circular tour

Recommended months for this tour

Tips for this tour

If you want to save yourself the descent, you can take the Rauschbergbahn back to the valley in a relaxed manner:

There are refreshment stops at the Rauschberghaus (open during train travel times) and at the Kaitlalm and Schwarzachenalm (open from around June to September).

The Holzknechtmuseum (Laubau) offers fascinating insights into the life of hardship and the dangerous work of the woodcutters (forest workers, forest managers) in the former Saline area of Traunstein. On the large outdoor area, in the lovingly prepared wooden rooms, the original workshops and the interactive stations, you feel transported back in time.


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Arrival by car

From Ruhpolding towards Reit im Winkl, follow the B305 to Inzell and immediately right to the Rauschbergbahn car park.

Arrival by public transport

Regional train from Traunstein to Ruhpolding.

In Ruhpolding mobile with the village line or the RVO (regional traffic Upper Bavaria)