Rotwand - Schliersee

One of Munich’s best-known and most popular local mountains.

Much visited, but also really very beautiful! All real Münchner Kindl must have been up here at least once. It’s just how it should be! The view from the Rotwand is also famous, and rightly so! The ascent options are varied – there is also an accessible variant with cable car support – and they are not technically challenging. However, some are a little long and somewhat strenuous for the inexperienced. Because there are several routes, you can also do an excellent round tour. The Rotwandhaus is a lovely place to stop just below the summit.

Trip Profile

Medium - T3
8 Hours
18,5 KM
Altitude difference
1414 m
Max Altitude
1884 m
on request
on request
Mar - NOV


The Rotwand is located in the Bavarian part of the Mangfall Mountains and measures 1,884 metres. The path to the summit is well developed. Shortly before the top, there is a small rocky steep step.

The hike starts from the Railway Station Bayerischzehl. Then we go to the Beautiful small lake called Soinsee where we can find more Fall colors or if we are lucky groundhogs. Then we go toward Rotwandhaus where we can make a break followed by the Rotwand. We get down to Trabensteinbahn (Spitzingsattel) where we take bus to Schliersee and take train to Munich.

The climb is worth it, because a unique panorama awaits you. In good weather conditions, you can see from the Zugspitze to the Großglockner.


By public transport:

Train station near start point: Bayrischzell (0.4 Km from start point)
Bus stop near start point: Bayrischzell Kirchplatz (50 m from start point)

Train station near end point: Fischhausen-Neuhaus (4.6 Km from end point)
Bus stop near end point: Spitzing Taubensteinbahn (76 m from end point)
Bus stop near end point: Spitzingsattel (713 m from end point)

By car:

Address for your sat nav: Bayrischzell. Because this is not a round tour, we recommend using public transport.

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.