View of the Alps mountain range from an alpine pasture in Reit im Winkl
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Reit im Winkl

Pure nature - take a deep breath and be free

As a premium hiking region, the health resort of Reit im Winkl offers original nature experiences, breathtaking mountain views and impressive outdoor adventures for the whole family at three different altitudes.

Family Adventure Region

Reit im Winkl is the ideal starting point for an eventful summer holiday with the whole family. Plenty of fun and adventure awaits here: Rafting on the Tiroler Ache, exploring gorges while canyoning, scrambling on a via ferrata or experiencing the limits. In the immediate vicinity of Tyrol and Salzburg there are family-friendly and certified premium hiking trails in Reit im Winkl. Guided hikes and an extensive program for children and young people enable unforgettable nature experiences. Original nature, high moors and the mountain wilderness can be experienced on a well-developed network of hiking and cycling trails on the high plateaus of the Winklmoos-Alm and the Hemmersuppenalm. The view of the surrounding mountain panorama and Lake Chiemsee rewards the effort of the ascent and frees you from all thoughts that have not stayed in the valley. A stop in one of the rustic and cozy alpine huts, where Chiemgau hospitality can be experienced in an original way, should not be missed.

Reit im Winkl
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Local history of Reit im Winkl

The place name of Reit im Winkl, first mentioned in a document in 1160, derives from roden (=reuten or make arable) and means that a settlement arose in a mountain corner after clearing had taken place.

The playing card of the "Schellunter" as a local landmark goes back to a legend. This states that when Napoleon distributed land in 1806, Reit im Winkl was overlooked. The sovereigns of Bavaria, Salzburg and Tyrol then wanted to clarify the allocation of territories by playing cards. Bavarian King Max I Joseph secured victory with a stab with the “Schellunter”. The foundation stone for tourism was laid in 1858 by a visit by King Maximilian II and a travelogue by Franz von Kobell. After the Second World War, the rise to an internationally renowned tourism and winter sports resort followed.

Personalities from Reit im Winkl

Reit im Winkl became famous through the double Olympic champion from 1976, Rosi Mittermaier (downhill, slalom), who was born on the Winklmoosalm. Also well-known daughters of the holiday resort are the folk music stars Margot and Maria Hellwig as well as the biathlete and Olympic champion from 2002 and 2010, Evi Sachsenbacher-Stehle.

Summer in Reit im Winkl

Premium hiking trail Kapellensteig

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!

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Premium hiking trail - Gletscherblick Alpin

"A perfectly composed hiking experience" - this is how the hiking institute describes the varied day hike, which leads on narrow paths and over green alpine meadows and through charming mountain forests to grandiose views.

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Premium hiking trail - Almgenuss

An eventful and varied hike over green alpine meadows, through rustic mountain forests, past a rock spring over the Eggenalmkogel with a panoramic view up to the Straubinger Haus - this is what the excellent premium hiking trail "Almgenuss" offers.

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Premium hiking trail - Chiemseeblick alpin

The splendid tour on old trails and through diverse landscapes, which has been awarded by the hiking institute, leads over a good 12 kilometers and a total of 1024 meters to sensational views and the very special Stoibenmöseralm.

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Winter in Reit im Winkl

Reit in Winkl im Winter
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The town in winter

Winter is certain in the “ snow hole” Reit im Winkl: The village, located at around 700 meters above sea level, is considered to have extremely reliable snowfall.

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Premium trail "Kaiserblick" - valley | 6.4 km

A hike with a beautiful view of the Tyrolean Kaiser Mountains, which gave the Premium Trail its name.

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Premium trail "Panorama" Hemmersuppenalm | 6.5 km

A leisurely, easy winter hike on a rolled path on the Hemmersuppenalm, with a breathtaking view of the surrounding snow-covered mountains.

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Reit im Winkl in spring from above
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Contact details

Tourist-Information Reit im Winkl
Dorfstraße 38
83242 Reit im Winkl
+49 8640 80020