View of the Tyrolean Ark near Marquartstein
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Experience your fairytale in the heart of the Achental

Rediscover the power and beauty of nature every day: In Marquartstein, with its network of cycling and hiking trails, there are ideal opportunities for this. Surrounded by the peaks of the Chiemgau mountains and situated on the gravel banks of the Tiroler Achen, the castle and blooming cottage gardens dominate the townscape of the picturesque Marquartstein. You can go up to the Hochplatte on foot or in comfort with the chairlift. Marquartstein's local mountain is the perfect starting point for an alpine hike. Always part of the party: a high enjoyment factor and breathtaking all-round views.

Experiences for young and old

A perfect destination for the whole family the mountain adventure trail around the Staffen. With a hang-glider swing and exciting sensory and hands-on stations, it offers a lot of fun and joy of discovery, as well as a visit to the fairytale adventure park in Marquartstein. The main attraction is the rapid summer toboggan run with steep curves and a 140 meter difference in altitude. If you prefer to take it easy, you can enjoy the view of the river meadows on a relaxed bike tour on the dam of the Tiroler Achen.

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Marquarstein local history

Even if the history of Marquartstein goes back to the 10th century, the place is very young as a politically independent community. It was only created in 1938 by merging areas from Grassau, Schleching and Unterwössen. The actual history as a place begins in 1075 with the construction of Marquartstein Castle by Marquart II. From 1275 to 1803, the place played an important role as a central administrative unit in the Achental. The new railway line Übersee-Marquartstein from 1885 contributes to the economic and tourist development of the Achental.

Marquartstein personalities

The special flair of Marquartstein has always exerted a special attraction on artists and originals. The composer Richard Strauss (1864-1949) married the singer Pauline de Ahna in the St. Veit chapel in 1894. In the villa of his parents-in-law he often spent his summer holidays and wrote the operas "Salome" and "Feuersnot". The painter Anton Müller-Wischin (1865-1949), who was highly regarded at the time, was known as “Rosen-Müller” because of his flower still lifes. The Irish writer Jemima von Tautphoeus (1807-1893) and her husband Cajetan, Counselor of the Crown, saved the castle from decay in the mid-19th century with the proceeds from the sale of their novels.

Marquart stone in winter

Marquartstein in the Achental is not only a hiker's paradise in summer. Even in winter, scenically unique paths are easy to walk on. In addition to the groomed winter hiking trails, there are good opportunities for snowshoe tours and extensive ski tours to the surrounding peaks.

Thanks to the Hochplattenbahn, the ascent to the natural toboggan runis no problem. The 3.8-kilometre descent or a winter hike on the well-prepared mountain adventure trail around the Staffen is ideal for mountain forest experiences even in the cold season. Free rides in the fresh winter air!

Hiking trail signage on the Hochplatte in winter
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Tips around Marquartstein

Naturrodelbahn Marquartstein

Scurrying down the Hochplatte.

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Piesenhausener Hochalm

Breathtaking view below the Hochplatten summit in the direction of the Kampenwand. 1440 Hm. Managed.

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Märchen-Erlebnispark Marquartstein

Immerse yourself in a colorful world full of fairy tales and adventure and visit the Marquartstein fairy tale adventure park in the middle of the Chiemgau Alps.

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View of the Tyrolean Ark near Marquartstein
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Contact details

Tourist-Information Marquartstein
Rathausplatz 1
83250 Marquartstein
+49 8641 5979111