Located in a peaceful yet easy to reach spot in the forest south of Tegernsee, the Schwaigeralm attracts families, hikers and day trippers alike. The Alm is open all year round and is an ideal starting point for hikes and bike tours in the beautiful Wildbad Kreuth hiking area.

Don’t miss the stunning waterfall along the Sagenbach on the way to the Alm!

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Wasserfall on Sepp-Resch-Weg near Schwaigeralm

The Alm

The Schwaigeralm is located at 816 m and is the perfect destination for a day trip from Munich. With plenty of space both inside and in the beer garden, even larger groups can easily be cated for. Inside you can choose a table in one of the rustically furnished “Stubn”. The open fireplace in the larger Stubn is the perfect spot for warming up after a long winters hike in the snow, of which there is usually plenty in this part of Bavaria.

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Interior at the Schwaigeralm

Here in the forest you won’t have a view of the mountains. You can however enjoy the peaceful babbling of the beautiful Sagenbach brook from the beer garden. Kids will enjoy the small playground here, inside there is also a small playroom for bad weather days. Don’t miss the traditional “Hüttenabend” with live music every Tuesday.

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Playground outside the Schwaigeralm

The Food

The menu features regional dishes from both the Tegernsee valley and the nearby Tyrol region in Austria. The veal knuckle (Kalbshaxe) with glazed market vegetables and bread dumplings with dark beer sauce is a Schwaigeralm speciality. Similarly perfect for the colder seasons is the famous Schwaigeralm grilled duck with apple red cabbage and potato dumplings. Parties of two or more can order this dish up to a day in advance.

In summer, freshly caught char or trout from the in-house fish tank are on the menu. The trout is also available smoked. Thankfully the Kaiserschmarrn is served all year round as it may just be one of the best in the region.

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Terrace and beer garden

The drinks menu provides some variety with a draft Augustiner, which is unusual for the region with its own fantastic Tegernsee Helles.

Easy hike to Schwaigeralm

An easy, family-friendly hike takes you from Kreuth along the Weißach to the Schwaigeralm in about 40 minutes. About half a kilometer before the Schwaigeralm you’ll pass will the Schwaigeralm hiking car park. There you follow the signposted Sepp-Resch-Weg to continue on the trail past the Sagenbach waterfall and along the stream to the Alm.

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Hiking trail along the Sagenbach


An easy, family-friendly hike leads from Kreuth along the Weißach in just 40 minutes to the Schwaiger Alm. Also highly recommended in winter! The Alm is a perfect stopover on a bike tour from Tegernsee to Siebenhütten.


The perfect destination for a day trip from Munich with the whole family. It’s accessibility and location at the starting point of various easy and moderate hikes inevitably makes for large crowds at times. Reservations are recommended.

Directions & Parking

The public “Schwaigeralm” car park is a five-minute walk from the Alm. The Alm has it’s own car park for overnight guests (free of charge). The RVO bus 9550 stops at “Kreuth Wildbad”, from here it’s only a 15-minute walk to the Schwaigeralm.

Raineralmweg 85
83708 Kreuth
Phone +49 8029 – 272

  1. Can I drive to the Schwaigeralm?

    You can easily get to the Alm by car. From Munich you’ll need just over an hour. There are parking spaces for overnight guests directly at the Schwaigeralm. Day trippers can park at the Schwaigeralm hiking car park, 500 m away.

Opening Hours

Daily 11am – 10pm
Warm food until 8:30 pm
Wednesdays closed