Blick auf den Berg Geigelstein von der Gemeinde Schleching
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Wild and romantic on the way between Geigelstein and the Tiroler Ache

16 species of gentian and 40 rare orchids have their home in the mountaineering village of Schleching, as do capercaillie and black grouse, chamois and marmots. Every year countless blue irises bloom in the district of Raiten. The preservation of nature and these treasures is an important concern for the people of Schleching. Already several times  they have been awarded environmental prizes for this.

Original nature

Diverse natural areas offer a landscape panorama that is unique in its variety: the nature reserve around the Geigelstein with its alpine pastures and well-marked paths, the high moor of the Mettenhamer Filze. The Raitener Flutried, which is littered with blue iris blossoms in June, or the gorge of the torrential Tiroler Ache with the Entenlochklamm. The historic smugglers' path and the Maria Klobenstein pilgrimage church with its "miracle rock". Nature lovers, families and ambitious mountaineers get their money's worth here as well as sporty cyclists or action fans who are looking for adventure with rafting and canyoning. Camping holidaymakers enjoy the natural bathing areaat Lake Zell.

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Schleching local history

The history of Schleching can be traced back to prehistoric times. In Roman times, the mule tracks on the heights on both sides of the Ache were important crossing points from south to north. The so-called Samer used to transport copper and bronze on these paths and their horses, and wine and salt in the Middle Ages. During the war, cigarettes, coffee, rum and cheese were secretly exchanged here across the border to Austria. Part of this route can be walked on today's smuggler's path. The closed settlement of Schleching took place in the 8th/9th Century. Under the Bavarians, the place got its name "Slehingin". After a varied history, in 1997 the place set supra-regional accents for environmentally friendly agriculture, regional marketing and sustainable tourism with the initiative "Ecomodel Schlechinger Tal". Schleching has been one of the four mountaineering villages in Germany since 2017 and thus focuses on a sustainable lifestyle, gentle tourism and the preservation of traditions.

Schleching personalities

The multiple World Cup and World Championship winner in biathlon, Andi Birnbacher (born 1971), who ended his career in 2016, and the ice speedway racer Günter Bauer (born 1972), the 2002 World Championship Grand Prix winner and 2003 Vice World Champion.

Schleching in summer


Varied circular route through the Achental

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Chiemhauser Alm

Central Alm at the junction of various hikes, near the highest mountain lake in Chiemgau. 1050 Hm. Managed.

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Lake Zellersee

The Zellersee can be found in the original mountain valley - Achental - near Schleching. In the midst of nature, a real gem has been hidden for you here.

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Schleching in winter

Andi Birnbacher

The Schlechinger winter also offers everything for a relaxing and eventful holiday. In the home of the former biathlon star Andi Birnbacher, well-maintained ski trails of various levels of difficulty lead through the Oberes Achental in varied routes.

Geigelstein area

In the Geigelstein area you can explore the mountain world and the powder snow away from the big ski hype with sleds, snowshoes or touring skis. Young winter sports enthusiasts can gain their first experiences on the “Brettl'n” at the Steinrücken lift in Ettenhausen.

Christmas market

A visit to the Schlechinger Christkindlmarkt, which traditionally takes place on the second weekend in Advent, is a special experience.

Geigelstein toboggan run

Glide down the Geigelstein on skids.

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Winter hiking trails

Extensive and well-groomed winter hiking trails take guests through snow-covered landscapes to the historic Streichen chapel with its medieval wall paintings.

Blick auf den Berg Geigelstein von der Gemeinde Schleching
© © Wolfgang Küfner

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Schulstraße 4
83259 Schleching
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