Delightful hiking holiday on Lake Chiemsee

Hikebreak with view to the Chiemgauer mountains

Walking without luggage in the South of Germany

Lake Chiemsee could nearly be mistaken for the sea. With its boundless scale it bestows the surrounding area with a Mediterranean flair. Little cafés, lidos and little towns to take a stroll in line the lakeside. Discover the gems of the Chiemgau region during a walking tour with Eurohike. Amongst them palaces steeped in legend, enchanting scenery and delightful ‚box seats’.

Stunning view to the Chiemgauer Alps

Walking enjoyment as far as the eye can see

The area around Lake Chiemsee has a few special highlights in store.

  • There are more than 14 lakes – amongst them the warmest, Upper Bavarian ‚Lake Waginger See’.
  • 300 different species of birds spend the winter in the Chiemgau region.
  • 300 square kilometres of the region is conservation area.  

You see, between mountain splendour and enjoying a swim in a lake hiking has just become even more delightful. From the peaks of the Chiemgau Alps you marvel at Bavaria’s impressive panorama. But not only that – with a bit of luck and clear visibility you can even see all the way to Salzburg or  the Tyrol.

View to the famous holiday village Reit im Winkl

Walking tours in the delightful Chiemgau region

The Chiemgau region is a special part of Germany – and a special part of Bavaria. If you think tradition is tradition you are mistaken. Bavaria is incredibly multifaceted, which means there are customs in the Chiemgau that cannot be found anywhere else in Bavaria. On a culinary note, the Lake Chiemsee whitefish is very popular with hiking holiday makers. And fundamentally you get to know the Bavarian attitude towards life and food during a so-called ‚Brotzeit’.

Culture enthusiasts get their money’s worth in the Chiemgau. Already hundreds of years ago blue-blooded personae discovered the beauty of this region. King Louis II had a true fairy tale palace built here, which is a must-see on every Lake Chiemsee hiking tour. If you prefer it more true-to-life and practical, then you get to look over the shoulders of local craftsmen in their workshops.

You would like to find out more about our hiking holidays in the Chiemgau region?

We are very happy to answer your queries regarding routes along Lake Chiemsee as well as our services and service-packages!

Also familiarise yourself with all other Eurohike hiking tour regions in Bavaria such as Berchtesgaden, the Altmühltal-valley, the Zugspitz-region or the brand-new long-distance hiking path ‚Salzalpensteig’!

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Wandertouren am Chiemsee

Hike path to St. Barholomä
Beautiful view at Reit im Winkl
Hikers in the Chiemgauer Alps
Idyllic boat trip at the Chiemsee
Hikers in Reit im Winkl
Butterfly in the Bavarian Alps
Hikers in front of the Taubensee
Typical village in the Chiemgau
Hiking path at the Salzalpensteig
Guidepost at the Salzalpensteig
Tour character
Mountain Walking

Salzalpensteig – Hiking Trail 1

8 Days | Self-guided tour
The long hike from Chiemsee to Königssee offers a varied landscape. Lovely shores are followed by historic salt mines and the steep edged mountain walls of the Chiemgau Alps and the Steinerne Meer. On this hike you’ll find green-blue mountain lakes, scenic nature reserves and lots to learn about the white gold. Details about the long hike on the Salzalpensteig 1 Typical Bavarian farms and a quiet nature reserve kick off your hike on the Chiemsee. A valley trail takes you to the famous resort of Winkl, from where you can hike past the Biathlon Arena in Ruhpolding. With a little luck, you can watch the roll ski training there. The brine pipeline trail finally brings you to Schönau and the green Königssee. Your constant companions along the entire route: panoramic views and thundering waterfalls. Highlights of the Salzalpensteig 1: Crystal clear mountain lake: The ascent to Taubensee is definitely worth it when you lay eyes on the wonderful green-blue oasis. Cool off your tired feet in the soothing water.  Time to breathe: In the health resort of Inzell. Enjoy the typical Bavarian flair and treat yourself to a beer. Rupertus Therme: Time to put your feet up. Tired muscles need to relax, and the best way to do so is in the comforting warm brine found here. Useful information about this long distance trip: It starts at the third largest lake in Germany – the Chiemsee. From there you walk along the romantic shores to Marquartstein. Idyllic alpine landscapes, high mountains and shady pine forests line your path. High up between Inzell and Bad Reichenhall is a delightful little mountain lake. The Thumsee not only guarantees a welcome cooling off for your feet. The lake is also perfect for a summer swim. The eight-day solo hike is not only varied, it also proves to be challenging in some sections. On average, you travel 18 kilometres per day, which takes about six hours each day. Some days you need sure-footedness and a head for heights.
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