Waterfall- Wetterkreuz- Glapfgraben- Scheffelsteig

hiking tour

Demanding tour with alpine character over beautiful paths, narrow climbs and trails. Great view of the valley, mountains and nature.

  • Starting point Barefoot Park at Grünbühel
  • Location Reit im Winkl
  • distance 4.6 kilometres
  • duration 03:05 hours
  • maximum altitude 1054 meters
  • minimum altitude 723 meters
  • altitude difference 464 ascending
  • altitude difference 464 descending
difficult difficulty

Tour description:

This scenic alpine tour starts at Grünbühel in the direction of the Kriegerkapelle chapel, the first special feature of this route. This is where the first part of the impressive and exciting hike begins. First, the path runs over the Hausbachsteig trail, which requires your full attention. Sure-footedness and a head for heights are very important. If you turn around from time to time, you have a wonderful view of the valley, while sporty climbers can put their skills to the test on the via ferrata opposite. The path continues in the direction of Glapfalm. In the fountain in front of the Alm building there is a beverage depot cooled with mountain water (donations welcome). After a short rest, you start again and go on the hiking path on the right hand side of the meadow to the Wetterkreuz peak (1061m), a crag above Reit im Winkl. This view over the valley cannot be beat. A bench invites you to linger and marvel. Take a deep breath, relax and enjoy the peace and quiet before walking back a few steps along the same path (approx. 100m), then on a beautiful mountain path following the signs towards the center of the village. The way back runs via the Viktor von Scheffelsteig trail, (a poet and painter) to Augustenruh, another vantage point. Refreshments can be found in town.

Circular tour

Recommended months for this tour

Tips for this tour

Arrived at the barefoot park, numerous stations offer something good for the soles of the feet and thus the whole body after the tour.


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. Parking:-Dorfstr. 38 at the Tourist Info, 83242 Reit im Winkl,-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 Chiemsee train station (best bus connection!). With the RVO - Bus, line 9505. Bus stop directly at the Tourist - Info or Zentrum. All timetables: www.reitimwinkl.de.

Connections to Reit im Winkl from the Ruhpolding train station with the RVO - line 9506. Stop directly at the tourist information or the center.