Ruhpolding is a small village in the the center of the Chiemgau-Area - it is the ideal starting point for activities of any kind in the Bavarian Alps between lake Chiemsee and Königssee.
Enjoy a great bike tour or hike in the mountains, visit historic castles and monasteries and their breweries or go on a cultural adventure in Munich and Salzburg - our region has a lot to offer.
While during the summer time the bespoke nature and almost Mediterranean climate allures with green alpine meadows, snowy winters make the Chiemgau-Area a paradise for all sorts of winter-sports.
Gate to the bavarian alps
Being located right in the Bavarian Alps, Ruhpolding is the perfect starting point for biking, mountaineering or hiking in the summer as well as for all sorts of winter-sports during the snowy seasons.
With our Chiemgau-Card you will get discounts and free rides with most of the local cable-railways - explore the alpine nature and try some traditional food and drinks.
The breathtaking mountain-view can be enjoyed from our hotel all year long!
From lake Chiemsee to Königssee
Also known as the "Bavarian Sea" lake Chiemsee has a lot to offer:
Visit King Ludwig II.'s castle "Herrenchiemsee" or wander through the flowery gardens and traditional breweries on the Fraueninsel and experience local arts & crafts as well as fresh food from in and around Bavarias largest lake.
The small villages around the Chiemsee are great for a stroll along the lakeside or for a longer bike ride once around.
The legendary lake Königssee is only a few minutes away by car as well.
Salzburg and surrounding area
The historic old town of Salzburg is roughly half an hour by car or local train away.
Wander through medieval alleys and experience the city's cultural history by visiting the famous castle or the place where Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born.
In the surrounding area breathtaking nature and a region characterized by hundreds of years of salt mining awaits you - experience a day downhole in the historic Salt Mine in Berchtesgaden or relax the the thermal bath in Bad Reichenhall.
Winter - Paradise for Wintersports
During the wintertime the Chiemgau-Area transforms into a paradise for all sorts of winter-sports with snow guarantee.
Numerous ski areas with hundreds of kilometers of groomed slopes make the region the perfect place for Ski- and Snowboarders of all age.
The Westernberg in Ruhpolding offers a great beginner spot especially for young children - and it is only a few minutes by foot away.
For Cross-Country-Skiing enthusiasts: the Chiemgau-Arena in Ruhpolding is visited by hundred thousands of international Biathlon-fans during annual Worldcups.
Get more information about Ruhpolding and the surrounding areas here.