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Ruhpolding
Ruhpolding is an enchanting village set amongst the natural beauty of Upper Bavaria's majestic mountains. Book your mountain break with Fred.\ today!
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  • Flight time from London: 1 hour 55 min
  • Salzburg Airport: 40km from the city centre; transfer time about 33 min
  • Currency: Euro

Ruhpolding is the perfect holiday location nestled in the Bavarian Alps between Salzburg and Munich. The town provides a wide variety of holiday activities all year long in the midst of beautiful scenery. The locals' authentic lifestyle is reflected by their traditional dress, which they wear with pride. There are exciting summits to climb and valleys with many attractions to explore.

The three lakes area, referred to as "little Canada", is an inviting place to cool off with a refreshing swim after biking or hiking and the 18-hole golf course offers gorgeous views throughout. Because the Ruhpolding valley is sheltered from harsh winds, it is famous for its mild and sunny climate.

Ruhpolding offers hundreds of trails for the walker or cyclist that explore areas of outstanding scenic beauty that will never be forgotten. If you like to take in the scenery in a more leisurely fashion, you can take one of the mountain railways up the mountain. The Rauschbergbahn takes you to the peak of Rauschberg (1645m) where the summit offers stunning views over the Chiemgau Alps and Chiemsee.

The Unternberg offers spectacular views of the skiing area. Ruhpolding's most famous building is the Pfarrkirche St. Georg which is a good example of Bavarian Rococo. The town also boasts the 'Vita Alpina'; a fantastic pool/leisure complex with indoor and outdoor pools and water slides.

Don't miss the crystal clear water of the Königssee (King's Lake), where no motor boats have been allowed since 1909.

Bells forge

Exhibition in the original buildings.

Heimatmuseum

Containing collections from all areas of life in Ruhpolding.

Holzknechtmuseum

Includes an open-air section with historic buildings and tools of woodcutters in the area of Ruhpolding.

Catholic parish church of St. George

A Talbeherrschender construction from 1738 to 1757 with Hochromanischer "Ruhpolding Madonna".

Vita Alpina

A fantastic pool/leisure complex with indoor and outdoor pools and water slides.

Leisure Activities

The amusement park, the adventure swimming pool, the mini-golf course and the riding stables always thrill young visitors.

In winter, you can make tracks in the snow on cross-country skis, downhill skis, sleds or sleighs. The 160kms of groomed trails, both classic and skating, lead through forests, fields and lakes.

Windbeutelgräfin

A historic farmhouse coffee shop specialising in huge cream puffs with a delicious cherry cream filling in the form of a swan.

Ruhpoldinger Hof

The restaurant has light wood panelling and lattice windows.

Steinbach Hotel

You'll find a comfortable Alpine atmosphere in the restaurant with its tiled stove.

AlpenSonne

Country-style restaurant with separate little beer bar.

Overview

Ruhpolding is the perfect holiday location nestled in the Bavarian Alps between Salzburg and Munich. The town provides a wide variety of holiday activities all year long in the midst of beautiful scenery. The locals' authentic lifestyle is reflected by their traditional dress, which they wear with pride. There are exciting summits to climb and valleys with many attractions to explore.

The three lakes area, referred to as "little Canada", is an inviting place to cool off with a refreshing swim after biking or hiking and the 18-hole golf course offers gorgeous views throughout. Because the Ruhpolding valley is sheltered from harsh winds, it is famous for its mild and sunny climate.

Ruhpolding offers hundreds of trails for the walker or cyclist that explore areas of outstanding scenic beauty that will never be forgotten. If you like to take in the scenery in a more leisurely fashion, you can take one of the mountain railways up the mountain. The Rauschbergbahn takes you to the peak of Rauschberg (1645m) where the summit offers stunning views over the Chiemgau Alps and Chiemsee.

The Unternberg offers spectacular views of the skiing area. Ruhpolding's most famous building is the Pfarrkirche St. Georg which is a good example of Bavarian Rococo. The town also boasts the 'Vita Alpina'; a fantastic pool/leisure complex with indoor and outdoor pools and water slides.

Don't miss the crystal clear water of the Königssee (King's Lake), where no motor boats have been allowed since 1909.

Attractions

Bells forge

Exhibition in the original buildings.

Heimatmuseum

Containing collections from all areas of life in Ruhpolding.

Holzknechtmuseum

Includes an open-air section with historic buildings and tools of woodcutters in the area of Ruhpolding.

Catholic parish church of St. George

A Talbeherrschender construction from 1738 to 1757 with Hochromanischer "Ruhpolding Madonna".

Vita Alpina

A fantastic pool/leisure complex with indoor and outdoor pools and water slides.

Leisure Activities

The amusement park, the adventure swimming pool, the mini-golf course and the riding stables always thrill young visitors.

In winter, you can make tracks in the snow on cross-country skis, downhill skis, sleds or sleighs. The 160kms of groomed trails, both classic and skating, lead through forests, fields and lakes.

Things to do
Dining

Windbeutelgräfin

A historic farmhouse coffee shop specialising in huge cream puffs with a delicious cherry cream filling in the form of a swan.

Ruhpoldinger Hof

The restaurant has light wood panelling and lattice windows.

Steinbach Hotel

You'll find a comfortable Alpine atmosphere in the restaurant with its tiled stove.

AlpenSonne

Country-style restaurant with separate little beer bar.

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