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Winter experience

Out in the snow

Go get some fresh air, clear your head, so its often said. And where else but in the winter nature would you find clear air? So grab your skis, toboggan or just warm winter shoes and head out into the Chiemgau winter. 

Winter Costoms in Bavaria

When thinking of Winter in Bavaria, everyone dreams of Christmasmarkets, Cookies and mulled wine. But the questions arise: What is the origin of these customs? On these pages you will find how Christmas is celebrated on Lake Chiemsee and in the Bavarian Alps, and there are answers to all questions about Christmas in the Chiemgau-Area. There's just one question we won't answer - what the "Christkindl" is putting under the Christmas tree this year. Because that's a mystery for us too. 

Active in the snow

The Chiemgau has been a popular destination for winter sports fans for decades. They rush down long ski slopes into the valley or make their own tracks on a ski tour. You hike up with the toboggan in tow, first enjoying the view and then the speed on the descent. Cross- country skiers follow in the footsteps of famous athletes - for example on the Andi Birnbacher trail in Schleching or in the Chiemgau Arena in Ruhpolding. Every year in January, the world elite of biathlon sports meet there. Ice skates should also not be missing in your luggage, because Inzell is one of the most modern ice rinks in Europe. On the high plateaus in Reit im Winkl, a tour is still possible even when the valley is already green.

Pärchen beim Langlaufen
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Langlaufen im Chiemgau

Langlaufen im Chiemgau - Abenteuer für alle Winterliebhaber.

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Snow-covered Lödensee in Ruhpolding
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Hiking in winter

Clear air and powder snow

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Ski run on the Hochfelln
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Ski areas

Skiing and snowboarding in a cozy atmosphere

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Out into the snowy landscape

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Deep snow skiing in the Winklmoos / Steinplatte ski area
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Ski touring

The Chiemgau-Ares is a popular ski touring destination

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Gingerbread stand in the evening at the Traunstein Christmas market
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Christmas & Advent

Immerse yourself in the Advent mood

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Hut at Lödensee in Ruhpolding in winter
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Winter G'schichten

Mit unseren G'schichten auf den Winter freuen

Where to go in winter

Skiing, tobogganing and ice skating, snowshoe tours and winter hiking - winter in the Chiemgau Alps is pure joy. Three places have been known and loved by winter vacationers for decades: Reit im Winkl, Ruhpolding and Inzell. Among other things because of the cross-country ski trails that start in the middle of the villages.

Sunset on the snow-covered Teisenberg
Reit in Winkl im Winter
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Reit im Winkl

Fun in powder snow is guaranteed

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Inzell town center in the snow
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Family vacation in winter

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View of the snow-covered Ruhpolding
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A real winter fairy tale

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Chalet Dorf von Gut Steinbach in Reit im Winkl
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