Bavarian Alps: Hiking the Salt Trail

Follow the Salzalpensteig trail deep into the Bavarian and Berchtesgaden Alps, discovering the rich history of salt mining which has shaped the region. Off the beaten track you will explore the quieter, idyllic side of Bavaria as you walk through small traditional Bavarian villages steeped in local tradition.

Walk on the inn to inn alpine trail from Lake Chiemsee, Bavaria's largest lake and popular weekend destination for the locals, to Lake Konigsee, a lake buried deep in the Bavarian Alps, where the majestic rock cliffs of the Watzmann Mountain tower over its emerald green shores, offering fascinating scenery.

This trail was voted one of Germany’s most beautiful walking trails and marries panoramic views of the Alps with the wild and romantic Weißbachschlucht gorge, rich local history and the most picturesque German alpine villages, renowned for their beauty.

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Hiking trail · Chiemsee-Alpenland

Bernau am Chiemsee to Marquartstein

September 19, 2019
14 km
4:33 h
484 m
469 m
by Minna Harshbarger,   Macs Adventure
Hiking trail · Chiemgau

Walk to Ruhpolding

July 23, 2019
15.9 km
5:13 h
393 m
1385 m
by Minna Harshbarger,   Macs Adventure
Hiking trail · Inzell

Walk to Inzell

July 23, 2019
14.9 km
4:37 h
452 m
423 m
by Minna Harshbarger,   Macs Adventure
Hiking trail · Bad Reichenhall

Walk to Bad Reichenhall

July 23, 2019
23.3 km
7:06 h
503 m
726 m
by Minna Harshbarger,   Macs Adventure
Hiking trail · Ramsau bei Berchtesgaden

Walk from Bischofwiesen to Ramsau

July 23, 2019
13.9 km
4:26 h
543 m
548 m
by Minna Harshbarger,   Macs Adventure
Hiking trail · Berchtesgaden Alps

Walk to Königssee

July 23, 2019
17.5 km
6:51 h
1100 m
1162 m
by Minna Harshbarger,   Macs Adventure
July 23, 2019
20 km
5:11 h
203 m
191 m
by Minna Harshbarger,   Macs Adventure