Winterwanderweg um den Staffen

Winter hiking

The winter hiking trail on the Hochplatte, which is around five kilometers long, offers a clear view of the wide, white landscape around Lake Chiemsee.

  • Starting point Mountain station or valley station Hochplattenbahn
  • Location marquart stone
  • distance 5.2 kilometres
  • duration 02:00 hours
  • maximum altitude 1202 meters
  • minimum altitude 1037 meters
  • altitude difference 240 ascending
  • altitude difference 240 descending
easy difficulty

Tour description:

With the Hochplattenbahn you can easily get from Marquartstein with the chairlift up to the starting point of the tour. From the mountain station , the winter hiking trail around the Staffen meanders slightly uphill through the snowy winter landscape. Once at the top, follow the circular path to the right. The well-prepared circular route around the Staffen is about two kilometers long. Views of the wintry foothills of the Alps and Lake Chiemsee or enjoy the panorama of the Chiemgau Alps . With its few, only slight inclines, the path is particularly suitable for families and less experienced winter hikers.

At the end of the circular trail, the path leads slightly downhill back to its starting point at the mountain station of the Hochplattenbahn . From there, as on the way there, you take the train down into the valley. Alternatively, toboggans can be hired in advance at the valley station and the descent down the natural toboggan run can be tackled at an adventurous pace.

Catering option

Circular tour

Recommended months for this tour


Arrival by car

A8 Munich-Salzburg to the Bernau exit, then continue on the B305 to Grassau. After Grassau, turn right at the Lindenkapelle and turn right again in the Marquartstein district of Piesenhausen and follow the signs to the Hochplattenbahn. For GPS: Schloßstr. 46, 83250 Marquartstein. Large free parking lot!

Arrival by public transport

Take the RVO bus line 9505 or 9508 in the direction of Reit im Winkl to the Marquartstein-Rathaus stop and from there walk about 30 minutes and follow the "Hochplattenbahn" signs.