Ruhpolding and surroundings

Ruhpolding is located in the beautiful and wide Miesenbachertal. The valley is known for its majestic mountains, forests, lakes, rivers and the many vacation options for every season. You can learn about the many traditions and customs of the friendly locals. Enjoy – like us – the beauty and untouched nature in the Bavarian Alps in southern Germany.

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Ruhpolding is a pleasant town with a cozy center where you can eat, or in the Alps Sun can relax (this for old-fashioned low prices) on a terrace. 5 Minutes’ walk from our guest house you are in the mountain forests where the Traun River meanders through. From Ruhpolding starting several walking and cycling routes, detailed maps are available at the tourist info.

Activities

Ruhpolding has a big and beautiful indoor and outdoor pool with spa, a golf course (within a driving distance of 60 minutes are about 40 courses), miniature golf, tennis courts and a fairytale park for the kids.
Furthermore in Ruhpolding you can go riding, hot air ballooning, small caliber shooting, archery, Nordic walking, summer and winter biathlon, (fly) fishing or take a refreshing dip in one of the mountain lakes.

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A rougher holiday in this area is also possible for example to go mountain biking, hang gliding, paragliding, whitewater canoeing / kayaking, canyoning, rafting, sailing on Lake Chiemsee, quad tours, climbing or abseiling. Too much to mention, and something for everyone for an unforgettable holiday.

Excursions

By the central location is Ruhpolding an excellent home base for excursions to Salzburg, Berchtesgaden (Eagles Nest and the 1 largest park of Germany), Koenigssee, Chiemsee with the castle of King Ludwig, salt mines in the Obersalzberg, Munich, Burghausen (a medieval town), Bad Reichenhall, Rosenheim, Inzell, Traunstein, different breweries and the Austrian Alps, a stone’s throw away (Groβglockner, Kitzbühel, Kufstein) …….etc etc.

Winter in Ruhpolding

Winters in Ruhpolding are full of snow and magical. The miles of cross-country trails (about 50 km) in Ruhpolding are always very well and carefully prepared for both beginners and advanced. Ruhpolding is very well known by the yearly (in January) returning World Cup Biathlon. In 2012, even the world biathlon championships were organized.
For skiers and snowboarders there are four ski areas in Ruhpolding and about 15 km from Ruhpolding is the Resort Winklmoos – Steinplatte that from December to Easter is one of the snowiest regions in Europe.

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The Winklmoos – Steinplatte has more than 49 km of well -maintained ” Abfahrten ” for many ski fun for beginners and advanced. Winklmoos – Steinplatte is part of the 5 Winklalm ski areas in Germany and Austria, the passes are valid in all five areas. As an advanced skier, you can explore a different ski area every day of the week.
In Ruhpolding are extensive opportunities to rent your ski equipment or buying. For lessons you are also in the right place.
The non – skiers can enjoy an unforgettable holiday in Ruhpolding. On groomed trails wander through beautiful snowy landscapes with brilliant blue skies in lovely sunshine. Nordic walking in winter snow tracking the mountain or skate on the indoor ice – hall are a good alternative.

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