Röthelmoos Almwanderung mit Öffis

hiking tour

Easy family tour on a forest road to the idyllic Röthelmoos high moor - nestled between the rugged Gurnwandkopf and the Dreiseen area.

  • Starting point primal clever
  • Location Ruhpolding
  • distance 7.0 kilometres
  • duration 02:15 hours
  • maximum altitude 884 meters
  • minimum altitude 761 meters
  • altitude difference 180 ascending
  • altitude difference 190 descending
easy difficulty

Tour description:

Urschlau - Bergwalderlebniszentrum - Röthelmoos Gorge - Röthelmoos-Klause - Röthelmoos

The starting point for this tour is the Urschlau car park (767m), at the very back of the Brander Tal near Ruhpolding. There is also a regular bus service here. Directly above the turning point is the small pilgrimage church of Maria Schnee with the Baroque altar from 1667, which is well worth seeing. Continue into the valley and turn left uphill at the fork in the road. After a short steep section, the forest road flattens out again, until an impressive view down into the Röthelmoos Gorge opens up at the striking left-hand bend. You pass the old Röthelmoos hermitage from the time of the Holz-Trift and reach the open pasture area in the Röthelmoos. At the large crossroads with carved wooden armchairs, turn right to the Langerbaueralm or left to the Dandlalm . The entire trail runs along forest roads and is suitable for prams.
Walking time: 45 minutes

Descent variant : If you prefer to discover something new instead of descending on the forest road, you can also go back to the Urschlau via the "Oven" . To do this, go east at the large crossroads in Röthelmoos in the direction of Dandlalm and follow the forest road uphill into the forest. At about 1000 meters, an easy hiking trail branches off to the left, which leads down through beautiful mixed mountain forest to the Urschlauer Ache and over a bridge back to the starting point.

Catering option

Recommended months for this tour

Tips for this tour

Right at the starting point in Urschlau is the small pilgrimage church of Maria Schnee, built during the Thirty Years' War in 1631 to appease Our Lady. It's not just a special place - when a thunderstorm comes up, the bells are still traditionally rung here to drive away the storm. An old custom that has survived to this day.

Between May and October it is essential to stop off at the Dandlalm or Langerbauern Alm. On the Langerbauern Alm, the cream cheese for the snacks is lovingly made in-house every day. Although there are no longer any dairy cows (the milk comes from the neighbors in the alpine pastures), there are plenty of small and large animals to pet, from ponies to cats. Don't be too late for the incredibly delicious Kaiserschmarrn at the Dandlalm - it's usually only available until late afternoon!

Sturdy shoes, sun and rain protection, and something to drink should always be with you.


Arrival by car

By car to Ruhpolding to the Brand district to the Urschlau car park.

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

Dandl Alm

The Röthelmoos Almen - including the Dandl Alm - include the largest alpine pasture area in Ruhpolding. Surrounded by the Gurnwandkopf and Hörndlwand,…

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Langerbauer Alm

The Langerbauer Alm (880 m) is located in the middle of the Röthelmoos nature reserve, with a view of the Gurnwandkopf.

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