Muckklausen Loop

hiking tour

Walk through a beautiful forest to the Muckklause on the Winklmoosalm

  • Starting point Winklmoos-Alm
  • Location Reit im Winkl
  • distance 6.2 kilometres
  • duration 02:00 hours
  • maximum altitude 1183 meters
  • minimum altitude 1106 meters
  • altitude difference 124 ascending
  • altitude difference 135 descending
easy difficulty

Tour description:

The Muckklausen circular route can be started at the parking lot of the Winklmoosalm . You hike in the direction of the Sonnenalm and follow the always well signposted path in the direction of "Muckklause" . The path leads through the wooded Unkental , across the border to Austria.

After visiting the Muckklause , you return to the starting point via the Mösererstube.

The Muckklause, which was built from red marble in 1792 , serves as a dam for "wood drifting" . Thesaltworks in Reichenhall used to need a lot of firewood, which was obtained from the forests around the Winklmoosalm . In order to transport the wood into the valley, the hermitage was closed so that water and wood could collect in it. If this was then opened, everything flowed down the Unkenbach so that the wood in Reichenhall could be caught again and transported to the salt works.

Catering option

Circular tour

Recommended months for this tour

Tips for this tour

A leisurely hike with a story. The Muckklause served as a dam for drifting wood. In 1792 it was built from massive red marble. Still in good condition today, it is a popular hiking destination.


Arrival by car

Coming from Munich or Salzburg on the motorway Munich - Salzburg (A8 to Grabenstätt exit no. 109), continue in the direction of Marquartstein and on the well-developed German Alpine Road (B305) to Reit im Winkl.

At the entrance to the village (Entfelden) in the direction of Ruhpolding approx. 5 km to the Seegatterl district, then via the toll road from Seegatterl to the Winklmoos - Alm. Parking: -Klammweg, 83242 Reit im Winkl.

Coming from Munich or Innsbruck on the motorway Rosenheim - Innsbruck (A93) to Oberaudorf (exit no. 59), on to Walchsee, Kössen and Reit im Winkl. Continue on the B 305 to Ruhpolding approx. 5 km to the Seegatterl district then via the toll road from Seegatterl to Winklmoos-Alm. Parking: -Klammweg, 83242 Reit im Winkl.

Arrival by public transport

Connections to Reit im Winkl from Prien am Chiemsee train station (best bus connection!).

With the RVO bus line 9505 to Tourist Info, then change to line 9507.

Bus stop Winklmoos - Alm.

Connections to Reit im Winkl from Ruhpolding train station with the RVO bus line 9506. You can change to Seegatterl line 9507 to the Winklmoos-Alm. Stop Winklmoos - Alm.