Embark on a thrilling alpine adventure as you journey from Bayerwald to the majestic Rosstein summit. This exhilarating day hike promises breathtaking vistas, rocky ascents, and a sense of achievement like no other. Explore the beauty of the Tegernseer mountains, tackle challenging terrains, and stand atop the iconic Rosstein peak. Strap on your hiking boots and get ready for an unforgettable exploration of Bavaria’s natural wonderland.

How to get there

If you’re coming from Munich, follow these directions: Take the Munich-Salzburg motorway and exit at Holzkirchen (Exit 97). Continue your journey towards Tegernsee and then follow the B307 to the Bayerwald settlement. Park at the Roß- und Buchstein car park, clearly marked on your right, after about a kilometer.

For those opting for public transport, catch the Bavarian Oberlandbahn from Munich Central Station to Tegernsee. From Tegernsee, take bus lines 9550 or 9556 to the Tegernseer Hütte bus stop in Kreuth. This bus stop is conveniently located right at the starting point of your hike.


About the Bayerwald to Rosstein Hike

Your adventure begins with a steep forest path leading to the Sonnbergalm. The seemingly straightforward forest trail offers only a glimpse of the diverse ascent that awaits. As you choose the south-facing route towards the Tegernseer Hütte beneath the summit massif, be prepared for a thrilling rocky passage secured with a wire rope. If you opt to circumvent the Rosstein, reaching the hut becomes easier. The Rosstein summit ascent, while not overly challenging, offers breathtaking views that make every step worthwhile. For the more daring, the Buchstein to the east demands a helping hand to climb.

As the path leads you to the southern face of the summit massif, the Tegernseer Hütte comes into view, nestled between the Rosstein and Buchstein. A wire-secured path on the south side adds excitement to your journey, ultimately leading you to the Tegernseer Hütte and Rosstein summit. The Rosstein Summit rewards you with a stunning panorama that includes the Jachenau, Jochberg, Benediktenwand, Wallberg, Wendelstein, and more.

The journey continues to the Buchstein, an ascent that requires lending a hand. After a well-deserved break at the Tegernseer Hütte, your descent takes you back to the starting point.

Embarking on the Bayerwald to Rosstein day hike promises an adrenaline-pumping experience with a plethora of awe-inspiring views and challenging terrains. This adventure offers everything from serene forest paths to exhilarating rocky climbs. Reach the Rosstein summit and relish in the unmatched beauty of the Bavarian Alps. It’s time to elevate your hiking game and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Points of Interest:

  • Starting Point: Wanderparkplatz Ross- und Buchstein
  • Total Distance: 8.59 km
  • Starting Altitude: 860 m
  • Highest Altitude: Rosstein (1698 m)
  • Elevation Gain: 920 m


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