Flowers in Ruhpolding
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Lean back and be amazed in the most natural cinema in the Chiemgau-Area

Thundering waterfalls, the three-lake landscape called "Little Canada", the "Magic Forest" and a wide network of mountain, hiking and biking trails invite you to slow down and discover unique nature experiences in Ruhpolding. When you breathe in the pure mountain air, your body, mind and soul recharge your batteries. The Nordic walking route leads around Ruhpolding and offers sporting pleasure for both walkers and ambitious power walkers. If you get hungry, you will be spoiled with hearty music and a homemade snack on the rustic alpine pastures. There is also summit enjoyment on the gentle tour: Archery course and golf course make athletes' hearts beat faster in front of an impressive mountain backdrop. There is a lot for families to discover in the large amusement park, the historic bell forge or the woodcutters' museum.

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Ruhpolding local history

For centuries, timber was the most important economic basis in the Ruhpolding valley. The abundance of forest served to supply the saltworks in Traunstein. In the 1930s, mass tourism experienced holiday trains run by travel entrepreneur Dr. Carl Degener a steep upswing. The "fastest mountain railway in Germany" (1953), its own ski factory and the first cross-country skis with scales (Plenk) as well as the construction of the biathlon stadium promoted Ruhpolding's rise as a popular winter sports resort.

Ruhpolding personalities

Anyone who says Ruhpolding cannot ignore Fritz Fischer (born 1956). The Olympic champion, sports award winner and long-standing national coach is one of the biathlon veterans at the Ruhpolding base. With his biathlon camp, the humorous man from Kelheim has done a great job in promoting young people and spreading the sport of biathlon. No less popular is the Wahlruhpoldinger and one of the most successful German biathlon athletes Ricco Groß (born 1970, four times Olympic gold and nine times world champion).

Mountaineer as a fictional character in Ruhpolding
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Summer tips for Ruhpolding


Exciting tour through the mystical fairytale forest. 01:10 a.m. Ruhpolding.

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Three Lakes Area

In the south of the Chiemgau lies the Three Lakes area in a valley, a unique landscape that is not called "Little Canada" for nothing. Enjoying nature is guaranteed here!

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Freizeitpark Ruhpolding

Embedded in the forests of the Chiemgau Alps, fairytale fun for the whole family awaits you in the Ruhpolding leisure park.

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Winter in Ruhpolding

View of the snow-covered Ruhpolding
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The place in winter

With its three ski mountains, Ruhpolding offers experts, beginners and those returning to skiing the most suitable slopes. The slopes are ideal for the first turns on skis or snowboards.

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Chiemgau Arena - Biathlonzentrum

It's that time of year again. The biathlon circus moves to Ruhpolding and holds its World Cup there in the Chiemgau Arena. Take a look behind the scenes of the arena? But gladly.

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View from the Rauschberg in Ruhpolding
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Contact details

Tourist-Information Ruhpolding
Bahnhofstraße 8
83324 Ruhpolding
+49 8663 88060