Der Berggasthof Neureuth am Tegernsee

Neureuth Hut (easy, 4km, 500m elevation)

The Berggasthof Neureuth is located on the top of the Neureuth (1264 m) and is one of the most popular hiking destinations on Lake Tegernsee. There are various ascent routes to choose from, each of which takes around 1 hour. The hike is suitable for families and the view from the sunny terrace is second to none.

From the Hiking Car Park Neureuth (ascent)

 2 km
 1 hour
 370m elevation
Stroller-friendly (off-road / Thule)
Start: Hiking Car Park Tegernsee Neureuth

The closest parking option is the official Neureuth hiking car park, where you’ll be starting from 900 meters elevation. A few minutes into the hike you can to decide whether to take the summer or winter trail. The summer trail is slightly longer but more varied. In snow or with a stroller, we recommend sticking firmly to the winter trail. The ascent described here runs along the summer trail and offers a magnificent view to the south of the Blauberge mountains and the well-known peaks on Lake Tegernsee shortly after the start.

der sommerweg zum gipfel neureuth
Summer path to Neureuth

Following the signs for the summer path, the route continues along alpine meadows and through the shady forest. After about an hour the path flattens out and a few hundred meters away you can see the hut and the Neureuth chapel, which was inaugurated in 1976.

aufstieg zum berggasthof neureuth
Ascent to the Berggasthof Neureuth

From Tegernsee station (nur Aufstieg)

  Leichte Wanderung
 3 km
 1:15 Stunden
 500 Höhenmeter
Kinderwagentauglich (am besten Thule)

Walking from the Tegernsee train station away from the lake in a north-easterly direction, you will reach the Neureuth hiking car park along Neureuthstraße. The trail is steep but doable with a stroller or Thule trailer. From there, the path follows the same as the ascent from the hiking car park described at the beginning.

From Gmund (Gasse) (ascent only)

 4 km
 1:15 hours
 510m elevation
Start: Hiking Car Park Gmund Gasse

The first part of the hike runs along the Tegernsee Höhenweg in a southerly direction.

bank hoehenweg
A short stretch along the Tegernseer Höhenweg

After about 20 minutes you cross the Grambach and shortly afterwards follow the signs to Neureuth along Kramerweg. After an initital flat start, it’s 500 meters uphill from here to the Neureuth hut.

wanderweg zur neureuth
Shady forest path to Neureuth

Neureuth mountain hut

Whether you’re here at the weekend or during the week, it is always worth making an early start. Despite the size of the outdoor terrace, seats fill up fast – especially around lunchtime.

die sonnenterrasse mit blick auf den tegernsee neureuth
Sunny terrace with views of Lake Tegernsee

If you’re here early enough you can even come for breakfast – served from 8:30 a.m. From 11:30 a.m. onwards you can order soups and main dishes such as sausages, salads, roast pork and spinach dumplings. The meat here is sourced from the Tegernsee butcher Trettenhann and the vegetables come from Wunderlich in Gmund. Look out for the daily specials and don’t forget to leave room for dessert: whether you opt for the Kaiserschmarrn, a homemade cake or one of various strudels, you wont be disappointed.

The mountain hut was built in 1895 on the highest plot of land in Neureuth. The Neureuth has been owned by the city of Tegernsee since 1964.

der ausblick von der neureuth auf den tegernsee
View from Neureuth across Tegernsee

Extending the hike to Berggasthof Neureuth

To the east of Tegernsee there are numerous well-signposted hiking trails with various options for extending the trail as descibed here. From Neureuth you can be at the Gindelalm (Schliersee) in around an hour. In three hours you can hike to the Riederstein. Or you can hike along the Prinzenweg all the way to Schliersee.

  1. Is the trail to the Neureuth hut accessible in winter?

    The hut is open in winter. Head up via the winter path and don’t forgot spikes if it’s snowy or icy – the winter path is quite steep in places. Watch out for sledges when there’s enough snow!

  2. Is the trail to Neureuth hut stroller-friendly?

    From Tegernsee train station or from the Neureuth hiking car park, you can take the winter path with a buggy/stroller to the hut. It’s steep, but doable.

  3. When is the Neureuth hut open?

    The hut is open all year round except for 28.11. up to and including 25.12. when it is is closed. Mondays are closed as a rule – except when a public holiday falls on a Monday. On Tuesdays and Wednesdays the hut open from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m, on Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday the opening hours are 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.


It is no surprise that the hike up the Neureuth is one of the most popular trails at Lake Tegernsee. Not only is it suitable for beginners and hikers of all fitness levels, the sun terrace offers unparalleled views over the entire lake and the surrounding Tegernsee mountains.

Location (Google Maps)