View to Lake Weitsee 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

From the tour directory

Three lakes area on foot, by bike, with cross-country skis, etc.

Alm hike to lake Weitsee

intermediate (hiking tour)
A medium alpine hike with inclines. There is a possibility to stop for refreshments. Great swimming opportunities on the lake.
  • 15.3 km
  • 500 Hm
  • 05:10 h
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MTB 48 Three-Lakes-Loop

easy (tour)
On the way to an untouched natural paradise in the Chiemgau Alps.
  • 25.7 km
  • 390 Hm
  • 02:45 h
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Hike and Swim from Reit im Winkl via Jochberg to lake Weitsee

easy (hiking tour)
Wonderful leisurely family tour with bathing facilities
  • 7.4 km
  • 252 Hm
  • 02:30 h
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MTB 52 Röthelmoos Lake Weitsee Loop

intermediate (tour)
For sporty nature lovers with a good basic level of fitness and time.
  • 38.0 km
  • 970 Hm
  • 04:30 h
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Nr. 6a cross country trail "Weitsee" classic + skating | 5 km

easy (Cross-country skiing) not groomed
The Weitsee trail is part of trail no. 6 - Chiemgau trail. However, it can be run as a separate approx. 5 km long trail from Seegatterl.
  • 5.0 km
  • 74 Hm
  • 00:55 h
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Hiking in the Three Lakes Area

easy (hiking tour)
Leisurely hiking tour in the 3 Lakes area
  • 7.0 km
  • 132 Hm
  • 02:45 h
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Good to know

-Lake Weitsee is a nature reserve - driving boats, surfboards etc. is prohibited. Bathing is possible at the signposted dedicated bathing areas. Keep your dog on a leash at all times.

-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 ice-skating or cross-country skiing on the ice - be careful!

Gentian Flower

Natural sights

Alphorn players
©© Markus Schmuck

Barefoot park

Between via ferrata, water lily pond and Kriegerkapelle chapel

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Winklmoos-Alm von oben
©© - Dietmar Denger


Maybe the most famous alpine pasture in Germany

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Dark Sky 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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St. Anna's Chapel 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 Klausenbach gorge
©© 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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Lake Taubensee
©© Stefanie Raab

Lake Taubensee

Hike to a lonely mountain lake close to Reit im Winkl

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Kids playing by the Glacier Mill Field
©© Schedl

Glacier Mill Field

Reminder of the last ice age - the glacier mill field at Wimmerkreuz

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Three countries point at Scheibelberg mountain
©© Florian Weindl

Three-countries-point at Scheibelberg

Where Bavaria meets Tyrol and Salzburg

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Entrance to Reit im Winkl
© © Kern

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