Premium hiking trail Kapellensteig

hiking tour

What is special about Reit im Winkl? Wonderful, inspiring mountain views, typical Chiemgau farmhouses, embedded in the idyllic valley basin! This tour offers a unique flora and fauna. You have numerous possibilities to shorten the branches towards the valley, to take the Kapellensteig in the middle position or to explore steeper sporty paths upwards!

  • Starting point Festsaal / Tiroler Straße
  • Location Reit im Winkl
  • distance 6.2 kilometres
  • duration 02:40 hours
  • maximum altitude 953 meters
  • minimum altitude 681 meters
  • altitude difference 363 ascending
  • altitude difference 363 descending
intermediate difficulty

Tour description:

Festsaal Reit im Winkl - Hausbachweg - church - old Dorfgasse - Kreuzweg - Ahornallee - corner chapel - Return - Amthorsteig - Hausbach waterfall - Warrior chapel - Scheffelsteig - viewing pulpit - Protestant church - mini golf course - Hausbachweg - festival hall at the sports field

The Kapellensteig is a moderately difficult hike peppered with culture!

The starting point is the Reit im Winkl ballroom , Tirolerstr. 37 (easy parking), with a wonderful view of the Kaiser Mountains. From the sports field to the church, old Chiemgau farms with interesting facade paintings and beautiful flower balcony decorations line the busy streets. As an alternative to the Reit im Winkler sports and culture program, the numerous pretty little shops also invite you to go shopping.

Past the Pankratius Church (sacral museum in the tower), the picturesque old Dorfgasse (Hausbergstrasse) goes uphill. At the end turn right towards the corner chapel. Now continue to a fork in the road at a gate, turn right onto path no. 61 in the direction of Pötschbauer . From here ascent to Walmberg . Over a wide gravel path it goes up the path no. 6 (15min) to the Chiemseeblick ! The view of the valley from the rest bench is very impressive! On path no.5 you go back towards the corner chapel (beautiful, valuable old frescoes) a worthwhile destination and at the same time a place of rest and relaxation!

In the direction of the valley it goes over an initially wide, then narrow Wurzelsteig along rocks to a turn onto the Scheffelsteig, which meanders up and down through the forest for a while (gentian blossom in spring!). Rest benches made of wood invite you to linger and the view rests over the valley basin of Reit im Winkl with its landmark, the Pankratius Church with a Bavarian baroque onion dome!

Alternatively, at the Scheffelsteig junction along the Kreuzweg (avenue with old maple trees), you can reach the center of the village in about 20 minutes (shortcut).

Path no. 1 leads directly into the town center. We turn right over a narrow path , through a turnstile and then over steps to the bridge at the Hausberg waterfall ! You can marvel at the 1st Chiemgau via ferrata , which stretches up impressive and steep alpine terrain. With a little luck you can see brave climbers! The path leads us over the idyllic war memorial chapel (breathtaking view of the town center with church tower) to the barefoot park with Kneipp facility (just take off your shoes!) And the water lily pond with a view of the Kaiser !

From here we hike to the evangelical church . At the end of the path, branch off to the left via the mini golf course and Hausbachwegerl to the starting point.

Catering option

Circular tour

Recommended months for this tour

Tips for this tour

Not only that on this premium hike you have a wonderful view of the mountains and the Reit im Winkl valley. Very special beauties grow here. As soon as the snow says goodbye, you will find snow roses, special types of orchid and many other flowers.


Arrival by car

Coming from Munich or Salzburg on the Munich - Salzburg motorway (A8 to Grabenstätt exit no. 109), continue towards Marquartstein and on the well-developed German Alpine Road (B305) to Reit im Winkl. Parking spaces: -Dorfstraße 38 at the Tourist - Info, 83242 Reit im Winkl, -Tirolerstraße 37 at the Festsaal, 83242 Reit im Winkl.

Coming from Munich or Innsbruck on the Rosenheim - Innsbruck motorway (A93) to Oberaudorf (exit 59). On to Walchsee, Kössen and Reit im Winkl. Parking spaces: -Tirolerstraße 37 am Festsaal, 83242 Reit im Winkl, -Tourist - Info, Dorfstraße 38, 83242 Reit im Winkl.

Arrival by public transport

Connections to Reit im Winkl from Prien am Chimesee train station (best bus connection!). With the RVO bus, line 9505.

Stop directly at the tourist information office or at the Festsaal.

Connections to Reit im Winkl from Ruhpolding train station with the RVO line 9506.