Discover Chiemsee in winter

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Excursions in Winter

For the entire family


Enjoy a winter break far away from everyday life and discover the snow-covered landscape of the Chiemsee-Chiemgau vacation region!

There are great offers in the Chiemgau winter paradise for all those who don’t want to ski but still want to enjoy their winter vacation to the full.

How about a break of a different kind: enjoy winter in its full beauty in a dreamlike setting, get away from everyday life, breathe in the clear mountain air, surrounded by snow-covered peaks. Whether winter hiking, cross-country skiing, curling, tobogganing, snowshoeing, ice skating or a romantic carriage ride – enjoy the magnificent views of the snow-covered mountains.

Winter in the chiemgau


If you don’t want to go skiing, you can still experience winter fun in Chiemgau.

Enjoy the landscape and visit numerous winter family hotspots.

Schafwaschener Bucht

Ice age on the Schafwaschen Bay

Directly below the elevated climatic health resort of Rimsting lies the natural bay of the Chiemsee, the Schafwaschener Winkl.

In summer, the large bathing area invites you to swim and in winter, the lake in the bay freezes particularly quickly, leaving behind a winter paradise of ice. One look through the mirror ice and the lake’s inhabitants can be seen almost to the bottom.

As soon as the ice is safe to walk on, curlers, ice skaters and walkers can be found on the frozen surface. Particularly hard-boiled people treat themselves to an ice bath.

Curling tournaments are always held in January, where amateur curlers can also compete with the champions. Sometimes 30 lanes are used, as the crowds are often huge. They start at sunrise and as soon as the sun goes down again, the ice has had its well-deserved rest.


Snowtubing – winter fun for the whole family and a special alternative to tobogganing.

Snowtubing is all about having fun. First you are comfortably pulled up the mountain on a snowtubing lift, before you hurtle 350 – 400 meters down the mountain on the air-filled tire, the “tube”. A little tip: don’t waste your energy steering, as the tire follows its own will!

Directions: Country road towards Bernau / direction Grassau – Marquartstein / direction Reiz im Winkl / direction Benzeck ski lifts

Costs: Benzeck parking lot free of charge (as of 2021)

One-way ticket: 3,- €


The national park in Ramsau is located at the foot of the Watzmann mountain in Berchtesgadener Land. The small village of Ramsau is not only the only Alpine National Park in Germany, but is also considered the first mountaineering village in Germany and stands for ecological and sustainable tourism. Nature travelers and enthusiasts enjoy the breathtakingly untouched nature. The national park is a special highlight for young and old, especially during the cold season. Due to the shortage of food in the wild, there are almost 100 red deer, cows, stags and calves in the park. This gives you the opportunity to watch the wild animals being fed at close quarters. Two viewing platforms and a tower around eleven meters high offer a perfect view. In spring, the wild animals return to the wild.

If you don’t just want to enjoy the romantic nature on a walk, you can also take a horse-drawn carriage ride through the national park.

Bergsteigerdorf Ramsau

Im Tal 2

83486 Ramsau

08657 9889 20


The romantic snow-covered winter landscape in Chiemgau not only invites you to take a romantic stroll, but also to enjoy a very special experience – a fairytale horse-drawn carriage ride.

This winter fairytale is offered by the Sepp’n Bauer adventure farm near Bernau am Chiemsee. Experience an unforgettable excursion with powerful farm horses and explore the charming landscape between Kampenwand and Chiemseemoor. Unwind and enjoy the peace and quiet and the snow-covered forests. Nestled in warm blankets, you can treat yourself to a warming mulled wine or a soothing schnapps.

After the ride, you can stop off in the cozy Hofstube. Experience farm culture and rural traditions. The barn is always open to young and old and the many animals look forward to your visit.

Sepp’n Bauer

Rottauer Str. 72a

83233 Bernau am Chiemsee

Reservation required under 08051/9617222


We inform you about tourist activities on site, but are not responsible for the execution of the tours/hikes/excursions and their risks.

“Please observe the generally applicable and customary safety and behavioral rules in connection with the respective activity. Always choose your excursions according to your general state of health, fitness and experience. Also pay attention to the weather. Paths can change within a very short time due to weather and other influences and may even become impassable. The descriptions, in particular the character of the tour, may vary depending on the weather conditions and season as well as the subjective condition of the guest.”