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Walk along the Viktor von Scheffel trail and Augusten trail

hiking tour

The loop walk dedicated to writer Viktor von Scheffel (1820-1884) is an often narrow path close to town with very nice views of Reit im Winkl and the surrounding mountains.

  • Starting point St. Pankratius Church
  • Location Reit im Winkl
  • distance 1.5 kilometres
  • duration 00:55 hours
  • maximum altitude 797 meters
  • minimum altitude 697 meters
  • altitude difference 139 ascending
  • altitude difference 139 descending
easy difficulty

Tour description:

This leisurely walk begins at the parish church of St. Pankratius, which invites you to a "contemplative" stop, then follow the signs to the Kriegerkapelle chapel and the barefoot park with Kneipp basins. A place to take a deep breath and relax for all ages. Whether you sit under a tree or take off your shoes.

Now we head to one of the most beautiful vantage points, the Kriegerkapelle chapel. From here a narrow path, the Viktor von Scheffelsteig (poet and painter) leads to Augustenruh, another vantage point. Here you take the easy switchbacks downhill to the Protestant mountain church, a special feature of our place that wants to be visited.

Via the beautiful Augustensteig, named after Dr. August Oberweiler (1896-1902), pioneer of tourism, it goes back to the water lily pond at the barefoot park. Rest for a moment at the Grünbühel, as this beautiful place is called here, before you go back to the starting point.

Refreshments can be found in town.

Catering option

Circular tour

Recommended months for this tour


Arrival by car

Coming 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 (B305) to Reit im Winkl. 83242 Reit im Winkl,Parking -Tirolerstraße 37 at the Festsaal, 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. Parking:-Tirolerstraße 37 at the Festsaal, 83242 Reit im Winkl,-Tourist - Info, Dorfstraße 38,83242 Reit im Winkl.

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 or at the Festsaal.

Connections to Reit im Winkl from Ruhpolding train station with the RVO line 9506. All timetables: