Salz Salinen-Radweg

Cycling tour

The Saltworks Cycle Path leads from Rosenheim to Hallein along salt extraction sites, salt trade routes and brine pipelines.

  • Starting point beginning of the tour
  • Location Rosenheim
  • distance 125.4 kilometres
  • duration 12:00 hours
  • maximum altitude 703 meters
  • minimum altitude 443 meters
  • altitude difference 1112 ascending
  • altitude difference 1502 descending
intermediate difficulty

Tour description:

Rosenheim - Chiemsee - Grassau - Traunstein - Teisendorf - Piding - Bad Reichenhall - Berchtesgaden - Hallein/Austria

The saltworks cycle path along historic salt production sites , salt trade routes and brine pipelines begins in Rosenheim am Salingarten - the end point of the last brine pipeline. You drive over hilly terrain past the Simssee to the Chiemsee.

Before you get to Grassau, you will pass the Salz & Moor Museum in the so-called "Klaushäusl". A stopover is worthwhile because here is the only brine pumping station that is still in its original state and the visitor learns a lot of interesting facts and the history of salt . There is also a museum cafe and a moor adventure trail with playground, climbing hill, nature discovery footbridge and a shallow water pond.

The cycle path meanders further along the Chiemgau Alps to the former salt pan town of Traunstein , the heart of the Chiemgau. The saline town is the pulsating center of the Chiemgau and with many historic squares, sights , shops, three breweries , an adventure warm pool, many restaurants and cafes, it is a town that combines tradition and modernity. Traunstein's historical importance as a town of salt trade and home of the former Pope Benedict, who spent his youth here, is evident in many places.

Via a low longitudinal valley you reach Teisendorf, Piding and finally the Saline Bad Reichenhall . We continue towards Berchtesgaden , where a visit to the salt mine is worthwhile. The cycle path leads downstream to the former salt works in Marktschellenberg and ends in Hallein in Salzburger Land .

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