It’s a good sign when the locals love a particular destination. This is certainly true for the Hemmersuppenalm above Reit im Winkl. That’s no surprise as for winter hiking it’s got everything you desire. Varied open Alpine meadows with old romantic huts and stunning views towards the Chiemsee and of the surrounding mountains in Chiemgau. The circular route is well-prepared in winter and easy to walk around. On top of this you can stop for a bite to eat at the Hindenburg hut, where you can replenish your energy in classic Bavarian style and relax on the terrace with views of the Chiemsee. Only getting here requires a little bit more effort. But it’s worth it for a winter hiking path like this one.
Take the shuttle bus up to the Alpine meadows
From Blindau in Reit im Winkl four-wheel drive shuttle buses take you up a very steep road up to the Hindenburg hut. The 6.4 km long circular path starts there with a slight incline and then does a big loop. En route you’ll pass the Sulzner Kaser Alm and the Anna Chapel. There are more than enough different views to photograph along the way. It’s an easy and relaxing walk: pure hiking pleasure. And a hearty Bavarian snack should definitely be part of it; the Hindenburg hut is an ideal location for this. To get back to Blindau you can either take one of the shuttle buses or rent a sledge from the Hindenburg hut and race downhill. But be careful the popular sledging run on the road back down to Blindau is pretty steep.
How to get here by public transport
Take the train to Prien am Chiemsee. From there catch the bus to “Reit im Winkl Rathaus”. A local bus service will take you directly from the town hall in Reit im Winkl to the tourist information office in Blindau. The Hemmersuppenalm can then only be reached by a shuttle bus service (fee charged). This shuttle bus leaves several times a day from Blindau up to the Hindenburg hut (as required / depending on the weather) and then takes you back to the pick-up point again.
Local car parking facilities
Local car park in Blindau.