Rundtour über Rachl- und Hefter-Alm

hiking tour

Easy and family-friendly circular route over the Grassauer and Rottauer Almen. Enjoy typical Bavarian snacks and goats and ponies are waiting for the little ones on the Hefteralm.

  • Starting point Valley station of the Hochplattenbahn
  • Location marquart stone
  • distance 9.6 kilometres
  • duration 03:55 hours
  • maximum altitude 922 meters
  • minimum altitude 555 meters
  • altitude difference 539 ascending
  • altitude difference 459 descending
intermediate difficulty

Tour description:

Valley station of the Hochplattenbahn - Rachlalm - Hufnagelalm - Hefteralm - Chiemseeblick vantage point - Strehtrupp - Zeppelinhöhe - fairy tale adventure park - valley station of the Hochplattenbahn

From the parking lot of the Hochplattenbahn, the forest path begins in the direction of Hochplatte. After approx. 1 km the path to the Hochplatte branches off to the left, we continue straight ahead to the Rachlalm . The path first leads mainly through the forest, crosses the route of the Hochplattenbahn and shortly afterwards we reach the Grassau Alm areas , on the right the forest opens up and you have the first view of the valley . Now, after another gate, it is not far to the first place to stop for refreshments, the Rachlalm (open from the beginning/middle of May, depending on the weather). The hiking trail leads to the right behind the Rachlalm (signposted to the Hefteralm , Rottau, Grassau ) and on to the Hufnaglalm . After a gate and trespassing, the path becomes a meadow path that leads to the Hefteralm . From mid-May, the Guggenbichler family will provide you with snacks such as homemade cheese, bread, cakes, Kaiserschmarrn or buttermilk . In addition to cows, the family also keeps goats and ponies on the alp.

Behind the popular Alm, turn right past the traditional bread oven, which is still in use, through a gate with a magnificent view of Lake Chiemsee . Continue downhill through the forest to a crossroads where you can also find the Chiemseeblick vantage point . Here we keep to the right downhill in the direction of Grassau and continue hiking with a pleasant incline on a wide forest path through the forest to the Strehomah farmstead. Here you can once again enjoy the beautiful view of the moor and Lake Chiemsee. Shortly after the house on the right, please note the fork in the path! This path leads through the forest over the Zeppelinhöhe and past the fairy tale adventure park back to the starting point, the Hochplattenbahn valley station .

Catering option

Circular tour

Recommended months for this tour


Arrival by car

A8 Munich-Salzburg to the Bernau exit, then continue on the B305 to Grassau. After Grassau, turn right at the Lindenkapelle and turn right again in the Marquartstein district of Piesenhausen and follow the signs to the Hochplattenbahn. For GPS: Schloßstr. 46, 83250 Marquartstein. Large free parking lot!

Arrival by public transport

Take the RVO bus line 9505 or 9508 in the direction of Reit im Winkl to the Marquartstein-Rathaus stop and from there walk about 30 minutes and follow the "Hochplattenbahn" signs.

Huts along the tour


The family-friendly Rachlalm at 920 meters in the Hochplatte hiking area lures with typical alpine snacks and hearty music evenings.

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The managed Hefteralm in the Hochplatte hiking area is the perfect destination for a family alpine hike.

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