Sunset Hike - Birnbach

Winter hiking

Impressive sunset hike with a magnificent play of colors and a great mountain panorama.

  • Starting point Bauernhofcafé Oberbichl
  • Location Reit im Winkl
  • distance 1.5 kilometres
  • duration 00:35 hours
  • maximum altitude 800 meters
  • minimum altitude 767 meters
  • altitude difference 71 ascending
  • altitude difference 72 descending
easy difficulty

Tour description:

Starting point: Bauernhof Café in Oberbichl

This circular hiking trail takes you leisurely across the open terrain of Birnbach. Due to the higher location, you experience the sunset from a completely different perspective than in the valley. The Kaiser Mountains and the Unterberg seem a lot mightier and closer.

From November to May you can experience an incomparable and unique light show 30 minutes before and after sunset. During this time, it is physically possible for the sun to illuminate the clouds from below. Depending on the weather, the setting of the sun can be associated with an impressive play of colors, which sometimes not only shines in the sunset, but also has yellow or violet hues. This warm and "long" light has always "touched" us humans in a very special way.

Circular tour

Recommended months for this tour

Tips for this tour

This beautiful winter tour can be extended. If you want to hike longer, start at the Festsaal and follow the Oberbichl- Birnbach winter hiking route.



Arrival by car

From Munich or Salzburg on the federal motorway Munich - Salzburg (A8 to Grabenstätt exit no. 109), continue towards Marquartstein and on the well-developed German Alpine Road (B 305) to Reit im Winkl. Drive from the village in the direction of Kössen and after the Skihütte turn right into Birnbacherstraße and drive approx. 1.5 km to the car park: Birnbacherstraße. 42, 83242 Reit im Winkl. From Munich or Innsbruck on the federal motorway Rosenheim - Innsbruck (A93) to Oberaudorf (exit no. 59). Continue to Walchsee, Kössen and Reit im Winkl. In the village, turn left before the Skihütte into Birnbacherstraße and drive about 2 km to the Oberbichl Bauernhof Café.

Arrival by public transport

Connections to Reit im Winkl from Prien am Chiemsee train station (best bus connection!). With the RVO bus, line 9505. Bus stop directly at the tourist information or at the Festsaal. All timetables at

Connections to Reit im Winkl from the Ruhpolding train station with the RVO bus line 9506. The winter local bus runs several times a day to Oberbichl/ Birnbach and back. Free with the Reit im Winkl inklusiv Card, please note the timetable!