From Bad Wiessee to the Aueralm (easy, 9km, 490m elevation)

The Aueralm (1266 m) is a managed alpine hut above Bad Wiessee on Lake Tegernsee. It is a popular hiking destination for locals, Munich residents and day visitors in summer and winter. The Aueralm offers a rustic hut ambience with a beautiful terrace and a panoramic mountain panorama. Due to the wide forest path, it is also a suitable destination for mountain bike tours.

Tour Profile

  Easy hike
 9 km
 3 hours
 490 m elevation

Travel & Parking

To the west of Bad Wiessee, the hiking car park at Sonnenbichl or the Söllbach car park are suitable for climbing the Aueralm.

Bus & Train:
With the Bavarian Regiobahn (BRB) from Munich to Gmund. Continue with the RVO bus to the Bad Wiessee, Söllbach bus stop. From there it is about 20 minutes to the starting point of the hike.

Tour Description

The hike starts and ends at the hiking car park at Sonnenbichl. This car park is a good choice for families with a buggy due to the wide forest path. First you cross a bridge and soon reach the shady Zeiselbachtal on the wide forest path. The path is well signposted and you simply follow the forest path to the Aueralm.

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Aufstieg zur Aueralm auf breiten Forstwegen

The ascent takes about 1.5 hours and is only a bit steep at the top. Now the goal has been reached and from the Aueralm the view even extends to the Wendelstein on nice days.

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Die sonnige Terrasse der Aueralm

There are two options for descending towards Tegernsee. Either on the ascent path – this path should be chosen if you are traveling with a stroller. Without a pram or if you don’t want to descend the same route, return to the starting point via the Wachselmoosalm and the Wachselmooseck. This descent runs a little further south and is also well signposted. In the meantime you always have a wonderful panoramic view over Lake Tegernsee. The lower section is steep, slippery after rain and not suitable for prams. After about 1.5 hours of descent you reach the hikers’ car park.

Peaks nerby

The Aueralm is an independent hiking destination or a stopover on the way to the Fockenstein. It takes about 1 hour to walk to the summit of the Fockenstein (1564 m).

Menu at the Aueralm

The small Aueralm has a varied Bavarian menu. For example, there are various snacks, homemade goulash soup, sausage salad, potato soup, meatballs, spinach dumplings and various dishes from the daily menu. There are also dishes for vegetarians. Popular desserts are the Kaiserschmarrn or fresh cakes.


Beautiful, easy hike west of Lake Tegernsee for the whole family. The Aueralm offers a rustic hut ambience, good Bavarian cuisine and a terrace with a view of the surrounding mountain panorama. The Almgaststätte is open in summer and winter.