Salt Trail from Chiemsee to Königssee

hiking trip - Fire and Ice Own Tour

Discover 125 km/78 mi of the first part of the SalzAlpenSteig (English: “Salt Alps Trail”) from beautiful Lake Chiemsee to the picturesque Lake Königssee not only incredible and unique landscapes, but learn more about the salt springs, the salt deposits as well as about the history of the salt production and distribution. Expect to be overwhelmed by the amazing panoramic views, the characteristic Lake Chiemsee and Lake Königssee and be prepared to experience many regional traditions.

date_range Dauer: 9 Days
route Total distance: ca. 110 km
altitude Height difference:arrow_upward3620 m
landscape Height difference:arrow_downward4650 m
Tour Details
01. DAY
Individual Arrival in Chiemsee region
02. DAY
20 km330 Hm320 Hm
Bernau/Prien - Marquartstein
The transfer brings you to Prien am Chiemsee in the morning and start your first stage. The hike takes you through the villages of Prien and Bernau with great views of the mountains. This stage takes you through moorland forests, moorland landscapes over the forests above Bernau and Rottau until you finally reach Kucheln and then Grassau and Marquartstein straight away. Overnight stay in Marquartstein.
03. DAY
16 km350 Hm1340 Hm
Marquartstein - Ruhpolding
After breakfast, a transfer takes you to Bergen. There you take the cable car to the top of the Hochfelln, the panoramic terrace of the Chiemgau. On the approximately 20-minute ride, you will already get a first taste of what awaits us on this hike: a magnificent distant view of the surrounding mountain ranges, towns and countryside and a wonderful hike in the alpine landscape of the Hochfelln. The trail leads you through mountain pines, across large alpine meadows and through sparse forests steadily down the mountain. You pass the idyllically situated Felln-Alm and later hike past the Farnbö... weiterlesenden-Alm. As you continue, you will walk around the Reitstein (1250m). A little later you reach the magical fairytale forest near Brand, which is an impressive experience with its many caves and grottos, not only for the younger hikers. Always follow the signs to Ruhpolding, todays stage destination.
04. DAY
15 km430 Hm400 Hm
Ruhpolding - Inzell
On the third stage of the SalzAlpenSteig, an eventful hike awaits you between Ruhpolding and Inzell in the Chiemgau Alps. At the foot of the Rauschberg (1645m) you will reach the picturesquely situated Taubensee lake, hike on wonderful paths through the montane forests to the Fahrriesboden chapel and on to Schmelz, from where it is only a stones throw to your stage destination Inzell.
05. DAY
23 km480 Hm700 Hm
Inzell - Bad Reichenhall
This varied, but also strenuous stage leads you, starting from the climatic health resort of Inzell, across moorland and lush meadows to the Weißbach Falls. Along the Weißbach and the Weißbachschlucht gorge you come to the Thumsee and over the Bürgermeisterhöhe above Kirchberg to the centre of Bad Reichenhall.
06. DAY
17 km480 Hm330 Hm
Bad Reichenhall - Bischofswiesen
Todays 16 km long stage offers you a lot of information and sights on the topic of salt, a very varied landscape and beautiful views of the Alps. Visit the Old Salt Works in Bad Reichenhall, the Town Pulpit from where you have a magnificent view of the Alpine spa town, as well as the idyllic community of Bayerisch Gmain. Brine pipes and other -salty- sights make the trail an entertaining experience for the whole family. Continue hiking until you finally arrive in Hallthurm. The old house of Hallthurm there is part of the former fortifications of the prince-provostry of Berchtesgaden against Sa... weiterlesenlzburg and Bavaria and was built in 1194, on the occasion of an attack by the citizens of Reichenhall in 1193 (during which the salt brew pans of Berchtesgaden were destroyed). Continue slightly uphill through the forest, you will cross the Schwarzgraben and the Frechenbach and finally reach the Bischofswiesener Ache, whose course you follow to Winkl and our destination Bischofswiesen. Transfer to your hotel in Bad Reichenhall.
07. DAY
19 km640 Hm610 Hm
Bischofswiesen - Ramsau
Transfer back to Bischofswiesen. From leisurely paths along rivers and streams to steep ascents, e.g. to the Mordaualm, this stage of the SalzAlpenSteig in Berchtesgadener Land has everything to make a hikers heart beat faster.
08. DAY
17 km910 Hm980 Hm
Ramsau - Königssee
The eventful seventh stage of the SalzAlpenSteig from Ramsau to Berchtesgaden begins with a short hike along the northern bank of the Ramsauer Achen. At the foot of Geröllberg (1162m) and Söldenköpfl (1022m), you follow the old brine pipes in the direction of Engedey and are repeatedly rewarded for the efforts of the ascent with magnificent views in the bird sanctuary above Ramsau. The view here wanders south over Ramsau to the Hochkalter (2606m), the northernmost blue ice glacier in the Alps and one of the highest mountains in Germany, the Mittelspitze (2713m) and the Kleiner Watzmann (230... weiterlesen7m). From Engedey you start the ascent to the Grünstein, a well-known panoramic mountain in the Berchtesgaden Alps, which can also be climbed via several via ferratas. On forest roads and forest paths, you will go uphill in serpentines to the Grünsteinhütte, from where you will once again have a great view of the Berchtesgadener Land. Along the Weißen Wend, you hike down into the valley and reach Schönau after this varied hike. This stage ends here with a wonderful view over the Königssee. Overnight stay in Berchtesgaden or Schönau.
09. DAY
Individual Departure
Prices and Services
Season CategorySingle roomDouble room p.P.
18.05.2024 - 30.06.2024 (start day: Sat, Sun)Standard1.339 EUR1.039 EUR
01.07.2024 - 31.08.2024 (start day: Sat, Sun)Standard1.369 EUR1.069 EUR
01.09.2024 - 28.09.2024 (start day: Sat, Sun)Standard1.339 EUR1.039 EUR
All prices per person in EURO
Minimum number of participants: 4 people per date
Services Included
  • done Individual long distance hiking (no group travel)
  • done 8 nights in selected 3*** hotels or inns
  • done Daily breakfast, rooms with Shower /WC or bath
  • done luggage transfer from hotel to hotel
  • done Optimally prepared route guidance
  • done Digital travel documents per room
  • done Transfer on the 3rd day from Grassau to Bergen
  • done Ruhpoldinger eXtra card (obligatory)
  • done Inzell-Card (mandatory)
  • done Service Hotline
Services not included
  • ×Arrival to and departure from tour
  • ×Hiking equipment such as shoes, helmets etc.
  • ×All local taxes payable on the spot
  • ×Personal expenses and tips
  • ×Optional sightseeing visits
  • ×Transfer as long as not part of itinerary
  • ×boards as long as not part of itinerary
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