Bodenschneid & Spitzingsee

The Bodenschneid (1669m) is a popular peak at any time of year, with a great view of the Bavarian Pre-Alps as well as Spitzingsee and Tegernsee.

The ascent is relatively short, you can reach the summit from Spitzingsee in just under 2 hours. On the other hand, you are rarely alone at the summit. Technically, the tour is not challenging, but it is pretty steep uphill and downhill. Nevertheless, a clear classic of Munich’s local mountains that should definitely be climbed.

Also because the Untere and Obere Firstalm offer two year-round refreshment stops on the way, and even the Bodenschneidhaus can be visited along with small diversions.

Trip Profile

Easy - T2
4 Hours
9 KM
Altitude difference
580 m
Max Altitude
1668 m
on request
on request
Jan - Dec


From the Spitzingsattel, follow the well-signposted forest path to the Obere Firstalm, which first leads slightly uphill in the forest, then relatively flat in the open terrain to the Obere Firstalm refreshment stop. Here you turn north and follow the path across meadows in the direction of Freudenreichsattel. At a fork, keep left and follow a forest path that leads north past the forest peak of the Krettenburg.

The trail continues westwards, straight ahead at the fork to Bodenschneid (see tip). The trail crosses a mountain basin overgrown with bushes, leads uphill for a bit, and finally, first through sparse forest, then across open meadows without any orientation difficulties to the Bodenschneidhaus.


By public transport:

Take the Bayerische Oberlandbahn from Munich main station to Fischhausen-Neuhaus and from there bus 9562 to Spitzingsattel (timetable and booking). From there, take a path to the right of the road to Spitzingsee, walk about 200 metres along the western shore and then climb, moderately steeply to the west, to the car park at the curved lift.

By car:

Address for your sat nav: Stümpflingweg 10, 83727 Schliersee
Coming from Munich, leave the Munich – Salzburg motorway at the Weyarn exit and continue via Miesbach and Schliersee to Neuhaus. Stay on the main road and turn right towards Spitzingsee about 500 metres after leaving the village. Follow the road and just after the Spitzingsattel turn right into the road to the Kurvenlift. There is a large car park at the end of the road.

Equipment Information

  • hiking shoes;

  • hiking clothes;

  • rucksack;

  • food and water;

  • hiking poles;

  • sun screen, sun glasses;

  • rain clothes according to the latest weather forecast;

  • first aid kit.