From Lake Königssee to Lake Chiemsee Charm

Mountain Tops, Alps & Lakes in the Chiemgau Alps.

The Chiemgauer Alps occupy the border region between Salzburg, Tyrol and Bavaria. An area of soft mountains, spacious alpine pastures and well known holiday resorts. The views onto intimidating High Alps and across the lovely foothills of the Alps also contribute to this varied walking week. See pretty places on your way such as idyllic lake Koenigssee, picturesque mountain town Reit im Winkl and finally lake Chiemsee, the so called ‘Bavarian Sea’.

Mountain Walking
Mountain Walking
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided tour
Katharina Pertiller
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Relaxed walking tour past lake Hintersee penetrating deep into National Park Berchtesgaden. Impressive scenery along the way. To the right the summits of Reiter Alpe and to the left mighty Hochkalterer mountains. Across alpine pastures and past the border at Hirschbichl, then down through white water gorge Seisenbergklamm into Saalach valley. Bus fare to Lofer.

approx. 5 to 6 hours
19 km
500 m
500 m

Short bus fahre in the Saalachtal valley, you walk to Lamprechts cave (longest passage cave of Europe) and continue to Vorderkaser gorge where you find a natural swimming pool. St. Martin home of the pilgrim church ‘Maria Kirchtal’ is the apex of today. Walk up to the church in an idyllic side valley closely along the walls of Loferer Steinberge. On this beautiful trail you will soon reach the town Lofer, surrounded by numerous impressive mountain ranges.

approx. 4 hours
14 km
320 m
370 m

Take the cable car up to Loferer Alm, where a high altitude path to the Steinplatten massif starts. Walk across alpine pastures and a lovely mountain forest to Loferer Steinplatte. The idyllic alpine pasture Winklmoos Alm is an ideal stop for a Bavarian ‘Brotzeit’. Well sustained you take the bus to Reit im Winkl.

approx. 5,5 to 6 hours
16 km
740 m
600 m

Enjoy a tranquil day in the well known holiday resort ‘Reit im Winkl’. Tip for a walking tour: A classic mountain tour starts in Reit im Winkl up to Fellhorn. Very tempting is a comfortable walk to the swimming lake Weitsee where you can relax.

The ‘Eye of lake Chiemsee’ is the poetic name of lake Taubensee. This is easily understood when you see this idyllic mountain lake, nestling in a little basin of Rauhe Nadel on 1138 m.A fantastic walk from alpine pasture to alpine pasture and downhill into the valley Achental awaits you.

approx. 5,5 to 6 hours
16 km
700 m
840 m

After a short ascent you walk through the forests up to the alpine pastures on Hochplatte and then to Kampenwand with views over the Lake Chiemsee. Continue on a trail from cabin to cabin beneath Kampenwand, which has a beautiful 12-meter high iron cross at the top. You will take the comfortable cable car down to Aschau, where you take a short train ride to ‘Prien’, located at lake Chiemsee.

approx. 4 to 5 hours
12 km
730 m
230 m

Tour character

Daily walking tours between 4 to 6 hours with some short but steep climbs. Easier alternatives to the high altitude paths are given. You walk on good walking paths and forest lanes. Sometimes surefootedness required.

Prices and events

All data for 2020 at a glance
Season 1
May 30, 2020 - Jun 14, 2020
Sep 14, 2020 - Oct 4, 2020
Saturday, Sunday
Season 2
Jun 15, 2020 - Jul 5, 2020
Aug 31, 2020 - Sep 13, 2020
Saturday, Sunday
Season 3
Jul 6, 2020 - Aug 30, 2020
Saturday, Sunday
From Lake Königssee to Lake Chiemsee Charm 8 days, DE-KSWKC-08D
Base price
Surcharge single room
Surcharge half board evening meal 6x (mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher)

You spend the night in specially selected hotels with special "extras" and can enjoy all the facilities of the charming accommodations (see "Accommodation").

Services and infos


  • 7 overnight stays as stated, breakfast included
  • Luggage transfer
  • Welcome briefing (German, English)
  • Transfer on 2nd day
  • Uphill cable car fare Lofer
  • Uphill cable car fare Hochplattenbahn
  • Downhill cable car fare Kampenwand
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel and tour documents 1x per room (German, English, French)
  • GPS-data is available
  • Service-Hotline

Optional extras:

  • If half-board: min. 3-course evening meal (sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher)
  • Organized return transfer to Schoenau/Koenigssee EUR 75 per person (min. 2 persons, only possible on SAT/SUN). Reservation requested, payable in advance.


Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • By train to Berchtesgaden then by bus or taxi (short ride) to Schoenau/Koenigssee (appox. 15 min., depending on starting hotel).
  • Car parking: Public parking near the hotels for approx. EUR 5 per day or EUR 30 per week. No reservation requested.
  • Return to Koenigssee by train/bus, duration approx. 2.5 hrs. (1 change).

Things to note:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
  • Special dates on request
  • In category Hike&Charm you stay instead in Weissbach two nights in Lofer. Therefore, you need two short bus fares, costs about EUR 4 per person forth/return
  • Fares for public transport, for example from Winklmoos Alm to Reit im Winkl, approx. EUR 10 per person.
  • Train fare from Aschau to Prien/surroundings, approx. EUR 3 per person.
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!


Katharina Pertiller
"I will help you with the planning of your holidays with advice and action"
Katharina Pertiller, Customer Service


5 of 5 Stars (2 Ratings)
5 stars
Jeannette Petersen DE | 18.08.2018
Vom Königssee zum Chiemsee
Wir sind vom Königssee zum Chiemsee gelaufen. Eine sehr abwechslungsreiche, mit vielen Highlights versehene Tour, absolut atemberaubende Panoramablicke, einsame Badestellen in klaren Gebirgsflüssen. Wir haben es sehr genossen.
5 stars
Dieter Schneider DE | 07.08.2018
Tolles Naturerlebnis
Die Streckenführung und die Reiseunterlagen waren hervorragend. In den Hotels konnten wir uns im Wellness-Bereich super entspannen und die ausgezeichnete Küche genießen. Wir freuen uns schon auf unsere nächste Charme-Wanderreise.

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