hiking tour

Exciting tour through the mystical fairytale forest. 01:10 a.m. Ruhpolding.

  • Starting point Staudigel Hut
  • Location Ruhpolding
  • distance 3.9 kilometres
  • duration 01:10 hours
  • maximum altitude 742 meters
  • minimum altitude 700 meters
  • altitude difference 60 ascending
  • altitude difference 60 descending
easy difficulty

Tour description:

Staudiglhütte - Gasthof Brand - Fairytale Forest - District Brand - Ruhpoldinger Freizeitpark - Vorderbrand - Staudiglhütte

From the starting point " Staudiglhütte " you walk upstream on the right side of the Urschlauer Achen . Follow the hiking trail (No. 50) to Gasthof Brand , where you cross a small stream on the back.

Then continue on the trail (No. 50) to the mystical fairytale forest . There are many small footbridges that lead to exciting, magical places such as an enchanted grotto or an old bear's cave. Always along the main path you come back to the exit of the fairytale forest. You are now back in the district of Brand .

Continue over the bridge, after which you turn into the tarred road (No. 41). Shortly thereafter, after a few farms, you will reach a piece of forest where the Ruhpolding amusement park is located. It really pays off to visit! After turning left again in the direction of Vorderbrand and crossing the bridge, the path will lead you back to the Staudiglhütte .


When a 300 meter high rock face collapsed in the 13th century, numerous caves and grottos were created. They grew over the years with moss. Due to these moss-covered rocks , the forest has a very magical effect and always inspires families and especially children.

Twice a year , volunteers slip into the roles of fairies, elves and other mythical creatures . Fairy tales are told on these days, which offer an unforgettable experience in the beautiful forest .

Circular tour

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Tips for this tour

Just a short detour from the car park, history is writ large. The www.museum-glockenschmiede.de located on the Thoraubach in the Brander Tal is a hammer mill museum that was first mentioned in a document in 1646. Cow bells and tools were made here until 1955 and since 1936 the unique smithy has been a listed building and the museum has been lovingly run during the summer months.

The www.freizeitpark.by and fairy tale park in Ruhpolding has been delighting visitors of all ages for more than 50 years. Generations of families with children have been enchanted by the fairytale world in the fairytale park. With over 60 attractions from the mountain roller coaster to the slide paradise to the dragon ride, fun and action are guaranteed.


Arrival by car

By car to Ruhpolding, Vorderbrand district. Parking lot Staudigelhütte.

Arrival by public transport

With the regional train from Traunstein to Ruhpolding.

In Ruhpolding with the Dorfline or the RVO bus (Regionalverkehr Oberbayern).

Huts along the tour

Freizeitpark Ruhpolding

Freizeitpark Ruhpolding - enchanted, exciting, tingling ...

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