Snowshoeing Winklmoos-Alm Lembergschneid


The Lembergschneid is a popular tour destination for snowshoe hikers in the picturesque mountains of the Chiemgau Alps.

  • Starting point Mountain station gondola Winklmoos - Alm
  • Location Reit im Winkl
  • distance 6.2 kilometres
  • duration 01:30 hours
  • maximum altitude 1568 meters
  • minimum altitude 1136 meters
  • altitude difference 434 ascending
  • altitude difference 434 descending
easy difficulty

Tour description:

The Winklmoos - Alm gondola lift takes you from Seegatterl to the ski area of the same name. The tour starts directly at the mountain station and leads up the winter hiking trail in the direction of the Dürrnbachhorn nostalgic chairlift. Just turn around, the view across to the Steinplatte and the Lofer mountains is beautiful.

Just before the Chairlift car park, follow the signposted road straight ahead to the Dürrnbachalmen. In the middle of winter, the path is covered in deep snow and you can put on your snowshoes right at the start. In early winter and spring, the road is often empty and you can easily walk to the alpine pastures. When the view opens up after the forest and you enter the alpine pasture area, the further path is clearly visible.

Past a large information board of the alpine club, a path leads along the left edge of the forest to the Dürrnbachgraben between Dürrnbachhorn and Lemberg Schneid.

Note: This section is often used as a ski tour. The existing ski ascent track should not be used by snowshoe hikers so that it remains intact.

At the end of the valley between Dürrnbachhorn and Lemberg Schneid you hike over an evenly sloping slope to the left in the direction of Lemberg Schneid. On the last meters up to the summit it gets a little steeper again, but technically the tour remains easy. From the summit you have an incomparably beautiful view of the Kaisertal valley and the northern Chiemgau Alps.

After a long rest at the summit, follow the same path back to the Winklmoos-Alm. There are opportunities for food and drink at the Winklmoos-Alm.

Catering option

Circular tour

Recommended months for this tour

Tips for this tour

The ascent to the Dürrnbachhorn summit is also possible with snowshoes.

If you want to descend to Seegatterl with snowshoes, don't hike back to the Winklmoos-Alm. Instead walk down to the Dürrnbachalmen and hike down between the alpine pastures over the flattened path to Seegatterl. An additional hour should be scheduled for this.


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. At the entrance to the town (Entfelden) in the direction of Ruhpolding, approx. 5 km to the Seegatterl district.

Parking:- Seegatterl, 83242 Reit im Winkl.

From Munich or Innsbruck on the federal autobahn Rosenheim - Innsbruck (A 93) to Oberaudorf (exit no. 59), continue to Walchsee, Kössen and Reit im Winkl. Continue on the B 305 to Ruhpolding, approx. 5 km to the Seegatterl district.

Parking:- Seegatterl, 83242 Reit im Winkl.

From the car park you use the gondola to the Winklmoos-Alm.

Arrival by public transport

Connections to Reit im Winkl from Prien am Chiemsee train station (best bus connection!!) Bus stop directly at the Tourist Info. With the shuttle bus (RVO) from the tourist information/centre every half hour to Seegatterl. The timetable can be found at

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

From there take the gondola to the Winklmoos-Alm.