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Wide lake view from the Dürrfeldkreuz
© Kern

Three Lakes Area

Weitsee, Mittersee, Lödensee

Weitsee, Mittersee and Lödensee form the three lakes area that extends between Reit im Winkl and Ruhpolding.

The change of the seasons is particularly impressive here. Enjoy the best view of the three lakes from the summit of the Dürrnbachhorn mountain.

Its status as a nature reserve is intended to preserve the beauty of lake Weitsee. Swimming is allowed in the fresh, clear water from some bathing spots, perfect refreshment after a hike to Röthelmoos or a bike tour from Reit im Winkl across the Dürrfeldkreuz.

In winter we prepare cross-country trails across the Three Lakes Area, in autumn clouds of mist create mystical photo motifs.

If you cycle or hike from Reit im Winkl to Weitsee, pack some ingredients for a picnic. Although the water is of drinking water quality, there is neither a shop nor a café. In winter, when cross-country skiing, the small hut on the Mittersee lake and the Sachsenbacheralm offer food and drink, about halfway between Seegatterl and lake Weitsee.

How do you get from Reit im Winkl to Lake Weitsee?

-by bike on the cycle path along the Lofer, also suitable for families, with a short ascent to the Dürrfeldkreuz

-with the regular buses of the RVO, with several stops in the three lakes area

-by car on the B 305

-in combination with a hike to the Röthelmoos area or over to Jochberg/ Pötschalm

Good to know

-lake Weitsee is a nature reserve - driving boats, surfboards etc. is prohibited. Bathing is possible at the signposted bathing areas. Boats are allowed on lakes Mittersee and Lödensee.

-Depending on the temperature and weather conditions, bathing is possible from May / June.

-In winter, the lakes in the Three Lakes Area often freeze over. However, the thickness of the ice is not officially measured and stepping on the ice surface is at your own risk. Even if you watch others sledging or cross-country skiing on the ice - be careful!


Natural sights

Alphorn blowers
© Markus Schmuck

Barefoot park

Between via ferrata, water lily pond and Kriegerkapelle chapel

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Summer on the Winklmoos-Alm
© Kern


Maybe the most famous alpine pasture in Germany

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Star Park Winklmoos-Alm - Church and Milky Way
© Sebastian Voltmer

Dark Sky Park Winklmoos-Alm

1st Dark Sky Park in the Alps - in Reit im Winkl / Winklmoos-Alm

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Annakapelle on the Hemmersuppenalm
© Stockklauser


Unspoilt nature, between Hindenburghütte and Fellhorn

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On the Winklmoos-Alm
© Stockklauser

Alpine pastures

The most beautiful alpine pastures and how to get there

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Hiking trail through the Klausenbachklamm
© Markus Schmuck


Hiking, abseiling, in awe with a wild river and mountain area

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Steinplatte summit cross
© Bergbahn Steinplatte Winklmoos-Alm

Summits and summit crosses

The most beautiful mountains all around Reit im Winkl

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Hausbach waterfall
© Stefanie Dehler

Hausbach Waterfall

Hiking trail, via ferrata, photo spot

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© Stefanie Raab

Lake Taubensee

Hike to a lonely mountain lake close to Reit im Winkl

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Entrance to Reit im Winkl
© Kern

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