Winter walks and hikes in Bergsteigerdorf Ramsau. A paradise for winter friends.

Breathe in the cool, fresh winter air and enjoy the warm rays of sunshine on your face – the Bergsteigerdorf Ramsau is a true paradise for winter lovers that fascinates in a very special way during the winter months. You can immerse yourself in the snow-covered winter landscape on cleared paths, enjoy the peace and quiet of nature and listen to the crunching snow under your hiking boots. Always with a view of the wintery mountains, the Bergsteigerdorf Ramsau not only offers adventurous hikes in the valley but also attractive tours at medium altitudes. The hiking possibilities in the white splendor are almost limitless.

Please be aware of possible dangers when venturing out into the winter landscape and take precautions before you hike. Be aware of current weather forecasts, inform yourself about trail conditions and plan accordingly.

Current avalanche risk

Wet snow
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Isolated small wet loose-snow and glide-snow avalanches possible

Hazard assessment

Avalanche danger in the Bavarian mountains is low. In isolated cases, wet snow can be a threat. On very steep slopes where there is enough snow, small wet loose-snow avalanches can trigger naturally. On steep slopes which are smooth, glide-snow avalanches can release. Circumvent glide cracks. Glide-snow avalanches can grow to medium size.

Snowpack build-up

The snowpack in Bavaria is thoroughly wet up to intermediate altitudes. At high altitudes there are soft layers which persist beneath older snowdrift accumulations, though these are unlikely to trigger. On shady slopes the snowpack surface still has powder in some places at high altitudes, otherwise there are melt-freeze crusts, breakable crusts and, increasingly as the day unfolds, slushy snow. Below 1500m there is no longer much snow on the ground.


As a result of clear nocturnal skies and sunny days, next week will have typical springtime conditions, including a daytime danger cycle for avalanche risks.

European Avalanche Danger Scale





very high

Avalanche Problems

Gliding snow

Persistent weak layers

Wet snow

Wind-drifted snow

New snow
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Village Walk

Upon arrival in Ramsau, the mountaineering village - embedded in picturesque winter scenery - offers plenty of opportunities for nature lovers. The village walk starts at the car park Neuhausenbrücke and leads through the mountain spa gardens. In ...

Length: 3,6km

Ascent: 116m

Duration: 2,5 hours

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Hintersee Fire Torch Walk

Event tip The romantic fire torch walk around the Hintersee, which lays at the feet of the Hochkalter, is an unforgettable winter experience. The glow of the fire torches makes the walk through the nightly winter landscape particularly imp ...

Length: 2,8km

Ascent: 20m

Duration: 1,5 hours

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Walk from Wimbachbrücke to Kunterwegkirche

From the Wimbachbrücke, you can comfortably walk along the Ramsauer Ache towards the village center of the Bergsteigerdorf Ramsau. The turquoise blue water of the Ramsauer Ache, which is framed by an imposing alpine backdrop, is particularly impr ...

Length: 6,4km

Ascent: 145m

Duration: 2,5 hours

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Zauberwald and Hintersee

Starting point of this walk is the Pfeiffenmacherbrücke, leading along a forest path to the Gletscherquellen, where meltwater of the Blaueis glacier emerges during periods of rainfall. After a further stretch through the winter forest and crossin ...

Length: 7,6km

Ascent: 150m

Duration: 2,75 hours

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Walk around the Hintersee

The circular hike starts at the carpark Seeklause, first crosses the Klause, which regulates the outflow of the Ramsauer Ache here, and follows the Prinzregent Luitpold Weg along the lake shore. On the signposted themed trail, display boards show ...

Length: 2,8km

Ascent: 20m

Duration: 1 hours

© Fotomagie, Marika Hildebrandt

Deer Feeding Station Klausbachtal

The hike starts at the Klausbachhaus, an information point of the national park, and after a few meters leads left into the Klausbachtal via a slightly narrower footpath. This almost level path is well accessible for prams and sleds. You can comfo ...

Length: 8km

Ascent: 32m

Duration: 1,5 hours

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König Max Weg

From the carpark Seeklause, the path first leads via the Klause along the picturesque Hintersee towards its north shore. The signposted circular trail inspires with a gigantic view of the surrounding mountain peaks. At the first fork in the road, ...

Length: 9,6km

Ascent: 186m

Duration: 3 hours

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Circular Path Pfaffental

From the carpark Taubensee, the hike starts with a short section of road towards Mordaualm. Because of the sunny location and breathtaking views to the imposing Hochkalter massif, this circular hike impresses every time. Opposite the small ...

Length: 5,4km

Ascent: 165m

Duration: 1,5 hours

© Fotografie Göttges Berchtesgaden

Hochschwarzeck and Götschen

The cleared winter hiking trail pleasantly connects the ski areas of Hochschwarzeck and Götschen. From the parking lot at the Hirscheck chairlift, a forest path leads down towards Loipl. The path runs along the northern slopes of the Toten Mann t ...

Length: 7,8km

Ascent: 184m

Duration: 3,5 hours

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Hirschkaser and Toter Mann

From the carpark Toter Mann, you can comfortably walk along a wide sandy path in the direction of Hirscheck, which is a popular hiking destination all year round due to its sunny location. The trail leads through the snowy winter forest until just ...

Length: 6km

Ascent: 366m

Duration: 3,5 hours

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Soleleitung West

Built almost 200 years ago as a "pipeline" for the brine from the Berchtesgaden salt mines, the Soleleitungsweg is the most grandiose high-altitude walking trail in the region. The walk begins at the carpark Zipfhäusl and leads to the left onto t ...

Length: 6,6km

Ascent: 51m

Duration: 2 hours

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Soleleitung Ost

Starting at the carpark Zipfhäusl, the almost level path takes you in the direction of the Berggasthof Gerstreit and further on to the Berggaststätte Söldenköpfl. Thanks to its sunny, south-facing location, the path is a worthwhile destination ...

Length: 11,km

Ascent: 40m

Duration: 3,5 hours

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The hike on the well-cleared forest road to the Kührointhütte requires strong legs on the ascent, but you are compensated for the effort with wonderful views of the Watzmann massif. From the Wimbachbrücke, the small bridge across the carpark le ...

Length: 15,5km

Ascent: 780m

Duration: 6 hours

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